University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
ALL 3261W - Writing (in) East Asian Cultures: From Oracle Bones to Tattoos (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
History, materiality, practice of writing Chinese characters (hanzi/kanji/hanja) in cultural venues in East Asia, including contemporary society. Sites/practices where writing takes on high cultural value. Oracle bone writing, calligraphy, advertisements, tattooing. Identity construction, nationalism. prereq: One year in Chinese or Japanese or Korean language or similar exposure to East Asian writing systems