East Asian Studies taster session

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

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The Politics of East Asian Postage Stamps', and 'Test your Korean Language Skills

Explore the fascinating region of East Asia with the School of East Asian Studies at Sheffield and get a taste of what it is like to study the region at university through our taster lecture on the politics of East Asian postage stamps and taster Korean language session.

When: Tuesday 22 June 2021, 3:45pm - 5:30pm

Spaces available: 75

Age group: Year 12, A Level, BTEC

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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 – The Politics of East Asian Postage Stamps – prof Hugo Dobson

Postage stamps and the images they depict are often overlooked. However, they are official government documents and the choices behind their designs are not accidental. In this brief talk, I will explore some of the controversies that have played out on the faces of East Asian postage stamps.

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.


Approx itinerary

3:45pm  Log-in and get comfortable
3:55pm  Why study East Asia? - Dr Martyn Smith, Admissions Tutor
4:00pm 

Taster lecture – The Politics of East Asian Postage Stamps – prof Hugo Dobson

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

We look forward to meeting you!

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

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