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69th Japan america student conference, summer 2017

 

Conference dates: August 6-28, 2017. American orientation dates: August 3-5, 2017. The application deadline was 12/31/2106.

 

Please click on the links below for more information:

 

JASC website

 

Get the application

 

Get the flyer

 

 

past 2016 events:

 

christ gallery: words and images in chinese culture, february 14-may 7, 2017

 

This installation is part of a collaborative project with the East Asian Languages & Literatures Department. Students taking the Spring 2017 course, Chinese Poetry and the Other Arts, taught by Professor Sujane Wu, will study the works on display and choose poems to pair with the paintings. For their final project, they will curate their own installations of this selection of art objects on digital platforms, using alternative interpretive frameworks. For more details, go to: Christ-Asian-Art-Gallery

 

The 16th annual celebrating collaborations conference will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017. This year's presentations include:

 

Yomu Yomu Short Stories: Exploring Diversity While Learning Japanese
9:30 a.m.–noon

Presenters: Marina Cheng '17, Jada Dickerson '19, Helen Edge '20, Lujun Jian '17, Sarah Kolick '19, Paula (Ariel) Martinez '19, Elissa Na '17, EvaMarie Olson '19, Rebecca White '19, and Julia Xu '19

Exploring Korean Culture and Language through "Iyagi Cafe"
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Presenters: Sarah Kolick '19 and Nancy Yun '19J

Bridging the Cultural and Linguistic Divide: Comparison of Cultural Texts in English and Japanese
2:45–4 p.m.
Presenters: Tomomi Chen '20 and Eunice Lee '18; Cory Liang '17, Yijia Cui '19 and Xiaoqing Luo '18; Aiko Dzikowski '19, Murong Li '17, Xueying Wang '17 and Mingrui Xu '17

Words and Images in Chinese Culture
1:30–4 p.m. at the Christ Gallery of the Smith College Museum of Art
Presenters: Ava Busto Schiff '18, Diana Chen '17, Gloria Ningyuan Cheng '18, Ava Friedlander '20, Kela Harrington '19, Francesca Harrison '19, Beatrice Hesselbart '20, Yuxiao Meng '19, Molly Hurd '18, Lucy Liang '17, Sidney Lu '17, Xiaoqing Luo '18, and Erin Sulla '19

See the full EAL Course Presentation descriptions here.
For more information on the event, please go to Celebrating Collaborations 2017.

 

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION OF ADOPTED CHINESE IDENTITY

 

 

Film screening followed by a panel discussion of adopted Chinese identity. A heartwarming documentary, Somewhere Between follows four adopted Chinese-American teenagers as they explore their bicultural selfhood and work to answer the ever-complicated question: "who am I?" Panelists: Fani Meyerson '14, Annina Van Riper '19, and Sayee Bernstein '19. Moderator: Julia Ing '19. Featuring special guest: Kay Ann Johnson, Professor of Asian Studies at Hampshire College (with a focus on the historical context of Chinese international adoption). Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL), the Program in East Asian Studies (EAS), Asian Students Association (ASA), and Multi-ethnic Interracial Smith College (MISC). Get the poster

 

 

Eall spring film series

 

 

 

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures presents the Spring 2017 Film Series. Friday, February 24, 7pm, Seelye 106. Like Father, Like Son. Friday, March 24, 7pm, Dewey Common Room. Scandal Makers. Friday, April 14, 3pm, Seelye 106: We Are Somewhere Between, film screening and discussion of adopted Chinese identity. Panelists: Fani Meyerson '14, Annina Van Riper '19, Sayee Bernstein '19. Moderator: Julia Ing '19. Featuring special guest: Kay Ann Johnson, Professor of Asian Studies, Hampshire College (with a focus on the historical context of Chinese international adoption). The April 14th film screening and discussion is sponsored by the Smith College Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Program in East Asian Studies, Asian Students Association (ASA), and Multi-ethnic Interracial Smith College (MISC).

 

eall annual department lecture

 

 

 

EALL Annual Department Lecture. Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5:00pm, Neilson Browsing Room: "A Filial Daughter at the End of Empire: Chen Yuri's (1885-1911) Life and Poetry", by Grace Fong, Professor of Chinese Literature in the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University. Professor Fong is one of the top scholars working on pre-modern Chinese women's writing: https://www.mcgill.ca/eas/faculty. Her projects include monographs, edited collections, articles, and the Ming Qing Women's Writings digital archive. She will present research on how poetry and autobiography served as means by which women claimed agency in late Imperial China. Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Free and open to the public. Get the poster

 

five college chinese speech contest, friday, march 31, 2:30 p.m., Seelye hall 106

 

The Smith College EALL department's Chinese program will host the 9th Five College Chinese Speech Contest on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 2:30-6:00 p.m. (Participants begin arriving at 2:30 p.m., speeches begin at 3:00 p.m.) in Seelye Hall 106 on the Smith campus. Twenty-four Chinese language students from five colleges will compete in three levels: Beginning Level, Intermediate Level and Advanced Level. All are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Five College East Asian Languages Program.

 

brownbag lunch talk "overseas in east asia: transformation of identity"

 

 

Brownbag lunch talk featuring two student presentations: "Empowerment and Okonomiyaki: How One Month in Japan Shaped My Identity" by EvaMarie Olson '19 (East Asian Languages & Literatures Major), and "Both Invisible and Hyper-visible: Stories of a Black Girl in Hangzhou" by Kayla Gaskin '17 (East Asian Languages & Literatures Major and Translation Studies Concentration), on Thursday, March 9, 12:00-1:00pm in Wright 004. Lunch from Panda Garden! Get the poster

 

professor rie Mori (Japan women's university) to lecture at smith on march 6

 

 

"Japanese Modernism and Fashion: Politics of the Kimono in the Japanese Empire", by Rie Mori (Japan Women's Univesity), Monday, March 6, 4:30-5:30pm, Seelye 107. Free and open to the public.

 

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FIVE COLLEGE KOREAN LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, saturday, february 18, 12:00-3:00pm, davis ballroom, smith college

 

 

 

Korean Lunar New Year Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 18, 12:00-3:00pm, Davis Ballroom. "Lunar New Year Celebration" is an annual activity for Five College students to celebrate Lunar New Year over traditional Korean new-year food. The purpose of the event is to help students understand some important aspects of Korean culture while experiencing a major Korean holiday celebration. At the event, students will play traditional new-year games, learn how to bow and dance, and eat traditional new-year foods. There will be a Korean cultural performance as well. This event is mainly for students in Korean classes; however, since Lunar New Year is a cultural tradition celebrated in several Asian countries, we would also welcome students and faculty throughout the Five Colleges. Sponsored by Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, UMass East Asian Languages and Cultures Program, Five College East Asian Languages Program, Five College Consortium, and Elite Taekwondo.

 

chinese spring festival celebration: saturday, february 11, 2:30-5:00pm, Seelye 207

 

 

Please join us for the Chinese Spring Festival Celebration! Sweet rice balls, Calligraphy, paper cutting, Riddles, Karaoke. Saturday, February 11, 2:30-5:00pm, Seelye 207.

 

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EALL Film Series

 

Friday, December 9th, 7-9pm, Seelye 106: Our Times. Free and open to the Smith community.

 

 

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“Our Times” Plot Synopsis: Lin Cheng Xin is a dejected and underappreciated office worker with a nagging boss and loser boyfriend. After listening to an old tape of her beloved teen-hood idol Andy Lau, she reflects on who she was back then, the wild carefree days of high school and the boy who turned her life completely upside down.

 

“Our Times” is a movie full of hilariously awkward situations from high school we all remember but try to forget, awesome 90’s flashbacks, typical teenage rebellion and all around lighthearted fun.

 

 

Friday, October 14th, 7-9pm, Seelye 106: Kiki's Delivery Service.

 

Friday, November 11th, 7-9pm, Seelye 106: Sunny.

 

Friday, December 9th, 7-9pm, Seelye 106: Our Times. Free and open to the Smith community.

 

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brownbag lunch talk

 

 

EALL Brownbag Lunch Talk with Sarah Porter '17J, speaking on "Oral History in Translation: Thoughts on Process and Progress. Tuesday, November 29th, 12-1pm, Dewey Common Room. Lunch provided for the first 20 attendees!

 

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brownbag lunch talk

 

Brownbag Lunch Talk with Joannah Peterson, Lecturer in Japanese, speaking on "Looking in on the World of the Shining Prince: A Journey in the Study of Japanese Text and Image." Friday, October 21, 12-1pm, Dewey Common Room. Lunch provided for the first 25 attendees!

 

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eaLL presentation of the major

 

 

 

EALL Presentation of the Major, Tuesday, October 18, 12:00pm, Seelye Hall 207. Come explore the languages, literatures and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. Meet the department faculty and talk with our majors, minors and liaisons. Lunch and beverages provided.

 

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hangul day 2016

 

The Five College Korean Program presents: Hangul Day 2016, celebrating 570 years of Hangul, the Korean Alphabet. Saturday, October 15th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Davis Center Ballroom. Korean food, performances and games. Sponsored by the Five College Consortium, Korean Consulate (Boston), Elite Taekwondo. In collaboration with Five College Korean Students Association (AMC KSA, MHC KASA, Smith KSA, UMASS KISA/KSA). Get the poster.

 

Check out the photos and Korean dancer video from Hangul Day 2016 on the EALL Facebook page.

 

EALL Facebook Page

 

 

 

akp (associated kyoto program) study abroad in japan informational meeting

 

 

 

Are you interested in studying abroad in Japan 2017-2018 and beyond? Explore your options. Learn more about the Associated Kyoto Program and other programs in Japan. Thursday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 207 (Faculty Lounge). Japanese refreshments will be served. For students interested in studying in Kyoto 2017-2018 and beyond.

 

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acc (associated colleges in china) study abroad information session

 

 

Are you considering study abroad in China? Are you interested in learning more about Smith College's consortium program, ACC (Associated Colleges in China)? Please join us for good conversation and learn useful information from past students from ACC in China. Tuesday, September 20, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center Lounge. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

Get the poster

 

EALL First Annual Open House

 

 

September 9, 3:30-5:00pm, Seelye 207. Open to all students registered in EALL languages and literature classes. Come enjoy fun conversation, share experiences, and build community. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

 

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Events in Spring 2016:

 

 

Celebrating Collaboration Presentation

 

April 16th, 1:30-4pm, Seelye 301

 

"Radical Approach" An Interactive Exploration of Chinese Learning at Four Levels

Kimberly Zhang '19      Ji Won Chung '19        Regina Wu '18    

Nina Xue '18                Molly Hurd '18            Suyoung Moon '17J     

Ellen Sulser '18            Sarah Porter '17J        Paola Sanchez '16

 

 

 

East Asian Languages and Literatures Film Series Spring 2016

 

 

Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Get the poster.

 

 

Five College Japanese Speech Contest

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1:30-4:00 p.m.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Herter Hall 231

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Past Events:

 

East Asian Languages and Literatures Brown Lunch Bag Series

 

       Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12-1 p.m.

       Dewey Common Room, Smith College

 

       Get the poster.

 

 

Five College Chinese Language Pedagogy Workshop

 

   Friday, March 25, 2016, 3:00-6:00 p.m.   

   Smith College, Seelye 106

  

   Get the poster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Asian Languages and Literatures Brown Lunch Bag Series

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, from 12:00noon-1 pm, Seeley 10 Is learning Chinese chracters hard?  What are the challenges of reading and writing various Chinese chalateres/Kanji? We will present this project from instructors, students, and student helper's perspectives.  This project showcases unique experience of learning Chinese.

 

Professor Dennis Washburn from Dartmouth College will talk about his translation of the Tale of Genji.

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Professor Dennis Washburn (Dartmouth College)will discuss his recent translation of the 11th century Japanese classic The Tale of Genji(W. W. Norton and Co., 2015) and the challenges of translating a canonical text for a contemporary readership.

Washburn is Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies, Dartmouth College. His research interests include Japanese literature and culture, comparative literature, Japanese film and translation. His books include The Dilemma of the Modern in Japanese Fiction (Yale U Press, 1995) and Translating Mount Fuji:Modern Japanese Fiction and the Ethics of Identity (Columbia University Press, 2006). He has translated a number of works of both traditional and modern Japanese literature, including Ooka Shohei's The Shade of Blossoms, Yokomitsu Riichi's Shanghai, Tsushima Yuko's Laughing Wolf. His translations of Tsutomu Mizukami's The Temple of the Wild Geese and Bamboo Dolls of Echizen won the 2008 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature.

Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, the Smith College Endowed Lecture Fund, and the Lewis Global Studies Center. This talk is open to the public.

Get the poster.

 

Ewha Summer College Exchange Program information Session

 

Thursday, Febuary 18, 2016, at 4:30pm Wright Hall, Lewis Global Studies Center

The Lewis Global Studies Center will be hosting an informational session for students interested in participating on the Ewha Summer College Exchange Program this coming Summer. Get the poster.

 

 

 

 

East Asian Languages and Literatures Film Series


Friday, Febuary 12, 2016

 

Miss Chinatown, U.S.A.:

Joining the Miss Chinatown Pageant was the last thing on Katie Au's mind. She never learned to speak Chinese and didn't fit in with other Chinese-American girls.

 

Seeking Asian Female:

An eccentric modern love story about Steven and Sandy- an aging white man with "yellow fever" who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie, a Chinese American filmmaker, documents and narrates with skepticism and humor, from the early stages of Steven's search, through the moment Sandy steps foot in America for the first time, to a year into their precarious union. Global migration, Sino-American relations and the perennial battle of the sexes, weigh in on the fate of their marriage in this intensely captivating personal documentary.

 

Please see the poster and join us for a fun evening of snacks, film, and discussion!

Get the poster.

 

 

    Dec 4 Seeyle 211 7:30PM Poetry (Korean movie)

    Dec 11 Seeyle 106 7:30PM Spirited Away (Japanese movie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Asian Languages and Literatures Brown Lunch Bag Series

  Friday, November 6, 2015, at 12:15pm

  Wright Hall, Lewis Global Studies Center

 Professor Jessica Moyer from EALL wil present an     overview of her current researchcomparing portrayal

 of women's kin and house holdrelationships across   literary and non-literary genres of the 17th and 18th 

 centuries, along with a discussion on purposes and   

 accidents that shaped the research process. Get the poster

  

East Asian Languages and Literatures Career Workshop

Friday, November 13, 2015, at 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Lazarus Center For Career Development

Looking for a job or intership in East Asia? Do you want to use your skills in Chinese, Japanese or Korean?

Get the poster

 

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.

   Get the poster

 

Associated Colleges in China (ACC) Study Abroad Information Session                                       

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

    Dewey Common Room

                                

   Are you considering study abroad in China?

   Are youinterested in Smith College's consortium 

   program, ACC  (Associated Colleges in China)?

   Explore your options! Please join us for good

   conversation and learn useful information from past

   students from ACC in China. Get the poster

 

 

 

Japanese Reader: A Genre-Based Approach to Reading as a Social Practice and Multiliteracies in World Languages

Thurday, October 15, 2015, at 12:00p.m.

Lewis Global Center

Author Yuri Kumagai, Senior Lecturer of Japanese and Maki Hubbard, Professor of East Asian Languages will focus on Japanese language teaching as an example. Kumagai will address the importance of broadening the scope of foreign language education to include learning how to read various meaning-making systems within and beyond "language" in order to critically engage with the world.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                       

 

East Asia Related Events:

Anime, Manga, Sushi & Cosplay by Roland Kelts

  Monday, October 26, 4:30pm

   Neilson Browsing Room

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                     

Five College Events :

 

March 25, 2016 (Friday) at Smith College

- Five College Chinese Language pedagogy workshop

* stay tuned for updates