East Asian Languages

Filipino Languages Preceptor Position Endowed by Nephew of Former Dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Martin G. Romualdez, the speaker of the Filipino House of Representatives and a nephew of the former Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has committed $2 million to endow the Filipino (Tagalog) preceptor position at Harvard, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Faculty Voice Concerns Over Discrimination Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders During Pandemic

Faculty in Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations say they are concerned about increased discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders  in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Beijing Summer Program Cancelled as University Reinforces Coronavirus Warning

After Harvard University Health Services reiterated that University-related travel to China is “strongly discouraged” due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, the 2020 iteration of Harvard Beijing Academy has been cancelled.

You Speak What?

Within the classrooms of Harvard’s smallest language classes, a wide mix of people work to grasp the unfamiliar sounds and systems of a language that few of their classmates will ever understand.

Art & Humanities

Wai-yee Li, a professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, discusses her experiences in the Humanities with freshmen and sophomores as part of a dinner series hosted by the Office of Career Services.

Professor First to Translate Chinese Poet's Complete Works

University Professor Stephen Owen completed an eight-year-long project to translate Chinese poet Du Fu’s 1,400 poems into English, aiming to make the works more accessible.

Fairbank Center Forms Student Group, Citing Interest in China

Members of the newly-formed Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Student Advisory Committee met for the first time this week to discuss how to increase undergraduate involvement at the Center.

The Humanities at Work

The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.

Students at teamLab Exhibition

Saad Amer ’16 touches the Chinese and Japanese characters on the walls of the exhibit, which interact with images generated from other characters to create unique, evolving animations.

'What a Loving and Beautiful World' Brings Digital Art to Radcliffe

The contemporary Japanese artistic collective teamLab sets out to push the bounds of media art with its multimedia installation "What a Loving and Beautiful World."

Elliott Draws on Scholarship as International Affairs​​ Provost

Colleagues say East Asian Languages and Civilizations professor Mark Elliott provides valuable expertise to Harvard's global outreach.

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