NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Professor emerita Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki are pleased to announce the publication of their collaborative work:
The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-century Japan, by Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, translated and with an introduction by Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki. Columbia University Press, 2014.
“This sparkling new version of the Sarashina Diary opens out an eleventh-century classic for twenty-first-century readers. Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki situate the diary culturally and historically, and their translation conveys the vivid realism of Takasue no Musume’s prose and the haunting melancholy of her poems. As the author herself says of Mt. Fuji, this unique work “looks like nothing else in the world.”
David Damrosch, Harvard University
126 students from 87 countries participated in the 13th International Chinese Bridge Contest from July 6 to August 3, 2014 in China. After rounds of fierce competitions in Changsha, Xi’an, Jingdechen, and Anhua (Hunan Province), our student, Andreas Goller, won First Prize. We are immensely proud of you, Andreas. Congratulations!
The 13th Ontario Chinese Bridge Competition took place on Sunday, April 20, at the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Toronto. Students competed in two categories: speech and talent performance. Our student, Andreas Goller, won first place. Furthermore, our student, Eunju Yoon, won second place. Andreas will represent Ontario in the international competition in China in July 2014. Congratulations to both Andreas and Eunju!
The 2014 Toronto Korean Speech Contest was held at Earth Sciences Centre in the University of Toronto on Saturday, March 15. In this national competition UofT students won 6 out of 14 prizes including the Grand Prize. Roshaan Wasim (EAS310Y1) won the Grand Prize and was awarded a summer language program attendance opportunity at Korea University with round-trip airline ticket. Isha Nepal (EAS110Y1) won the 1st place in the Beginner category and received a summer language program attendance opportunity at Catholic University of Korea. Lauren Chen (EAS310Y1; Advanced 2nd), Ilse de Mucha Herrera (EAS210Y1; Intermediate 3rd), Jeniffer He (EAS110Y1; Beginner 3rd), Rachel Tam (EAS110Y1; Beginner 3rd) won prizes, also. In addition, Rachel Tam & Tiffany Yeung (EAS110Y1) won the 2014 Toronto Korean Quiz Contest champion and were awarded summer language program attendance opportunities at Kyung Hee University. Congratulations to all!
U of T students had a tremendous showing at the 32nd Annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest, taking home seven prizes including two first place finishes. Nicole Lee (Grand Prize winner/1st place in the Advanced category) and Ying Tan (1st place in the Open category) will be invited to compete with other first place winners from provincial and regional contests across the country at the 25th National Japanese Speech Contest at the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa on Saturday, March 29, 2014. For more information: http://www.eas.utoronto.ca/about/news-announcements/
Professor Yiching Wu has received the President's Book Award from the Social Science History Association for his forthcoming book, The Cultural Revolution at the Margins (Harvard University Press, 2014). The Award "rewards an especially meritorious work by a beginning scholar." The department celebrates this achievement with Professor Wu and looks forward to the release of the book.