East Asian Languages and Cultures
H. Faye Xiao, Assistant Professor, has been awarded a leave for fall 2011 as a Hall Center Resident Fellow. She will conduct research on her first book project, "Chinese-Style Divorces: Narratives of Gender, Class and Family in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture." The book will examine contemporary Chinese divorce narratives, including fiction, films, and TV dramas, produced between 1980 and 2006.
Keith McMahon has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship to work on his book, "Women Shall Not Rule: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from the Legendary Past to the Aftermath of Empress Wu," during the 2009-2010 academic year.
The University of Kansas is pleased to announce the publication of our first-year Uyghur language textbook and grammar, Greetings from the Teklimakan: a handbook of Modern Uyghur, by Tarjei Engesæth, Mahire Yakup and Arienne Dwyer. The textbook and accompanying audio are available for download *at no cost* from the following URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1808/5624
The textbook, which also serves as a grammatical reference, is suitable both for self-study and for classroom use, and is equivalent to one year's study of the language.
For further information, please contact The University of Kansas Uyghur studies group : firstname.lastname@example.org