Stephanie Jamison Elected to Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft

Published: May 14, 2018

Distinguished Professor Stephanie Jamison of Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) has been elected to the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), a German academic society devoted to a deeper understanding of Asia and Africa. Jamison is one of the world’s leading authorities in Sanskrit (the sacred language of India) and in ancient Indo-European languages. She also teaches […]

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Professor George Dutton interviewed by Diario de Noticias

Published: April 30, 2018

During his visit to Lisbon to receive a prize for his recent book, A Vietnamese Moses (UC Press, 2017), Prof. Dutton was interviewed by Diario de Noticias, the Lisbon-based Portuguese national newspaper. The interview focused on the book and its subject, the Vietnamese Jesuit priest, Father Philiphe Binh. The interview, and a photo of Prof. […]

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Professor SU Bai 宿白, renowned scholar at School of Archaeology and Museology at Bejing University, passes away

Published: February 9, 2018

Professor SU Bai 宿白, just passed away due to sickness in morning of February 1, 2018, aged 96. Prof. Su Bai is the primary person to establish the archaeology discipline at Beijing University, and one of founders of Chinese archaeology. He worked at the University for over 70 years, and has educated many generations of archaeologists and […]

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Professor and Dean David Schaberg receives award

Published: January 31, 2018

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures is delighted to congratulate Professor David Schaberg, Dean of the Humanities at UCLA, on being awarded the 2018 Patrick D. Hanan Book Prize for Translation (China and Inner Asia) by the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) for his collaborative translation project Zuo Tradition/Zuozhuan: Commentary on the “Spring and […]

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Professor George Dutton’s latest book, “A Vietnamese Moses” receives the 2017 Premio Fondaçaõ Oriente (Oriental Foundation Prize)

Published: January 31, 2018

Professor George Dutton’s latest book, A Vietnamese Moses (UC Press, 2017) has just received the 2017 Premio Fondaçaõ Oriente (Oriental Foundation Prize) for the best book on a topic related to the history of the Portuguese overseas empire in Asia. The prize is administered by the Portuguese Marine Academy on behalf of the Fondaçaõ Oriente, […]

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Professor John Duncan wins prestigious award for Korean studies scholars

Published: May 24, 2017

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures would like to congratulate Professor John Duncan,  Professor of Korean in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, on his award as the twenty-third recipient of the Yongjae Award.The Yongjae Award was established to recognize the best Korean Studies scholars around the world through the Yongje Academic Award and the […]

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Stephanie Jamison Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Published: May 10, 2017

Distinguished Professor Stephanie Jamison of Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) has been named to the 237th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Jamison is one of the world’s leading authorities in Sanskrit (the sacred language of India) and in ancient Indo-European languages. She also teaches courses in UCLA’s Indo-European studies program. Her […]

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In memoriam: Noriko Akatsuka laid groundwork for Asian linguistics program at UCLA

Published: March 21, 2017

Noriko Akatsuka, who established the foundation for the Asian linguistics program in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, passed away on Oct. 17, 2016, in Santa Monica at the age of 79. UCLA’s Asian linguistics program is now recognized as one of the best in the world. Known for her four-decades-long research on syntax, […]

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Emeritus Professor Richard Strassberg awarded book prize

Published: February 7, 2017

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures would like to congratulate Richard E. Strassberg, Emeritus Professor of Chinese, on the awarding of the The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.  Dr. Strassberg’s book Thirty Six Views: The Kangxi Emperor’s Mountain Estate in Poetry and Prints (Harvard Press, 2016) translates the Kangxi emperor’s Imperial Poems on […]

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