Browse Student Learning by Series/Report "Anth 499, East Asian Youth and Global Futures, Prof. Nancy Abelmann and Prof. Karen Kelsky: East Asian youth have experienced perhaps the world’s most compressed development as well as the world’s most aggressive globalization policies. This course examines how youth in East Asia (China/s, Japan, and the Koreas) are making their way in our globalizing world, focusing in particular on the transformations in work, education, recreation, gender, and sexuality brought about by neoliberal economic restructuring in the region. Topics studied include the insecure job market for young people, consumerism, globalized pop culture phenomena such as Pokemon, the Korean wave, and Internet gaming, emergent LGBT communities, etc. Students are encouraged to focus their research projects on aspects of the U. of I. student life that reflect the experiences of East Asian youth in a global market. The U of I offers a fascinating window on East Asian youth because of the many college (and pre-college) students who make their way here – as well as the movement of “Amercian” youth to East Asia. Through participation in the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI), students will conduct local field research that reveals the global processes at issue. The course syllabus is available at: www.eui.uiuc.edu/docs/syllabi/ANTH499S08.doc"
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(2008)Our project hinged on the ability of the undergraduate advanced Chinese and Japanese students at the UIUC to describe, during short interviews, the value of their respective languages in economic terms. We found that the ...
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(2008)This project is about East Asian students from Korea, Japan, and Taiwan studying at the Intensive English Institute of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We conducted face-to-face individual interviews with ...
(2008)For our project we sought to find if Chinese is replacing Japanese as the East Asian business language just as the economy is shifting from Japan towards China. We limited our research pool to non-heritage undergraduates ...
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(2008)The starting point of this project is the observation of difference of Korean female students' fashion at UIUC. From that point, we dug further into the meaning of fashion in relation to one's identity across two countries ...
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The Shifting Commodity of Language: Chinese and Japanese Language Learning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2008)Through this project we sought to discover to what degree students’ motives for studying Chinese and Japanese reflect the changing global status of China and Japan: essentially, whether or not Chinese is replacing Japanese ...
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