The Department of East Asian Studies provides students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the languages, cultures, and societies of the region. The department’s course offerings engage the diversity of East Asian cultures, from contemporary film and politics to ancient philosophy, and they critically examine the structures that define the area and render it an object of study. We offer Chinese, Japanese, and Korean from beginning to advanced levels, and a full range of courses on East Asian literature, history, thought, religion, and society. In a time of globalization, a degree in East Asian Studies can be an excellent springboard from which to launch a career in fields where bilingualism, critical analytical skills, and in-depth knowledge of the socio-historical and cultural contexts of East Asian texts and ideas are essential. Our major and specialist programs thus build the foundation for careers in teaching and research, international business and law, foreign service, and cultural institutions.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The 12th Annual Ontario Chinese Bridge Contest (a Chinese Language Proficiency Contest) for University Students on May 4, 2013, sponsored by the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Toronto
Our three contestants performed superbly in all three categories: speech, artistic performance, and knowledge in Chinese language and culture. Luke West won second prize; Hyunah
Shim won third prize; Stephen Mosca received an honorable mention. They all have been invited to apply for Chinese government scholarships to study in China.