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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Asian Languages and Cultures professor writes book on life of Vietnamese priest

Published: January 10, 2017

  (Download book as a free PDF here) In a new book, George Dutton, a professor of Asian languages and culture and director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, explores the life of Vietnamese Catholic priest Philiphê Binh. “A Vietnamese Moses” is the story of Philiphê Binh, a Vietnamese Catholic priest who in 1796 traveled…

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National Endowment for the Arts podcast interview with Professor Michael Berry

Published: October 19, 2016

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures is pleased to announce that faculty member Michael Berry’s translation of the novel To Live has been selected for the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) prestigious The Big Read initiative. The Big Read is a national program that offers grants to support organizations in developing community-wide programs which encourage…

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Festschrift Published in Honor of ALC’s Professor Stephanie Jamison

Published: May 20, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Stephanie Jamison on the publication of a festschrift in her honor titled Sahasram Ati Srajas. Forty-five scholars from major universities in the United States and from around the world (Austria, England, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan) contributed articles on Sanskrit and Indo-Iranian topics.   The contributors include Professors Craig Melchert, Gregory Schopen, and…

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New Book from Professor Christopher Hanscom

Published: May 12, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Christopher Hanscom on the publication of his newest book, The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire.  Takashi Fujitani, author of Race for Empire has this to say, “This stunning collection is a major intervention in the study of empire and its afterlives that richly details the historical and…

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In two consecutive years, ALC professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Published: April 22, 2016

Professor Robert Buswell of Asian Languages and Cultures has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  His election, which the Academy announced on April 20, 2016, comes exactly one year after the election of Professor Gregory Schopen, also of Asian Languages and Cultures. Robert Buswell is Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies in…

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ALC Lecturer Selected as a Remarkable Vietnamese American Recipient.

Published: February 23, 2016

The American Heritage Society and the County of San Diego has selected Quyen Di Chuc Bui to receive the 2016 Asian Heritage Award for Innovation for going beyond the area of expertise in presenting his work in a new and exciting way. “As lecturer in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages, you have been lauded…

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The Yanai Initiative Develops an App

Published: December 9, 2015

Can a new app that takes a scholarly yet playful approach to studying calligraphy help students learn to read classical Japanese texts the way people in 11th century Japan did? That’s what Michael Emmerich is counting on as he joins forces with scholars at one of Japan’s best universities, Waseda University in Tokyo, to develop…

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US College Class Helps Indian, Pakistani Students Bridge Gaps

Published: July 21, 2015

Violence and bloodshed have marked the relationship between India and Pakistan since the two countries gained their independence from British rule almost 70 years ago. This tense history is still reflected in relations between some Indians and Pakistanis, and many who immigrate to the United States carry the negative sentiments with them [Read more…]  …

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