The East Asian Studies department has a strong and dynamic language program. We offer courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. In addition, students participate in speech contests. U of T students are highly successful in such contests. For students who take a certain number of language credits, a Language Citation (a notation on your transcript) is available. Students who wish to take language courses in a certain language should read the instructions on the language pages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean). EAS Majors and Specialists should read: Fulfilling the Language Requirement. A language exchange program sponsored by the Centre for International Experience is also available for students who wish to practice their language skills with a native-speaker.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Professor Janet Poole's book, When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea, won the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Julianne Kelso (BA, MA EAS) who has recently been awarded the Best New Translator Award by the Korea Literature Translation Institute. The award recognizes previously unpublished translators. Julianne will travel to Seoul in November to receive her award. We wish her the best for her future translation endeavours.
Congratulations to EAS doctoral student Elizabeth Parke, who has just been awarded a Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities for 2015-16!
Professor Yiching Wu has received the President's Book Award from the Social Science History Association for his book, The Cultural Revolution at the Margins (Harvard University Press, 2014). The Award "rewards an especially meritorious work by a beginning scholar."