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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

Korean Major Starting in Fall 2019!

We are delighted to share with you that the Korean major has been officially approved by the University. With the...

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In the Spotlight

Dr. Immanuel Kim (left), Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud Associate Professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies,...

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Fall 2018 Events

Dr. Richard A. Pegg (BA '83 and MA '90), Director and Curator of Asian Art for the MacLean Collection, will talk on East...

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A Japanese Major Wins a Gold Award in a National Speech Contest

Yi Zhao, junior majoring in Japanese, won J.LIVE Talk 2017 Japanese speech contest, competing against 30 students from 13 universities across the country.

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Our students won awards at the 2017 Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest

Our students James Olsen and Minji Kim (pictured on the left) won Silver and Bronze awards respectively at the 2017 Jiangsu...

A Festschrift for Professor Jonathan Chaves

Cambria Press published a Festschrift, The Poet as Scholar: Essays and Translations in Honor of Jonathan Chaves,...