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Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium

The colloquium offers an academic discussion of Korean art, history, literature, thought and religions in the context of East Asia and the world.

Winning speaker and faculty member at J.LIVE 2017


J.LIVE is an annual speech competition for college (and more recently, high school) students to demonstrate their presentation skills and Japanese proficiency.

News from EALL

Professor Hamano Awarded

Professor Emeritus Shoko Hamano received Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation

In recognition of her remarkable dedication to promoting the Japanase language in the US, Professor Shoko Hamano received the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation of 2023.

book cover: Gathered Pearls from the West: A collection of articles by scholars of America [and Canada] and Europe on poetry of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

Professor Chaves' articles translated and published in Chinese

Two of Professor Chaves’ articles have recently been translated into Chinese and published in a new scholarly collection

National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society: Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA; Aidan Labadie, May Kipnis, and Jake Messick receiving certificates

Students inducted into the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society

On May 20, Aidan Labadie, May Kipnis, Jake Messick were officially inducted into the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society.

Rep. Jill Tokuda

From Her Seat in Congress, Alumna Empowers Future Leaders

Rep. Jill Tokuda is “holding doors open for others to follow.” Rep. Tokuda minored in Japanese studies as a GW student.

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Our students make presentations at CCAS Research Showcase

Sophie Lam and Jake Messick presented their research at the CCAS Research Showcase on Tuesday April 11, 2023

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Professor Chaves' translations featured in new publication

To Heaven's Rim: The Kingdom Poets Book of World Christian Poetry by Burl Horniachek includes Professor Jonathan Chaves' translations of poems by Wu Li 吳歷