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Events in Fall 2015:

East Asian Languages and Literatures Presentation of the Major

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Campus Center Room 103/104

Come to explore the languages, literatures and cultures of China, Japan and Korea.  Meet the faculty and talk with our majors, minors and liaisons.


Associated Colleges in China Study Abroad Information Session

Friday, October 30, 2015, at 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Dewey Common Room



AKP Study Abroad Informational Meeting

Monday, October 5, 2015, at 7 p.m.

Seelye Hall 207

Are you interested in studying abroad in Japan 2016-2017 and beyond? Explore your options. Learn more about the Associated Kyoto Program and other programs in Japan.



Past events:

Celebrating Collaborations: "Journey to the East: From Process to Page–Creating Magazines to Study Chinese"

April 18, 2015, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Seelye 109

Presentation deriving from classwork with Yalin Chen, lecturer in East Asian languages & literatures. Presented by Rachael Ferrari '15, Nina Xue '18, Sarah Porter '17 and Min Cho '17.

Five College Chinese Speech Contest

Friday, April 10, 2015, at 3 p.m.

Pruyne Lecture Hall, Amherst College

Contest levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced

Shirin Nezammafi: "The Encounters and Possibilities of Cross-Border Literature"

April 2, 2015, at 5 p.m.

Graham Hall, Brown Fine Art Center

East Asian Languages & Literatures' Annual Department Lecture

Korean New Year Celebration

February 21, 2015, from noon to 3 p.m.

Davis Ballroom at Smith College

Enjoy delicious Korean New Year's food, Korean K-pop dance performance and traditional Korean games! Sponsored by Five College East Asian Languages Program, Smith College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Mount Holyoke College.

The Magic of Yue Opera: Lecture Demonstration of Chinese Operatic Singing

March 27, 2015, from 7:30-9 p.m.

McCulloch Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

Jun'an Wang, Fujian Fanghua Yue Opera Theatrical Troupe, People's Republic of China. Free and open to the public.

The Conventions of Yue Opera and the Artistic Experimentations of "Liu Young"

March 26, 2015, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Paino Lecture Hall, Amherst College

Jun'an Wang, Fujian Fanghua Yue Opera Theatrical Troupe, People's Republic of China. Free and open to the public.

Tohuku Tomo Documentary Screening

March 12, 2015, at 7 p.m., Cleveland L2, Mount Holyoke College

March 11, 2015, at 4 p.m., Herter 231, UMass-Amherst

March 9, 2015, at 4:30, Seelye 106, Smith College

On the fourth anniversary of the Tohoku disaster, join us for the screening of the documentary Tohoku Tomo. Free and open to the public. A story about true friendship and commitment to Japan's recovery by the international community following The Great East Japan Earthquake.

China Night

February 20, 2015, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

Dinner and show $10; show only $6. Prices raise by $2 at the door.

A Bridge for Tomorrow

November 11, 2014, from 2-4:30 p.m.; reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

School of Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Presentations about today's Japan by Japanese college students

Hanami: Eat, Laugh and Celebrate Japanese Cherry Blosson Festival

April 19, 2014, from noon to 3-3:30 p.m.

CC Carroll Room

Celbrate Japanese culture with a full afternoon of activities. There will be Mochi and Japanese curry, as well as entertainment provided by the Five College Japanese Club, and gifted performers from members of the community. Sponsored by SAZANAMI. Admission is free.

Annual Department Lecture: "What Makes Mo Yan A Nobel Prize Winner in Literature?

April 11, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

Neilson Library Browsing Room

Shelley Chan, Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Cultural Studies in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at Wittenberg University, presents "To Speak Or Not To Speak, That Is Not The Question: On Mo Yan’s Winning of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature." Howard Choy, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and East Asian Studies at Wittenberg University, presents "Between Chineseness and Foreignness: Gao Xingjian and Mo Yan in the Age of Globalization"

April 11, 2014, at noon

Global Studies Center

"Obsession with China, Obsession with Nobel Prize?"

April 6, 2014, at 2 p.m.

Earle Recital Hall

"Red Soghum," a film by Zhang Yimou (adapted from Mo Yan’s novel)

Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Lewis Global Studies Center, the Comparative Literature Program, the Lecture Committee and the Five College Center for East Asian Studies.

Cynthea J. Bogel: "Art Outside the Temple: Contemporary Buddhist-Inspired Artistic Production and Display"

March 25, 2014, at 5 p.m. Seelye Hall 106

Professor Bogel will speak on the longstanding traditions of Buddhist icons and Buddhists artist, in light of the recent spate of art exhibitions “inspired by the Buddhist notions of emptiness and impermanence, " featuring “artists that draw inspiration from one of the world’s great religions,” and work “influenced by Buddhism, theoretical physics, and prehistoric cultures,” and the burgeoning number of artists who describe themselves as Buddhist.