DEALL's 50th Anniversary "Spring Celebrations in East Asia" Exhibit

May 14, 2020

DEALL's 50th Anniversary "Spring Celebrations in East Asia" Exhibit

Image of people viewing cherry blossoms

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. As part of the celebration, a team of DEALL faculty members and students collaborated with Dr. Abhijit Varde of the Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures to create an exhibition for Hagerty Hall’s Global Gallery. Due to measures taken to mitigate the pandemic’s spread, this team has created a website to share the exhibition virtually.

This has been an extraordinary spring, with many of the celebrations included in this exhibit and other annual spring observances worldwide being modified or curtailed. The “Spring Celebrations in East Asia” team hopes that viewers can participate in the spirit of these celebrations through this virtual exhibition.



On the landing page of the site, click “Enter Site” (don’t click on the “Start Now” button in the top banner). This will take you to the “About” page, which provides commentary on the exhibition. Click the “View Exhibit” tab to look at the 48 display panels. By clicking on each panel, you’ll be able to view a larger image and the full commentary on each celebration.

The “Spring Celebrations in East Asia” team includes Naomi Fukumori, curator; Mark Bender, Shan Gao, Yawei Li, Qingyang Lin, Tristan Lynxwiler, Shunichi Maruyama, Danielle Ooyoung Pyun, Wenyuan Shao, Haley Shomette, Patricia Sieber and students of her course EALL 3223: The Buddhist Tradition (Autumn 2019), Kumiko Takizawa, Abhijit Varde (CLLC), MacKenzie Wilcox, and Ashley Wright.