Congratulations to Nalan Erbil Erkan

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, Advisor). Nalan will begin a …

Congratulations to Anthony Lovenheim Irwin

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!

Congratulations to Michael Naparstek

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 …

New Korean Language Flagship Program to launch

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will soon launch a new undergraduate Korean Language Flagship Program, becoming the second Korean Flagship in the nation. With a grant from the National Security Education Program, the Department of Asian Languages …

Congratulations to Masha Kobzeva

On August 3, 2018 Masha Kobzeva (Ph.D. Chinese) successfully defended her dissertation, “Compilation of the Jin shu and Emperor Taizong’s Self-Representation in Early Tang Historiographical Tradition,” (William Nienhauser, Advisor). Masha will be teaching First Semester …