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Asian Languages and Cultures

Welcome to ALC

 

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 and learn to better appreciate Asia as a dynamic site of international cultural relations.

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Why ALC?

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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Corey Byrnes wins Weatherhead First Book Award

The co-winner of the 2018 First Book Award is Corey Byrnes for Fixing Landscape: A Techno-Poetic History of China's Three Gorges, which is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.
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Patrick Noonan awarded fellowship

Assistant Professor Patrick Noonan named 2018-19 Kaplan Institute Faculty Fellow for his project Culture of Disaffection: Post-Fascist Aesthetics in 1960s Japan.
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News and Events

 

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Saving Endangered Books

Department faculty are partnering with Northwestern Libraries’ Distinctive Collections Department to protect rapidly disappearing books and manuscripts and make them available to scholars of South Asian literature at Northwestern and beyond.

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Events

 
Sep
24
2018
Japanese Language placement test

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Placement for Fall 2018, during Wildcat Welcome: Monday, September 24th 2018, Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: Kresge 2-524 Questions? ...

Sep
24
2018
Chinese Language placement test

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Placement for Fall 2018, during Wildcat Welcome: Monday, September 24, 2018 Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: Harris Hall 107 Arrive 15 m...

Sep
24
2018
Korean Language placement test

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Placement for Fall 2018, during Wildcat Welcome: Monday, September 24, 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: University HallĀ 101 Ple...

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News

 
Global Humanities Initiative announces winners of translation prize

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