News Archive 2015

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Chinese Language Screening Sessions

For students wishing to register in Chinese language classes for the Fall and Winter 2016/17, we have updated screening dates!

Updated! Japanese Placement Test Spring/Summer and Fall 2016

Japanese Placement Tests confirmed for language classes in Spring/Summer and Fall 2016.

New EASIA course offering Winter 2016

For students looking for another 400-level course to take this winter term, we are now offering a section of EASIA 455 (formerly CHINA 455).

Hindi Language Screening

For students who are planning to register for, or are already registered in, HINDI language classes please read for screening information.

Assistant Professor Korean Studies 2015

The Department of East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for Assistant Professor in Korean Studies (tenure-track, starting July 1, 2016).

Chinese Literature Search 2015

The Department of East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature (tenure-track, starting July 1, 2016). Please follow the link for more information.

EASIA 346 Japanese Literature at a Crossroads

There is still time to register in EASIA 346 (formerly JAPAN 322). Please click on the title above to see the poster and description of this class. It will deepen your knowledge of contemporary Japanese society through literature, manga and film. Don't miss the opportunity!

Teaching Awards

Congratulations to Ms. Yingduo (Sakura) Cui on her Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts and to Ms. Yumi Sieben, winner of the Wiliam Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the highest teaching award available to contract instructors at the U of A. Please click on the title above for the full story and pictures.

China Screening Dates 2015-16

Chinese Language Screening Sessions confirmed for those students wishing to register for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015 Chinese language classes.

Hindi to be offered at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is offering a class in Hindi language in 2015-16. This is the first time that Hindi has been offered for university credit at U of A, and perhaps in Alberta. Please click on the title above for the full story!

When registering for new EASIA courses

A reminder for everyone registering for classes. All content courses are now under new EASIA names, please check earlier posts for the detailed list. Also, if you have any problems registering in a course due to prerequisites, please see Heather at the department office in Pembina Hall. She will need your name, student ID, the course you're trying to enroll in and which prerequisite(s) you have for the course in order to enroll you manually. Please click on the title above to be redirected to our full page on programme changes.

Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta will be hosting TOCFL (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language) this year. The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) is a standardized language proficiency test, which is developed by the Mandarin Training Center, the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, and the Psychological Testing Center of National Taiwan Normal University. The test is used to assess and to certify the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers. The test will be held on April 24, 2015 at 1:00pm, and the registration deadline is on March 20, 2015 (Friday). (...more)

2015 Chinese Bridge Competition

We are happy to announce the third annual Chinese Bridge competition for Alberta university students, to be held on Saturday March 15 on the U of A campus. The Chinese Bridge contest is an excellent and fun opportunity to display your Chinese language and performance skills! There are prizes for participants, and in past years the winning entrant has won an all-expenses-paid trip to represent western Canada on Chinese television in the international Chinese Bridge competition. Take the plunge and join students from all over the province in the Chinese Bridge competition on March 15!

Visiting Speaker Thursday February 5

What Ever Happened to Filiality? Cinematic, Visual, Artistic and Poetic Images of the Tensions in Relations between Individuals, Families and the State in Contemporary China. Please click on the title for full information.

Taiwan Studies in 2015

Accepting applications from students and faculty interested in pursuing a research project related to Taiwan Studies in 2015. Please click on the title for full information.

2015 K-Pop Contest

2015 K-POP contest will be here February 11th, 2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm! See inside for further information.

2015 EASIA Program Change Information Update

Changes have been made to the EASIA Major/Minor/Honors programs for Fall 2015. We will be holding information sessions on January 30, February 27th and March 27th, and have updated our web page with all new links and checklists! Please follow this link for all the news.

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