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Zhongwei Shen’s ‘A Phonological History of Chinese’ Introduces Scholarship of Chinese Researchers to the West

August 12, 2020

A new book by Zhongwei Shen, professor of East Asian languages and cultures, was recently published by the Cambridge University Press. “Phonological History of Chinese” provides an account of the standard phonological system of the major Chinese historical periods: Old Chinese, Middle Chinese and Old Mandarin.

Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ

April 01, 2020

Information Specific to the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures...

Half a Century of Shedding Light on the Other Side of the Globe: East Asian Languages and Cultures Celebrates 50 Years at UMass Amherst

February 25, 2020

This academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the East Asian Languages and Cultures program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Anniversary and celebration events are postponed due to the current public health situation.

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Japanese Conversation Table

Remote (via Zoom)
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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Alumni Profile

Jennifer McKeon '13

Jennifer McKeon, Joint Linguistics & Japanese '13, talks to us about life after UMass as an accomplished Japanese manga translator!

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