First Year of the Asian Language & Culture House

April 1, 2019
School year 18/19 was the first year for the Asian Language and Culture House. It has served as a very good foundation for our upcoming years, and they have hosted a variety of events ranging from small events at the house to large scale events at McClurg Dining Hall. Some of our small events include noodle making night, Chinese charades and hot pot, bonding night, and many more. Large scale events have been the McClurg Lunar new year celebration and sushi-making night. The group has applied to keep the theme house next year as well, and while the application was approved, the location has not yet been determined.

Fourth annual International Karaoke Night!

November 9, 2018
The fourth annual International Karaoke Night on Nov. 8 was a raucous event with international food, great music, and prizes! Students sang in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. The three judges - Hiydees Feliciano-Torres, C'20, community member Linda Heck, and Jenna Whitehead, C'20 - chose the winners based on such factors as voice quality, audience response, and complexity of the song.

Be a Cultural Ambassador in Japan!

September 24, 2018
Come to Gailor 103 on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm to learn about the JET (Japan Experience & Training) Program meeting.

Chinese Table and Tutoring Schedule set for Fall, 2018

September 3, 2018
This year the Chinese table will be held every Wednesday at noon in the nave of McClurg. You don't need to be fluent to attend. This is a great chance to ask questions of native speakers. Tutoring will take place in the Language Resource Center in Gailor 225.

Ramen noodles
Ramen Night

April 25, 2018
The Sewanee Asian Organization invites you to its semi-annual Ramen Night as a study break from the approaching final exams on Friday, April 27 from 5-7 in the BC Hearth Room.. Come try ramen with a variety of toppings.

Chinese New Year Celebration

February 19, 2018
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, which is the year of the dog, students taking Chinese and those interested in Chinese culture met at the EQB House on Friday, February 16 to make and serve dumplings. In preparation, Dr. Tan's Chinese students made festive calligraphy banners

Tea Party

November 15, 2017
The Sewanee Asian Organization along with the Healthy Hut invite you to a tea party on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00pm-6:30pm at the Social Lodge. Enjoy tea and snacks while learning about the cultural significance and health benefits of tea.

3rd Annual International Karaoke Night

November 8, 2017
Students, faculty, and community members got together for a fun night of international music, food, and culture. There were over 35 acts singing in 8 languages taught at Sewanee: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! Judges awarded prizes to the 3 best solo and group acts. Read more to find out who won.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

October 3, 2017
The traditional Chinese holiday Mid-Autumn Moon Day is coming on October 4th (Wednesday). On this holiday, Chinese families gather together, eat mooncakes, and appreciate the beauty of the moon. Chinese students are invited to take pictures of the moon on our campus on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening and participate in a Mid-Autumn Day photo contest. A small "award ceremony" at which we will vote for the best photos, eat Chinese mooncakes, and talk a bit about the traditions of the Mid-autumn Day is planned for Saturday, October 7 at the Language Reso

Dr. Nuffer Speaks at MGF Conference on Space and Place

April 13, 2017
Dr. Laura Nuffer delivered the address, "Hell on Earth: How the Realms of Torment Became a Tourist Destination in Early Modern Japan" at the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary conference, "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives" organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum, which was held at the University of the South, April 6-8, 2017.

Dr. Yang Receives MFG Travel Grant

January 12, 2017
Dr. Yang has been awarded the Mellon Globalization Forum Conference Travel Grant to present a paper at the 2017 conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Toronto in March

Dr. Yang's Article Published

January 12, 2017
Dr. Shu Yang's article, “I Am Nora, Hear Me Roar: The Rehabilitation of the Shrew in Modern Chinese Theater” was recently published in "Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China" 18, no.2 (2016).

2nd Annual Karaoke Night a Big Success!

October 28, 2016
International Karaoke Night featured group and solo acts with songs from 9 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! We would like to thank the foreign language faculty, the Mellon Globalization Forum, the Center for Teaching, the E.L. Kellermann Language Resource Center, the Academic Technology Center, the Tiger Bay Pub, Sewanee Catering, and our judges: Linda Heck, Aaron Welch, and Jennifer Whitehead for making this event a success. Singers were judged based on voice quality, pronunciation, stage presence, and lyrical complexity. Read more to find out who won!

"I Don't Want to Sleep Alone" poster
"I Don't Want to Sleep Alone" Screening at the SUT

March 22, 2016
The Mellon Globalization Forum hosted the fifth screening in its "About the Body: A World Film Series" titled "I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone" (dir. Tsai Ming-liang, 2006, Taiwan and Malaysia), with introduction and Q&A with Brandon Kemp and Dr. Casey Schoenberger on Monday, March 21st at the SUT.

Japanese Table set for the semester

October 22, 2014
The Japanese Table will be meeting every Thursday at 12:15 in the refectory side of McClurg. You don't have to be fluent in Japanese. You just need to share an interest in Japan and Japanese.

Chinese Table Commences

September 18, 2014
The Chinese Table has started for the Fall Semester. It will be every Wednesday at noon on the balcony of McClurg. You don't need to know how to speak Chinese to attend, just an interest in Chinese language and culture.