We are proud to announce that Dr. David Spafford has been
awarded an National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for his project
“The Corporate House in Japan, 1450 – 1650.”
He will use the award to conduct research culminating in a book on the
social functions of the warrior house; exploring in particular, practices and
ideas about family identity, survival, and legacy.
The Writing and Oral Interview portion of the Korean Placement Test will
be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 8:30AM to noon in Williams
Hall, Room 304. Students should complete the online section of the exam
before coming on January 12. For more information, see the Korean Language Program website at https://sites.sas.upenn.edu/korean/pages/placementproficiency-tests
Paul Goldin has been named the Willis F. Doney Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton's School of Historical Studies for Fall 2013. He plans to work on a volume on classical Chinese thought that will focus on eight texts from the classical period—Analects of Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Sunzi, Xunzi, and Han Feizi—that proved most influential in later periods and provided the philosophical statements around which contemporaries oriented their own positions.