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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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Laura Brueck Edits Issue of Words Without Borders

Associate Professor Laura Brueck publishes Rewriting Caste: Dalit Literature in Hindi in the October 2018 issue of Words Without Borders
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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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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

 
Oct
22
2018
Study-in-Japan Info Session

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston

Interested in Japan? Join the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Office of Undergraduate Learning Abroad to hear about ...

Oct
26
2018
Japanese Language Coffee Hour

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Evanston

The Japanese instructors will host the Japanese Language Coffee Hour once a week for the students of Japanese. This Coffee Hour will be...

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News

 
Global Humanities Initiative announces winners of translation prize

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