Class aims to bridge political divide between Hindi and Urdu languages

Published: February 27, 2019

Click here to see the article on the Daily Bruin A UCLA professor aims to bridge the political and cultural divides between students of Indian and Pakistani heritage by bringing them together in a Hindi-Urdu language class. Gyanam Mahajan, an Asian languages and cultures professor, has been teaching the class at UCLA for over a…

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Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference Hosted by ALC Faculty

Published: December 18, 2018

  ALC faculty hosted the annual Japanese/Korean Linguistics conference from November 29-December 1, 2018, at UCLA.  Envisioned by faculty and graduate students from UCLA, UCSB, and USC more than a quarter of a century ago, the J/K Conference celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, welcoming over 160 participants from all over the U.S. and from…

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Professor Min Li Releases New Book

Published: September 13, 2018

Li Min’s book, Social Memory and State Formation in Early China, is released by the Cambridge University Press in summer 2018. In this book, Li Min proposes a new paradigm for the foundation and emergence of the classical tradition in early China, from the late Neolithic through the Zhou period. Using a wide range of historical…

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Professor Shu-mei Shih Receives Distinguished Alumnae Award, Appointed Honorary Chair Professor

Published: August 21, 2018

Professor Shu-mei Shih was awarded a distinguished alumnae award from her alma mater, National Taiwan Normal University, in August 2018.  This award recognizes lifetime scholarly, artistic, or professional achievement as well as contribution to the university and to the society.  She is especially recognized for her “extremely influential” work in Sinophone studies for which she…

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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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