From ‘mid-stream’ to ‘down-stream’ (Page 17)

Monday, 28 November 2016

Lianhe Zaobao

This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Thang Leng Leng from the Department of Japanese Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which she examined the Japanese word ‘karyuu’, which in Chinese characters refer to ‘low-class’. Assoc Prof Thang observed however that in Japan, the word does not have a negative implication and has been used to describe disadvantaged individuals in society.

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