Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Letters & Science

Van Hise Hall, home to the Asian Languages and Cultures department, overlooks Lake Mendota

Upcoming Events

  • 09/21/2018 - 01:00 PM
    Join fellow grad students, and Assistant Professor, Weihua Zhu, for an informal chat over brown-bag lunch.
  • 09/21/2018 - 03:30 PM
    Please join fellow graduate students for an informal gathering Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 pm. The first speaker is Ivy Xue, a doctoral student in the Chinese literature and culture program. 
  • 09/25/2018 - 09:00 AM
    Join department chair, faculty, staff and grad student reps for a montly meeting.


Sara Farsiu, ALC's Persian Lecturer and Doctoral Student in Second Language Acquisiton, was recognized with a 2018 Community-University Partnership Award for her volunteer service.Two years ago, the Jewish Social Services in Madison contacted the...

Meet our new faculty member, Hieyoon Kim, Assistant Professor in Asian Languages & Cultures! She was recently featured in University Communication's New Faculty Focus!

On August 27, 2018 Nalan Erbil Erkan (Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures) successfully defended her dissertation, "The Writer and the Nation-State: Language, Aesthetics, Ideology and Power in Turkish Literature (1927-2015),” (Vinay Dharwadker,...

On August 23, 2018 Anthony Irwin (Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures) successfully defended his dissertation, "Building Buddhism in Chiang Rai, Thailand: Construction as Religion,” (Anne Hansen, Advisor).Congratulations!

On August 16, 2018 Michael Naparstek (Ph.D. Chinese) successfully defended his dissertation, "Figuring on Salvation: The Demonic Savior Wang Lingguan and the Power of Presence in Daoist Ritual and Image at the Ming Court,” (Mark Meulenbeld, Advisor...