Courses for Fall 2021

EAST

  • Beginning Vietnamese

    This course is the first half of a year-long introduction to Vietnamese designed for absolute beginners or students with very little prior of Vietnamese. It aims to build up a solid foundation of pronunciation and grammar for your Vietnamese language studies and allow you to feel confident in communicating about everyday situations. This course will get you speaking, listening, writing, reading, and understanding aspects of Vietnamese culture through authentic conversations, language presentation, and extensive practice and review.
    EAST 0100V S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tran
  • Intermediate Vietnamese

    This course is designed for students who have completed the second semester of Vietnamese EAST 0200V or have an equivalent level of proficiency. This course will expand your structures and knowledge of the Vietnamese language and multifaceted culture through idioms, proverbs, dialogues, and stories. Classroom activities and practices will help you communicate effectively and absorb meaning through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
    EAST 0300V S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tran
  • Foreign Bodies in Japan, 600–1600

    Foreign bodies move through premodern Japanese literature. Fictional tales are set into motion by a Parhaean physiognomist, a Persian lumberjack, and a princess from the moon. Khitan eschatologists persuaded aristocrats to commission countless sculptures of Indian physiques and contributed to Murasaki Shikibu’s existential gloom. Noble anatomies were covered by imported robes and exotic perfumes; dramaturgs danced like Turkic “khans.” This survey traces foreign bodies’ impact on literary culture from the arrival of literate Korean émigrés in the 600s until the arrival of Portuguese missionaries in the 1500s. We will also theorize our own role as foreign bodies vis-à-vis the corpus. Readings in translation. No previous knowledge of Japanese language or culture required.
    EAST 0406 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Niedermaier
  • Korean Youth, Identity, and Nation

    Youth contribute greatly to Korea’s brand and GNP (BTS, Black Pink), yet suffer from the OECD countries’ highest youth unemployment rate. Abroad, Korean youth are a silenced “model minority,” mediating assimilation and parental pressures. Introducing modern history, from Confucianism, education, politics, militarism, immigration, to adoption, this interdisciplinary course will analyze recent media (Kdramas, Minari, Minor Feelings) mirroring identity production today, but through the eyes of Korea’s youth and their complicated relationship to Korean society. We will study compressed modernity, cram schools, gender, the cult of masculinity, the church, the LGBTQ community, eSports, youth mental health, and post-graduation futurities.
    EAST 0501 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Choi
  • Patriots, Communists, and Traitors in Modern Korea

    Korean history and politics is polarized by labels of "patriot," "traitor," "right wing," and "communist." Considering global capitalism and its complicity with colonialism, this course will examine Korea following the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and 1919 post-Wilsonian moments, and understand how these international events changed domestic politics. Through close readings of key historical documents, we will uncover the colonial origins of Korean Communism and radicalism, which both still hold great influence on the popular imagination and effect contemporary society in the two Koreas in complicated ways.
    EAST 0534 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Choi
  • 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
  • Status, Power, and Identity in Mid-Imperial China

    This course explores the intersections of social status, political power, and ethnic identities in China from 220-1368. We examine what we mean by “China” when that region was ruled by multiple, often “non-Chinese” regimes; how foreign influences such as Buddhism changed indigenous Chinese thought and institutions; how economic prosperity undercut aristocratic power structures and created new social and moral ideals; and how foreign invasion affected the economy, institutions, and cultural identity of the region. Throughout the course, we consider how social and political change, as well as class and gender position, conditioned individuals’ views of themselves and their world.
    EAST 1305 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bossler
  • Word for Word: Linguistic Principles in Chinese-English Translation

    English has tense, Chinese has aspect; English has inflection and conjugation, and Chinese uses word order and function words to sort out syntactic structures. This course will explore and bridge such great differences between the two languages through linguistic readings and translation exercises.
    Prerequisite: two years of Chinese study or the equivalent proficiency
    EAST 1490 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
    Primary Instructor
    Bossler
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Brokaw
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Nedostup
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Niedermaier
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Sawada
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Li
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Chin
    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
    Primary Instructor
    Li
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Cayley
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Lee
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Levy
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S08
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Brokaw
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Putterman
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Chin
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Roth
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Li
    Schedule Code
    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
    Nedostup
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1930 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Steinfeld
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • 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
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Levy
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Lee
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S08
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S09
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S10
    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
    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.

    Religious Studies
    RELS 0080 Japan: Nature, Ritual, and the Arts
    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
    Su
    CHIN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Su
    CHIN 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Su
    CHIN 0100 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Su
  • 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
    Jiao
    CHIN 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
    CHIN 0300 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
  • Elementary to Intermediate Chinese for Advanced Beginners

    This course is designed to enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for Chinese heritage students who have some prior knowledge of Chinese. Five classroom meetings weekly. Placement interview required.
    CHIN 0350 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
  • 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
    Wang
    CHIN 0500 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    CHIN 0500 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • 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
    Wang
    CHIN 0700 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Life, Trends, and History of Modern China

    This course is designed to continue developing students’ all four language skills through studying authentic materials of different forms (e.g. literature and films) and genres (e.g. stories and argumentative articles). Through the course readings, we will study how daily life in modern day China has been impacted by important past and current trends, traditions, social values and political policies. The course will offer intensive speaking and writing practice. Prerequisite: Chinese 0800 or equivalent.
    CHIN 0913 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • 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
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S04
    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
    McPherson
    JAPN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    McPherson
    JAPN 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    McPherson
    JAPN 0100 S04
    Primary Instructor
    McPherson
    JAPN 0100 S05
    Primary Instructor
    McPherson
  • 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
    Tatsumi
    JAPN 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Tatsumi
    JAPN 0300 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tatsumi
  • 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 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hiramatsu
  • 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
    Borgmann
    JAPN 0700 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • 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.
    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
    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. Five 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
    Park
    KREA 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Park
    KREA 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Park
  • 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. Five classroom hours per week. Prerequisite: KREA 0200 or instructor permission.
    KREA 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Byun
    KREA 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Byun
  • 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
  • Translating Korean: Fiction, Poetry & Film

    This class explores the theory and practice of translation in the context of Korean cultural production. Each week we shall grapple with a particular issue in translation studies in dialogue with a Korean-language text. By the end of this course students should be able to locate the tools necessary to carry out translations from Korean to English, to demonstrate an understanding of translation as a craft with its own standards, responsibilities, and complexities, and to have completed a significant translation project themselves. Learners of the Korean language who have completed Korean 600 as well as native speakers of Korean are welcome.
    KREA 1090 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
  • 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