Courses for Spring 2022

EAST

  • Beyond Orientalism: Understanding “East Asia”

    This course explores the cultural and ideological foundations of the region we call “East Asia,” from prehistoric times to 1500. After interrogating the colonial origins of the Euro-American concept of “East Asia,” we will examine the historical distinctions, interactions, and mutual influences that shaped the regions and peoples now associated with the countries of China, Japan, and Korea. In addition to systems of status and political power, the course will expose students to the rich religious, literary, and artistic traditions developed within and across the East Asian region.
    EAST 0010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bossler
  • Beginning Vietnamese

    EAST 0200V is the second half of a year-long introduction to Vietnamese designed for absolute beginners or students with very little prior knowledge 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 0200V S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tran
  • Intermediate Vietnamese

    EAST 0400V is designed for students who have completed the third semester of Vietnamese EAST 0300V 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 0400V S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tran
  • Yo no naka: Fiction and the Virtual in Heian Japan

    “This world, / to what should I compare it? / The white wake / of a rowboat / that rows off into daybreak.” In their privileged tedium, Heian period (794–1185) elites were engrossed in virtual realities, captivated by fictions, and preoccupied by the evanescence of “this world” (yo no naka). Like us, they lost themselves in dimly glowing screens (byōbu) and endless, episodic plotlines (monogatari). Are fictions tantamount to falsehoods, inherently immoral? What makes them less real than the reality we inhabit? Alongside recent theories of “worldedness,” we survey classical Japanese efforts to gain purchase on reality and escape into the virtual. Readings in translation. No previous knowledge of Japanese language or culture required.
    EAST 0407 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Niedermaier
  • The Erotic Family: Sex, Money and Intimacy in Japan

    This course explores the nexus between sexuality, money and kinship across Japanese history. Divided into five units (Monastic Ribaldry, the Floating World, Queer Samurai, Erotic-Grotesque-Nonsense, and Nightwork) we will look at texts featuring milk siblings, concubines, boy lovers, mistresses, dandy beauties, and sex workers to understand how cultural meanings have been attached to different forms of intimacy over time. Emphasizing relationships that fall outside of the nuclear family, texts to be considered include early scrolls, woodblock prints, fiction, films, as well as writings by sex workers and lgbtq+ activists. Students will read primary sources as well as scholarly works.
    EAST 0408 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
  • Korean Culture and Film

    This course aims to introduce and explore various aspects of Korean history, culture and society. Students are expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of Korean culture by examining contemporary films that pertain to issues such as national identity, history, international relations, religion, Korean life style, and family life. Enrollment limited to 20.
    EAST 1100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • The Korea “Brand”: Understanding KPop, Film, and Culture of the Two Koreas in the Global Context

    The global media has recently showcased two newsworthy events related to Korea: BTS at the 2018 BMAs, and the Inter-Korea Summit. This course examines the arrival of “Korea” globally, from the West’s fascination with the North Korean nuclear crises, to the hype around KPop, KFilm, cosmetics, food, and eSports. We will question the fascination with NK in US media outlets, versus its treatment in SK media. The ways in which the particular, local, and authentic, within Korean cultural production negotiates the global market is of particular interest.
    EAST 1290 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
  • 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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Nedostup
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Niedermaier
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Perry
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Sawada
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1910 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
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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
    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
  • Memory and Justice in East Asia

    How does history affect the present, the political, the social, and the personal around East Asia? What are the social mechanisms and frameworks of affect and knowledge that have shaped historical memories of humiliation, violence, trauma, and culpability? This seminar focuses on several key topics to explore modern modes of remembering and justice seeking including: mapping memory; imperialism and the museum; wartime conduct and war crimes trials; political violence and transitional justice; and grassroots organizing, community justice, ritual actions, and other non-state memory work. Final projects can be web portfolios or podcasts on an event or phenomenon of your choice.
    EAST 1936 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nedostup
  • 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
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Cayley
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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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Putterman
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Chin
    Schedule Code
    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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Nedostup
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1940 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Steinfeld
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Prose of the World: Understanding Late Imperial China through Fiction and Belles-Lettres

    This course introduces the culture and society of late imperial China through fiction and prose written between 1368 and 1911. The course aims to analyze literary work as the interface of social development and cultural renovation. A chronological exposure to various geographical regions is structured under three conceptual frameworks: cultural belatedness as abundant historical reference; early modernity as commercialization; and pre-modern China encountering the world. The balanced selection of readings in four major literary genres, written by male and female authors, cover topics including: social uprising, the imperial court, civil examination, diplomacy, urban market, travel, religious cult, and courtesan culture. Prerequisites: None.
    EAST 1951A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • 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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    EAST 1990 S04
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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
    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
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    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

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
    Su
    CHIN 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Su
    CHIN 0200 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Su
    CHIN 0200 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 0300 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
    CHIN 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
    CHIN 0400 S03
    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
    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 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
    Wang
    CHIN 0800 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Business Chinese

    Business Chinese focuses on practical language skills that are most useful in business interactions in Chinese-speaking communities. Classroom activities are largely based on authentic documents and correspondence as well as a textbook. Through intensive practice in the listening, speaking, reading and writing of the Chinese language for business purposes, this course aims at enhancing students' linguistic knowledge in a business context. Classes are conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 0800 or instructor permission. Enrollment limited to 18.
    CHIN 0920D 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
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    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. 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
    McPherson
    JAPN 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    McPherson
    JAPN 0200 S03
    Primary Instructor
    McPherson
    JAPN 0200 S04
    Primary Instructor
    McPherson
  • Intermediate Japanese

    See Intermediate Japanese (JAPN 0300) for course description. Prerequisite: JAPN 0300 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 18.
    JAPN 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tatsumi
    JAPN 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Tatsumi
    JAPN 0400 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tatsumi
  • Advanced Japanese I

    See Advanced Japanese I (JAPN 0500) for course description.
    JAPN 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hiramatsu
    JAPN 0600 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hiramatsu
  • Advanced Japanese II

    See Advanced Japanese II (JAPN 0700) for course description.
    JAPN 0800 S01
    All registered students should also register for the discussion section, JAPN 0800-C01, which is taught on Friday from 3-3:50 pm.
    Primary Instructor
    Borgmann
    JAPN 0800 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Readings in Contemporary Japanese Fiction

    Introduces contemporary short stories and novellas by award winning writers published after 2000. Authors include Yoko Ogawa, Natsuo Kirino, Jiro Asada, Bin Konno. We will analyze why the great many readers are drawn into these literary works through socio cultural background of urban communities. Prerequisites: JAPN0700 or instructor permission.
    JAPN 1010 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. 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
    KREA 0200 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Park
  • Intermediate Korean

    See Intermediate Korean (KREA 0300) for course description. Prerequisite: KREA 0100-0200 or equivalent.
    KREA 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Byun
    KREA 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Byun
  • 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