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
The Modernist Studies Association has announced its short list for the 2015 MSA Book Prize. Professor Janet Poole's book, When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea, has made the short list. Congratulations! The award winner will be announced in Boston at the MSA's 17th annual conference, November 19-22.
Congratulations to EAS doctoral student Elizabeth Parke, who has just been awarded a Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities for 2015-16!
EAS graduate students have had extraordinary success in recent scholarship competitions. Our congratulations go to Jeremy Hurdis for winning a Doctoral SSHRC Award, to Kyrie Vermette who has been awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship, to Kristin Sivak who has been offered an Ontario Graduate Scholarship Visa Award, and to Alexandre Pacquet and incoming student Stacy Lafortune-Coutlee for their Ontario Graduate Scholarship Domestic Awards. Kristin Sivak has also received a Japan Foundation Award to conduct research in Japan. Well done everyone!
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."
The department celebrates two recent publications:
When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea, by Janet Poole (Columbia University Press, 2014)
The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: Chinese Socialism in Crisis, by Yiching Wu (Harvard University Press, 2014)
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