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 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)
For more information, please see People >> Publications.
Professor emerita Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki are pleased to announce the publication of their collaborative work:
The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-century Japan, by Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, translated and with an introduction by Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki. Columbia University Press, 2014.
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."