Friday, August 25, 2017
The Japanese and Korean placement tests will be held Friday, August 25, 2017, in the Foreign Languages Building. Please see the link below for times and locations and to register for the tests: https://apps.atlas.illinois.edu/FormBuilderSurvey/Survey/LAS/SLCL/japanese_korean_placement_test/
August 25, 2017 Foreign Language Placement Exams for Japanese and Korean offered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Important: please bring your University I-Card to the test site. Proctors will check I-Cards as students arrive to take the test. Test Times and Locations: - Japanese is at 12:00 pm in room G20 Foreign Languages Building - Kore
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Come practice your Japanese with fellow learners and native speakers. All welcome!
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
In PEOPLE ARE THE SKY, director Dai Sil Kim-Gibson makes a pilgrimage to her place of birth in North Korea for the first time in nearly 70 years, to explore if it is still home. Kim-Gibson is the first Korean-American filmmaker to be given official permission by the North Korean government to film inside its borders. Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker in person.
Friday, September 15, 2017
While other scholars present the case of Japan in terms of "the expansion of international society," this talk will argue that Japan helps to demonstrate how international society was constructed.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Apology follows the personal journeys of three former "comfort women" who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Helpless is a 2012 South Korean psychological thriller written and directed by Byun Young-joo based on the bestselling novel “Kasha” by Japanese writer Miyuki Miyabe.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Xiaohui Zhang (PhD Candidate, EALC) presents his essay on Natsume Sōseki’s kanshi of 1916 and the writer's pursuit of the Dao toward the end of his life. Contextualized in both the turbulence of Meiji Japan (1868-1912) and the Chinese poetic and philosophical traditions, this piece offers a comprehensive overview of the thematic and formal features of Sōseki’s 1916 kanshi.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
A Drop of the Grapevine depicts the relationships between two brothers and the people around them, set against the lush natural environment of Sorachi, Hokkaido.
An empathic period drama, based on Yamamoto Ichiriki's Naoki Award winning novel, starring Nakatani Miki and Uchino Masaaki. The scene is set in Fukagawa in the Edo period, with Eikichi (Uchino Masaaki), a tofu maker who comes from Kyo to Edo, and his Edo-born wife, Ofumi (Nakatani Miki).
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Prior research has found that people feel licensed to make indulgent choices after behaving morally. This research investigates whether licensing happens the same way across cultures.