Announcements Archive

2020-2021 EALC Undergraduate Award Winners
Department Citation: Kinson Huang, East Asian Religion, Thought, and Culture major; EALC Book Prize: Ziqing Chen, Japanese major; Y.R. Chao Undergraduate Essay Prize: Wootae Jeon, for his submission, "Strategies and Messages of Post-apocalyptic Fiction."

EALC Graduate Student Statement on Hate Crimes against Asians and Asian Americans in the US. Read more

He Jianye, Librarian for Chinese collections at UC Berkeley’s C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Wins National Award
He Jianye garners national recogniation by winning the "I Love My Librarian" Award, issued by the American Libraries Association. Read more

Roundtable: International Students at a Crossroads- Their Roles and Experiences in US Higher Education Past, Present, and Future
The EALC Department hosted a roundtable on July 24. Read more 

2019-2020 EALC Undergraduate Award Winners
Department Citation: James Kennerly, double major in Chinese and Anthropology; EALC Book Prize: Sarah Ziyi Lin, Japanese major; Inaugural Y.R. Chao Undergraduate Essay Prize: Blue Fay, for his submission, "The Thirteenth Beauty of Jinling: Suppression and Ephemerality in The Dream of the Red Chamber."

Lihua Zhang awarded MLA’s Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize
Lihua Zhang, Senior Lecturer and Chinese Language Program Co-Ordinator, and Claire Kramsch, of the University of California, Berkeley have been awarded The Modern Language Association of America’s thirty-fifth Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize for their book, The Multilingual Instructor: What Foreign Language Teachers Say about Their Experience and Why It Matters, published by Oxford University Press. Read more

Andrew Jones awarded the 2019 Faculty Mentor Award 
Andrew Jones, Professor and Louis B. Agassiz Chair in Chinese, has received the 2019 Faculty Mentor Award. He is one of only three recipients of this year's award. Read More

Sophie Volpp and students design exhibition, Dreaming the Lost Ming, at BAMPFA
Sophie Volpp, Associate Professor and Comparative Literature Chair, and students in her seminar of Seventeenth-Century Nanjing: Painting, Theater, Memoir, designed the exhibition, Dreaming the Lost Ming, in conjunction with Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White and post-doctoral fellow Yi Yi Mon Kyo.  Read more.

Jonathan Zwicker and students translate early 19th century travelogue
Jonathan Zwicker, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, and students from his Seminar in Classical Japanese Texts worked on translating and annotating a rare book from the UC Berkeley Library’s collections. Read More

Robert Sharf awarded the 2018 Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs
Robert Sharf, D.H. Chen Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies and Chair of the Center for Buddhist Studies, has received the 2018 Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs. He is one of only three recipients of this year's award. Read More

H. Mack Horton awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship
H. Mack Horton, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures and currently chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures, has been awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship. He will conduct a comprehensive study of renga.  Read More

Mark Blum awarded 2015 Khyentse Prize for Translation
Mark Blum, professor of Buddhist Studies and Shinjo Ito Distinguished Chair in Japanese Studies was awarded the 2015 Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation from a classical Buddhist language for The Nirvana Sutra (Mahaparinirvana-sutra), Volume I, translated from the Chinese. Read More

Andrew F. Jones awarded 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship
Andrew F. Jones, professor and Louis B. Agassiz Chair in Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, has been awarded a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship for his research project on Circuit Listening: Chinese Popular Music in the Transistor EraHe is one of only 175 scholars, scientists, and artists nationally, and three Berkeley faculty, to receive this honor. Read More

Samsung Gift
Samsung gift to boost Korean culture, language, and literature at UC Berkeley. Read More