Sophia A. Bryant Named Rhodes Scholar!- Sophie was among the 32 Americans chosen for the prestigious scholarship, which provides...
Meet Our Alumni
William Yuen Yee, CC ’22- "To students like me who are interested in the U.S.-China relationship, it is critical to learn and know the history behind it. For prospective undergraduate Columbia students interested in these topics, pick up an EALAC major or concentration!"
Vietnamese Studies Faculty meet the Vietnamese Prime Minister!- A Columbia delegation of WEAI's Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen, Director of the Vietnamese language program...
Meet our 2021-22 EALAC Undergraduate Senior Thesis Writers!- Please join us in congratulating...
Professor Dorothy Ko Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences- We are delighted to announce that Dorothy Ko, Professor of Chinese History and Chair of the Department of History at Barnard College, for her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. It recognizes […]
Professor David Lurie has been awarded the 2022 Mark Van Doren Award!- Please join us in congratulating...
Professor Haruo Shirane has been elected an Honorary Member of the Japan Academy (Nippon gakushi-in)- We are delighted to announce that Professor Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture and Director of the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, has been elected Honorary Member of the Japan Academy (Nippon gakushi-in). This is the highest recognition given in Japan to scholars in all fields. Professor Shirane is the only one to receive this honor in […]
Lydia Liu Publishes Review of Jing Tsu’s Kingdom of Characters in London Review of Books- Read the full review here.
Mourning the Passing of Gari Ledyard- The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is saddened to learn of the passing of our longtime colleague Gari Ledyard, King Sejong Professor of Korean Studies Emeritus at Columbia University, at the age of 89. Gari Ledyard was born in Syracuse in 1932. He joined the army in 1953, and after receiving intensive Korean […]
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Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc Gifts Inscribed 15-Volume History of Vietnam to Columbia- In a formal gathering on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly
Social Networking Approach to Japanese Language Teaching: The intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age- Edited by: Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku, Fumiko Nazikian, Jisuk Park
Zhongqi Shi elected to the Board of Directors of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)- CLTA, established in 1962, is the largest and most influential professional organization devoted exclusively...
Recovering Histories: Life and Labor after Heroin in Reform-era China- "Drawing on more than eighteen months of fieldwork, Nicholas Bartlett explores how individuals’ varying experiences of recovery highlight shared challenges of inhabiting China’s contested present."
Professor Dorothy Ko in Heinz Emigholz’s new film The Last City for the upcoming New York Film Festival- Click here to see how to get your ticket.
Vernacular Industrialism in China: Local Innovation…- "Through the lens of Chen’s career, Eugenia Lean explores how unlikely individuals devised unconventional, homegrown approaches to industry and science in early twentieth-century China. She contends that Chen’s activities exemplify “vernacular industrialism,” the pursuit of industry and science outside of conventional venues, often involving ad hoc forms of knowledge and material work."
Meet Our Alumni
Japanese History PhD ’17- "This program, like any career, rewards you when you are proactive. Knock on doors. Schedule appointments. Look off the beaten path."
Madeleine Zelin receives the Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award- The EALAC department would like to congratulate Madeleine Zelin, Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies, on receiving the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award for her outstanding contributions and dedication to mentoring students within and outside the classroom.
Professor Seong Uk Kim receives the Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant Award- Seong Uk Kim has received the Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant Award, awarding him $15,000 towards his field research in Korea. The manuscript, “Evolving Tradition: revisiting the Buddhist-Confucian relationship in East Asia”