Su Fang Ng, Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor in the Department of English, was awarded a Learn German in Germany grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) to attend an intensive language course at the Goethe-Institutin Dresden, Germany, from July 2 to 26. Ng was selected so that she could improve her German skills in order to take into account German Orientalists in her study of early modern European Orientalists in Asia.