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Student Awards

Author: Jessica Green

East Asian Languages and Cultures gives out four awards annually at the Department Graduation ceremony to those students who best exemplify scholarly achievement. At the May 2011 ceremony the students were honored with the awards and were able to explain how their studies impacted their time at Notre Dame and their future endeavors.  Their names also are added to the awards placed outside the EALC office in O'Shaughnessy Hall. Read More

China Expert Lionel Jensen Comments on Release of Ai Weiwei


After being apprehended by the Chinese government and detained for more than two months on charges of tax evasion, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been released. “I suspect that the condition of Ai’s diabetes, his resistance to confession, intense and embarrassing international pressure from capitalist and political institutions, as well as an ongoing struggle within the ranks of the Chinese Communist Party itself, all have contributed to this development,” says Lionel Jensen, associate professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Department of History at the University of Notre Dame. Read More

Summer in Taiwan Provides Cultural Immersion

Author: Kate Cohorst

When Notre Dame political science major Jee Seun Choi wanted to understand Taiwanese national identity, she didn’t just go to the Hesburgh library on campus. Instead, she applied for a Summer Language Abroad (SLA) grant so she could absorb the island’s language and culture firsthand. Read More