Monday, December 19, 2022

Spring 2023 Online Outreach Series

The Institute of World Languages and the Chinese Language Program of the... [...]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022


As UVA Today rightly says, it was a hottest show in town. With temperatures climbing well over 90 degrees, but also so many people being able to celebrate together, in-person, for the first time after 2019. We persevered two tough years... [...]

Thursday, May 19, 2022


Congratulations to Mina Mori and Geetanjali Gandhe, the winners of the 2022 Wilson Prize!

The committee for the 2022 ... [...]

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


The Korean Program is proud to announce the results of the first Mid-Atlantic Korean Speech Contest organized by George Washington University and held on April 22, 2022.

There was a total of twenty-six participants in three... [...]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Calligraphy combines the literary component of text with the visual elements of art, and takes students on a journey of learning, reflection and meditation. Please follow the link below to read about calligraphy class designed by Prof. Ran Zhao... [...]

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Based on Shu-Chen's significant contributions towards greater understanding and appreciation of Asian culture or Asian-American relations, she was selected for the AAPI Advancement Award.

It is an outstanding achievement  -- Chen Laoshi... [...]

Friday, April 8, 2022

We want to congratulate Miao-fen Tseng -- she has received the STARTALK award of $1.5 million and will continue to run the 14th STARTALK program in 2022-2023. Detailed information will be released soon.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

EAST2559 Unlocking the Treasure Box of Chinese Calligraphy


Instructor: Ran Zhao, Ph.D. (

Time: 5:30-8pm, Monday

Prerequisite: none

... [...]

Monday, October 11, 2021


Do you have questions about the Chinese, Japanese, and East Asian Studies majors and minors? Come join us for an informal information session at the Peabody Hall tent (next to Monroe), where department faculty will be there to answer... [...]

Monday, September 20, 2021

Congratulations to Julia Qiu and Kehui (Ellie) Chen, who took the Third-year Japanese in Spring 2021, for completing the summer Global Management Program offered by the Fast Retailing Company!  Fast Retailing is one of the top apparel companies... [...]

Thursday, August 19, 2021

NEH Talk Series

Achieving Authenticity

In a Technology-Mediated Task-Based Chinese Language Course

By Miao-fen Tseng

... [...]

Thursday, June 3, 2021

CHIN4559 - Professional Chinese with International Community Engagement

Meeting times: Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30-10:45 AM
Instructor: Shu-Chen Chen
... [...]
Monday, May 24, 2021

Master of Arts in East Asian Studies

Yeonjun Cho – graduated in Summer of 2020

Zachary Charles... [...]

Thursday, May 20, 2021


The Michiko N. Wilson Award committee has selected the winners for our annual contest for the... [...]

Monday, May 17, 2021

Congratulations to Yanjin Chen (on the left) and Alexandra Vien (on the right), who took second-year-level Japanese in Spring 2021, marked high scores on the National Japanese Exam and were awarded GOLD LEVEL!... [...]

Monday, May 10, 2021

            Each year, the Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest brings together university students from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia for the chance to demonstrate their Chinese language abilities and compete for prizes.  This year... [...]

Friday, March 19, 2021

The Association for Asian Studies, which is the largest academic association on research and teaching about Asia, issued the linked statement in opposition to anti-Asian violence. The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures... [...]

Thursday, March 18, 2021

 Please join the Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab for a webinar on Race and Religion In China. 

The speakers are scholar Catherine Hardie and journalist Ian Johnson. Our moderator this evening (March 18, 6:00 - 7:15 pm) is Charles... [...]

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Congratulations to Miao-fen Tseng on this great coverage! Please read the article on creating a virtual exchange program for language teaching and learning.

... [...]

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Program Overview

The 2021 Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA) strives for excellence in creating an innovative training model to best prepare Chinese language teachers to teach online. The program offers... [...]

Monday, July 20, 2020

With Summer Language Institute online, students continue to learn new languages and culture. Please read about the SLI... [...]

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Michiko N. Wilson Award was established in the 2017-2018 academic year to recognize excellent student work in Japanese studies at the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at UVA. Every year, the award is given to up to... [...]

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Elise Cooper was a KCJS student in the fall of 201. "She absolutely thrived on the program, going well beyond her studies to engage with the local community in extraordinary ways. She attended sermons at Honganji, volunteered at an English school... [...]

Friday, May 15, 2020

Master of Arts in East Asian Studies

Celeste Rain Johnson

Andrew Steven Mills

Bachelor of... [...]

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Students, their families and friends are invited to join us on Suturday, May 16, at 3:00 PM for a Virtual Graduation Celebration of the Departmnet of East Asian Languages, Literatures &... [...]

Friday, April 24, 2020
  • The department would like to congratulate our current East Asian Studies Postdoctorate Research Associate,  Miyabi Goto, on her hiring by the University of Kentucky in a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Japan... [...]
Monday, April 20, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020

John (Yeonjun) Cho was accepted into the IUC’s Japanese program. Here is what he wanted to share with us about the program and about his plans:

The Inter-University Center's Japanese program is intended for students who are embarking on... [...]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic expected to endure, the University will vastly curtail operations, including extending online-only classes through the end of the semester and replacing Final Exercises.

... [...]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Through the generosity of Mr. Steve Monaghan, the Monaghan Scholarship, administered by the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures, provides funding for travel to East Asia for students pursuing the study of an East Asian... [...]

Monday, November 25, 2019

This past weekend, Gustav Heldt hosted twelve other scholars of Japanese literature from across the U.S. and Canada for the Eleventh Annual Waka Workshop on the topic "Exploring Waka Culture Through the Ages."  The workshop is part of a larger... [...]

Friday, October 25, 2019
For those interested in attending the KCJS program that UVA is affiliated with, a video illustrating the range of activities this year's students are involved in can be found at:
Friday, September 13, 2019

A portion of Professor Heldt's translation of the Kojiki has appeared in a new children's illustrated version of Japan's earliest creation myth published by Tuttle.

... [...]

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Two articles of Izzy Burke, the Japanese Language & Letureature major, were published by the Ocuus, UNA's ungergradaute reserch publichation: "The Significance of Painting in Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji" (begins on pg 108)... [...]

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sunzi and the Art of War (CHTR 3122/CHTR 5122) 

Mondays 3:30-6:00pm, New Cabell Hall 107

Mark Metcalf will be teaching a seminar on The Art of War, the Warring States era Chinese classic attributed to Sunzi (Sun... [...]

Monday, May 13, 2019
... [...]
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Literary Information in China: A History Editorial Workshop

University of Virginia

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures with the support of the... [...]

Monday, April 1, 2019

Tibet Day Program, April 12th

Minor Hall

5 p.m.              Welcome and opening words

5.05-5.15         Gen Kurtis Schaefer la (Dep. Chair of Religious Studies):

... [...]
Thursday, March 7, 2019

A 4th year student here majoring in Japanese language and literature, John Cho,  was on the KCJS program last year and is being highlighted in that program's promotional video at: 

... [...]

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Congratulations to Miao-fen Tseng on receiving a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Taipei in Taiwan! She will give a speech there in December 2019.

Information Session
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Information Session on Tuesday, November 13, at noon-1:00 PM held in NCH 162 Field Derector for IUP.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 5 pm, Wilson 142

"Manipulable Geometry: The Mathematics of Paper-Folding"

Thursday, November 8, 5 pm, Nau 101, 

"Betrayal With Integrity: Conformance and Estrangement in... [...]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Korea Study Abroad Information Session
Wednesday, September 19, 4:30-6:00pm
Language Commons, New Cabell 298


The goal of the info session is to provide students with the opportunity to receive and exchange useful... [...]

Monday, July 9, 2018


The Virginia Consortium for Asian Studies (VCAS) announces the 2018 publication of its annual online journal, the Virginia Review of Asian Studies. VRAS is a peer-reviewed publication now in its 20th year.

VRAS is... [...]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sixteen University of Virginia scholars will pursue their work on foreign shores with the help of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program this year – a record number for UVA, which recently was cited among the top producers of Fulbright recipients in... [...]

Friday, June 15, 2018

Three University of Virginia scholars will spend the summer immersed in foreign cultures and languages, thanks to the Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State.

Olivia Moffett, a third-year student... [...]

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Zoom is held to be the leading platform for language instruction and the successful pilot project this Spring semester proved this being the case.

This 3-level Modern Tibetan language course is open to any students who have a computer,... [...]

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Congratulations to Shu-Chen Chen, Yoon Hwa Choi, Tomomi Sato and Miao-fen Tseng on their recent receipt of LTI grants for 2018-19!


Tibet Day
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Did you know that…?

...UVA is one of the leading universities in Tibetan Studies (in the US)?

...Charlottesville is home of a large Tibetan Community?

...Tibet is called “the Third Pole” because its glaciers and springs are... [...]

Sunday, April 15, 2018

On 4/10/18, the Language Commons hosted UVA’s first Last Language Standing Challenge, a competition in which teams battled to keep their team’s language in use for an entire day. It was an experiment in ‘competitive language practice’ that sought... [...]

Group Picture
Thursday, April 5, 2018

This year the competition, “Dolcissimo: from Rome to Shanghai via Paris,” sponsored by the Institute of World Languages UVA, was in collaboration with the French Department... [...]

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

On March 12th, DEALLC Professor Mark Metcalf, a retired US naval officer, presented an invited lecture entitled "One Translation is Worth 1000 Opinions: The PLA considers the relevance of Sunzi (Sun Tzu) to modern warfare" to faculty and students... [...]

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Designing for Reflection & Self-Awareness Using ePortfolios

The J-Log in Mieko Kawai’s Japanese 2020 courses Department: East Asian Language, Literature, and Cultures

Mieko Kawai is... [...]

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Congratulations to Josephine Y Chiao. She was presented the first Michiko N. Wilson on February 21, 2018.

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Japanese Program hosted the Induction Ceremony into the Japanese National Honors Society on February 21, 2018. The Japanese National Honor Society – College Chapter (JNHS–CC) recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in... [...]

Friday, February 23, 2018

STARTALK is an on-line Chinese Teacher/Student Academy at the University of Viginia.

Please visit the following website to learn more about the program [...]

Monday, January 1, 2018

Miyabi Goto, “Tokyo, Its Cinematic Landscape” JPTR 3559-002/5559-002. Thursdays 3:30-6:00 Shea House 211

This course considers "Tokyo" as a collection of moving images and traces its cinematic development from the... [...]

Monday, October 30, 2017

China’s geopolitical re-emergence and its experience of globalization have pushed literature to the margins of public discourse. But there are still those who yearn to speak to social and historical tensions in China and its place in the world.... [...]

Chinese Speech Contest
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Alexandra Siller (史安谅) took part in the 2017 Annual Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest held at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on October 29, 2017. As a second year undergraduate student, she is currently taking the third... [...]

Understanding Contemporary China
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Charles A. Laughlin, Chair of the department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures has been a contributor to this textbook since its first edition in 1999, writing and rewriting an overview of literature and popular culture. Even in... [...]

Mailman Entrance
Monday, May 1, 2017

Chris, one of our Japanese majors, will be attending the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where he will pursue a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology with a certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Outcomes Research.... [...]

Monday, May 1, 2017

Hsin-hsin Liang (Associate Professor of Chinese from our department) received one of the 2017 All-University Teaching Awards, the Excellence in Education Abroad Award. 

She has also been recognized by the Z Society with the  "2017... [...]

Law School
Monday, May 1, 2017

Daniel C. Justus (Chinese '16), a student assistant for the DEALLC, has been accepted at the University of Virginia's School of Law. He will begin his study in the fall of 2017 and hopes to integrate his background in Chinese into his study of... [...]

Monday, May 1, 2017

Zainab Awan, Class of 2016, B.A. in Biology and B.A. in Japanese Languages & Literature has been selected to be a part of JET ( Japan Exchange and Teaching ).

Founded in 1987, JET has sent more than 60,000 global participants (... [...]

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The UVA Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites you to join us on a comedic journey through Chinese culture featuring Jesse Appell, a Fulbright Scholar of Chinese humor and disciple of master comedian Ding Guangquan!... [...]

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Congratulations to Miao-fen Tseng, as UVA STARTALK celebrates its 10th anniversary.  Miao-fen Tseng, an associate professor of Chinese in our department and the director of the Institute of World Languages in the School of Arts & Sciences,... [...]

Friday, March 31, 2017

Administered through the East Asia Center, the 4+1 B.A./M.A. Program for UVa Students is an interdisciplinary program intended for students who want in-depth exposure to East Asia at the graduate level while also gaining competency in an East... [...]

Asian Studies Conference
Friday, February 24, 2017

On Friday, February 24th, the East Asian Studies Undergraduate Conference hosted by James Madison University gave undergraduate students studying East Asian cultures the opportunity to present papers on a variety of topics relating to East Asian... [...]

Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Please join us in congratulating Daniel Justus, one of our current student assistants and a UVA DEALLC alumnus (Chinese Language & Literature ’16), on the publication of his article on the similarities between the effects of Mao’s populism... [...]

Co-Create UVA
Monday, January 2, 2017

This spring Mieko Kawai and Miao-Fen Tseng have been awarded grants to join in a new initiative on grounds called Co-create UVa, which provides a platform for students to work directly with faculty to collaboratively improve teaching and learning... [...]

Joe Chey
Sunday, January 1, 2017

J.LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk is a Japanese language speech competition for graduate and undergraduate students presented by The George Washington University.  The competition evaluates a comprehensive range of... [...]

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Interested in living in an environment of total language immersion just steps from central grounds? There are 9 vacancies at Shea House for Spring 2017: 6 female spaces, 2 male spaces, and 1 single room in the following language communities: 2... [...]

By the River
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Charles A. Laughlin, Liu Hongtao & Jonathan Stalling, eds., By the River: Seven Contemporary Chinese Novellas (Tulsa: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016). Coming out November 10, this is a collection of seven novellas from the past... [...]

Friday, October 7, 2016

Please join us in congratulating the IWL Director, Miao-fen Tseng, for receiving the 2016 Helen Warriner-Burke FLAVA Distinguished Service Award on October 7, 2016. As the Board of Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia puts it, the award “... [...]

Friday, October 7, 2016

Miao-fen Tseng is the recipient of the 2016 FLAVA Foreign Language Distinguished Service Award. She will receive the award on October 7, 2016 at the FLAVA conference. FLAVA is the first foreign language association that was... [...]

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Charles Laughlin is presenting a paper paper entitled “From Chinese Reportage to Independent Documentary Film: The Cinematic Turn of the Art of the Real in the 21st Century” at the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association (RMMLA) conference in... [...]

CTE Logo
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ran Zhao was one of the three faculty members university-wide to be accepted to UVA’s Academy of Teaching this year. Please check out this website for more information about this program from the Center for Teaching Excellence. ... [...]

UVA Collab
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ran Zhao's project is on embedding auto-graded self-quizzes in tutorial videos so that students can learn the content in the video more effectively. Another objective is to is to improve the Lesson tool in Collab so that we can streamline the pre... [...]

Literature of Leisure and Chinese Modernity
Sunday, August 28, 2016

The upcoming fall 2016 issue of Chinese Historical Review will feature a symposium edited by Charles A. Laughlin on “Leisure and Chinese Culture,” and which includes an introductory essay by Laughlin and papers by two other UVa Chinese... [...]

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Faculty/Staff Changes

  • The department welcomes Professor Charles Laughlin as the new Department Chair. Professor Laughlin has transitioned to this role from his previous role as Director of the East Asia Center. ... [...]
Miao-fen Tseng
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Miao-fen Tseng has her third book published in 2014. The book entitled “The Handbook of Tasks and Rubrics for Teaching Mandarin Chinese” (Volume I) begins with an overview of task design and implementation, followed by eleven chapters on... [...]

Chinese Language Class
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Since 2008, Miao-fen Tseng has served as the director of the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher/Student Academy and has received approximately one million dollars in federal grants. This year UVA STARTALK has created a national leading... [...]

AAS Meeting
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Gus Heldt will be presenting a paper on the one surviving reference to "ship songs" (funa uta) from the tenth-century Tosa Diary as part of a panel he organized for the Annual AAS meeting for 2017 in Toronto on popular song from the Heian Period... [...]

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 28th, the Shea House invited faculty and students representing seven languages taught in the College of Arts and Sciences to have an end of the year dinner. With catering by Kuma and Kabob Palace, guests enjoyed a wide variety of... [...]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The National Japanese Exam created by AATJ (Japanese language teacher's association) provides students with a diagnostic assessment of their Japanese skills. 56 UVA JAPN 1020 students took the test this past semester. 6 students received 90% or... [...]

Institute of World Languages
Monday, February 29, 2016

Daniel Justus (Chinese) and Victoria Thomas (Spanish) as this year's recipients of the IWL Distinguished Undergraduate Award. The Award Committee found that these students exhibit extraordinary accomplishment in language... [...]

Chinese Bridge Speech Competition
Monday, February 15, 2016

“To be able to participate in the Chinese Bridge Speech Competition was an honor. Although it was challenging, having the chance to showcase my hard work at the competition was so rewarding. I was so impressed by the level of skill and talent the... [...]

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Kelly Abbinanti (何梦洁) (East Asian Studies and currently is taking 5th Year Chinese) Intern for the State Department, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs for both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic year. Works directly with... [...]

Phi Beta Kappa
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Please join us in congratulating the following DEALLC students on their acceptance into Phi Beta Kappa.

Kelsi Gardner
Michael Ly
Joshua Whitwell
Victor Zheng

Friday, February 12, 2016

Graduation information has been updated on our graduation page. Please visit it for information about this year's ceremony. Graduating seniors will receive an email invite shortly. Please respond to this invite as soon... [...]

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Miao-fen Tseng, the inaugural Director of the Institute of World Languages and Associate Professor of Chinese, has been awarded the federal STARTALK funding at the total amount of approximately $1,000,000 since 2008. The 2016 Virginia STARTALK... [...]

Japanese Literature
Monday, February 1, 2016

Professor Heldt has contributed an entry on Heian poetry to the Cambridge History of Japanese Literature. Please join us in congratulating him! More information can be found ... [...]

Friday, January 1, 2016

CHTR 4559: Sunzi and The Art of War

This seminar on The Art of War, the 5th century BCE Chinese classic attributed to Sunzi, will familiarize students with traditional interpretations of the text. The course will... [...]

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

For Spring 2016, there are still 6 vacancies at Shea House. For Fall 2016, there are currently 4 vacancies. We are still considering applications for all of Shea House's languages. For more information, please visit the ... [...]

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Please join us in congratulating Rebecca Lim and Katherine Huang, two East Asian Studies majors from our department who have received Fullbright awards. Read the full story ... [...]

Friday, May 15, 2015

Please join us in congratulating graduating East Asian Studies major Alyssa Merski on her acceptance into Georgetown University's M.A. in Asian Studies program! Alyssa will begin her graduate studies in the fall of 2015. 

Phi Beta Kappa
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Please join us in congratulating DEALLC student Erin Patrick (Japanese Language and Literature Major) for her recent acceptance into Phi Beta Kappa!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

We have updated our Graduation page with information about this year's ceremony. Please go here for information.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Our website now has a new page dedicated to the Korean Language Corner. Check back as we continue to build this page!

The primary goal of the Korean language corner is to help students who are taking Korean courses... [...]

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Professor Heldt's recent translation of the Kojiki was reviewed by The Japan Times, the premier English-language newspaper in Japan. ... [...]

Work Desk
Sunday, February 1, 2015

Please use the following links to apply:

Teacher Program Application Link

Student Program Application Link


... [...]

Urban Landscape
Sunday, February 1, 2015

The information for study in Taiwan scholarships has been updated here.

Prof. Tohsaku
Saturday, January 31, 2015

The UVa Japanese Program was very excited to welcome Prof. Tohsaku from UC-San Diego to an unexpectedly rainy Charlottesville, just missing a big snowstorm on the East Coast. The IWL (UVa Institute of World Languages) invited Prof. Tohsaku as a... [...]

Friday, January 30, 2015

Please join us in congratulating DEALLC alum Peter Moody! Peter was recently accepted to Columbia's East Asian Languages and Cultures PhD program for Korean History.

Shea House
Thursday, January 1, 2015


My name is Yuning Ling. I am a returning resident of Shea House Chinese floor and am currently working with Haowei to create a better language-learning environment for our residents. Despite the fact that I am a Statistics major... [...]

Monday, December 15, 2014

There are several vacancies for Shea House for Spring 2015. If you are interested in living at Shea House, please contact the director to indicate your interest... [...]

Work Desk
Monday, November 17, 2014

Students interested in living in Shea House next year: please see this flyer for more information!

Contact ... [...]

Friday, November 14, 2014

Just a reminder that Shea House applications for new residents are due by November 14, 2014. Additionally, LA applications are also due on this date. Please see this webpage for more information.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Professor Anne Kinney's book entitled ... [...]

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Professor Heldt's translation of the Kojiki has been... [...]

Friday, September 19, 2014

Please see the attached flyer here for a list of upcoming East Asia Center lectures. Our website will be updated soon with this information... [...]

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Please join us in congratulating Professor Heldt on his recently released translation of The Kojiki. Read below for more information on the translation as well as a few reviews. The translation can be purchased ... [...]

Monday, September 1, 2014

Shea House currently has Japanese and Arabic vacancies. If you're interested in applying, please email Ahmad Obiedat for more information.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back in August, UVA Today wrote an article about Russell Bogue, a Chinese language and Foreign Affairs student. Click ... [...]

China and Beyond
Friday, August 8, 2014

Professor Heldt recently co-edited a new book with UVA's Dorothy Wong. Please see the book announcement and reviews below for more information. The book can be purchased ... [...]

Friday, August 1, 2014

Adria Penatzer, a double major in Politics and Chinese, was recently named one of the top cadets in the country. She placed first among her regiment of 500 cadets and is one of the 13 cadets across the entire country to receive this honor.

... [...]
Friday, August 1, 2014

The fall 2014 language placement testing information is listed below. Please remember to sign up beforehand on the sign up sheets located in New Cabell Hall. Please click here for more information on placement... [...]

Friday, August 1, 2014

Please check the Placement Test page for updated information on the format of the Korean placement test. Information on the Japanese and Chinese placement tests can also be found on that page.

Friday, July 25, 2014

As the 2014 UVA in Shanghai Program has wrapped up, we now have some newsletters available for both teachers and ... [...]

Thursday, July 3, 2014

UVA's STARTALK program successfully wrapped up its 7th year this past Friday.

Take a look at an article written by The Daily Progress ... [...]

Germany - Russia
Saturday, May 31, 2014

DEALLC Class of 2013 graduate Byunghun Yoo recently launched his own news analysis blog. The blog focuses on politics, economics, and cultural exchanges of the East Asian region. In an email, Yoo stated the blog's mission is to "deliver leading... [...]

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Please join us in welcoming our new faculty for the Fall 2014 semester!

  • Yoon Hwa Choi, Korean Lecturer
  • Jin Dong, Visiting Lecturer in Chinese
  • Benedetta Lomi, Assistant Professor
  • Eric Maceyko, Visitng... [...]
Saturday, May 31, 2014

DEALLC is proud to present our class of 2014! Please join us as we extend our congratulations and well-wishes to the following students:

Shahleen Ahmed
Logan Clements
Blair Davis
Leann Deckert
Tai Feng
Sam... [...]

Friday, May 30, 2014

The following faculty are on leave for the Fall 2014 semester:

  • Charles Laughin
  • Susie Kim
  • Tomomi Sato
Saturday, May 17, 2014

On May 17th and 18th, a workshop in Japanese pedagogy was held at the College of William and Mary in preparation for the Foreign Language Association of Virginia's annual conference. The FLAVA conference will be held in September 2014, and this... [...]

Hsin-hsin Liang
Friday, May 2, 2014

Professor Hsin-hsin Liang has just successfully published the second edition of her co-authored textbook The Routledge... [...]

Thursday, May 1, 2014

DEALLC is pleased to offer three new courses for the Fall 2014 semester. 

EALC 3559/5559: The Lotus Sutra in Words and Images
Professor Benedetta Lomi
Wednesdays 2:00-4:30PM
Bryan Hall 235

The... [...]

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Miao-fen Tseng has been nominated as the incoming director of the Institute of World Languages. We wish her success in her 3-year term in that position. Please join us in congratulating her!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The placement test information will be released by the end of May.

Thank you for your patience!!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Learn Japanese at UVA - Summer 2014


Session 1 (May 19 - June 14)

JAPN1010  1st year Japanese (part 1) [4 credits]



Session 2 (June 16... [...]

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Please note that the deadline for the student applications for the 2014 Startalk program has been extended to May 23, 2014. 

You can download the application ... [...]

Saturday, February 15, 2014

One of DEALLC's Chinese language lecturers, Ran Zhao, has been invited to give a talk on her experience in a flipped class and active learning setting in the upcoming Innovation in Pedagogy Summit on May 6. Ran Zhao received a $10,000 Hybrid... [...]

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cynthia Rinehart, one of DEALLC's graduating Japanese Language and Literature majors, has been accepted to a Master's program in pedagogy at George Mason University. Cynthia will be UVA's first Japanese major to pursue graduate work related to... [...]

Friday, January 31, 2014

DEALLC is proud to announce that five of our Japanese language students have been nominated to the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) for the academic year of 2013-2014. 

Please... [...]

Anne Kinney
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Professor Anne Behnke Kinney has recently published another book, this one entitled Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienu Zhuan of Liu Xiang.

Description of the work: "A translation of the Lienu zhuan, the earliest... [...]

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Japanese language placement test will be held on January 13th, 2014 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in New Cabell Hall 162. Please remember to sign up before hand. 


Contact if... [...]

Friday, January 10, 2014

General facts:
The placement test consists of two parts: reading/writing and an oral interview. The reading/writing test normally takes 90 minutes and an oral interview is 5-7 minutes long. There are two types of... [...]

Hsia Obit
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Highly esteemed Chinese literary critic C.T. Hsia passed away on December 29th, 2013. 

Read the NY Times article here.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Please click here to visit the Graduation page!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

As part of the Translations from the Asian Classics of Columbia University Press, Professor Anne Behnke Kinney’s new book will be published in February of 2014. The book is a translation of the Lienü zhuan, the earliest Chinese text... [...]

Saturday, November 30, 2013

DEALLC's Michiko Wilson has written a short essay on the bilingual brochure, "A Labor of Love: The Tale of the Bilingual Brochure."

You can also visit the UVa Club of Japan by clicking ... [...]

Friday, November 22, 2013

Modern Japanese Women Writers as Artists as Cultural Critics
by Michiko Wilson

This collection of twelve critical essays by three leading Japanese fiction writers—

     Yuriko Miyamoto (1899–... [...]

Friday, November 1, 2013

Please download the Startalk Teacher's Program flyer here for information on this year's program.

For information on the Startalk Student Program (new... [...]

Group Picture
Thursday, October 31, 2013

The IWL inaugural symposium was successfully concluded at the Ballroom in Newcomb Hall on October 31st, 2013. It featured speeches on “Nations as Networks: Foreign Language Study in the Post-Davos Age” by Michael Geisler and “Language Curricular... [...]

2013 Jiangsu Bei UVA Winners
Sunday, October 27, 2013

On Sunday, October 27th, several of our students traveled to George Washington University with Professor Hsin-hsin Liang and visiting instructor Wenyi Chu to compete in the Jiangsu Cup speech competition. The contest involved giving a 1 minute... [...]

Thursday, October 24, 2013

If you've taken courses in DEALLC during Fall 2013, then you may have met one of our 4 visiting instructors for the 2013-2014 academic year. Read below for more information on each instructor!


Wenyi Chu

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Maggie Rank
Sunday, September 1, 2013

Students who enroll in DEAL’s Distinguished Majors Program automatically become eligible for the annual Mastercard Scholarship, established by Mrs. Rebecca George and Mr. H. Eugene Lockhardt, Jr. to encourage the study of Asia. The scholarship is... [...]

Ida Knox
Sunday, September 1, 2013

Recently enrolled in the Chinese Distinguished Major Program, Ida is a double major in Philosophy and Chinese Language and Literature. She’s already finished all the requirements for the Chinese major, so she decided to challenge herself by... [...]

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Rising fourth year student Jennifer Murray has already completed the requirements for her Chinese major, and so has decided to take on the additional challenge of a Distinguished Major program in Chinese. For her project, she has chosen the... [...]

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Congratulations are due to Professor Ran Zhao for receiving President Sullivan's $10,000 "Hybrid Challenge" grant to flip Chinese 1010 into a hybrid technology-enhanced course as a pilot for the Chinese Language Program and other language... [...]

Friday, May 31, 2013

Studying at J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo in the spring of 2013 was an amazing experience for me, and I would recommend it to anyone. Oberlin has students of all levels studying Japanese, so you never feel alone, and integrating into the... [...]

Korean Storytelling
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

photo credit: JungHee Kim

 In October 2013, Professor Chan E. Park visited UVa as part of the East Asia Center’s 2013-2014 Lecture Series. Park earned her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii (1995), and is currently Professor of Korean... [...]

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wenyi Chu

     As a native Xi’anese, Wenyi talks about the beauty and relaxing life of her hometown, Xi’an, a lot. Wenyi taught at an all-girls boarding school in Maryland for three years before she returned to Shanghai to... [...]

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Japan Week began in 2008 as a collective effort between the UVA Japanese Language program and UVA student organizations, high school Japanese programs, and Japanese related groups in the Charlottesville community. It aimed to promote Japanese... [...]

Spring Festival
Saturday, April 20, 2013

DEAL will hold its annual Japan Week Spring Festival at the Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall on Saturday, April 20 from 2:00-4:30 pm. For more information, please consult the attached flyer... [...]

Japan Day
Saturday, April 13, 2013

DEAL's Japan Day for 2013 will take place at the International Residential College on Saturday, April 13, from 1:00-3:00 pm. For more information, please consult the attached flyer.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Professor Charles Laughlin will be offering a new course in Chinese Literary Translation in Fall 2013. Please find details on the flyer here.

He will be having an... [...]

Maggie Rank
Monday, April 1, 2013

Students who enroll in DEAL’s Distinguished Majors Program automatically become eligible for the annual Mastercard Scholarship, established by Mrs. Rebecca George and Mr. H. Eugene Lockhardt, Jr. to encourage the study of Asia. The scholarship is... [...]

Monday, April 1, 2013

By Aaron Nir, UVa alum

When I departed UVA in 1985 for my third year abroad in Tokyo, my concept of Japanese food was rather limited. Sure there was sushi (although the worldwide boom had not happened yet) and chicken teriyaki – but I had... [...]

Monday, April 1, 2013

UVA Japanese student Elton Ho, currently a third year physics major, has been accepted to the University of Tokyo Research Internship program to study research and development of particle detectors with renowned scholar Hiroaki Aihara. He will... [...]

Chinese Jumpstart
Saturday, March 30, 2013

The first Mandarin Chinese Jumpstart short course has ended successfully. Ms. Jie YUAN, the 2012-13 part-time visiting instructor from East China Normal University taught this mini course from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on February 23 and March 2 at the... [...]

Monday, March 25, 2013

We have just learned that Professor Gustav Heldt's translation of the Japanese classic Tosa Diary was republished in the Norton Anthology of World Literature. Find out more about the Anthology by clicking... [...]

Monday, March 18, 2013

Some less commonly taught languages, including Tibetan, are to be taught with Cisco telepresence videoconferencing technology, in a new joint initiative between Duke University and the University of Virginia. DEAL's own Professor Tsetan Nepali... [...]

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Professor Michiko Wilson will be presenting on the topic "Modern Japanese Women Writers Speak their Minds" at the Virginia Festival of the Book on June 21st. For more information, please... [...]

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The new coordinator arrived in the U.S. in early August as a part of the Japan Outreach Initiative, sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Laurasian Institution. She will take up her post at the Asia Institute for... [...]

Friday, March 1, 2013

Miao-fen Tseng has been awarded the federal STARTALK grant for $112,500.00 to run this summer's STARTALK program on grounds at UVa. She has received the federal STARTALK award for seven consecutive years since 2008. The STARTALK Chinese Teacher... [...]

Monday, February 25, 2013

The program will devote resources from a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help the colleges offer courses focusing on non-European content from East Asia, South Asia, Russia and the Middle East. Read more at... [...]

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The application for UVA's 2013 STARTALK teacher training academy is now available. To apply, please go to the Google Drive application form.

About Startalk:

Earn up to five... [...]

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Professor Charles Laughlin will engage with three international journalists on the state of journalism in China at 3:15 pm in Clark Hall, room 108 on Friday, February 15. New sites, blogs, and social networks have created new conduits for... [...]

Sunday, February 10, 2013

UVA will once again be hosting the STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy in Summer 2013. As promised, here is the flyer with the announcement: 2013 STARTALK flyer... [...]

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The University of Virginia’s Lorna Sundberg International Center is offering introductory language classes in Mandarin and French this semester as part of its ... [...]

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Institute of World Languages at UVa is hosting its 2014 International Film Series, beginning next week. The series will show 8 films from around the world. All films are free to attend and are subtitled in English. 

All film showings... [...]

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The first Chinese Corner of the semester was held January 24, 2013. It was especially successful due to the attendance of Winter study tour college students, who participated eagerly in the proceedings!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Chinese Program has once again been awarded a federal grant to run a teaching training program this summer, for the sixth consecutive year!

About Startalk:

Earn up to five graduate credits in teaching Chinese as... [...]

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A new Korean class has been added, starting in the Spring of 2014, for Korean heritage learners, so that they need not take KOR 1010 and 1020. The course will cover first year Elementary Korean in one semester. KOR1559 is designed for Korean ... [...]

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Prof. Charles Laughlin has published an article on Chinese Nobel Literature Prize laureate Mo Yan entitled "What Mo Yan's Detractors Get Wrong" on the opinion website ChinaFile. Read it here:... [...]

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tibetan language professor Tsetan Nepali recently attended the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo with several other faculty members from the department. The conference took... [...]

Joe Riley
Monday, November 19, 2012

Chinese major and ROTC cadet Joseph Riley has fulfilled his ambition to be named a Rhodes scholar for the forthcoming academic year. Valued at between $50,000 to $175,000, the scholarships fully fund two or three years of study at England's... [...]

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Chinese teachers from the Summer UVA-in-Shanghai program, based at East China Normal University, have produced their own magazine to complement the student magazine mentioned below.... [...]

Sunday, November 4, 2012

UVA East Asian Studies major Michael Andreano and Chinese Language and Literature major David Berry were contestants at the Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Held annually at George Washington University, the contest... [...]

Thursday, November 1, 2012

DEALLC Professor Susie Kim is interviewed by UVA Today regarding the exciting Korea Week events commencing on grounds today, November 1, 2012. Regarding today's talk by Indiana University Professor Michael Robinson, "Understanding North and South... [...]

Joseph Riley
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cadet Riley was recently ranked in the top 10 on ROTC's Order of Merit list. The list is selected from among 5,579 cadets nationwide. In the past, Riley has been selected as a... [...]

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The UVA in Shanghai Intensive Summer Chinese Language Program, hosted by East China Normal University, has been selected by Yale University’s prestigious Light Fellowship as a destination site for language study utilizing Light Fellowship funding... [...]

2012 CLTA VA Pedagogy Workshop
Saturday, October 13, 2012
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

DEALLC's Weedon Chair in Asian Studies, Professor Charles Laughlin, was interviewed by the PBS Newshour on October 11 regarding the literary legacy of this year's recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature, Chinese novelist Mo Yan.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

A total of 24 enthusiastic Japanese teachers and professors representing different regions of the Mid-Atlantic area took the opportunity to report on their collaborative projects, that had been initiated at the January J-GAP (J... [...]

Monday, August 20, 2012

The fall placement exams for Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Tibetan will all take place on August 27, 2012. Please download the announcements under Programs for full details.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics
Friday, August 10, 2012

Congratulations to East Asia's own Gustav Heldt for the inclusion of his chapter on Japanese waka poetry in the first new edition in 20 years of the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. For more information, see the Poetry... [...]

Friday, August 10, 2012

The 2012 UVa-in-Shanghai summer program students wrote and published their own magazine in Chinese and English. Read it here: 2012 UVa-in-Shanghai Student Magazine