Fall 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CHIN 101-01 Elementary Chinese
Instructor: Nan Ma, Panpan Li
Course Description:
A study of the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, including grammar, reading, and writing using both traditional and simplified characters, pinyin romanization, pronunciation, and conversational skills.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
CHIN 101-02 Elementary Chinese
Instructor: Nan Ma, Panpan Li
Course Description:
A study of the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, including grammar, reading, and writing using both traditional and simplified characters, pinyin romanization, pronunciation, and conversational skills.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
CHIN 201-01 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Rae Yang, Yanfeng Zhao
Course Description:
An enhancement of the oral and written skills of elementary language study. In addition, students will learn to use dictionaries to translate original literary works. Extra conversational work will be included, geared to understanding and participating in Chinese culture. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   STERN 12
CHIN 201-02 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Rae Yang, Yanfeng Zhao
Course Description:
An enhancement of the oral and written skills of elementary language study. In addition, students will learn to use dictionaries to translate original literary works. Extra conversational work will be included, geared to understanding and participating in Chinese culture. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   STERN 12
CHIN 231-01 Advanced Chinese
Instructor: Rae Yang, Yanfeng Zhao
Course Description:
Advanced reading, writing, speaking, and understanding of the Chinese language for students who have completed Chinese 212. This course aims to enhance the students' understanding of Chinese culture and introduce them to issues in contemporary China through reading and discussion. Prerequisite: 202 or the equivalent
1130:MWF   BOSLER 211
CHIN 361-01 Advanced Chinese II
Instructor: Rae Yang, Yanfeng Zhao
Course Description:
Reading of selected literary works by modern Chinese writers and articles from Chinese newspapers and magazines. These courses involve more sophisticated conversation and composition on important social, political, and economics issues in China. Prerequisite: 232 or permission of the instructor.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 211
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 101-01 Introduction to East Asia
Instructor: David Strand
Course Description:
An interdisciplinary study of East Asian civilizations. The course provides a framework for understanding by introducing students to traditional social and cultural patterns in East Asia and to the variety of transformations that have taken place there.
1500:MW   STERN 103
EASN 108-01 Arts of East Asia
Instructor: Wei Ren
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 108-01.Permission of Instructor Required. This course introduces students to a selection of objects and sites that elicit new modes of cultural perception and insight into the artistic cultures of China, Korea, and Japan. Loosely arranged in a chronological order, each week is devoted to in-depth examination of a different type of object, medium, and format. The diverse mediums (sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, lacquer, prints, painting, calligraphy, photography, performance, and architecture) and the long historical span covered in class will chart how culture traveled within East Asia, and later, globally, as well as each cultures distinctive methods of adaptation over time. Major themes include the relationship between artistic production and sociopolitical and socioeconomic development, cultural exchange, aesthetics, impact of religion, power and authority, gender, and issues of modernity. Lectures are supplemented by viewing sessions in the Trout Gallery.This course is cross-listed as ARTH 108.
1030:MWF   WEISS 235
EASN 204-01 Sex, Screen, and Sports: Contemporary Korean Film and Society
Instructor: Jina Kim
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-02. Taking the "Three S" cultural policy of 1980s South Korea as a springboard, this course surveys important contemporary social developments of South Korea through its film and literature. We will focus on films from the 1980s to the present.
1330:TF   STERN 103
EASN 205-01 Modern Chinese Performance Culture
Instructor: Nan Ma
Course Description:
Cross-listed with THDA 302-01. This course examines twentieth and twenty-first century Chinese culture through the lens of performance. The course uses significant works as case studies to examine a range of genres in modern Chinese performance culture: global mass mediated performance, traditional and avant-garde theater, modern Chinese dance, popular music, and intercultural Chinese opera, dance drama, and musical. Students will learn to examine these works as cultural texts embedded in local, national, and global histories. They will become familiar with the landscape of performance culture in China, including major artists, organizations, works, and ideas. In addition, students will learn important thematic and theoretical approaches in Chinese performance and media studies.
1330:MR   STERN 12
EASN 205-02 War and Peace: Korean War in Transnational Context
Instructor: Jina Kim
Course Description:
The importance of the Korean War continues in shaping both East Asia and American foreign policy and culture today in the 21st century. Yet, the Korean War continues to be referred to as the forgotten war. This course will attempt to move beyond nationalist historiography and international relations paradigms that have dominated existing studies and turn to representations of the war in transnational texts and contexts. We will examine fiction, poetry, memoirs, photographs, art, and films produced by Koreans (North and South), Japanese, resident Koreans in Japan, African and Asian Americans, as well as veterans of the war in China and the U.S. Through these diverse texts, the course will explore the complex and far-reaching impact of the war not only on the two Koreas, but around the globe from China to Turkey. In addition to the literary texts, readings will include archival materials such as government documents, secondary articles on the history of the war, and analyses of cultural artifacts produced by the Cold War. The aim of the course is to trace historical and aesthetic connections that situate the Korean War that extend far beyond the boundaries of the nation and the immediate war years.
1330:R   DENNY 204
EASN 205-03 North Korea: Beyond the Visible
Instructor: Jina Kim
Course Description:
Images of North Korea as a poverty stricken, highly regimented, hermit kingdom led by the Kim dictatorial dynasty abound on one hand, while on the other hand, images of technologically advanced, egalitarian society filled with satiated citizens also abound. How are we to understand these conflicting images? In this course, we will study the ways in which literature, film, and media produced within and about North Korea (the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) construct North Korea in various ways. Through our study of North Koreas history, literature, and visual culture, since its establishment in 1948, this course will attempt to understand North Korea beyond the immediately visible. The course will also include, in particular, South Korean and U.S. depictions of North Korea.
1500:TF   STERN 103
EASN 206-01 Asian Urban Ecology
Instructor: David Strand
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-01. Asian cities are among the most economically productive in the world, and also number some of the most polluted and environmentally challenged urban centers on the planet. Further complicating this picture is the fact that many Asian cities are also on the cutting edge of policies associated with ecological modernization, the effort to balance and manage competing economic and environmental interests and values. This course will examine a range of Asian cities, including, for example, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul, and a range of issues like resource management, urban sprawl and congestion, environmental protection, green space and urban design, biodiversity and environmental justice with a view to better understanding the evolving interdependence among political, economic, social and natural systems in urban Asia.
0900:TR   STERN 103
EASN 206-02 China's Foreign Relations
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-02. This course examines China's relationship to the major world powers, regions and international roganizations. Beginning with a consideration of Chinese traditions of dealing with foreign countries, we will then examine the revolutionary legacy of Mao Zedong and the reorientation of foreign policy under Deng Xiaoping after 1978. The course will focus on the role of ideology, history, culture, interests, and leadership in China's foreign relations.
1030:TR   STERN 103
EASN 206-03 The Rise of Modern China
Instructor: William Young
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 275-01. The history of China from the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1912 to the rise of China as a global economic and political power in the twenty-first century. Topics include issues of cultural change and continuity, the growth of modern business, women's rights, urban and rural social crises, the rise of modern nationalism, Communist revolution, the political role of Mao Zedong, post-Mao economic reform and social transformation, human rights, and prospects for Chinese democracy.
1030:TR   DENNY 303
EASN 209-01 The Japanese Woodblock Print
Instructor: Wei Ren
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 209-01. This course provides a thorough introduction to the woodblock print Japans most celebrated artistic mediumfrom its emergence in the mid-17th century to the modern era. Technical developments, major genres, and master designers are explored within the context of the prints relationship to the urban culture of early modern and modern Japan. Topics including censorship, theatricality, the representation of war, nationalism, and Japonisme. Special emphasis is placed on an examination of habits of pictorial representation and protocols of viewing unique to the Japanese print medium. Lectures are supplemented by viewing sessions in the Trout Gallery.This course is cross-listed as ARTH 209.
1500:MR   WEISS 235
Courses Offered in JPNS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
JPNS 101-01 Elementary Japanese
Instructor: Akiko Meguro, Ibuki Aiba
Course Description:
These courses establish the basic language skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. These courses also provide students with a brief overview of Japanese culture.
0930:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 101-02 Elementary Japanese
Instructor: Akiko Meguro, Ibuki Aiba
Course Description:
These courses establish the basic language skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. These courses also provide students with a brief overview of Japanese culture.
1030:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 201-01 Intermediate Japanese
Instructor: Ibuki Aiba, Peter Bates
Course Description:
The aim of this course is the mastery of the basic structure of Japanese language and communicative skills. The student will have an opportunity to get to know more of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: 102 or permission of the instructor.
0930:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
JPNS 201-02 Intermediate Japanese
Instructor: Ibuki Aiba, Peter Bates
Course Description:
The aim of this course is the mastery of the basic structure of Japanese language and communicative skills. The student will have an opportunity to get to know more of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: 102 or permission of the instructor.
1030:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
JPNS 231-01 Advanced Japanese
Instructor: Akiko Meguro
Course Description:
The emphasis in this course is placed on enhancing the students' fluency and acquiring increasingly creative skills through composition, oral presentation and discussion. Prerequisite: 202 or permission of the instructor.
1230:MWF   STERN 7
JPNS 361-01 Advanced Japanese II
Instructor: Peter Bates
Course Description:
The emphasis in this course is placed on polishing and refining the students' language skills. Emphasis is placed on covering more sophisticated materials such as newspapers, magazine articles, film and literature. Prerequisite: 232 or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   STERN 12