News & Events
Alexa Huang, Professor of English, Theatre, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs, is the first non-Korean keynote speaker at the 5th annual mentoring seminar co-organized by KOWIN DC (kowindc.org) with the Korean language and culture program and the Korean Student Association at GW: The 5th Annual KOWIN DC Leadership Seminar
Our faculty affiliate Alexa Huang has received the American Council of Learned Society's Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship for her book project Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford University Press). She will be in residence at the Folger Library for 2014-2015 to conduct research.
Professor Jonathan Chaves gave the keynote address at the opening of the exhibition, No Eye Flowers, works of calligraphy, painting and ceramics by Stephen Addiss. He also authored the lead essay in the catalogue. Stephen Addiss, newly emeritus Boatwright Professor of the Humanities at the University of Richmond (where the exhibition is being held from Feb. through May, 2014), is one of the few Westerners to master the art of calligraphy as practiced in Japan, working both in Chinese and in Japanese styles. His innovative explorations of the medium have been exhibited throughout the USA and Canada, as well as in Taiwan and in Japan.
The Artful Recluse, to which Professor Jonathan Chaves is a major contributor, has just won The Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award
The Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, and Exhibitions is one of two awards granted annually to the finest scholarly art books of the year as adjudged by the College Art Association (CAA). This is the primary association of art historians in the nation.
Professor Jonathan Chaves' video-interview on his new book "Every Rock A Universe: The Yellow Mountains and Chinese Travel Writing"
When he was in NY for the China Institute book-signing, Professor Jonathan Chaves was also invited to do a video-interview to be posted on line for the "Chinafile" project, in which authors of current and recent books dealing with China are interviewed, and then the questions edited out, leaving a statement about the volume by the author.
Professor Shoko Hamano brings the AP Japanese Language and Culture Development Committee Seminar to GW
Professor Shoko Hamano recently led the AP Japanese Language and Culture Development Committee Seminar at GW. Participants learned about the AP Japanese language and culture program and its support resources, and participated in instruction-designing activities led by Yo Azama, ACTFL’s 2012 National Language Teacher of the Year.
Professor Liana Chen is a winner of a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Liana Chen, Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, has been awarded a year-long research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She will spend her sabbatical year (2013-14) working on her monograph, "Staging the Empire: A History of Qing Court Theatre, 1662-1924."
Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud Recites her Poem at the Ceremony Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Armistice of the Korean War at the National Mall
On July 27, 2013, Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Professor of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, recited her poem entitled "I Remember," describing her experience of the War in the pre-ceremony program at the ceremony commemorating the 6oth aniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean war, attended by President Barack Obama and more than 7,000 Korean War veterans from all over the world and their families, friends, and supporters, at the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall, Washington, DC.
In the 21st Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities at GW, scholars and diplomats discussed how Korea represented and explained itself to the world through the arts, the media, and pub lic diplomacy, in which communication takes place between citizens of different nations, or between citizens and governments, as opposed to communication solely between governments.
As part of the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival, a group of GW students studying Japanese participated in a workshop on a dance tradition called Daidengaku.
The 20th annual HMS Collloquium celebrated a century of modern Korean literature that has flourished through the tumultuous modern history of Korea. The highlight of this colloquium was a dialog between distinguished literary scholars teaching at US universities and internationally known, prize-winning Korean authors, and the Washington audience.
Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Chair of the EALL Dept. and Professor of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs, received the 2012 Washington Korean Literature Society’s New Writer Award for her poem "I Remember," a long poem reminiscing the Korean War she experienced as a child.
Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Professor of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, receives the Distinguished Korean of the Year Award for
her life-time achievement. The ceremony took place by the on November 19, 2011, at Tyson's Corner, VA.
The 19th Hahn Moo-Sook (HMS) Colloquium celebrated the beauty of Korean performance traditions. Distinguished scholars and directors discussed performances in South Korea, North Korea and in the Korean Diaspora, and the internationalization of Korean theatre. The highlight of this year's event was the visit of Master OhTae Suk from Seoul, and on the eve of the Colloquium, the screening of his award-winning production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (recipient of a Herald Angel’s Award at the 2011 Edinburgh International Arts Festival), to be followed by a Q&A session.
In Spring 2011, Jonathan Chaves, Professor of Chinese, was invited by Shanghai University School of Liberal Arts to deliver three lectures in Chinese (with some English) to deliver three lectures there in the capacity of Visiting Scholar.