Faculty of Arts


ASIAN 208

Writing Systems in East Asian Cultures


Description

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.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Wayne Lawrence

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ASIAN 208: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

45 points at Stage I in BA courses

Restrictions

ASIAN 308


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