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Smith EALL Events:

Upcoming 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.

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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


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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.

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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!

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    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?

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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.

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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