Courses for Spring 2018

EAST

  • Introduction to Premodern Japanese Literature

    This course examines major works of Japanese literature from the 10th through the 19th century. We will read prose, poetry, and theater written for audiences ranging from the imperial court of the Heian Era to medieval Buddhist monks or the urban masses of the Tokugawa Era. We will discuss the socio-historical context of the works, and consider the religious, ideological and aesthetic trends that influenced their creation. Active participation will be an important factor in the evaluation of students. There is no prerequisite for this class, and no previous knowledge of film or Japanese language is required.
    EAST 0380 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Cullen
  • Childhood and Culture in Japan

    This seminar offers students an interdisciplinary look at how children became central to social life in modern Japan. What set of historical and philosophical conditions made childhood newly visible in the late 19th century? In what ways has the relationship between the marketplace and childhood evolved over the past hundred years? How have class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality inflected the ways childhood has been experienced in Japan? Students will analyze different texts for and about children (early fairy tales, comic books, propaganda, animation) in relation to critical essays drawn from the disciplines of literature, history, anthropology, film, and social development. Permission of instructor is required for second-semester freshman. SOPH DPLL WRIT
    EAST 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
  • K-Pop: History, Culture, Politics

    This is a class for those who want to use popular music as a tool to more deeply understand contemporary Korea. We will address Korean popular music from the turn of the twentieth century to the latest K-pop hits, while noting the ways that the changing musical tastes of Korean people are linked to historical shifts on the Korean peninsula as well as music and performance related trends that influenced Korea from abroad. Class will use abundant music and video clips, incorporate discussions based on readings, and require student analysis that connects popular music to its context.
    EAST 0550 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kim
  • Popular Culture across Media in Early Modern China

    This course introduces popular culture at the intersection of literature, book illustration, and theatrical performance in early modern China. It provides ways for students to study Chinese popular culture through channels of self-expression, political action, ideological propaganda, community building, and religious ritual. The class combines a close analysis of literary and visual works with an introduction to the social and technical milieu of their production and consumption. We will discuss writing topics including a middle-brow entrepreneur, polymath dramatist, scenes depicted in illustrations and on porcelain, regional theater, women’s ballads, performances for deities, and court drama. DPLL
    EAST 0610 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • Language, Culture, and Society: Korea

    This course aims to look into the interaction between language, culture and society. It will specifically examine the role of language in myriads of social contexts with special focus on Korean society. Topics to be covered in this course include language contact (e.g. with Japan and China), language variation (e.g. regional, generational, gender), language and identity, language and social class, language perceptions and attitudes, language education in a social context, and so on. Knowledge of the Korean language is preferred but not required. FYS
    EAST 0650 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    EAST 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
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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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    EAST 1910 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Viswanathan
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    EAST 1910 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    EAST 1910 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    EAST 1910 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    EAST 1910 S12
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  • 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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    EAST 1940 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Cayley
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    EAST 1940 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
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    EAST 1940 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Lee
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    EAST 1940 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Levy
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    EAST 1940 S08
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
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    EAST 1940 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Brokaw
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    EAST 1940 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Putterman
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    EAST 1940 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Chin
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    EAST 1940 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Roth
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    EAST 1940 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
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    EAST 1940 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Li
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    EAST 1940 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Viswanathan
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    EAST 1940 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    EAST 1940 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
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    EAST 1940 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Nedostup
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    EAST 1940 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Steinfeld
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  • 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
  • Literature and Technology in Early Modern China

    This course explores relations between Chinese literature and technical know-how from 1368 to 1911. Introducing recent scholarship in the history of science and technology, the course challenges students to re-define technology in the context of China’s changing Confucian education system, booming market economy, and the multiethnic empire. We will investigate the ways in which knowledge about medicine, handicrafts, and foreign lands transformed the form and content of poetry, novels, and belle-lettres. Topics include a merchant’s encyclopedia, carpenters’ spell, Confucian engineers’ autofiction, novel medicine, and female scholars. Prerequisites: None. DPLL
    EAST 1951 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • The Two Koreas, 1945-Present

    This seminar examines the Cold War in North and South Korea through literature, music, and film. How do aesthetic works explore this historical trauma and ideological rift? Beginning with the major historical writings on the formation of two Koreas, we will look at shifting cultural discourses in postwar East Asia through key junctures. In particular, we will focus on Korean responses to the legacy of Japanese colonialism, industries of popular culture, and memories of ideological war. In the study of Cold War divisions, we will also explore the possibilities of inter-cultural dialogues and regional reintegration.
    EAST 1951D S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kim
  • 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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    EAST 1990 S02
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    EAST 1990 S04
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    EAST 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    EAST 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Levy
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    EAST 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Lee
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    EAST 1990 S08
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
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    EAST 1990 S09
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    EAST 1990 S10
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    EAST 1990 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Roth
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    EAST 1990 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
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    EAST 1990 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Viswanathan
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    EAST 1990 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    EAST 1990 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    EAST 1990 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
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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
    Chen
    CHIN 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0200 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0200 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • 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
    Huang Hsieh
    CHIN 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Huang Hsieh
    CHIN 0400 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Huang Hsieh
  • Advanced Chinese for Heritage Learners

    This course is primarily designed for Chinese heritage students who have successfully completed CHIN 0350. If you have not taken CHIN0350, please contact the instructor for a proficiency evaluation. Upon completing this course, you can take CHIN 0700 or equivalent, i.e. courses that have a prerequisite of CHIN 0600. This is an advanced-level course offering comprehensive work on all four language skills, with a focus on developing your ability to use sophisticated grammatical structures, vocabulary, and improving your reading and speaking skills. Materials used in this course will include a textbook, supplementary articles, and video clips.
    CHIN 0450 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
  • 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
    Wang
    CHIN 0600 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    CHIN 0600 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • 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
  • Introduction to Classical Chinese

    This course aims to build on basic knowledge of reading Classical Chinese grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, and to catch a glimpse of ancient Chinese wisdom. The class will use modern Chinese (Mandarin) to discuss classical texts. Readings are original works of prose and poetry dating from the 2nd to 12th century. Prerequisite: CHIN 600. Instructor permission required.
    CHIN 0910B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • The Changing Face of China: Advanced Reading in Chinese Media

    This course is designed to help students develop advanced reading proficiency and formal oral and writing communication skills. Students will listen and read up-to-date news, reports and commentaries from various Chinese media sources, such as TV broadcasts, newspapers, magazines, and websites. Through reading and discussion, students will gain a better understanding of a wide range of current issues in a rapidly changing China, including economics, politics, education and popular culture. Class format varies from lecture, discussion, debate, and group and/or individual presentations. Prerequisites: CHIN0800 or the equivalent.
    CHIN 0920C 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
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    CHIN 1910 S02
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    CHIN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    CHIN 1910 S04
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    CHIN 1910 S05
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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
  • Intermediate Japanese

    See Intermediate Japanese (JAPN 0300) for course description. Prerequisite: JAPN 0300 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 18.
    JAPN 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
    JAPN 0400 S02
    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
  • 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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    JAPN 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
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    JAPN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
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    JAPN 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
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  • Advanced Readings in Japanese Literature

    This advanced Japanese class offers students the chance to read classic works of modern Japanese literature in the original as we work our way through each decade of the 20th century. We will consider both the formal properties of fiction and the historical pressures of gender, ethnicity, class, imperialism and globalization. Authors include Natsume Soseki, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Yoshia Nobuko, Kubokawa Ineko, Mishima Yukiko and Murakami Haruki, as well as ethnic Korean writers Ch’oe Chŏng-hŭi and Yan Sogiru, and others depending on student interest.
    JAPN 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Perry

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
    Park
  • 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
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    I: Independent Study/Research