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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 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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Treasure Seeker

With research that adds important female voices to Tibetan Buddhism, Sarah Jacoby goes deep to examine the roots of human suffering, the path to liberation, and what the ‘Me Too’ movement may mean for global Buddhism.
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Corey Byrnes receives Honorable Mention

Corey Byrnes' Fixing Landscape: A Techno-Poetic History of China's Three Gorges receives Honorable Mention for ACLA's Harry Levin Prize for outstanding first book in comparative literature.
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News and Events



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Prathyusha Chenji '15

One of the department’s first Majors reflects on fond memories of faculty and courses in Asian Languages and Cultures.

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ALC Year in Review 2018-2019

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