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Program in East Asian Studies

224 Minor Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400164
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4164
(434) 924-7836
www.virginia.edu/eastasia

M.A. in East Asian Studies The faculty of the East Asia Center offer 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 24 credit hours of non-language courses at the graduate level; 18 credit hours must be in Asia-related courses; non-Asia courses and independent study credits must be approved by the Graduate Committee of the East Asia Center;
  2. study in at least two different departments, with at least six credit hours in each department;
  3. achieve and demonstrate third-year competence in Chinese, Japanese, or Tibetan language; but no coursework from the first three years of language study may be used to satisfy the 24 credit hour requirement;
  4. complete a Master’s thesis under the guidance of two faculty advisors (at least one of whom must be an East Asia faculty member), 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 Weedon Travel Fund, offers support to students traveling abroad to do research and further language study. 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 Research: Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Anthropology

ANTH 522 - (3) (Y)
Economic 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 East Asian Art

Asian Languages - Chinese

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

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)
Advanced Reading in Modern Chinese

CHIN 702 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Reading in Modern Chinese

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

JAPN 701, 702 - (3) (SI)
Reading Japanese I and II: Advanced Topics

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

JPTR 521 - (3) (Y)
The Tale of Genji, the World’s First Psychological Novel: Court Romance

JPTR 522 - (3) (Y)
The Modern Japanese Canon

JPTR 535 - (3) (IR)
Spirits, Romance, and Political Intrigue: An Introduction to Classical Japanese Literature

JPTR 536 - (3) (IR)
Warriors, Merchants, and Courtesans: An Introduction to Japan’s Medieval and Early Modern Literary and Popular Arts

JPTR 581 - (3) (Y)
Classical Japanese Women Writers

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

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

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


 
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