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					                  W I LL A M ET TE             W      UNIVERSITY


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                       Japanese
                       & Chinese
                        The Department of Japanese and Chinese at Willamette
                        University provides students with a solid foundation in
                        two languages of critical importance. The Department
                        also offers a variety of courses about the society and
                        culture of China and Japan.




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   Language                                                             film
nto ourselves alone are we born      not unto ourselves alone are we born




Culture                                                               history
                                                          Literature
we born   not unto ourselves alone are we born
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Overview


“
          .
         -
     .      




                                                                                            ”
         .
         -
        
 .
                                                              – Ron Loftus, Professor, Japanese Studies




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              tudents of Japanese and Chinese at
              Willamette benefit from small
              classes, excellent instruction and
    the opportunity to study abroad in Japan
    or China. Language instruction is innova-
    tive, taking advantage of the latest
    technology, and innovative methods.
    Support for language study takes many
    forms: lunch tables, native-speaker study
    partners, field-trips, interactive materials
    on the internet, as well as films, outside
    speakers and other forms of cultural
    enrichment.




    Professor Ron Loftus
    Ron Loftus was born in Washington, D.C., and
    grew up in many places around the world including
    India, France, Italy and Thailand where he graduat-
    ed from the International School of Bangkok. He
    attended George Washington University, Johns
    Hopkins SAIS and the Claremont Graduate School
    where he earned a Ph.D. in modern Japanese
    history. Dr. Loftus is chair of the Department of
    Japanese and Chinese and teaches language,
    history and literature.
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Our program
         -
       ,   .




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       tudents who major in Japanese studies engage in a rich interdisciplinary
       study program that includes: 1) a broad introduction to East Asian civi-
       lization as a beginning; 2) the study of Japanese language at least through
the fourth year level; 3) courses on Japanese society, literature and history; 4) an
elective concentration consisting of courses on the history, religion, film, art and
culture of both Japan and China that constitute the middle; and finally, at the
end, 5) a Senior Year Experience involving a substantial writing project that will
consolidate and integrate the knowledge and understanding which the student
has gained throughout the course of the program. A similar major in Chinese
studies will be proposed soon. Students can also minor in Asian studies, Chinese
studies and Japanese language.

            
 .    , , -
                                  , , , 
                                   .

                                  Therefore, students may find themselves
                                  enrolled in courses on Japanese Language and
                                  Society, Language, Ethnicity and Folklore in
                                  China, Japanese Cinema, Modern Japanese
                                  Society and Culture, Rites of Passage in
                                  Chinese Societies and Postwar Japan, to name
                                  a few. These departmental courses are support-
                                  ed by offerings from other departments such as
                                  art, religious studies and history.

                                   Recent Senior Projects in Japanese Studies
                                  “ Clashing Identities: The Effects of Westernization and Mass
                                    Media on Women’s Roles in Japan”
                                  “ Resisting Authority: The Search for Truth and Peace in Kamei
                                    Fumio’s Films”
                                  “ Manifestations of Love and Marriage in Enchi Fumiko’s ‘Literature’”
                                  “ War Responsibility: The Emperor, Occupation Policy and Cold War
                                    Policy as Reflected in Japanese Textbooks”
                                  “ Takeuchi Yoshimi’s Essay on Okakura Tenshin: A Translation”
                                  “ Kurosawa’s Ran as an Original Composition”
Japanese & Chinese faculty
Willamette faculty members are active and engaged. They travel to Asia, they present papers, but they are never very far away
from their students and their interests. Whether it’s sharing Japanese and Chinese food or taking students on excursions to
nearby gardens, faculty spend time nurturing students’ interests, and sharing their expertise with them as teachers, advisers and
colleagues.

For an introduction to the Japanese & Chinese faculty, visit www.willamette.edu/cla/jc/faculty.htm.
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What happens
afterwards?


“
           
,           .
                                                            – Jacen Greene-Powell ’05




                                                                                  ”
’            -
      ’   .    
      .
                                                                       – Jessica John ’06




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              any graduates travel to Asia after they graduate. Japanese studies
              majors often go to Japan under the auspices of the JET Program or
              to continue their language studies. Some students go to China to
teach English and deepen their studies of Chinese language and culture. After a
few years of work, travel or study, students may return to graduate school. Recent
graduates have been admitted to the Monterey Institute of International Studies,
U.C. Davis, U.C. Berkeley and University of Chicago. Graduates have also
enrolled in Notre Dame and Michigan law schools. Graduates who went direct-
                                               ly into employment secured posi-
                                               tions with Nissho-Iwai Trading
                                               Co., Pacific Dreams, Azumano
                                               Travel and the like.




                                                 Most majors study abroad for a
                                                 semester or a year.
What do our graduates say?
Matt Fargo ’01, graduate student, Japanese language and literature, U.C. Berkeley
“The professors in the Department of Japanese and Chinese were some of the most enthusiastic teachers I have ever had.
The curriculum they presented was always thought provoking, and gave me a view of the country that thoroughly prepared me
to live and work here.”

Bob Roberts ’00, graduate student, history, University of Chicago
“I found that graduate schools were encouraging a multi-disciplinary approach. The Japanese studies major, with classes in
language, history, culture, religion, literature and others, provided an excellent background.”

Anna Smith ’01, graduate student, Notre Dame Law School
“The small class sizes and the remarkable curriculum of the Asian Studies Department created an ideal environment for me …
From Postwar Japan to Japanese Literature, each class session offered an ideal combination of thought-provoking lecture
followed by stimulating discussion.”
For more information
 on the Department of Japanese & Chinese, professors and students,
            visit www.willamette.edu/cla/jc/index.htm.

                                See also
               www.willamette.edu/cla/asianstudies/
                 www.willamette.edu/cla/japanese/
                  www.willamette.edu/cla/chinese/


            You can also contact the Admission Office:
      503-370-6303, 1-877-LIBARTS, libarts@willamette.edu
    or the Department of Japanese & Chinese at 503-375-5306.




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