Faculty of Arts


ASIAN 308

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 308: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

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

Restrictions

ASIAN 208


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