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Visiting professor from Mongolia hoping for more student and faculty collaboration between the two countries

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:15am

Byambakhand Chuluundorj, associate professor of Mongolian Language and Linguistics at the National University of Mongolia, is the Henry J. Schwarz visiting instructor this quarter. She is teaching a beginning course in Mongolian Language and Culture in the East Asian Studies program in support of Western’s strategic partnership with her home institution.

University of Oregon’s Steven Brown to Discuss Japanese Horror Cinema at WWU April 27

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:55am

Western Washington University’s East Asian Studies program will host the University of Oregon’s Steven Brown at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in Wilson Libraries 164F; Brown will read excerpts from his new book, “Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations.”

The event is free and open to the public.

UBC's Sharalyn Orbaugh to Present 'What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?' Oct. 24

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:48am

Sharalyn Orbaugh of the University of British Columbia, will present “What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?” from 3-4 p.m.on Tuesday, Oct. 24  in Science Lecture 140.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Bayartuul Batjav to discuss the history of Mongolian writing May 31

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:16am

Visiting professor Bayartuul Batjav will present "The history of Mongolian writing" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 in Miller Hall 121.

The event is free and open to the public.

Western Window Episode 43 is now online!

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:50am

Did you know that Western has its own monthly student-produced TV show, Western Window? It airs on local cable channel KVOS, Bellingham cable access channel BTV10, and online via Western's own youTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/wwu.

Professor from Mongolia teaching at Western this spring

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:11am

East Asian Studies, part of Interdisciplinary Programs at Western Washington University, is hosting visiting instructor Erdene-Ochir Tumen-Ochir of the National University of Mongolia this spring.

Tumen-Ochir was selected as the Henry G. Schwarz Distinguished Instructor of Mongolian and Inner Asian Studies to teach Mongolian language and culture during the spring quarter of 2016.

Events help celebrate Mongolia

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:21am

Western Washington University held a two-day celebration of Mongolia during “Mongolia Days” May 5 and 6 on Western’s campus.

Among the events was the “Mongolian Celebration,” which featured opening remarks by Acting Consul General Dorj Bayarkhuu, the Mongolian Consulate of San Francisco, and performances by celebrated Mongolian musicians Adilbish Badmaanyambuu and Bold Chimedregzen.

Okinawa Kenjin Kai Taiko Club to perform Oct. 10

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:25pm

The Okinawa Kenjin Kai Taiko Club will perform percussion music from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, in the Old Main Theater on the Western Washington University campus.

April 18 lecture to discuss mountain imagery in medieval Chinese poetry

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 9:23am

David Knechtges, a professor of Chinese literature at the University of Washington, will speak about mountain imagery in medieval Chinese poetry Thursday, April 18, in a presentation sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at Western Washington University.

Harvard's Rubin to speak on Murakami, Akutagawa

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:54am

Western Washington University’s Center for East Asian Studies is sponsoring a pair of lectures by Harvard’s Jay Rubin that are free and open to the public on Oct. 4 and 5.

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in SMATE 150, Rubin, a Harvard University professor emeritus, will deliver a lecture on internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami titled “Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa Talk about Music."

WWU's Edward Vajda to discuss Russian fairy tales Feb. 1

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 12:32pm

Edward Vajda, director of Western Washington University’s Center for East Asian Studies, will present “The Russian Fairy Tale: Ancient Culture in a Modern Context” at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in College Hall 131 on the WWU campus.

The event is free and open to the public and is a part of the WWU’s Center for International Studies International Lecture Series.

Conference on Russian, East European and Central Asian studies to happen at WWU April 17

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 1:35pm

The Sixteenth Annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Northwest Conference will take place on the campus of Western Washington University on Saturday, April 17.

The conference is organized by the WWU Center for East Asian Studies and by the Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington. The conference theme is "Time and Transition: Reflecting on the Past 20 Years in Russia, East Europe and Central Asia."

Mongolia Program at WWU growing with help of grant funds, teacher exchange program

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 10:35am

This afternoon in Humanities Building Room 103, Western Washington University Professor Ed Vajda will teach what he thinks is the second-largest Mongolian-language class in the history of U.S. higher education.