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The Academic Program
       

Spring 2015 East Asian Courses

Note: Always consult your advisor to be sure a specific course meets program requirments.

Areas of Study:

American Studies / Anthropology / Architectural History / History of Art / Chinese / Chinese Literature in Translation / East Asian Studies / Education / Graduate Business / History / Japanese / Japanese Literature in Translation / Korean / Korean in Translation / Politics- International Relations / Religion - Buddhism / Religion - General Religion / Tibetan

American Studies

AMST 3180 Introduction to Asian American Studies

3 Credits, Sylvia Chong

TuTh 11:00am - 12:15pm

An interdisciplinary introduction to the culture and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in America. Examines ethnic communities such as Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Asian Indian, and Native Hawaiian, through themes such as immigration, labor, cultural production, war, assimilation, and politics. Texts are drawn from genres such as legal cases, short fiction, musicals, documentaries, visual art, and drama.


Anthropology

ANTH 3340 Ecology and Society: An Introduction to the New Ecological Anthropology
3 Credits, Frederick Damon
MoWe 10:00am-10:50am
Forges a synthesis between culture theory and historical ecology to provide new insights on how human cultures fashion, and are fashioned by, their environment. Although cultures from all over the world are considered, special attention is given to the region defined by South and East Asia, and Australia. Prerequisite: At least one Anthropology course, and/or relevant exposure to courses in EVSC, BIOL, CHEM, or HIST or instructor permission

Architectural History

ARH 7602 World Buddhist Architecture
3 credits, Yunsheng Huang

Tu 2:00pm-4:30pm

The history of Buddhist architecture and allied arts in the Buddhist world which includes East, South, and Southeast Asia. Lecture starts from the Indian stupas and ends in Japanese Zen gardens.

History of Art

ARTH 2862 Arts of the Buddhist World - India to Japan
3 Credits,Daniel Ehnbom
TuTh 2:00pm-3:15pm
Surveys the Buddhist sculpture, architecture and painting of India, China and Japan. Considers aspects of history and religious doctrine.

ARTH 3591 / EAST 5559 Art History Colloquium: Monuments of Japanese Art

3 credits, Dorothy Wong

MoWe 10:30am-11:45am

The course focuses on key monuments and artistic traditions that have played a central role in Japanese art and society. Topics range from art and architecture of Shinto and Buddhism of the classical period, late Heian court art, Zen paintings and garden architecture, and also decorative paintings and woodblock prints of the later period.

 

ARTH 3861 Chinese Art

3 credits, Dorothy Wong

The course is a survey of the major epochs of Chinese art from pre-historic times to the modern period. The course intends to familiarize students with the important artistic traditions developed in China: ceramics, bronzes, funerary art and ritual, Buddhist art, painting, and garden architecture. It seeks to understand artistic form in relation to technology, political and religious beliefs, and social and historical contexts, with focus on the role of the state or individuals as patrons of the arts. It also introduces the major philosophic and religious traditions—Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism— that have shaped cultural and aesthetic ideals, Chinese art theories, and the writings of leading scholars.

Chinese

CHIN 1020 Elementary Chinese
4 Credits, Instructors: Ran Zhao, Jin Dong, Wenyi Zhu, Shu-Chen Chen
MoTuWThFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am, 12:00pm-12:50pm, 1:00pm-1:50pm, 2:00pm-2:50pm
The second in a two-semester introduction to modern Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1010 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).

CHIN 2020 Intermediate Chinese
4 Credits, MoTuWThFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am, 12:00pm-12:50pm, 1:00pm-1:50pm
Instructors: Shu-Chen Chen, Miao-Fen Tseng, Wenyi Chu
Prerequisite: CHIN 2010, 2020 are the continuation of CHIN 1020. They are not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students improve their spoken and aural proficiency, achieve a solid reading level, and learn to express themselves clearly in writing on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. These goals are approached through grammar and reading-writing exercises, classroom drills, listening and speaking activities, and written quizzes and exams.

CHIN 2060 Accelerated Intermediate Chinese
4 Credits, MoTuWThFr12:00pm-12:50pm
Ran Zhao
This course is specifically designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Mandarin Chinese, but with reading and writing ability equivalent to a student who has completed CHIN 1020. The course focuses on reading and writing Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students: (a) achieve a basic level of reading competency with a vocabulary of 1000 characters; (b) express themselves clearly in written Chinese on a variety of topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. Prerequisite: CHIN 1060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).

CHIN 3020/5020 Readings in Modern Chinese
3 Credits, MoTuWeFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am
Wenyi Chu, Xueyin Shao
Readings and discussion are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Prerequisite: CHIN 3010 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).

CHIN 3025: Language House Conversation
1 Credits, Ran Zhao
For students residing in the Chinese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission..

CHIN 4020 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese
3 Credits, MWTh 10:00-10:50 AM, 11:00-11:50 AM
Hsin-Hsin Liang
Prerequisite: CHIN 3020, 5020 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).

CHIN 4030/7030 Business Chinese
3 Credits, MWFr TuTh 2:00pm-2:50pm
Jin Dong
Business Chinese is a one-term language course for business purposes designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least four years in a regular college program or with the equivalent language proficiency. It is aimed to enhance student's Chinese skills in the business context and promote their understanding about the macro and micro business environment and culture in contemporary China.

CHIN 4060 Acclerated Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese

3 Credits, MoWeFr 1:00pm-1:50pm

Hsin-Hsin Liang

The goal of CHIN 4060 is to continue enhancing students' reading comprehension and writing skills by systematically exposing them to formal written Chinese, works of literature, and vigorous writing exercises. By the end of the course the students should be able to read authentic materials with the help of a dictionary and be able to write essays of 500 words in length on assigned topics. Prerequisite: CHIN 2060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).

CHIN 4993/8993: Independent Study in Chinese
1-3 credits

CHIN5200 Modern Chinese Literary Translation
3 Credits, Tu3:30pm-6:00pm

Charles Laughlin

This course uses modern Chinese literary texts to introduce students to the special skills and problems associated with translation. Activities include: familiarization with key theoretical issues in translation studies, dictionary training, assessing and comparing existing translations, group work, draft revision, and quizzes on reading assignments. Prerequisite: CHIN 4020 or equivalent level. Some familiarity with Chinese literature preferred

 

CHIN 7020 Acclerated Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese

3 Credits, MoWeFr 10:00am-10:50am

Hsin-Hsin Liang

The goal of CHIN 7020 is to continue enhancing students' reading comprehension and writing skills by systematically exposing them to formal written Chinese, works of literature, and vigorous writing exercises. By the end of the course the students should be able to read authentic materials with the help of a dictionary and be able to write essays of 500 words in length on assigned topics. Prerequisite: CHIN 2060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).

Chinese in Translation:

CHTR 3020/5020: Survey of Traditional Chinese Literature
3 credits, MoWe 2:00pm-3:15 PM
Charles Laughlin

Study of the literary heritage of China. Examines the major genres through selected readings of representative authors. Taught in English. Fulfills the non-Western perspectives requirement.

CHTR 3559/5559 New Course in Chinese in Translation: Legends and Lore
3 Credits, TuTh 2:00m-3:15pm
Anne Kinney

New course in the subject of Chinese literature in translation

East Asian Studies

EAST 1010 East Asian Canons and Cultures
3 Credits, TuTh 2:00pm-3:15pm
Benedetta Lomi
An introduction to conceptions of self, society, and the universe as they have been expressed in canonical literary, philosophical, and religious texts in East Asia from earliest times up through modern times. Readings will be in English translation, supplemented by reference.

EAST 3559/5559 New Course in East Asian Studies: The Body in East Asia
3 Credits, We 200pm-4:30pm
Benedetta Lomi
New Course in East Asian Studies

EAST 4993 Independent Study

 

EAST 4999 Distinguished Majors Senior Thesis

3 Credits, Time TBA

Michiko Wilson
The first part of a two-semester sequence of tutorial work for students completing a Senior Thesis as part of the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Studies or East Asian Languages and Literatures. Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled in the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Languages and Literatures.

 

EAST 8999 Non-Topical Research

 

Education - Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

 

EDLF 7605 Anthropology of Education

3 Credits, Web-based Course

Diane Hoffman

Anthropology's unique contribution to the study of human life centers around the concept of culture and the methodology of ethnography. In the course of the semester, we will examine the relationship between culture and education and the ways in which the study and understanding of education can be enhanced by attention to culture. Using cases drawn from studies of learning and schooling in cultures around the world as well as among minority cultures and societies in the United States , students will be challenged to begin to see education through cultural comparative frames of reference.

Graduate Business

GBUS 8305 Strategic Thinking: Integrating East and West

1.5 Units, WeTuFr 11:45am-1:10pm
Ming-Jer Chen

As economies and businesses become more global, companies worldwide will increasingly need to examine their economic practices and beliefs. The purpose of this seminar is to help participants 1) develop a deep understanding of the strategic concepts and business models underlying foreign (in this case, Chinese) business, based on a thorough knowledge of cultural and institutional differences. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden Students.

History:

HIEA 1501 - 001 (Seminar): Introductory Seminar in East Asian History:Students in Modern China
3 credits,We 6:00pm-8:30pm
Bradly Reed
Introduces the study of history intended for first- or second-year students. Seminars involve reading, discussing, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major in history. Fulfills the Historical Studies / Non-Western Perspectives / SWR requirements.

HIEA 2011 Hisotry of Chinese Civilization
3 credits, TuTh 9:30am-10:45am
Cong Zhang
An intro to the study of Chinese civilization. We shall begin with the earliest human remains found in China & conclude in the present. The goal of this coure is not merely to tell the story of Chinese history, rich and compelling though the story is. Rather, our aim will be to explore what makes Chinese civilization specifically Chinese, & how the set of values, practices, & institutions we associate with Chinese society came to exist.

HIEA 2073 Japan to 1868: An Historical Introduction
3 credits, MoWe 2:00pm-2:50pm
Robert Stolz
This lecture class surveys the history of Japanese civilization from prehistory to the end of the nineteenth century. Through an assortment of historical, literary, religious and visual materials, it offers an introduction to the political, social, religious, intellectual, artistic, and cultural life of Japan in its various epochs.

HIEA 2101 Korea: Late Nineteenth through Early Twenty First Centuries

3 credits, Tu 3:30pm-6:00pm

Ronald Dimberg

We shall focus on social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual developments on the Korean peninsula from the late 19th century into the second decade of the 21st century.  We shall trace those developments as they unfolded through the final decades of the Joseon (Choson) Period (i.e., the Yi Dynasty, 1392-1910); the period of Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945); liberation, division, and war (1945-1953); the similar then divergent routes followed in the north and the south in the aftermath of the armistice in 1953; relations between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and prospects for reunification.


HIEA 3112 Late Imperial China

3 credits, MoWeFr 10:00am-10:50am

Bradly Reed

Survey of the social, political, and cultural history of China from 10th to the early 20th centuries. Topics include the philosophic basis of state and society, the formation of social elites, the influence of nomadic peoples, and patterns of popular dissent and rebellion, among others

HIEA 3559 New Course in East Asian History: China and the United States
3 credits, TuTh2:00-3:15pm
Xiaoyuan Liu
This lecture class considers the historical contacts between China and the United States since the late 18th century, seeking to understand this intricate and profoundly important relationship by learning from insights at individual, communal,
societal, state, and international levels.

HIEA 4501 Seminar in East Asian History: Frontiers in Modern China

3 credits, Mo 3:30pm-6:00pm

Xiaoyuan Liu

This seminar class is designed to allow students to explore modern China’s inland and maritime frontiers of inter-ethnic, inter-state, and inter-systemic connotations. By completing a research paper on a topic relevant to the thematic concerns of the class, the students also learn the fundamentals of historical research.

 

HIEA 4511 Colloquium in East Asian: Catastrophic Japan

3 credits, Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm

Robert Stolz

A small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the seminar. The work of the seminar results primarily in the preparation of a substantial (ca. 25 pp. in standard format) research paper. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.


HIEA 4993: Independent Study in East Asia
1-3 credits

Japanese

JAPN 1020 First Year Japanese
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am, 12:00pm-12:50pm, 2:00pm-2:50pm
Instructors: Eric Wallace Maceyko
Introduces the basic speech patterns and grammatical units, including casual, daily spoken style, and the polite speech used in formal occasions. Emphasizes speaking, listening, and reading. Writing hiragana, katakana, and 200 kanji are also introduced.

JAPN 2020 Second Year Japanese
4 Credits, Mieko Kawai, MoTuWeThFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am, 12:00pm-12:50pm
Continuation of Elementary Japanese introducing more complex sentence patterns, idioms, and vocabulary to prepare students for an intermediate-level communication. Reinforces spoken Japanese skills with writing and reading exercises, and 250 kanji are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN 1020 or equivalent.

JAPN 3020/5020 Third Year Japanese II
3 Credits, Tomomi Marshall, TuTh 9:30AM - 10:45AM, 11:00AM - 12:15PM
Continuation of Third-Year Japanese, emphasizing comprehension and active reproduction of modern Japanese beyond the basic patterns of speech and writing. Continued introduction of topics on current Japanese culture and society. Prerequisite: JAPN 3010 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

JAPN 3025 (Lecture): Language House Conversation
1 credit
Tomomi Marshall
For students residing in the Japanese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

JAPN 3110: Supplemental Reading in Japanese II
3 Credits, Tomoko Marshall, Mo 10:00am-10:50am
The second in a two-part sequence, to be taken in conjunction with JAPN 3020. In-depth study of authentic materials such as newspapers, short essays, and brief articles. Prerequisite: JAPN 3010 or equivalent background.

JAPN 4880 Reading Banana Yoshimoto and Haruki Murakami
3 credits, TuTh 2:00-3:15 PM
Michiko Wilson
This advanced language seminar examines excerpts written by two of the most popular modern Japanese writers in the world: Yoshimoto Banana (1964 - ) and Haruki Murakami (1949 - ). The goal of reading modern literary Japanese is to help
students appreciate the special qualities of a language that enable scenes, feelings, and visual sensations to come to life. The emphasis is on interpretive skills to “decipher” metaphoric implications and nuances of each text. This course fulfills: Non-Western Perspective Requirement.

Japanese in Translation:

JPTR 3010/5010: Survey of Modern Japanese Literature
3 credits, We 3:30pm-6pm
Michiko Wilson
A gateway to the rich, diverse modern Japanese literary tradition, from the early 1900s to the present, this course adopts socio-cultural and gender perspectives in the context of world literature. Readings include works by Sôseki Natsume (1867-1916), the first modern writer to delve into the human psyche; Ôgai Mori (1862-1922), the surgeon general-turned writer; Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927)—Japan’s O Henry; Junichiro Tanizaki (1886-1965), a master of eroticism and classical Japanese aestheticism. Also included: Naoya Shiga (1883-1971)—the "god" of the autobiographical fiction; Shûsaku Endo (1923-), Japan’s foremost Christian writer; two Nobel laureates, Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972) and Kenzaburo Ôe (1935-); Harumi Murakami—the suave, urbane writer of the new generation; Minako Ôba—the consummate writer on human psychology; and Banana Yoshimoto—the healer of the heart.

Korean:

KOR 1020 Elementary Korean II
4 Credits,MTuWThF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, 12:00-12:50 PM
Junghee Kim
The second in a two-semester introduction to modern Korean. Prerequisite: KOR 1010 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).

KOR 1060 Accelerated Elementary Korean
4 Credits, MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM, 11:00-11:50 AM
Junghee Kim

This course is specifically designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Korean, but with reading and writing ability equivalent to a student who has completed KOR 1020. The course seeks to achieve a basic literacy and the ability to express themselves clearly on a variety of topics. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission

 

KOR 2020 Intermediate Korean II
4 Credits, MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM, 11:00-11:50 AM
Yoon Hwa Choi

The second in a two-semester intermediate language sequence. Prerequisite: KOR 2010 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).

KOR 3015 Language House Conversation
1 credit, Junghee Kim
For students residing in the Korean group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

KOR 3020 Advanced Korean II
3 Credits, TuTh 12:30am-1:45am
Yoon Hwa Choi
The second part in a two-semester sequence. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Readings and discussions are related to various aspects of modern Korea. Prerequisite: KOR 3010 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test)

KOR 4993: Independent Study in Korean
1-3 credits

Korean in Translation:

KRTR 3390 / 5390 Gender in Kodern Korean Film and Literature
3 Credits, Mo 3:30pm-6:00pm
Susie Kim
This seminar focuses on representations of gender in modern Korean films and literary texts. The course will focus on analysis of the text as well as discussion with an emphasis on critical thinking. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission

KRTR 3800 / 5800 Seminar on Korea: Division North and South

3 Credits, Tu 3:30pm-6:00pm
Susie Kim

This course examines narratives of division through films and literary texts. Sub-topics will include the Korean War, national division, generational conflict, and gender.

Politics - International Relations

PLIR 5710 China and World Affairs

3 Credits, Tu 7:00pm - 9:30 pm
Brantly Womack

Includes international relations of China; conditioning historical, political, economic, and social forces; and the aims, strategy, and tactics of China's foreign policy. Prerequisite: Some background in international relations and/or the history of China.

Religion - Buddhism

RELB 22054 Tibetan Buddhism Introduction
3 Credits, MoWe 1:00pm-1:50pm
Katarina Turpeinen
Provides a systematic introduction to Tibetan Buddhism with a strong emphasis on tantric traditions of Buddhism - philosophy, contemplation, ritual, monastic life, pilgrimage, deities & demons, ethics, society, history, and art. The course aims to understand how these various aspects of Tibetan religious life mutually shape each other to form the unique religious traditions that have pertained on the Tibetan plateau for over a thousand years.

RELB 2165 Buddhist Meditation

3 credits, TuTh 11:00pm-12:15pm

David Germano

 

RELB 2450 Zen
3 credits, Mo 3:30pm-6:00pm

William Hudson

Studies the development and history of the thought, practice, and goals of Zen Buddhism.

RELB 3150 Seminar in Buddhism and Gender
3 Credits,Mo 3:30pm-6:00pm
Karen Lang
This seminar takes as its point of departure Carolyn Bynum's statements: "No scholar studying religion, no participant in ritual, is ever neuter. Religious experience is the experience of men and women, and in no known society is this experience the same." The unifying theme is gender and Buddhism, exploring historical, textual and social questions relevant to the status of women and men in the Buddhist world from its origins to the present day.

RELB 3160 The Religions of Japan

3 Credits, MoWe 2:00pm-3:15pm

Hye Kyung Jee
Surveys the development of Japanese religions from pre-history to modern times.

 

RELB 5440 Sanskrit Religious Texts

3 Credits, Time TBA
Karen Lang

Readings in Sanskrit religious and philosophical texts, their syntax, grammar, and translation. Prerequisite: SANS 5010, 5020, or equivalent and instructor permission.


RELB 5460 Seminar in Mahayana Buddhism

3 Credits, Tu 3:30pm-6:00pm

Karen Lang

Readings in Sanskrit religious and philosophical texts, their syntax, grammar, and translation. Prerequisite: SANS 5010, 5020, or equivalent and instructor permission.

 

RELB 5480 Literary Tibetan VI

3 Credits,TuTh 12:30pm-1:45pm

Instructor TBA

Advanced study in the philosophical and spiritual language of Tibet, past and present. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, or equivalent.

 

RELB 5810 Literary Tibetan VIII

3 Credits, TuTh 12:30pm-1:45pm

Instructor TBA

Examines the Yogachara-Svatantrika system as presented in Jang-kya's Presentation of Tenets, oral debate, and exercises in spoken Tibetan. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, 5470, 5480 or equivalent

Religion-General Religion

RELG 1040 Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions

3 Credits, MoWe 12:00pm-12:50pm

John Campbell
Introduces various aspects of the religious traditions of India, China, and Japan.

Tibetan:

TBTN 1020/8020: Elementary Tibetan II
4 Credits, Tsetan Nepali, MoTuWeThFr 9:00AM - 9:50AM
An introduction to the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan for beginners with the intention of developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Examples are drawn from Tibetan short stories and proverbs, among other sources. Students gain knowledge of Tibetan culture to improve communication skills using a dynamic, interactive format. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 1010/8010 Elementary Tibetan I.

TBTN 2020/8021: Intermediate Tibetan II
4 Credits, Tsetan Nepali, MoTuWeThFr 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Intermediate skill-building in the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan, along with development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the integrated use of spoken and literary forms. Students will also enhance their knowledge of Tibetan culture in order to improve their communication skills. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 2010 Elementary Tibetan I.

TBTN 3030/8030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III
3 Credits, Tsetan Nepali
MoWeFr 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Pre-Requisites: TBTN 3030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III.
A continuation of the Intermediate Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Emphasis is laid on mastering comprehension and communication in colloquial Tibetan, writing skills in the various scripts of literary Tibetan, and integrating comprehension of colloquial and literary forms. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 3020 Advanced Tibetan II.

TBTN 3040 / 8040 / 860Advanced Modern Tibetan IV

3 Credits, MoWe 12:00pm-12:50pm, Fr 4:30pm-5:30pm
Tsetan Nepali

A continuation of the Advanced Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed on mastering oral communications skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in previous courses. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 3030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III.