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Fwd: urgent and short turnaround instructor position for Taiwanese Language and Culture at UCLA

**US Citizen or Permanent Resident ONLY**

Due to a last-minute complication, the UCLA Asian Languages and Cultures department is urgently seeking an instructor to teach Taiwanese Language and Culture (Chinese 124) in winter quarter 2022. Please respond to UCLA Asia Pacific Center’s Executive Director Elizabeth Leicester, eleicester@international.ucla.edu, AND Asian Languages & Cultures’ CAO, Shan Shan Chi-Au at shanshan@humnet.ucla.edu no later than 12 p.m. PST, Monday, December 6. UCLA Winter Quarter instruction begins on 1/3/2022.

The course is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m.. A description of the course is provided below. The qualified instructor must have a PhD and should be a US citizen or permanent resident. The course may be taught in person or remotely from within the US. Compensation will be determined according to qualifications.

Taiwanese Language and Culture (Chinese 124)

Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 3 or 8 or Chinese placement test. Taiyu, or Taiwanese (also known as Minnan, Hoklo, or Hokkien, depending on context or region), is language that most Taiwanese people use in daily lives, including everyday interaction and communication, entertainment, social and cultural events, etc. Examination of various manifestations of Taiyu in different forms of cultural production, including cinema, television series, pop music, animation, Gezai opera, glove puppetry, and other media. Discussion also of how these media have represented Taiwan's society and shaped its cultural landscape. P/NP or letter grading.

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