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February 8, 2011

FLAS Frequently Asked Questions

(For a current application, please click here.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to receive a FLAS Fellowship? Undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a program that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies, or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. Only undergraduates who are studying a language at the intermediate or advanced level are eligible.

What is the difference between an Academic Year (AY) FLAS award and a Summer FLAS award? The AY award covers the academic year (Sept-June) and requires the fellow to enroll in an East Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) and an East Asia area studies course each term. A summer award covers summer term only and must be used for an intensive language program.

Can I apply for both an AY and Summer FLAS Fellowship? Yes, though they are separate competitions, so you must submit separate applications. If you are applying for both you may, however, submit only one set of transcripts and letters of recommendation to be used for both files.

Can I apply for a single term fellowship during the academic year? No.  Academic Year FLAS awards cannot be awarded for one term.

What is considered an East Asia area studies course? These are courses that focus on one or more countries of East Asia (China, Japan, and/or Korea).  The UO offers several East Asia courses each term, primarily in the departments of East Asian Languages and Literatures, History, Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, Religious Studies, and Political Science.  Other courses that are not dedicated solely to the study of East Asia, but have significant East Asia content (such as a course in Journalism, Business, or Architecture) may count as the East Asia area studies course with prior approval.

Can I take my courses pass/fail during the Fellowship period? No.  All courses taken by FLAS Fellows must be taken for grades.

What are the program requirements for a Summer FLAS award? A summer FLAS fellow must be enrolled in a formal intensive language program that is the equivalent of a full year of instruction. The program must be at least six weeks in duration and provide a minimum of 140 language instruction hours for students at the intermediate level, and 120 language instruction hours for advanced students.

I see the Summer FLAS Application requires a brochure from the language program I wish to attend.  Can I download a copy or print out a web version? Yes.  You may print out a downloaded or web version.  The key information that must be displayed is the length of the program, the contact hours (hours per week in class) and the cost of the program.

Can the AY Fellowship be used overseas? The AY Fellowships are intended to be used at the UO.  In some cases, they may be used overseas with prior approval. A non-inclusive list of programs previous FLAS students have attended follows:

Language Program Name
JP ARC Academy Japanese Language School in Kyoto
JP UO-Senshu Program in Japan
JP+ZH Middlebury College
KR Sogang University
ZH Indiana University-Bloomington
ZH IUP-Beijing
JP+ZH Beloit College
KR Ewha Women’s University intensive Korean language program
JP Kyoto Institute of Culture and Language intensive Japanese Program
ZH UO Harbin (HIT)
ZH East China Normal University (CIEE)

Can I use the AY or Summer FLAS at a non-UO sponsored program?
All non-UO programs must be pre-approved by the Department of Education and must meet the program requirements mentioned above.  The approval process is managed by the FLAS coordinator; students do not need to contact the Department of Education directly.Can the Summer FLAS awards be used overseas? Yes.  If the program is sponsored by the UO and meets the Summer FLAS program requirements mentioned above, it is automatically approved.

Are there any requirements of the FLAS Fellows? Aside from taking the required courses, the FLAS Fellows must take a pre- and post-award language proficiency assessment and complete a final report for the US Department of Education.

For a current application, please click here.

February 7, 2011

NRC Events


2010-11 Events


Winter Term Events

Northwest China Council and World Affairs Council presents
Thursday, February 3, 2011
“The Role of Law in China’s Strained ‘Harmonious Society’”
Professor Margaret Lewis, Associate Professor, Seton Hall
UO White Stag  Building in Portland, Room 142/144
12:00 pm
This event is free, but please click here to register.

This event is supported by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program, which is funded by the Henry Luce and C.V. Starr Foundations.  It is also sponsored by the UO’s National Resource Center for East Asian Studies.
Jeremiah Lecture
Monday, February 7, 2011
“Social, Cultural, and Linguistic Dimensions of Creative Language Use in China’s Internet”
Hongyin Tao, Chinese Language and Linguistics, UCLA
Knight Library Browsing Room 3:30 pm
Jeremiah Lecture
Friday, February 18, 2011
“The Origins of Domesticated Water Buffalo in China: An Interdisciplinary Approach”
Li Liu, Sir Robert Ho Tung Professor in Chinese Archaeology, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University
Condon Hall, Room 204 4:00 pm

Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies
Tuesday, March 8 2011 at 12pm
“Imagining Atrocity: The Nanjing Massacre on Film and the Curious Case if Scarlet Rose.”
An Illustrated Talk by Michael Berry, Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
Mills International Center
The Robert D. Clark Honors College presents:
“Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging”
Eleana J. Kim
Clark Honors College Library, 3rd floor Chapman Hall
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 4pm

This event is sponsored by Clark Honors College, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Global Oregon, Department of History, and CHC Kaleidoscope.
Author Talk
“Pop Culture from a Multipolar Japan”
Roland Kelts, Author and Journalist
Knight Library Browsing Room
March 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm This event is cosponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

Fall Term Events

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
Monday, October 18, 2010
University of Oregon White Stag Building – Portland
5:00 pm
For a complete schedule, please click here.
Taiwan Film Festival
October 20-22, 2010
Willamette Hall,  Room 110
For a complete festival schedule, please click here.
Jeremiah Lecture
Friday, November 5, 2010
“The Magic of Concepts: Wang Yanan and His 1930s Critique of Social Science”
Rebecca Karl, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies & History, New York University
McKenzie Hall, Room 375
12:00 pm
Jeremiah Lecture
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
“All Disease Comes from the Heart: The Pivotal Role of the Emotions in Classical Chinese Medicine”
A talk by Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, Lac
McKenzie Hall, Room 229
5:30 pm

Workshop Talk and Discussion
Saturday, November 20, 2010
“Modern Girl Culture and Working-Class Women in Interwar Japan”
Barbara Sato, Professor of History at Seikei University in Japan
McKenzie Hall, Room 375
1:00 pm
November 9, 2010

NRC Faculty

East Asia Faculty Affiliates
The UO has a well-deserved reputation as a center of excellence for scholarship and teaching; and East Asian studies is the strongest area studies concentration on campus by almost every measure—faculty numbers, student enrollments, majors. The East Asian studies faculty publishes extensively.  The several books they have produced in recent years have been released by major university presses such as University of California, Stanford, Cambridge, University of Hawaii, and the University of Washington. Our faculty have also produced a number of edited volumes, and have contributed papers to many others. They regularly contribute articles to major journals, including the Journal of Asian Studies, China Quarterly, China Review, Asian Perspectives, and the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. Several have published Chinese, Japanese, and other translations of their monographs.

Over the past 5 years, EA faculty members have received numerous external grants, fellowships, awards, and distinctions from SSRC, ACLS, Chiang Ching-kuo, Fulbright, Japan Foundation, NEH, NSF, and the Stanford Humanities Center, among others.

Gyoung-Ah  Lee, Associate Professor — China, Korea

Kyuho Ahn, Assistant Professor — Korea
Nancy Cheng, Associate Professor – East Asia
Howard  Davis, Professor — South Asia, East Asia
Kevin Nute, Professor — Japan

Ying Tan, Associate Professor — China

Arts and Administration
Doug Blandy, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (AAA); AAD Program Director — China
John Fenn, Assistant Professor in the Arts and Administration Program (AAD)

Art History
Charles  Lachman, Associate Professor — China, Korea
Jenny Lin, Assistant Professor — China
Akiko Walley, Maude I. Kerns Assistant Professor — Japan

Lynn Kahle, Giustina Professor of Marketing — East Asia

Center for Applied Second Language Studies
Julie Sykes, Director

Comparative Literatures
Steven Brown, Professor — Japan

East Asian Languages and Literatures
Lucien Brown, Assistant Professor — Korea
Weijun Chen, Instructor — China
Roy Chan, Assistant Professor — China
Steve  Durrant, Professor — China
Maram  Epstein, Associate Professor — China
Alisa  Freedman, Associate Professor — Japan
Yukari Furikado, Instructor- Japan
Denise  Gigliotti, Instructor — China
Alison  Groppe, Associate Professor — China, Malaysia
Reiko Hashimoto, Senior Instructor — Japan
Kaori Idemaru, Associate Professor — Japan
Rika  Ikei, Instructor — Japan
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, Associate Professor — China
Sae Kawase, Instructor — Japan
Dong Hoon Kim, Assistant Professor — Korea
Wendy  Larson, Professor — China
Eunyoung Lee, Instructor — Korea
Fengjun Mao, Instructor — China
Daisuke  Miyao, Associate Professor — Japan
Naoko  Nakadate, Senior Instructor — Japan
Yoko O’Brien, Instructor — Japan
Bomi Oh, Instructor — Korean
Glynne Walley, Assistant Professor — Japan
Yugen Wang, Associate Professor — China
Jason Webb, Assistant Professor – Japan
Jean  Wu, Senior Instructor — China

David Li, Professor — China

Daniel Buck, Associate Professor — China
Xiaobo  Su, Associate Professor — China

Ina  Asim, Associate Professor — China
Bryna  Goodman, Professor — China
Andrew Goble, Professor — Japan
Jeffrey  Hanes, Associate Professor — Japan

Honors College
Susanna  Lim, Associate Professor — Korea
Roxann  Prazniak, Associate Professor — China

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Anne Rose Kitagawa, Curator — East Asia

Kyu  Youm, Professor — Korea

Knight Library
Noelle Byun, Korea Cataloguer
Kevin McDowell, Japan Studies Librarian
Xiaotong Wang, China Studies Librarian

Landscape Architecture 
Ron Lovinger, Professor- Japan

Eric Priest, Assistant Professor — China

Scott  Delancey, Professor — China, Tibet

Loren Kajikawa, Assistant Professor — Japan

Political Science
Karrie Koesel, Assistant Professor — China
Tuong Vu, Associate Professor — SE Asia

Planning, Public Policiy, and Management
Yizhao Yang, Associate Professor — East Asia

Religious Studies
Mark Unno, Associate Professor — Japan

Eileen Otis, Associate Professor — China

Theater Arts
Alexandra  Bonds, Professor — China

October 15, 2010

Jeremiah Lecture Series Support

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies is accepting proposals from UO faculty for speakers to visit the UO and deliver a public lecture on campus. These guests will be part of the Jeremiah Lecture Series, administered by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. We have funds to pay most expenses associated with the lecture, including honorarium, travel, publicity, reception, etc. Applicants are encouraged to include possible cosponsors in their applications. The visitors must lecture on a topic related to Asia and/or the Pacific and be relevant to a public audience.

To submit a proposal, please click here to complete the online application form.

Deadlines for invited speaker applications are:

Fall: November 16, 2018 (for speakers coming in winter/spring/summer 2019)
Spring: April 5, 2019 (for speakers coming fall/winter 2019-20)

For a hardcopy version of the application form, please contact Holly Lakey at