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    Thank you to all who donated during the UMassGives fundraising event on 4/29 and 4/30!

    With your help, we have already raised $4,230 towards our 50th Anniversary funding goal!!!

    Stay tuned for more information on our anniversary plans in the future. Thanks again for your support!


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K-pop is Making Us Smarter

June 03, 2019

K-pop (Korean pop music) has been on the rise in the US since the early 2000s, was instrumental in kickstarting the “Hallyu Wave”, and is a leading cultural export of South Korea today. Read on to learn more!

6th Annual Five College Korean Speech Contest

April 05, 2019

The 6th Five College Korean Speech Contest was held at Mount Holyoke College this year on April 5th, 2019. Students from Five Colleges and Wesleyan University participated. The competition had...

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EALC Graduate Program Orientation - Fall 2019

Herter Hall 217
9:00 am to 11:00 am


Japanese Placement Test - Fall 2019

Herter Hall room 301
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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Elena Suet-Ying Chiu
Faculty Profile

Elena Suet-Ying Chiu

Professor Chiu received her BA in Chinese Language and Literature from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and her PhD in Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Chiu’s research and teaching interests include traditional Chinese narrative and drama, Ming-Qing oral and performing literature, Manchu language, literature, and culture, as well as ethnicity and gender issues in late imperial and early Republican China.

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