Slideshow for German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures

New book by Matthew Fraleigh

GRALL is excited to announce the publication of a new book by Professor Matthew Fraleigh: Plucking Chrysanthemums: Narushima Ryūhoku and Sinitic Literary Traditions in Modern Japan. The book is currently available from Harvard University Press.

For additional details, please visit GRALL Department News.

Plucking Chrysanthemums

Statement of Solidarity

Read the Statement of Solidarity with the students of #FordHall2015 from members of the GRALL faculty.

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Welcome to GRALL

The Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature (GRALL) includes the German Studies Program, the Russian Studies Program, the Chinese Language Program, and the Japanese Language Program, as well as language courses in Korean.


CHIN 126A: Advanced Conversational Chinese [ fl hum ]
Professor Jian Wei
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM

Prerequisite: CHIN 105b or equivalent.

For advanced students of Chinese, this course further develops their Chinese speaking proficiency in both informal and formal styles. The course is conducted entirely in Chinese and is designed for students who want to improve their communicative ability in Chinese. Focuses on significant expansion of vocabularies, grammars, and genuine expressions used by Chinese in their daily life, as well as enhancing students' understanding of Chinese society and culture.

KOR 100A: Introduction to Korean Culture [ hum nw ]
Professor Eun-Jo Lee

M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM & Th 5:00 PM–5:50 PM

Introduces students to major aspects of traditional and contemporary Korean culture. By exploring various socio-cultural elements and issues in traditional and modern Korea, students will be able to identify uniqueness of Korean culture and fully appreciate the roots of Korean culture.