Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Letters & Science

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


Sunday, June 3rd Professor Emeritus Mohammad Umar Memon passed away from a relatively short battle with a rare form of lung cancer. In a brief call with his wife, Nakako, she shared that he was diagnosed only six months ago, and was enjoying his...

Matt Alt, a Japanese major alumnus, published "The United States of Japan," in the May 4, 2018 edition of The New Yorker.       

May 11, 2018 By Cade Campbell Since joining UW–Madison in 1976, Professor Naomi Hanaoka McGloin has become a pioneer in the field of Japanese language and linguistics, making UW–Madison a flagship university for the next generation of Japanese...

The joint meeting of the 26th Annual Conference of International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-26) and the 20th International Conference on Chinese Language and Culture (ICCLC-20) was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 4 (...

Professor William Nienhauser was in Nanjing University giving a two-week Workshop on the Assassin-Retainer biographies from the Shiji (Grand Scribe's Records). For two weeks he read the original text, translated and annotated it with about thirty...


Gudrun Bühnemann
Leiden: E.J. Brill
Adam L. Kern (co-editor)
Leiden: E.J. Brill