Courses for Fall 2014

EAST

  • China Through the Lens: History, Cinema, and Critical Discourse

    This is a critical introduction to the history of mainland Chinese film. It focuses on three dimensions of cinematic practice: the historical context of film productions, the specific context/form of each film, and the critical reception of Chinese films in film studies. Important themes such as nation, visual modernity, cinematic narrative, and commercialism will be studied across the three dimensions.
    EAST 1270 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Chinese: A History of the Language

    This course traces the historical evolution of modern Chinese, commonly known as Mandarin. We will examine the uniqueness of Chinese characters, and explore their relationship to other features of the language, including word formation, phonology, grammar, and dialects. The goal will be to understand the manner by which the written script has become so central to the development of Chinese civilization.
    EAST 1510 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Li
  • Independent Study

    Sections numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    EAST 1910 S01
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
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    EAST 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Rabson
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    EAST 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Levy
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    EAST 1910 S05
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
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    EAST 1910 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Roth
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    EAST 1910 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Viswanathan
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Kile
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Reading and Writing of the Honors Thesis

    Prior admission to honors candidacy required. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    EAST 1930 S02
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Biersteker
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Lee
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Levy
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S08
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Brokaw
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Putterman
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S11
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    EAST 1930 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Roth
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S14
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Viswanathan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Yasuhara
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • The Karma of Words

    This course is an opportunity for students to further their understanding of East Asian Buddhist attitudes and values by investigating characteristic themes in literature as a whole, rather than by studying formal scriptures and doctrinal tracts. Participants will explore tensions between the religious and poetic impulses and learn to recognize Buddhist symbols in Chinese and Japanese poetry, fiction and plays. Recommended: a course in Asian religions. WRIT
    EAST 1950F S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sawada
  • Translating Japanese: Short Fiction, Poetry, Film and Manga

    This seminar/workshop discusses a broad range of narrative arts produced over the past 100 years in Japan, and practices the art of translating them. Drawing rigor from the field of linguistics and translation theory, we shall make central to our effort of analyzing Japanese cultural productions an attentiveness to the historicity of language and a self-consciousness of our roles as cultural interpreters. While the course will focus on mid-20th century Japanese short fiction, we will also work on poetry, music, manga, animation, and film, depending on the interests of enrolled students. Pre-requisites: JAPN 0600 or equivalent. Instructor permission required.
    EAST 1950H S01
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
  • Senior Reading and Research: Selected Topics

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    EAST 1990 S01
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S02
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Rabson
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Levy
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Lee
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S08
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S09
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Rahman
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Roth
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Viswanathan
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Courses of Interest to Concentrators

    East Asian Studies is a highly interdisciplinary concentration. The following courses in other departments can be taken for concentration credit. Please check the listing of the appropriate department for the time and location of each course.

    Anthropology
    ANTH 1111 Anthropology of China
    Religious Studies
    RELS 0500 The Theory and Practice of Buddhist Meditation
    EAST XLIST 0

CHIN

  • Basic Chinese

    A year-long introduction to Standard Chinese (Mandarin). Speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Five classroom meetings weekly. This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade submitted at the end of course work in CHIN 0200 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters.
    CHIN 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    CHIN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    CHIN 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    CHIN 0100 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Intermediate Chinese

    An intermediate course in Standard Chinese designed to further communicative competence and to develop reading and writing skills. Five classroom meetings weekly. Prerequisite: CHIN 0200 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tseng
    CHIN 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Tseng
    CHIN 0300 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tseng
  • Advanced Modern Chinese I

    An advanced course designed to enable students to read authentic materials. Students enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; improve their narrative and descriptive abilities; and learn to express abstract ideas both orally and in writing. Five classroom meetings weekly. Prerequisite: CHIN 0250 or CHIN 0400 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0500 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0500 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • Advanced Modern Chinese II

    This course is designed to enhance the Chinese proficiency of those who have taken Advanced Modern Chinese I (CHIN 0600) or the equivalent. All four language skills are emphasized through selected authentic materials. At the end of the year, students should be able to express their ideas with sophistication and nuance. Drills on complex sentence patterns will be conducted when necessary. Prerequisite: CHIN 0600 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0700 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
    CHIN 0700 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
  • Introduction to Modern Chinese Prose

    Students will pursue their ability to appreciate and use various Chinese writing styles by reading and analyzing modern Chinese prose classics. Classes include lecture, discussion and group or individual presentations. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar with the development of modern Chinese prose, understand the language and meaning of each text, be comfortable with different writing styles and techniques, and have a deeper understanding of Chinese thought, society, and culture via the writers and their masterpieces. Conducted in Mandarin Chinese; designed for students with advanced language skills. Prerequisites: CHIN 0800 or the equivalent.
    CHIN 0910C S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tseng
  • Modern Chinese Literature

    Introduces students to the most representative writers in 20th century China. Emphasizes textual and historical analyses. Major issues include Westernization, nationalism, revolution, class, gender, and literary innovations. Designated primarily as a literature course, rather than language class, and conducted entirely in Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 0800. Instructor permission required.
    CHIN 1040 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Independent Study

    Reading materials for research in Chinese. Sections numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    CHIN 1910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S02
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Tseng
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S05
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research

JAPN

  • Basic Japanese

    Introduction to Japanese language. Emphasizes the attainment of good spoken control of Japanese and develops a foundation of literacy. No prerequisites. This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade submitted at the end of the course work in JAPN 0200 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters. The East Asian Studies department wishes to provide language instruction to all interested students. If you are unable to register for this course due to enrollment limits but are dedicated to learning Japanese, please contact the instructor via email.
    JAPN 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
    JAPN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
    JAPN 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
  • Advanced Beginning Japanese

    Designed for those who have had high-school Japanese or other Japanese language experience. An opportunity to organize previous knowledge of Japanese and develop a firm basis of spoken and written Japanese. Prerequisite: Reading and writing knowledge of Hiragana, Katakana, and some Kanji. Placement test required. This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade submitted at the end of the course work in JAPN 0250 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters. The East Asian Studies department wishes to provide language instruction to all interested students. If you are unable to register for this course due to enrollment limits but are dedicated to learning Japanese, please contact the instructor via email.
    JAPN 0150 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Intermediate Japanese

    Further practice of patterns and structures of the language. Readings are introduced on aspects of Japanese culture and society to develop reading and writing skills, enhance vocabulary, and provide points of departure for conversation in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 0200 or equivalent. The East Asian Studies department wishes to provide language instruction to all interested students. If you are unable to register for this course due to enrollment limits but are dedicated to learning Japanese, please contact the instructor via email.
    JAPN 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
    JAPN 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
  • Advanced Japanese I

    Continued practice in reading, writing, and speaking. Emphasizes the development of reading proficiency and speaking in cultural contexts. Students read actual articles and selections from Japanese newspapers. Course includes translation, with writing and discussion in Japanese. Films and video tapes are shown as supplementary materials. Prerequisite: JAPN 0400 or equivalent.
    JAPN 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
  • Advanced Japanese II

    Reading of articles from Japan's press with discussion in Japanese. Focuses on explanations and drills on the fine points in grammar and vocabulary as well as on the practice of writing in various styles. Movies and video tapes are used as supplementary materials. Prerequisite: JAPN 0600 or equivalent.
    JAPN 0700 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
  • Classical Japanese

    This is an introductory course to pre-modern Japanese. It will explore the lifestyle and philosophy of samurai in 17th century Japan through reading the book, Gorin no Sho. The book comprises Miyamoto Musashi's thoughts on swordplay, winning, and mind training. The course includes reading background information in English and viewing films and dramas. Enrollment limited to 20.
    JAPN 0910A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Advanced Reading for Research

    This is an advanced reading course. Class activities include reading and translation of scholarly articles in the fields of students’ interests, and of selected writings in humanities and social sciences in general or in broad perspectives. Readings include literary essays, fiction and short stories, articles from major newspapers, weekly and monthly journals/magazines. Prerequisite JAPN0600 Advanced Japanese II. WRIT, LILE
    JAPN 0910E S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Independent Study

    Reading materials for research in Japanese. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    JAPN 1910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    JAPN 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    JAPN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    JAPN 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research

KREA

  • Korean

    Begins with an introduction to the Korean writing system (Hangul) and focuses on building communicative competence in modern Korean in the four language modalities (listening, speaking, reading, writing). Provides a foundation for later work in spoken and written Korean. Six classroom hours per week. No prerequisite. Enrollment limited to 18. This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade submitted at the end of the course work in KREA 0200 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters.
    KREA 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    KREA 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Intermediate Korean

    An intermediate course in Korean designed to further communicative competence in spoken Korean and to provide additional reading practice in stylistically higher level materials that are progressively integrated into the given dialogues. Discussions on various aspects of Korean culture and society. Four classroom hours per week. Prerequisite: KREA 0200 or instructor permission.
    KREA 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ha
  • Advanced Korean

    Aims to help students develop an advanced level of communicative competence, with special focus on enhancing their reading comprehension, essay writing, and discourse (discussion and presentation) skills. Authentic reading materials from a variety of sources will be used to introduce various topics and issues pertaining to Korean society and culture, thus students' cultural understanding will also be enhanced. Prerequisite: KREA 0400 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
    KREA 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Media Korean

    Develop linguistic competence and deepen cultural understanding through exposure to a variety of media sources. Built on the Content-based Instruction model and Genre-based Approach. Discuss current Korean affairs and core issues of culture based on assigned materials. Develop reading and listening comprehension skills through pre-class activities, oral proficiency through in-class discussion and presentation, and writing proficiency through assigned essays writings, in addition to various integrative tasks. Tuesday classes will focus on comprehending the text and source materials, Thursday classes will focus on related tasks and activities. Enrollment limited to 20. Conducted entirely in Korean.
    KREA 0910B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Independent Study

    Reading materials for research in Korean. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    KREA 1910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research