East Asian Studies taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying East Asian Studies at university.

Great Wall of China
Off

East Asian cinema & television (plus Korean language taster)

In this short lecture, we’ll look at the cultural manifestations and growing popularity of the ‘game survival narrative’ in East Asian cinema and television. Starting with the renowned Japanese film ‘Battle Royale’ (2000), and moving towards the present day South Korean hit ‘Squid Game’ (2021), we’ll consider how we might use examples from this unique dystopian genre to better understand the social and political landscapes of contemporary East Asian societies.  


When: Tuesday 9 November 2021, 3:45pm - 5:30pm

Age group: Year 12, Year 13

Places are limited, book your place to avoid disappointment.

Book your place here

Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


Why study East Asia? - Dr Martyn Smith, Admissions Tutor

Introduction from our undergraduate admission tutor on why the East Asia region is a fascinating and important area to study, followed by a brief overview of The School of East Asian Studies and why you should consider studying with us (courses, key highlights)

Taster lecture – East Asian cinema and television - Dr Gemma Ballard

In this short lecture, we’ll look at the cultural manifestations and growing popularity of the ‘game survival narrative’ in East Asian cinema and television. Starting with the renowned Japanese film ‘Battle Royale’ (2000), and moving towards the present day South Korean hit ‘Squid Game’ (2021), we’ll consider how we might use examples from this unique dystopian genre to better understand the social and political landscapes of contemporary East Asian societies.  

Korean Language session with Yeon-Jeong Kim

Test your Korean Language skills and learn some basic phrases with Yeon-Jeong Kim, Korean Language Tutor in the School of East Asian Studies.

Q&A with current students

Find out why they chose to study East Asia and why they came to Sheffield. Each student will introduce themselves and talk about why they chose their course and what they find fascinating about the country of study, we'll then open up to questions.


Schedule 

3:45pm  Log-in and get comfortable
3:55pm 

Why study East Asia? - Dr Martyn Smith, Admissions Tutor

Introduction from our undergraduate admission tutor on why the East Asia region is a fascinating and important area to study, followed by a brief overview of The School of East Asian Studies and why you should consider studying with us (courses, key highlights)

4:15pm 

Taster lecture - East Asian cinema and television - Dr Gemma Ballard

In this short lecture, we’ll look at the cultural manifestations and growing popularity of the ‘game survival narrative’ in East Asian cinema and television. Starting with the renowned Japanese film ‘Battle Royale’ (2000), and moving towards the present day South Korean hit ‘Squid Game’ (2021), we’ll consider how we might use examples from this unique dystopian genre to better understand the social and political landscapes of contemporary East Asian societies.

4:30pm 

Korean Language session with Yeon-Jeong Kim

5:00pm  Q&A with current students – find out why they chose to study East Asia and why they came to Sheffield. Each student will introduce themselves and talk about why they chose their course and what they find fascinating about the country of study, we'll then open up to questions.

We look forward to meeting you!

For informal enquiries please email tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk

Search for a course

Use our search to find the right course for you.