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Congratulations to Hai Liu

On December 10, 2018 Hai Liu (Ph.D., Chinese Linguistics) successfully defended her dissertation, "Tone Sandhis in Mandarin Chinese," (Professor Hongming Zhang, Advisor).

Dr. Liu is currently a lecturer at University of Minnesota where she teaches first and fourth year Chinese. She is also working on the design of a flipped class with the UWN Language Center and the National Foreign Language Resource Center.


Congratulations to Xiang Lyu

On December 7, 2018 Xiang Lyu (Ph.D., Chinese Linguistics) successfully defended his dissertation, "Prosodic Phonology of the Ningbo Dialect,” (Professor Hongming Zhang, Advisor).

Dr. Lyu is currently a lecturer of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Studies in Princeton University.


Recent Publication edited by Professor Nienhauser

The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume I

The Basic Annals of Pre-Han China

Ssu-ma Ch'ien

Edited by William H. Nienhauser, Jr.

Published October 1, 2018, Indiana University Press

Translated by Weiguo Cao, Zhi Chen, Scott Cook, Hongyu Huang, Bruce Knickerbocker, Wang Jing, Zhang Zhenjun and Zhao Hua

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 position as a Faculty Associate in the Department of German, Nordic and Slavic at UW-Madison next semester.