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Program in Asian Studies

B19 Cabell Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400781
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781
(434) 924-3275

Requirements

Certificate in Asian Studies The Committee on Asian Studies offers an interdisciplinary program designed to provide graduate students with a broad and balanced understanding of the basic institutions and problems of Asia through the coordination of educational and research activities at the departmental level in the humanities and social sciences. Both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates in standard departments enrolled in this program receive, upon completion of the requirements listed below, Asian studies certificates in recognition of their special competence in the field.

A Certificate in Asian Studies is awarded to a graduate student concentrating on East Asia or South Asia and Southeast Asia under the following conditions:

  1. satisfactory completion of departmental requirements for a graduate degree in a specific discipline, including a thesis or dissertation on an Asian topic;
  2. 24 credits of course work in Asian studies, including an interdisciplinary seminar, and six credits taken outside the student’s own department. The course work is normally applied toward satisfying the student’s departmental degree requirements;
  3. demonstration of competence in one Asian language whenever relevant according to standards to be determined by the Committee on Asian Studies. Hindi, Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Persian are available. See the Undergraduate Record for specific lower level courses.

M.A. in East Asian Studies The East Asian faculty of the committee offers the Master of Arts in Asian Studies, which is designed to enable students interested in China and Japan to engage in intensive language and area studies training over a period of two academic years. Students should expect to enter the first academic year of this program with at least one full academic year, or the equivalent, of the appropriate East Asian language, and to take 2l months (i.e., two academic years and the intervening summer), to complete all requirements for the degree. To complete the program, students are required to:

  1. take at least 24 non-language credits at the 500-level or above, of which no more than 18 are taken in a single department. Six credits may come from any school within the University;
  2. achieve and/or demonstrate third-year competence in Chinese or Japanese language;
  3. complete a master’s thesis and undergo an oral defense.

The University also offers a joint M.B.A.- M.A. in East Asian Studies. This is a three-year program and requires admission to the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and to the Master of Arts Program in East Asian Studies. Students enrolled in this program normally spend the first full academic year in the program taking courses in the Darden School, and do not enroll in East Asian studies courses in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences until the following summer or fall.

Scholarship Opportunities The East Asia Center, through the East Asian Travel Fund, offers support to students traveling abroad to do research and further language study. The South Asia Center also offers graduate language and area fellowships. For additional information contact the Director, East Asia Center, 224 Minor Hall, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400164, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4164; (434) 924-7836; eastasia@virginia.edu.


Supporting Courses

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The following are graduate courses offered in the Asian field. For further information about these courses, see the description under the appropriate academic departments.

Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

AMEL 801, 802 - (1-3) (S)
Independent Study: Selected Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

East Asian Studies

Anthropology

ANTH 575 - (3) (Y)
Buddhism, Politics, and Power

ANTH 763 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in Chinese Ethnology

ANTH 765 - (3) (Y)
Asian-American Ethnicity

ANTH 766 - (3) (Y)
China: Empire and Nationalities

Architectural History

AR H 581 - (3) (Y)
Architecture of East Asia

AR H 585 - (3) (Y)
World Buddhist Architecture

AR H 587 - (3) (O)
Modern Japanese Architecture

Art History

ARTH 761, 762 - (3) (S)
Research Problems in Asian Art

ARTH 962 - (3) (IR)
Seminar in Chinese Painting

Asian Languages-Chinese

CHIN 501, 502 - (3) (Y)
Readings in Modern Chinese Literature

CHIN 523 - (3) (Y)
Chinese Conversation and Composition

CHIN 524 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition

CHIN 528 - (3) (Y)
History of the Chinese Language

CHIN 581, 582 - (3) (Y)
Media Chinese II

CHIN 583, 584 - (3) (Y)
Topics in Chinese Literature

CHIN 585, 586 - (3) (Y)
Classical Chinese Literature

CHIN 701 - (3) (Y)
Modern Chinese Fiction

CHIN 702 - (3) (Y)
Modern Chinese Drama

CHIN 703 - (3) (Y)
Modern Chinese Poetry

CHIN 704 - (3) (Y)
Traditional Chinese Poetry

CHIN 705 - (3) (Y)
Classical Chinese Prose

CHIN 706 - (3) (Y)
Classical Chinese Poetry

CHIN 783 - (3) (Y)
Readings in Confucian Texts

CHIN 801, 802 - (3) (Y)
Independent Study in Chinese

CHTR 521, 522 - (3) (Y)
Chinese Literature in Translation

Asian Languages-Japanese

JAPN 501, 502 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Reading and Conversation in Japanese I

JAPN 531 - (3) (Y)
Cultural Understanding of US-Japan Relations

JAPN 583, 584 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Reading and Conversation in Japanese II

JAPN 591 - (3) (Y)
Modern Japanese Literary Prose

JAPN 593, 594 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Readings on Society and Culture I & II

JAPN 801, 802 - (3) (IR)
Independent Study in Japanese

JPTR 521 - (3) (Y)
The Tale of Genji: Love and Marriage, Japanese Style

JPTR 522 - (3) (Y)
Women, Nature, and Society in Modern Japanese Fiction

JPTR 541 - (3) (IR)
Ideas and Images in Traditional Japan

JPTR 551 - (3) (IR)
Introduction to Pre-Modern Japanese Literature

JPTR 352/552 - (3) (IR)
Classical Japanese Poetry in Translation

JPTR 581 - (3) (Y)
Women Writers in Classical Japan

JPTR 582 - (3) (Y)
Modern Japanese Women Writers

Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

GBUS 834 - (1.5) (Y)
The Cultural Context of International Business: East Asia

Curry School of Education

EDLF 765 - (3-6) (Y)
Comparative Education

History

HIEA 701, 702 - (3) (IR)
Traditional East Asian History

HIEA 703, 704 - (3) (IR)
Modern East Asian History

HIEA 706 - (3) (IR)
Modern Chinese History

HIEA 801, 802 - (3) (IR)
East Asian History

HIEA 811 - (3) (IR)
Traditional Chinese History

HIEA 821 - (3) (IR)
Japanese History

Politics

PLCP 551 - (3) (Y)
Government and Politics of China

PLCP 553 - (3) (Y)
Government and Politics of Japan

PLCP 563 - (3) (IR)
Politics of Vietnam

PLCP 851 - (3) (E)
Topics in Government and Politics: China

PLCP 853 - (3) (IR)
Topics in Government and Politics: Japan

PLIR 571 - (3) (Y)
China in World Affairs

PLIR 572 - (3) (Y)
Japan in World Affairs

PLIR 872 - (3) (O)
Chinese Topics in World Affairs

PLIR 873 - (3) (IR)
Japanese Topics in World Affairs

Religious Studies

RELB 525 - (3) (O)
Seminar in Japanese Buddhism

RELB 527 - (3) (O)
Seminar in Chinese Buddhism I

RELB 591 - (3) (E)
Seminar in Chinese Buddhism II

RELB 700, 701 - (3) (Y)
Readings in Japanese Buddhist Studies, I & II

RELB 702, 703 - (3) (Y)
Readings in Chinese Buddhist Texts I, II

RELG 503 - (3) (SI)
Readings in Chinese Religion

South Asian Studies

Anthropology

ANTH 556 -(3) (IR)
Selected Topics: South Asia Architectural History

Asian Languages - Hindi

HIND 501, 502 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Hindi

HIND 801, 802 - (1-3) (IR)
Special Topics in Hindi

Asian Languages - Persian

PERS 501 - (3) (S)
Readings in Modern Persian Poetry

PERS 502 - (3) (S)
Readings in Modern Persian Prose Fiction

PERS 801, 802 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study in Persian

PETR 521 - (1-3) (IR)
Persian Literature in Translation

PETR 522 - (3) (IR)
20th century Persian Literature in Translation

Asian Languages - Pali

RELB 560 - (3) (SI)
Elementary Pali

RELB 831, 832 - (1-3) (SI)
Advanced Sanskrit/Pali I, II

Asian Languages - Sanskrit

SANS 501 - (4) (Y)
Elementary Sanskrit I

SANS 502 - (4) (Y)
Elementary Sanskrit II

SANS 505 - (3) (IR)
Selections from the Ramayana of Valmiki

SANS 506 - (3) (IR)
Selections from the Upanisads

SANS 507 - (3) (IR)
Selections from the Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva

SANS 508 - (3) (IR)
Selections from the Puranas

SANS 801, 802 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study in Sanskrit

Asian Languages - Tibetan

RELB 500, 501 - (4) (IR)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan I, II

RELB 535, 536 - (4) (IR)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan III, IV

RELB 547, 548 - (4) (IR)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan V, VI

RELB 820, 821 - (4) (IR)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan VII, VIII

RELB 823 - (3) (S)
Advanced Literary and Spoken Tibetan

History

HISA 502 - (3) (IR)
Historiography of Early Modern South Asia

HISA 510 - (3) (IR)
Economic History of India

HISA 701 - (3) (IR)
Society & Politics in 18th Century India

HISA 703 - (3) (IR)
Social History of Modern India

HISA 704, 705 - (3) (IR)
Readings in Indian History

HISA 711 - (3) (IR)
Peasant Movements in Modern India

HISA 801 - (3) (IR)
Society & Politics in 18th Century India

HISA 803 - (3) (IR)
Readings and Research in the History of Modern South Asia

HISA 806 - (3) (IR)
Social History of Modern India

HISA 811 - (3) (IR)
Peasant Movements in Modern Indian History

Politics

PLCP 525 - (3) (Y)
Politics of Economic Reform

PLCP 861 - (3) (IR)
Topics in the Government and Politics of South Asia

Religious Studies

RELB 502 - (3) (O)
Tibetan Perspectives on Tantra

RELB 526 - (3) (IR)
Seminar in Tibetan Buddhism II

RELB 539 - (3) (IR)
Tibetan Buddhist Tantra-Dzokchen

RELB 546 - (3) (IR)
Mahayana Buddhism

RELB 555 - (3) (IR)
Buddhist Philosophy

RELB 566 - (3) (E)
Approaches to Buddhist Studies

RELH 553 - (3) (E)
Hindu Philosophical Systems

RELH 554 - (3) (O)
Hindu Ethics

RELH 589 - (3) (IR)
Vedic Hinduism

RELH 718 - (3) (O)
Hindu Tantrism

RELI 540 - (3) (Y)
Islamic Theology

RELI 541 - (3) (IR)
Islamic Theology: The Shi’ite Creed

RELI 542 - (3) (IR)
War and Peace in Islam: A Comparative Ethics Approach

RELI 710 - (3) (SI)
Islamic Religious Law

RELI 860 - (3) (SI)
Seminar in Shi’ite Theology

Sociology

SOC 738 - (3) (IR)
India and South Asia


 
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