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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(2018-03-05)My dissertation examines dubbed foreign films, which were the Chinese people’s “window to the outside world” during the Cold War era. Between 1949 and 1994, when Hollywood’s path to China was blocked by Cold War politics, ...
Should we pass on “passing women”?: The stakes of (trans)gender ontologies for South Korean namjangyeoja television dramas (2018-04-26)Scholarship has gendered the protagonists of namjangyeoja dramas, South Korean live-action television dramas that focus on the lives of female-assigned people who pass as men, as “women”. I argue that we must push back ...
(2017-07-21)With interest in genres like BL (Boys’ Love) and the presence of LGBT characters in popular series continuing to soar to new heights in Japan and abroad, the question of the presence, or lack thereof, of queer narratives ...
(2017-04-19)This study investigated the role of working memory (WM) and input direction in the use of sentence build-up drills (SBD). Thirty Chinese L2 speakers participated in the experiment, which consisted of a SBD test, a R-span ...
Negotiating the border in Song China: foreign policy, border management, and border-crossings, 1005-1122 (2017-04-28)This thesis discusses the issue of foreign policy, border management, and border-crossing incidents during Song-Liao peacetime (1005-1122). It focuses on one of the earliest borderlines drawn between two great powers of ...