Record Series 563 contains the administrative subject files of the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department at UCLA (known
as the Oriental Languages Department until the 1984/1985 academic year; renamed the Asian Languages and Cultures Department
in 2004). Materials include department correspondence and memos; annual reports; and records pertaining to its degree programs.
Formal instruction in Chinese and Japanese languages was first offered in the fall of 1947 at UCLA, when the Department of
Oriental Languages was organized by Richard C. Rudolph, chairman, with the assistance of Ensho Ashikaga and Yong C. Chu. The
impetus for such a department began with Peter A. Boodberg, the chairman of a parallel department at UC Berkeley.
0.8 linear ft.
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