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1 month ago
Congratulations to the College of Humanities’ Outstanding Senior for Spring 2020, Grace Faerber!  Faerber is graduating with a double major in East Asian Studies, Chinese language emphasis, and Global Studies, with a pre-law minor. She has been...
1 month ago
Maggie Camp and Robert Stephan have been selected as the College of Humanities 2020 faculty award winners.   Camp, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, is the Distinguished Undergraduate Advising/Mentoring Award recipient. Camp was also the...
1 month ago
Two professors in the East Asian Studies Department have been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.   Wenhao Diao is promoted from Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies to tenured Associate Professor of...
1 month ago
With grant funding from the Academy of Korean Studies, Sunyoung Yang is developing the University of Arizona’s Korean Studies program, focusing the curriculum on hands-on projects to attract and excite students.    Yang, an assistant professor hired...
2 months ago
Grace Faerber, graduating with a double major in East Asian Studies and Global Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Boren Fellowship to fund her graduate study in China.   Faerber, the College of Humanities Outstanding Senior recipient for...
3 months ago
Dear College of Humanities Students, Despite the ever-changing challenges posed by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the College of Humanities remains focused on two priorities for students: your health and your academic progress toward...
4 months ago
A New History of Medieval Japanese Theater, by Dr. Noel John Pinnington, was highlighted by Springer Nature, among a selection of the most popular articles and book chapters in 2019. From the Author:    “This book traces the history of noh and...
8 months ago
    Albert Welter, Head of the Department of East Asian Studies and a core faculty of the Center for Buddhist Studies, was invited as the representative of the US scholars in the Buddhist studies to attend the 2019 China-US-Canada Buddhist Forum,...
8 months ago
In his new book, Takashi Miura, Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, analyzes a category of Japanese divinities known as “yonaoshi gods” and their place in early modern Japan.   The expression yonaoshi is often translated as...
9 months ago
Nathaniel Smith, assistant professor of East Asian Studies, has received competitive grant funding from the Japan Foundation to spend a year in Tokyo researching the transforming Kabukicho neighborhood. Smith is one of only five U.S. scholars to...
9 months ago
The 10th annual Tucson Humanities Festival features 10 events offering thought-provoking lectures, panels, readings and films by faculty and special guests, including poet and author Sandra Cisneros.   As new ideas develop and new technologies...
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10 months ago
UA alumna Michelle Yang, a writer focusing on mental health and wellness whose work has appeared in HuffPost, HelloGiggles and Mochi Magazine, has published a new article for InStyle about Asian stereotypes. She says the piece drew on what she...

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