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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Re-evaluating Murakami's Superflat: toward a contextualized interpretation of contemporary Japanese art (2015-09-25)This thesis examines Murakami Takashi’s Superflat theory and exhibition as well as the ramifications of its success. Developed through the 1990s and the early 2000s, Murakami’s Superflat theory attempts to prove a direct ...
(2015-07-09)This dissertation explores how Pe̍h-oē-jī (Jiaohui roma zi/Baihua zi, literally meaning “church romanization” or “vernacular script” in Chinese, POJ hereafter) was transformed from a “foreign” writing system as a religious ...
The reanalysis and interpretation of garden-path sentences by native speakers and second language learners (2015-07-16)This dissertation examines factors (verb bias and plausibility) that influence reanalysis processes in native and non-native processing of English and Mandarin garden-path sentences (Chapters 2 and 3) and the relationship ...
(2015-07-21)This thesis discusses the issues of public culture, identities, and law of Chinese Muslims in the Qing Empire (1644-1911). It goes beyond current scholarship which focuses on official and elite narratives of Chinese Muslims, ...
Representing Divorce, Reforming Interiority: Narratives of Gender, Class and Family in Post-Reform Chinese Literature and Culture (2009)This project stands at the juncture of modern Chinese literature, post-socialist studies, cultural history of divorce, and critical studies about global middle-class cultures. Employing analytical tools mainly from literary ...