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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(2009)This dissertation examines embodied histories in the production of Okinawa at the intersection of colonialism, gender, and the body in modern Japan. By combining archival research with ethnographic methods, I problematize ...
(2008)An authentic introduction to the scholarship of traditional China must proceed through an uprooting of the ideological obstacles or peculiarly modern biases ordinarily preventing us from understanding writers of the ...
(2014-09-16)Scholarship on Japan’s Occupation Period (1945-1952) has focused on the ways in which Japan was transformed from an imperial power to a democratic nation. While such work provides valuable information about how the Supreme ...
(2014-09-16)ABSTRACT This dissertation examines the shifting subjectivities of contemporary South Korean professors, the most prominent, symbolic group of South Korean intellectuals, focusing on the experiences of “geese-dad” professors ...
Healthy realism: paradoxical aesthetics, ideology, and nation- building in Taiwan cinema 1964- 1982 (2014-01-16)This dissertation focuses on Healthy Realist Film Movement (jiankang xieshi dianying) and its influence on Taiwan cinema from 1964 to the rise of New Taiwan Cinema in 1982. Healthy Realism was first introduced to Taiwan ...