Wooden Chopsticks, Metal Chopsticks:
Grab Japanese and Korean Culture through the Languages
Date & Time:
Thursday, November 18, 2021
This program will be held on a virtual webinar. Free admission.
Japan and Korea are neighboring countries that share many similarities and contrasts in customs and language. For example, both countries use chopsticks but did you know that the types of chopstick are different? What other similarities or differences do these countries share?
In this lecture, by sampling from various Korean and Japanese video clips, we will explore some unique aspects of the two cultures, especially as it connects to how people communicate with one another.
This lecture is for everyone--regardless of your previous knowledge of either country's language. All are welcomed to explore the two cultures with us!
About the lecturer:
Don Lee received his PhD in Asian Languages and Culture from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and is currently a professor of Korean and Japanese at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. His research centers on the intersection of language and social interaction and how a usage-based understanding of language can be applied to language teaching.