News and Events

Welcome New Students

Welcome, to all new incoming and returning students, we’re excited for another great academic year with you. Please stop in to see your Undergraduate Academic Advisor. We have 2 new members of the undergraduate team, Lauren Wong and Vanessa Alvarez Read More

EALC Students Participate in Chinese and Japanese Speech Competitions!

The Japanese Speech Contest in the Greater Sacramento Area was held on 4/27 in Sacramento: 6 high-school students and 8 College/University students participated.

Yumo Guo (who is in JPN 113) won the Second Prize, and Xiting Zhuang (who took 4th yr Japanese) won the First Prize in the College/University Division. The title of Yumo-san's speech was「趣味の力」"The Power of Interest."  In her speech, she talked about a volunteer experience where she utilized her interests in computers and design to help others. 

The title of Xiting-san's speech was 「自分にのために意見を持つべき」"Think for Yourself." In her speech, she talked about how she has been just following her parents' suggestions/decision. However, she came to the realization that she needs to have own opinion in order to create "her" future. Read More

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Outstanding Seniors!

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Outstanding Chinese and Japanese Majors!

Award recipients include:
Gabriella Quattrone (Outstanding Senior for the Japanese major)
Crystal Shao (Outstanding Senior for the Chinese major)

Kaitlyn Goudy (Japanese peer advisor, Outstanding Senior for the East Asian Studies major)

The recipients were joined by Professors Xiaomei Chen, Michael D. Foster, David, J. Gundry, and Michiko Suzuki of the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department. Read More

Professor Michiko Suzuki Awarded Prestigious Japanese Studies Fellowship

Professor Michiko Suzuki has been awarded the 2019-20 Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Research (Long-Term) Fellowship. This is a prestigious fellowship in the field of Japan studies that enables recipients to conduct long-term research in Japan. She will be in Japan for six months in 2020 working on her book about the representation of kimonos in modern Japanese literature and film. Read More

Apply now for the Marian Ury Travel Grant Award

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Davis is fortunate to be able to award scholarships to students traveling to Japan for internship or study.  This year we are offering five awards of US $600 each.  Applications and selection occur in the Winter quarter for travel any time during that calendar year.  JCHIP and Kyoto Quarter Abroad participants are especially encouraged to apply, but students involved in other programs judged to have merit will be given equal consideration.  Scholarships take the form of reimbursement after returning from abroad.  Read More

"Fetishism, Temporality, and Reading" Lecture

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures presents "Fetishism, Temporality, and Reading: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro's Historical Novella 'The Secret History of Lord Mushashi'" with Dr. James Reichert (Stanford University). Read More