20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: The module surveys various cultural and social aspects of the major languages of modern East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese) from a regional perspective, their writing systems, and the historical development and relationship of languages. The module aims to equip students with a broad understanding of the cultural, social, historical, political and contact issues of language in East Asia, and to encourage students to take a critical regional perspective rather than a single-country view.

Staff Contact: Dr Nicolas Tranter
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Uyghur and Okinawan language tests

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