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New 400-level Japanese Course for Winter 2013

JAPAN 460: Languages and Cultures of Okinawa Learn about Okinawan language endangerment, language policy, multilingualism, linguistic fieldwork while gaining insight into the history, politics and culture(s)/ society of Okinawa. We will closely examine one of the minority languages, Miyako, to gain a deeper understanding of these issues. Students will give reports focusing on areas such as education, religion, sports, music, dance, food, the Ryuukyuu Kingdom, and the US military presence. Click the ttitle for more information!

East Asian Studies Graduate Program Information Session

Are you interested in a career in East Asia? Are you interested in becoming a specialist on East Asia? Do you want to study more about East Asia? Please come to the graduate program information session on Friday November 30th at 1:00pm in 3-58. Pembina Hall

Japanese Placement Test Dates for Winter 2013 classes

Dates have been confirmed for Japanese placement tests in December and January for classes held in the Winter 2013 term.

Chinese Language Screening Sessions for Winter term 2013

The following dates have been confirmed for Chinese language screening sessions for Winter 2013 classes.

Assistant Professor in Korean Studies

The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies. The areas covered by the department include premodern and modern literature, cultural studies, linguistics, language pedagogy, and translation studies. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree (or be close to completion) in a related aspect of Korean Studies. Consideration of applications begins 17 December 2012 For full details and to submit an application, see Competition/A110219001/

EDO: Arts of Japan's Last Shogun Age at the AGA

November 3-Feburary 1 at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Take in the armour, lacqerware and Ukiyo-e on display and catch two of our fantastic professors give public talks on: Art of the Rulers: The Kano and Tosa Schools with Professor Walter Davis, Wednesday, November 7, 7 pm Life of the Samurai: Armour, Swords and Images with Professor Mikael Adolphson, Wednesday, November 21, 7 pm

Korean Speech Contest 2012

...Will take place on: Friday, November 2, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in MEC 2-1. Please click here for the application form and more information. Hope to see you there!!

Take Japanese Linguistics (JAPAN 425)

Are you studying Japanese or another East Asian language? Are you interested in or studying Linguistics? Register for JAPAN 425 today! Click here for the poster.

UofA Classes Abroad? Sign up for a Semester in Taiwan!

Click for more info or come to our first info session on: Wednesday, September 26, NOON- 1 pm CAB 357

Join Us for East Asian Studies 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us on Thursday, September 27 for the launching of Professor Brian Evans' book _Pursuing China_ and on Friday, September 28 at NOON in front of Pembina Hall for a celebration to remember! Click here for more info.

Introducing CHINA 376: Enter the world of the great historian Sima Qian!

Looking for an exciting course to take? Enter the world of the great historian Sima Qian (c. 145 - c. 87 BCE): The world he came from, the world as he saw it, the world as he depicted it. The world he created! Join us in CHINA 376 (Fall 2012) Questions? Contact the instructor at:

Chinese Language Screening Dates

For those students interested in taking Chinese language courses for the 2012-2013 academic year, new screening sessions have been confirmed.

Japanese Placement Test Dates

Japanese placement test will be held in Pembina 3-58 on the following dates: Tuesday, July 10; 3:30-5:30 Friday, August 10; 1:00-3:00 Tuesday, Sept. 4; 10:00-12:00 Friday, Sept. 7; 4:00-6:00 Friday Sept. 14; 4:00 - 6:00

JAPAN 101 Registration Dates

Japan 101 A1-A6: Registration restricted to Arts students until July 2. All other students may register beginning July 3. Japan 101 A7,Q2: Registration is for first year Arts students until July 2. All Arts students may register from July 3 to July 31. All other students can register beginning August 1.

Undergraduate researcher works with faculty member on linguistic field study in Okinawa

Honoka Takei, a third year linguistics student, has been working with Dr. Ono to record and analyze lullabies in the Miyako language, a minority language in Okinawa, with funding from the Faculty of Arts and the Japan Foundation. For the full story please follow the link.

Chinese Language Screening Dates for 2012/13 Registration

The Department has confirmed upcoming Chinese language screening dates for assistance in registering for the 2012/2013 academic year. Please follow this link for further information.

Japanese Placement Schedule (March-April 2012)

Thursday, March 29th; 2:00pm Thursday, April 26th; 1:00pm Tuesday, May 8th; 3:30pm Testing will take place in Pembina 3-58.

A Year of Anniversaries

The Department of East Asian Studies is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, having been established as the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures in the fall of 1981.

Upcoming Talks in the East Asia Speaker Series - Winter 2012

The East Asia Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies, the University of Alberta China Institute and the Prince Takamado Japan Centre. Please follow the link to learn about our upcoming talks.

Distinguished Visitor Dr. Kang-kwong Luke to appear at EAS Colloquium

The Department of East Asian Studies has invited Dr. Kang-kwong Luke from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as Distinguished Visitor to the University of Alberta for a talk at the East Asian Studies Colloquium on March 1st. Dr. Luke's research spans the fields of Chinese linguistics, conversation analysis, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics. We invite you to his talk on March 1st at 4:00pm in PB 358.

Rare Opportunity - Guqin Lecture and Recital

Dr. Jeff Roberts is presenting "Tracing Intercultural Instincts for Spontaneity - Daoist Aesthetics, Guqin Improvisation and American Experimentalism" at Studio 27 this Friday, January 27th. Everyone welcome. Admission is free!

Chinese Lantern Festival Celebration

The Department of East Asian Studies cordially invites you to attend the 2012 Chinese Lantern Festival Celebration in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the department.

Lecture on Chinese art: De-nin Lee

De-nin Lee, "Black and White and Read All Over: Chinese Painting and Reception." Thusday, 19 January, 5:15pm - 6:15pm, Fine Arts Building 2-20.

Additional date for Japanese placement test

There will be an additional Japanese language placement test on Monday January 16th at 4:00 p.m. in Pembina 3-58.

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