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WLL Chinese Program Instructors Attend 6th Annual Conference of the New England Chinese Language Teachers Association

December 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

On October 21st, four WLL Chinese Program instructors, Hsiao-chih Chang, Hongyun Sun, Weijia Huang, Huimin Li attended the The 6th Annual Conference of the New England Chinese Language Teachers Association’s International Conference on Learning and Teaching Chinese Language and Culture at Tufts University. Hsiao-chih Chang presented on the topic of “Teaching Chinese... More

Professor Yoon Sun Yang Publishes First Monograph

December 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Yoon Sun Yang published her first monograph From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017). Click here to read more information about Professor Yang's publication.

Two Students Represent BU at Japanese Speech Event

December 4th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Two BU students, Stacey Lee (CAS ‘18) and Danni Qu (CGS ‘18, CAS ‘20) presented at a Japanese Speech event at the University of Massachusetts, Boston on Saturday, November 4th. Both students successfully delivered wonderful speeches to the audience. Members of the BU Japanese Language program were there to support... More

Instructor Liling Huang Earns Full Certification to Become an Official Chinese OPI Tester

December 4th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Liling Huang, lecturer in Chinese, has achieved full certification to conduct Mandarin Chinese Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPI) administered by the American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL). As written by Leah Graham, the ACTFL Associate Director of Assessment, Research, and Development: "ACTFL OPI Certification is a highly valued professional credential that... More

WLL Chinese Program Hosts Peking Mask Painting Night

December 4th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

On October 26, the Chinese program held the Second Cultural Workshop with the theme of Peking Opera Masks Painting. Song Qi, an FLTA from China shared with students the art of Chinese Peking Opera. The event began with an introduction of the history of Peking Opera and its integration and... More

WLL Chinese Program Hosts Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

December 4th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

On September 29, the Chinese program held a cultural workshop on the Art of Chinese Calligraphy. Chang Laoshi came and taught students the basic techniques of writing with a writing brush and ink. To practice calligraphy requires the basic tools of 'four treasures of the study' – brush, ink, paper, More

WLL Research Fellow, Dr. Sayed Hassan Hussaini, Invited to ECOTHEE 2017

November 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Dr. Sayed Hassan Hussaini (Akhlaq), WLL Research Fellow, was invited to the 5th International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics, ECOTHEE 2017, at the Orthodox Academy of Crete in Greece from October 23rd to 27th, 2017. This international conference was organized by the World Council of Churches and Orthodox Academic... More

Elie Wiesel’s legacy honored in day of learning, Daily Free Press

September 28th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace and humanitarian activist, was also Professor in the Humanities at Boston University where he taught and lectured every fall for almost forty years. Working together with the University administration, Abigail Gillman, as interim director of the Wiesel Center in 2016-17, was... More

Introducing New WLL Student Club

September 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

"As a member of BUWA, you'll be a part of the diverse community that is World Literatures & Languages. We aim to bridge the gap between students spread out across the department, as well as to facilitate the communication between undergraduates and faculty. Becoming a resource for students looking to... More

Welcome, Dr. Xin Wei, to World Languages & Literatures and the BU Center for the Humanities!

September 18th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Dr. Xin Wei is joining us this year as the Korean Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in WLL. She completed her PhD in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, with a focus on Korea. After taking her undergraduate degree in China, she has had extensive experience studying and researching in Korea... More