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Asian Languages and Cultures

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Department Overview

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The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers an education in the languages, cultures, and literatures of Asia.  Students will acquire linguistic and transcultural competence in one or more regions of Asia as a dynamic site of international cultural relations.

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Why ALC?

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers an education in the languages, cultures, and literatures of Asia.  Students will acquire linguistic and transcultural competence in one or more regions of Asia and learn to better appreciate Asia as a dynamic site of international cultural relations.  A few of our students share their reasons for studying Asian languages and cultures and what they gained from the experience.

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Faculty Highlights

 
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The trials of teaching a ‘new’ script in a virtual world

The Times Higher Education published a short article co-written by Assistant Professor of Instruction Jingjing Ji, and lecturers Rana Raddawi and Ronit Alexander about teaching non-Roman scripts online.
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Race, Caste and Colorism Project

Associate Professor Laura Brueck leads this new Buffett Working Group.  The goal is to cultivate a global network of scholars, artists, writers, translators, and activists around a shared political, intellectual, and aesthetic inquiry of race, caste, and colorism.
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International Classroom Partnering Grant

The Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for International Relations award Professor of Instruction Licheng Gu and Assistant Professor of Instruction Wen-pin Hsieh an International Classroom Partnering Grant for 2021-2022. 
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News and Events

 

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2021-2022 Radcliffe Fellow

Associate Professor Corey Byrnes has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University, joining an extraordinary group of artists, scientists, scholars, and practitioners for a year of research and interdisciplinary exchange.

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Events

 
Sep
21
2021
Schwarzman Scholars - National Deadline

All Day, No Location

Schwarzman Scholars provides the world's best and brightest students with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and profes...

Nov
1
2021
Yenching Scholarship

All Day, No Location

The academy, founded in 2014, offers full scholarships for outstanding students from around the world to pursue a master's degree in Ch...

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ALC Year in Review 2019-2020

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