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SPICE Instructor Kasumi Yamashita speaks with Native and Indigenous educators

By Gary Mukai

On March 18, 2021, the California Department of Education adopted the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Chapter 3 of the Model Curriculum includes a section on “Native American Studies.” During a June 18, 2021 webinar, three…

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  • Faculty

Professor Emeritus Steven D. Carter received the Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi prize for lifetime achievement as a translator of classical Japanese poetry and prose. 

The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University…

Shirley (Xuehan)  Zhao
  • Student Spotlight

Shirley Zhao (MA '21, East Asian Studies) was awarded the 1st annual Connie Chin Memorial Writing in East Asian Studies, for her paper "The Great Manchurian Plague: An Event of Nation-Making and the Experiences Failed to be…

Haley Gordon MA'21 portrait
  • Student Spotlight

Haley Gordon (MA '21, East Asian Studies) was awarded the 10th annual Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies, for her paper "Nation-Being in North Korea: New Perspectives on Human Rights."

"Haley's thesis…

Professor Ronal Egan in his office
  • Faculty

Ronald Egan, who specializes in the study of classical Chinese literature, is elected to the oldest learned society in the country.

JUNE 8, 2021 | By Sandra Feder

Ronald Egan, the holder of the Confucius…