Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures
East Asian Languages and Cultures is a department of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The department offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) major and minor, Master of Arts (M.A.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The department offers courses in the languages, literatures, societies, and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has long enjoyed a national and international reputation as a center for East Asian studies. For more information see the department website at http://www.ealc.uiuc.edu/.
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(2019-04-26)Incorporating gender as a category of historical analysis, this article will take a look at the debate on the symbolic meaning of women’s fashion in early-twentieth century China. Women’s fashion has been perceived as an ...
Visualized gender and gendered visuality: Love, marriage, and labor in contemporary Chinese women’s visual culture (2019-04-17)Feminism was long sidelined as a bourgeois ideology in Communist China and has never fully recovered as the leading apparatus for female empowerment. Chinese women have made tremendous progress under the leadership of the ...
(2019-04-17)Although shenjing shuairuo (SJSR) has remained a salient clinical and cultural concept in China since the first decade of the twentieth century, in 1980 neurasthenia was removed from the American Psychiatric Association’s ...
(2019-04-11)Chinese idioms originated from the pre-Qin dynasty (~ 221 A.D.) and are the linguistic and cultural heritage of the Chinese civilization. However, only 2.47% of the still-in-use idioms have a regular structure that follows ...
Re-envisioning community policing: Histories, discourses, and practices in the People’s Republic of China (2019-04-26)This essay extends the debate over whether “shequ jingwu” should be regarded as an imported term of “community policing”, or in nature repetition of long-term Chinese policing practice. This study uses a local community ...