Courses for Spring 2015

EAST

  • Pop, Political and Patrician: Culture in Japan and the Koreas

    This course introduces students to the modern cultures of Japan and Korea through an examination of events, artifacts, and cultural practices. The over-arching goal of the class is two-fold: to create an alternative narrative to the dominant Orientalized vision of East Asian culture and to deepen our knowledge of the overlapping cultural histories of Japan and Korea. With a broad understanding of culture as a general process of artistic and intellectual development, as a body of material artifacts, and as a social practice of ordinary life, we shall focus our attention on the implications of studying culture in relation to popular media and political activism in particular. Topics covered will include: colonial fiction, the re-creation of tradition, art and atrocity, the proletarian arts, postwar children's culture, the globalization of popular music, myth in the DPRK, shoji print culture, and East Asian activism.
    EAST 1200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
  • Returnees in China's Modernization

    This course examines the impact on contemporary China of returnees, people who having left China to study abroad have now returned home and become reintegrated into society.  Focusing on a series of in-depth studies of returnees who have carved out professional identities in the commercial world, the state, and civil society. The returnee experience will be examined from 2 angles:  the manner by which contemporary returnees negotiate Chinese tradition and Western learning, and the differences between this cohort's experience and that of previous generations of returnees in China’s now century and a half long period of modernization.
    EAST 1500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Li
  • Transnational Koreas: Gender, Family, and Sexuality

    From an economic basket case in 1963 to a successful producer of global cultural products such as Samsung phones and the “Korean Wave,” South Korea has become the envy of many developing nations. What are the gender and sexual politics that undergird this neoliberal success story? Utilizing the analytical lens of “gender,” “sexuality,” and “family,” this course will confront and interrogate the hypermasculine Korean state and its hetero-gendering of Korean citizenship by examining issues ranging from the cosmetic surgery boom for women and military conscription for men to the ongoing controversy around "comfort women" (military sex slaves for the Japanese imperial army).
    EAST 1701 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Cho
  • 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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    I: Independent Study/Research
    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
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    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 1940 S02
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Biersteker
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Lee
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Levy
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S08
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Brokaw
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Putterman
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Chin
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Roth
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Li
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Viswanathan
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Yasuhara
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Chinese Women, Gender and Feminism from Historical and Transnational Perspectives

    This seminar course is designed to critically re-evaluate (re)presentations of Chinese women, gender, and feminism in historical, literary, and academic discourses. It examines a diverse body of texts produced through different historical periods and in different geopolitical locations. It emphasizes gender as both a historical construct(s) among competing discourses and as a material process of individual embodiment and disembodiment. The goal of the course is to help advanced students understand Chinese history from a distinctly gendered perspective, to recognize women's roles in history and writing, and to develop a reflective, cross-cultural approach to gender, politics, and the self.
    EAST 1950B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Market Economy, Popular Culture, and Mass Media in Contemporary China

    Course focuses on mainland Chinese cultural and media production since the mid 1980's, when China began transforming itself culturally and economically into a capitalist society with socialist characteristics. Traditional values, socialist legacy, commercial forces, and globalization have all played significant roles in the ongoing transformation. The goal of the course is to examine the complex interactions among diverse historical forces in a rapidly changing China. Course taught in Mandarin Chinese.
    EAST 1950G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Queer Japan: Culture, History and Sexuality

    This seminar investigates cultural practices enacted by Japanese gays and lesbians, or otherwise related to same-sex attraction. How have sexual identities traditionally been constructed in Japan, and how has the modern period transformed them? How has same-sex sexuality become figured in the Japanese art, literature and popular culture of the 20th century; and how have the forces of a global LGBT culture interacted with the specific experiences of a same-sex community in Japan? This class explores questions about queer history, writing and cultural practice by looking at particular moments in the Japanese past and present.
    EAST 1950X 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
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S02
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    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
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Roth
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Viswanathan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    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.

    Religious Studies
    RELS 1410 Early Daoist Philosophy: Zhuangzi
    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 second half of a year-long course. Students must have taken CHIN 0100 to receive credit for this course. The final grade for this course will become the final grade for CHIN 0100. If CHIN 0100 was taken for credit then this course must be taken for credit; if taken as an audit, this course must also be taken as an audit. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by both the academic department and the Committee on Academic Standing.
    CHIN 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Huang Hsieh
    CHIN 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Huang Hsieh
    CHIN 0200 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Huang Hsieh
    CHIN 0200 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Huang Hsieh
  • 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 0300 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tseng
    CHIN 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Tseng
    CHIN 0400 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 0500 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0600 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0600 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • Advanced Modern Chinese II

    See Advanced Modern Chinese II (CHIN 0700) for course description. Prerequisite: CHIN 0700 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0800 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
    CHIN 0800 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
  • Two Sides of the Coin: Advanced Chinese Conversation

    Many of us know about the trolley scenario- would you kill one to save five? What do you think about organ trade- is it immoral for wealthy people to buy organs from the poor in order to save their lives or those of their loved ones? Who are really responsible for the atrocious organ harvesting in China? What is your stance on the Affirmative Action? Did you know China has an affirmative action as well? The goal of this course is to develop students’ communication skills in Chinese, with an emphasis on their listening and speaking skills, through in-depth discussions on controversial issues and moral dilemmas. Class materials will cover a broad range of topics and will not be limited to those unique to China. The majority of primary sources will be in Chinese. Prerequisite is CHIN0800 or equivalent.
    CHIN 0920E S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
  • 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
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Tseng
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    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. This is the second half of a year-long course. Students must have taken JAPN 0100 to receive credit for this course. The final grade for this course will become the final grade for JAPN 0100. If JAPN 0100 was taken for credit then this course must be taken for credit; if taken as an audit, this course must also be taken as an audit. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by both the academic department and the Committee on Academic Standing. 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 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
    JAPN 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
    JAPN 0200 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 second half of a year-long course. Students must have taken JAPN 0150 to receive credit for this course. The final grade for this course will become the final grade for JAPN 0150. If JAPN 0150 was taken for credit then this course must be taken for credit; if taken as an audit, this course must also be taken as an audit. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by both the academic department and the Committee on Academic Standing. 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 0250 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Intermediate Japanese

    See Intermediate Japanese (JAPN 0300) for course description. Prerequisite: JAPN 0300 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 18.
    JAPN 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
    JAPN 0400 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
  • Advanced Japanese I

    See Advanced Japanese I (JAPN 0500) for course description.
    JAPN 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
  • Advanced Japanese II

    See Advanced Japanese II (JAPN 0700) for course description.
    JAPN 0800 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
  • Japanese Linguistics: Communication and Understanding Utterances

    Introduces a linguistic analysis of Japanese language to attain an overview of structure and a foundation for understanding how grammar relates to various modes of communication. Topics include discourse analysis, pragmatics, communicative intention, communication strategies, and intercultural communication gaps. Linguistic data is drawn from films and fiction. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of Japanese grammar, vocabulary, and linguistics. Enrollment limited to 20. WRIT
    JAPN 1310 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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    JAPN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
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    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. Enrollment limited to 18. This is the second half of a year-long course. Students must have taken KREA 0100 to receive credit for this course. The final grade for this course will become the final grade for KREA 0100. If KREA 0100 was taken for credit then this course must be taken for credit; if taken as an audit, this course must also be taken as an audit. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by both the academic department and the Committee on Academic Standing.
    KREA 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ha
    KREA 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Ha
  • Intermediate Korean

    See Intermediate Korean (KREA 0300) for course description. Prerequisite: KREA 0100-0200 or equivalent.
    KREA 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ha
  • Advanced Korean

    See Advanced Korean (KREA 0500) for course description. Prerequisite: KREA 0500 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
    KREA 0600 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