Faculty of Arts
Writing Systems in East Asian Cultures
The written form has always carried enormous cultural value in East Asia. This course examines the development of Chinese characters, their use in Korea and Japan, and the appearance of new scripts to supplement or replace them. It also examines the principles behind each script and the role they play in defining national identity. No previous knowledge of Asian languages required.
Coordinator(s) Dr Wayne Lawrence
Coursework + exam
ASIAN 308: 15.0 points
30 points from ASIAN 200-207, HISTORY 212, 213, 221, 222, 226, 246, 248, 249, POLITICS 226, ANTHRO 232, 233, FTVMS 205, 216, JAPANESE 240, 270, KOREAN 230, PHIL 214