Department News

Hanna Detlaff  (’20) wins Mondale Scholarship

The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) awarded the Mondale Scholarship to Hanna Detlaff (’20.)   The Mondale Scholarship is presented to students who want to broaden their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel.  The awards are specifically to be used for travel to or within Japan before, during, or after the student’s specified term(s) of study.  Hanna will Study Away in Tokyo, Japan in Spring 2019.

Asian Studies Fall Colloquium

Dr. Shaohua Guo, Asst. Professor at Carleton College will address “Occupying” the Internet: State Media and the Reinvention of Chinese Official Culture Online.  The talk will be held Thursday, November 15, 4:40 p.m. in ArtCom 102.


New Major and Minor Requirements started Fall 2018

Chinese Language and Culture Major Requirements and Japanese Language and Culture Major Requirements have been revised.  Starting in Fall 2018, students will develop a major plan with a focus on Chinese or Japanese Language and Culture in consultation with an advisor.  All plans will include no fewer than 8 courses (32 credits).  Students majoring in either discipline will attain language proficiency, complete a minimum of four country-focused content courses, successfully complete a Study Away experience, and will complete a Capstone course or honors thesis.  Students should contact their advisor with questions.