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K-pop is Making Us Smarter

Monday, June 3, 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!

Thatcher Language & Culture House Fall Applications

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Thatcher Language & Culture House's application deadline is February 14, 2018....

UMass Students Helped Recreate Edo in Manhattan

Friday, January 12, 2018

On Saturday, October 21, students in Professor Reiko Sono’s course, “Japanese 397N Recreating Edo in NYC” took a fieldtrip to New York City. The participants included Patrick Carland (UMass, MA ’19...

In Memoriam - Donald E. Gjertson

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Donald E. Gjertson...

Japanese Placement Test - Spring 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Please use this link to register for the placement test. Additional information, including scheduled test times, will be found there....

Program Name Change

Thursday, September 1, 2016

As of September 2016, the Asian Languages and Literatures program will officially change its name to East Asian Languages and Cultures. We believe this more accurately reflects the work we do in...