Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CHIN 102-01 Elementary Chinese
Instructor: Fangli Zhao, Rae Yang
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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0930:MTWRF   STERN 12
CHIN 102-02 Elementary Chinese
Instructor: Fangli Zhao, Rae Yang
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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
1030:MTWRF   STERN 12
CHIN 212-01 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Junjie Luo, Yan Wang
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: 211 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 308
CHIN 212-02 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Junjie Luo, Yan Wang
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: 211 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 308
CHIN 232-01 Advanced Chinese
Instructor: Yan Wang
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: 231 or the equivalent
1130:MWF   STERN 7
CHIN 362-01 Advanced Chinese II
Instructor: Yan Wang
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: 361 or permission of the instructor.
1230:MWF   STERN 7
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 203-01 Chinese Drama
Instructor: Junjie Luo
Course Description:
This course introduces students to Chinese drama from the 13th century through the 20th century. We will examine representative texts of Chinese drama and explore the dynamic relationship between performance and texts. This course aims to understand both the tradition of Chinese drama and the transformation of this tradition in modern China. All the readings are available in English, and no prior knowledge of Chinese is required.
1500:TF   STERN 103
EASN 206-01 Climate Change, Rivers, and Chinese Society
Instructor: Ann Hill, Kelin Zhuang
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 245-01, ENST 311-04 and ERSC 311-01. Permission of Instructor Required. This course is an interdisciplinary, globally integrated course that begins with a two-week field trip to North China in January 2015. Sites visited on the field trip introduce students to the geography of the Yellow River basin and sites of human habitation long the river's course, as well as some sites that help students understand Chinas history more broadly. During the field trip portion of the course, students will create blogs and podcasts to post on a website based on their experiences in China. The course integrates climate change in East Asia and its geography with the history of populations that are identified with the Chinese state. The course focuses equally on 1) the impact of long term changes in the climate and land forms of the region, especially its large river systems, and 2) the consequences of human activity for environmental change as populations exploit natural environments, especially rivers, for livelihood, state revenues, and the market. Although the course is broadly historical, it includes case studies to illustrate in concrete detail critical aspects of longer-term trends, such as course shifts in the Yellow River, the role of irrigation in the formation of Chinese civilization, deforestation in North China, the Three Gorges Dam project, agricultural sustainability, and other important topics.
0900:TR   KAUF 178
EASN 206-02 East Asia: China and Japan
Instructor: Noriaki Hoshino
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 120-01.An introduction to the classical order in China and Japan followed by a consideration of the impact of Western intervention and internal change from the 18th century to the present. Special emphasis on the interaction between China and Japan in this period.
1330:TR   DENNY 203
EASN 236-01 Japanese Society
Instructor: Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 236-01. This course is an introduction to contemporary Japanese society. The course examines what everyday life is like in Japan from anthropological and historical perspectives. It explores such major social institutions as families, gender, communities, workplaces, and belief systems. The course focuses as well on the ways in which modernization has affected these institutions and the identities of Japanese people.
1030:TR   DENNY 304
EASN 259-01 Law, Politics, and Society in Asia
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LAWP 259-01 and POSC 259-01.
1330:TR   STERN 103
EASN 306-01 The Politics of Environmental Protection in Asia
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENST 311-06 and POSC 390-03. This seminar takes a close look at the political, social, and legal issues that affect environmental protection in Asia. Focusing attention on China, Taiwan, Japan, and India, and by drawing upon scholarly literature in political science, sociology, law, and history, the course aims to provide students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the myriad factors which shape the content of environmental legislation and policies and how these are implemented in society. Does China's authoritarian system give environmental law more "bite"? What roles do NGO play in Asia? Does Confucianism or Hinduism make people more or less inclined to protect the environment? How do Asians deal with the impact of rapid economic growth? In short, we will try to understand the complex interaction between political, legal, and social dimensions of environmental protection in a region that is home to half of the world's population and three of the world's current and future economic powerhouses.
1330:W   BOSLER 214
EASN 306-02 War and Memory in East Asia
Instructor: Noriaki Hoshino
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 315-01. This course explores historically controversial issues that originated during World War II in East Asia. In particular, we will examine debates on the Nanjing Massacre, Comfort Women, and the Atomic Bomb. All of these incidents or issues still cause emotional reactions inside and outside East Asia. Through analysis of a wide range of materials such as letters, official documents, scholarly articles, essays, novels, and films, the course reflects on historical method and the role of memory and cultural identity in these debates. Course Priorities: 1 History Major 2 EASN Major
1330:M   STERN 12
EASN 490-01 Senior Research
Instructor: Peter Bates
Course Description:
Leading to a senior thesis and jointly supervised by at least two faculty in the program.
1330:R   LIBRY E. ASIAN
Courses Offered in JPNS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
JPNS 102-01 Elementary Japanese
Instructor: Ibuki Aiba, Peter Bates
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.Prerequisite: 101 or permission of instructor
0930:MTWRF   DENNY 21
JPNS 102-02 Elementary Japanese
Instructor: Ibuki Aiba, Peter Bates
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.Prerequisite: 101 or permission of instructor
1030:MTWRF   DENNY 21
JPNS 212-01 Intermediate Japanese
Instructor: Akiko Meguro, Ibuki Aiba
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: 211 or permission of the instructor.
0930:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 212-02 Intermediate Japanese
Instructor: Akiko Meguro, Ibuki Aiba
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: 211 or permission of the instructor.
1030:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 232-01 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: 231 or permission of the instructor.
1230:MWF   STERN 12
JPNS 362-01 Advanced Japanese II
Instructor: Ibuki Aiba
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: 361 or permission of the instructor.
1330:TF   STERN 12