Mahjong Night

Referred to as the "quintessence of Chinese culture", Mahjong is one of the most popular and fascinating Chinese games. Come to Mahjong Night to learn the basic rules of Mahjong and play together for fun! ❖ Thursday, April 21 @7:00pm | Goodrich Payne Great Hall Refreshments will be provided! Continue reading »

Chinese Movie Screening: The Great Buddha+ 大佛普拉斯

“The Great Buddha+” is a Taiwanese dark comedy film about a night security guard at a Buddha statue factory along with his friend, a recyclables collector, become entangled in a web of dark conspiracies after discovering the filthy secret hidden inside the solemn Buddha statue. ❖ March 8, Tuesday @6:30pm | Hollander 241 SNACKS and DRINKS will be provided! Continue reading »

“Rare” Books in Tokugawa Japan

In this talk by Jingyi Li, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Arizona we will learn about different printing styles, book formats, and the way books were distributed in the Tokugawa period. More importantly, we will learn to view materials from early modern times in their original context and treat historical representation according to their contents rather than modern-day value. ❖ February 23, 2022 @4:15 pm | Hollander 241 and Zoom Continue reading »

International Business Careers in China and Other Parts of Asia

David Frey is a Principal (Partner) with KPMG LLP in the USA, based in Boston, where he relocated to lead the Life Sciences team while also serving as KPMG's Global Lead Partner for major accounts in the medical device and biopharmaceuticals industries. This role follows nearly two decades spent in China and Southeast Asia assisting clients in the advanced manufacturing, health care, and life sciences sectors to develop and execute their innovation and growth strategies. ❖ Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @4PM | Hollander 241 Continue reading »

Happy New Year of the Tiger!

The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together. The Spring Festival starts every year in the early days of the 12th lunar month and lasts until the middle of the 1st lunar month of the next year. For this year’s Spring Festival, while we could not reunite with our families and friends back home, we made stuffed dumplings to celebrate. Chinese dumpling are a very common northern Chinese dish, which look like silver ingots (boat-shaped and turned up at the two ends). Legend has it that the more dumplings you eat during the New Year celebration, the more money you can make in the New Year. Happy New Year of the Tiger! (written by Chinese Language Fellows Yi-Zhi Chen and Tianwen Han, and Chinese Teaching Associate Xian Fung) Continue reading »

2022 Linen Fellowships for Summer Study in Asia (Deadline: April 4)

Supported by an endowment established by family and friends in memory of James A. Linen III, Class of 1934, the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers the Linen Fellowships for Summer Study in Asia to assist Williams College undergraduates in traveling to Asia during the summer for educational purposes. For the purpose of these fellowships, “Asia” refers to South, Southeast, and East Asia, defined as those parts of the continent east of the Khyber Pass and south and east of the Tian Shan Mountains and the Gobi Desert. Continue reading »

Fall 2021 Special Chinese Table

Chinese Faculty, Language Fellows, and Teaching Associate organized an end-of-semester Special Chinese Table on Thursday, December 9th. At the event, those "frequent flyers" to the Chinese Language Tables during the fall semester were recognized and awarded a small prize. A raffle was also held and happy winners went home with special Chinese souvenirs and delicious snacks. Continue reading »

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