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Smith Celebrates Lunar New Year

Smith’s Chinese Inter-Regional Student Cultural Organization and the department of East Asian Languages and Literatures celebrated the year of the horse at an event in the Campus Center on February 8.

Students sang songs and read poems to honor the Chinese New Year. The first day of the new year is traditionally marked by lighting […]

Smith’s East Asian Languages and Literatures department

The East Asian Languages and Literatures department at Smith College was established in 1988. Interest in East Asia had increased at Smith during the ’80s due to the region’s economic importance, appeal for the exotic, and the postwar climate.

Professor Thomas Rohlin and Smith students in Nishijin Weaving Center, Kyoto, Japan.

The department’s […]

Presentation of international majors and minors

Soon, many of the programs on campus will be presenting their majors and minors. Here are a few of the upcoming presentations of “international” majors and minors at Smith College:

Wednesday, October 23 Presentation of the Majors/Minor in Italian Language & Literature and Italian Studies, 12:10 p.m., Hatfield Hall 105 Pizza and beverages will be […]

Chinese Moon Festival Celebration at Smith on Saturday

This Saturday, September 21, Smith will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival with a celebration at the Campus Center Carroll Room.

The Chinese Moon Festival is a mid-autumn harvest festival celebrating the harvest and the moon. The event at Smith will feature delicious moon cakes, great performances, games, and opportunities to learn about the culture and […]

Chinese alumna Julia Chang Lin ’51 dies in NYC

Smith alumna Julia Chang Lin ’51, a poet and a scholar of Chinese literature, died recently in New York City. Born in Shanghai in 1928, Julia (born Ming-hui Tsang) introduced many Chinese women poets to an American audience.

She attended St. Mary’s Hall School for Girls and St. John’s University in Shanghai, and in 1949 […]

Five College Chinese Speech Contest to be held on Friday

The Five College Chinese Speech Contest will be held on Friday, April 12 from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Smith College’s Neilson Library Browsing Room. Chinese language students from the Five Colleges will compete on three levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Chinese.

Each semester Smith offers several Chinese language courses, as do other colleges in […]

Info session scheduled for summer program in Seoul

On Monday, February 25, the Global Studies Center in Wright Hall will host an information session about the summer program at Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea.

Each year, Smith selects six students to attend Ewha International Summer School, tuition free. Applicants with a strong interest in studying the Korean language and culture, one year […]

Global majors and minors presentations scheduled

Today, Thursday, October 18 there will be a presentation of the major and minor in East Asian Languages and Literatures. Students studying Chinese, Japanese, or Korean and anyone interested in learning more about the literatures and cultures of East Asia are invited to attend. Attendees will meet the faculty and learn more about the program. […]

Lecture scheduled on early medieval Chinese literature

Professor Robert Joe Cutter will speak at Smith on April 6.

Friday, April 6 marks the annual department lecture for East Asian Languages & Literatures. The talk, No Basis for a System of Government? Swords in Early Medieval Chinese Literature, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Neilson Library Browsing Room.

Professor Robert […]

Five College Japanese Speech Contest to be held this month

On Saturday, March 31, Smith College will host the Second Five College Japanese Speech Contest. The contest, which begins at 1 p.m., will be followed by a reception.

Japanese language students from Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, and UMass Amherst will compete on four different levels: First Year, Second Year, Third Year, Fourth Year+. There […]