News Archive 2014

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Chinese Language Screening Sessions-updated for Winter 2015

For students interested in taking Chinese language courses in Winter 2015, new screening sessions have been confirmed. They will all be held in Pembina Hall, Room 3-20. Please click on title for a complete list of dates and times.

East Asian Studies student entrepreneurial success

Congratulations to Adrianne Thomson on her entrepreneurial success and use of the UofA's eHUB.

Japanese Placement Tests 2015

Dates for Japanese language placement tests for Winter 2015 as well as Spring/Summer 2015 registration have been confirmed! Please follow the link for dates and times.


to our graduate student Peng Qiu, who recently gave a talk and won first prize at the 2014 International Symposium on Language, History, and Society: Global Perspectives on the Asia-Pacific Region ( 2014文史與社會國際論壇:「全球視野下的亞太」) The symposium is held annually, this year at the National Normal University of Taiwan. Her paper was entitled The Preliminary Investigation of Grammar in Yilan Creole.

Spoken Discourse Research Studio SDRS

The Spoken Discourse Research Studio (SDRS) aims at the study of language in actual context. Our primary focus is to identify, document, and/or theorize linguistic knowledge through the examination of everyday talk. We record actual speech along with non-verbal aspects, create transcripts, and analyze data qualitatively and quantitatively. We host various activities, including theme-focused workshops, inviting specialists internationally, and regular research meetings. Please contact to find out more about our lab and its activities. Research activities for SDRS have been supported by generous funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Japan Foundation, the Hakuho Foundation, and the University of Alberta. Please click on the title for a link to the site.

EASIA 260 Popular Culture and Contemporary Japanese Society

Click on title for course information!

New Cross-Listed Course POLS 445-560

Topics in Globalization and Governance: China in the World. Please click on title for full course description.

Congratulations to our Graduates


The Department of East Asian Studies has opened a number of new classes for the 2014-15 academic year that might not have been visible when you registered for your classes. I invite you to check them out by clicking on the title above!

Now accepting applications for our Winter 2015 Semester in Taiwan program!

Now accepting applications for our Winter 2015 Semester in Taiwan program! Please click on the title for complete information.

Global Visions Film Festival

We are thrilled to announce that Global Visions' Film Festival is showing four Japan-related documentaries during their newly-expanded festival this year, which runs from May 8th - 15th. The Department of East Asian Studies invites you to take this rare opportunity to view these thought-provoking films at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Three of the four films make up the Spotlight on Fukushima Series and the other film looks into a current social issue in Japan. Please CLICK ON THE ABOVE TITLE for full details and links to these eye-opening documentaries. We hope to see you there!

Taiwan Documentary Film Night

Join us on March 27 (Thursday) at 5:00pm in CCIS L1-140 for: Go Grandriders 不老騎士; The Right Thing 廣場 Please click on the title above for further information.

Revisiting Japan: Traditionalism, China, and the Artistic Envisioning Modern Japan

Spend 2 weeks in Japan this summer ($750 TRAVEL AWARD), earning UofA credits towards your degree while studying (in English) at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto! Application Deadline Monday, March 3, 2014.

2015 Winter Semester in Taiwan

Please click on the above title to find out about spending an exciting semester in Taiwan. -Earn up to 9 transfer credits -Language instruction at ALL LEVELS -Experience cosmopolitan Taipei!

3rd Korean Speech Contest and K-Pop Contest

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