Students can minor in Chinese and/or Japanese languages or in China (cultural) Studies and/or Japan (cultural) Studies. They can also major or minor in East Asia Studies, an interdisciplinary program involving perspectives from the disciplines of history, political science, philosophy, literature, and others.
The Chinese language program offers a balanced four-level program of listening, speaking, reading and writing standard Chinese. A primary goal is to provide a solid foundation in pronunciation, grammar, and proficiency in the four language skills in the first three levels. Courses at the fourth level serve to facilitate students attaining competence in reading authentic modern writings, with the aid of a dictionary. For students who have attained fluency, elective courses are offered to explore specific aspects of Chinese language and culture, in film, business, literature, and communication.
Minor in Chinese Studies
Minor in China Studies
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B.A. (Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China), M.Ed. in Language Education (Open University of Hong Kong), Ph.D. Linguistics (Shaanxi Normal University, China)
Proficiency for HSK (3344A/B)
Improving Chinese Communication Skills in Standard Chinese (3345A/B)
Chinese III (3350)
Student Project 1 - December 2014
Student Project 2 - December 2014
Chinese IV (4450)
Dr. Guo Yuan (Kevin) Liu
Lecturer, Chinese Program
Office: HUC OR145
B.A. English Literature (Concordia), M.A. & Ph.D. Comparative Literature (U.W.O)
Representative Works in Traditional Chinese Literature (2242F/G)
Representative Works in Modern Chinese Literature (2244F/G)
Chinese Cities and Chinese Culture (2247F/G)
BA (Kansai Gaidai), M.Ed. (Brock)
Japanese I (1050)
Japanese II (2250)
Office: AHB 3G28J (main campus)
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 87078
Japanese I (1050) - Intersession 2017
Dr. Michiya Kawai
Associate Professor and Co-ordinator, Japanese Program
Office: HUC A214
Phone: 519-438-7224 ext. 330
B.A. English (Meiji Gakuin University), Ph.D. Linguistics (University of Connecticut).
Japanese II (2250)
Perspectives on Japan (1650F/G)
The Cultural Foundations of Modern Japan (JPN 2601A/B)
Japan through Film (JPN 3450F/G)
Japanese IV (4450)
Foreign Language Pedagogy
Verbal morphology of Japanese and syntactic head movement. 2008. In Susie Jones ed. Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting of Canadian Linguistic Society. http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~cla-acl/actes2008/CLA2008_Kawai.pdf: 1-15.
Alleged Japanese small clauses. 2008. In Sarah Clarke, Manami Hirayama, Kyumin Kim and Eugenia Suh eds. The Proceedings of the International Conference of East Asian Linguistics: Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 28, 8-105. Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~twpl/
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