Category Archives: Languages


I just got a certificate of Chinese language ability that should let me fulfill the department’s language requirements. To be honest, I haven’t spoken serious Chinese for three years so it was embarrassing to claim that “my Chinese is good” … Continue reading

Posted in Languages, My Grad School Life

Summer 2008

One of very important reasons to stay being a student and to work in academia is the long summer (and winter) vacation. It is not really a ‘vacation’ since we usually have lots of work, but we have a chance … Continue reading

Posted in Korea, Languages, Taiwan, Travel

Why Romanize them?

I blame the path dependency in our citation rules, especially on foreign sources. Why do we need to romanize Japanese, Chinese and Korean titles? If you cannot read these languages, romanized titles are not useful at all, anyways. We provide … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Languages, My Grad School Life