Courses for Spring 2021

EAST

  • Japan's Floating World

    An introduction to visual, literary, and dramatic expressions of Japan’s moral and aesthetic values in the early modern period (17th-19th centuries). We will seek to identify recurring intellectual and cultural patterns, as illustrated in woodblock prints, Kabuki, puppet theatre, and popular fiction, with an eye to connections with later popular culture. Course materials are primary readings in translation, secondary scholarship, and audiovisual works. No previous knowledge of Japan or Japanese language is expected.
    EAST 0310 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sawada
  • Empire and its Aftermath: Modern Culture in Japan and the Koreas

    This course introduces the modern cultures of Japan and Korea through an examination of events, artifacts, and cultural practices. 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, attention will be brought to the relationship of high culture, popular media and political activism to the abiding structures of empire. Topics covered may include: early colonial fiction, the re-creation of tradition, the proletarian arts, myth in the DPRK, ethnic minority experience, the globalization of popular culture, girls' culture, and translational activism.
    EAST 0350 S01
    If the number of students exceeds 19, students will rotate into the classroom weekly.
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
  • Beyond Gangnam Style: Seoul, Dislocation, and the Search for Place

    Seoul has become a celebrated cultural hub both within Asia and globally. However, underneath the glitter of modernity visible in the urban sprawl of Seoul’s “Gangnam Style” are forgotten stories, stratified claims, and a tumultuous history covering 35 years of Japanese rule, a war, and the ongoing presence of 28,500 American troops. This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to Seoul incorporating history, urban culture, literature and visual media, and engage key concepts informing the burgeoning field of Korean studies. Attention will be given to contestations over space, IT infrastructure, architectural spaces, and the emergence of new subjectivities.
    EAST 0533 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Choi
  • Literature, Science, and Technology in China

    This course explores relations between Chinese science, technical know-how, and literary writings in early modern and contemporary China. The course encourages students to re-define science and technology in the context of China’s changing Confucian education system, booming market economy, and the multiethnic empire and explores the impact of imperial legacy in scientific imagination in contemporary China. By drawing on materials from local museums as well as latest Chinese science fictions, we will investigate the ways in which knowledge about medicine, handicrafts, and foreign lands transformed the form and content of novels and belle-lettres.
    EAST 0620 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.
    EAST 0650 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Two Koreas

    This course aims to look beyond larger regional politics and the security issues to the “invisible” North Korea – its culture, everyday life, films, and literature, within the general parameters of peninsular Korean history. We will begin with a detailed look into the formation of the North and South Korean states, and will continue on, focusing on the cultural and political history of North Korea. Most effort will be given, however, to dismantling conventional media coverage and representations, and to understanding how symbols, propaganda and media have affected the lives of millions of North Koreans in their everyday lived experiences.
    EAST 1293 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Choi
  • Silk Road Fictions

    The course introduces students to cross-cultural comparative work, and to critical issues in East-West studies in particular. We will base our conversations on a set of texts related to the interconnected histories and hybrid cultures of the ancient Afro-Eurasian Silk Roads. Readings will include ancient travel accounts (e.g., the Chinese novel Journey to the West, Marco Polo); modern fiction and film (e.g., Inoue Yasushi, Wole Soyinka); and modern critical approaches to the study of linguistic and literary-cultural contact (e.g., Lydia Liu, Emily Apter, Mikhail Bakhtin, Edward Said). Topics will include bilingual texts, loanwords, race and heritage, Orientalism. No prior knowledge of the topic is expected and all texts will be available in English.
    EAST 1310 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chin
  • 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
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
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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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    I: Independent Study/Research
    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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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Nedostup
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Steinfeld
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    I: Independent Study/Research
  • 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
    If the number of students exceeds 19, students will rotate into the classroom weekly.
    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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    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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    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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
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    I: Independent Study/Research

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
    Chen
    CHIN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • 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
    Su
    CHIN 0200 S02
    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
    Huang Hsieh
    CHIN 0300 S02
    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
    Jiao
    CHIN 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
  • 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
    Su
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chinese Language and Culture

    This course is designed for advanced learners of Chinese to enhance their language proficiency, as well as to grasp essential skills to observe and appreciate Chinese culture from the perspective of language, especially through Chinese radicals, idioms, proverbs, taboos, verses, vernacular language and internet language. The teaching methods in this course include lecture, case studies, and heuristic approach etc. After taking this course, students are expected to have much deeper understanding of Chinese language and culture and be able to use the language in a near native and artistic way.
    CHIN 0920H S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
  • Stories from the Chinese Empire: Scholars, Demons and Swindlers

    This bilingual course introduces the culture and society of late imperial China by reading short stories, novels, prose essays between 1368 and 1911. To maintain students’ language skills, the lecture is primary in mandarin aided by English explanation. Students can choose to complete the assignments in either English or Chinese. The course explores the interwoven spectacular fantasy and societal reality of the imperial China. A chronological exposure to different cultural practice and social structures is organized under three rubrics, namely, scholar-official as social elite; merchants and courtesans as mobile agents; and criminals and demons as outcast.
    CHIN 1010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • 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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    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. 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
    Tajima
    JAPN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
  • 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
    Borgmann
    JAPN 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Borgmann
  • Intermediate Japanese

    See Intermediate Japanese (JAPN 0300) for course description. Prerequisite: JAPN 0300 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 18.
    JAPN 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
    JAPN 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Advanced Japanese I

    See Advanced Japanese I (JAPN 0500) for course description.
    JAPN 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hiramatsu
  • 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.
    JAPN 0910E S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Japanese Language and Society through Contemporary Film

    This course aims at further development of your linguistic proficiency and broadening your knowledge of Japanese language, culture, and society by studying contemporary Japanese film through the lens of social justice. Films are selected from a wide range of genres: mainstream blockbusters, documentaries, and anime. Our discussions will focus on the cinematic treatment of diversity and social justice in Japan, including issues related to racial/ethnic and sexual minorities in Japan (Ainu, burakumin, Okinawan, Zainichi, “Half”, LGBTQ), gender discrimination, economic inequality, and mental/physical disability. Prerequisites: JAPN 0700 or equivalent, Japanese heritage language speakers with instructor’s consent.
    JAPN 0920D S01
    Primary Instructor
    McPherson
  • 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
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    JAPN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    JAPN 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
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    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
    Ha
  • 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
    Park
    KREA 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Park
  • 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