Spring 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CHIN 102-01 Elementary Chinese
Instructor: Baimin Cao, Nan Ma
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: Baimin Cao, Nan Ma
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 202-01 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Rae Yang, Yunling Cai
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: 201 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
CHIN 202-02 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Rae Yang, Yunling Cai
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: 201 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
CHIN 232-01 Advanced Chinese
Instructor: Yunling Cai
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 12
CHIN 362-01 Advanced Chinese II
Instructor: Yunling Cai
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 12
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 204-01 Screening Korea: Film and Historical Understanding
Instructor: Jina Kim
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-02 & HIST 215-02. Do national cinemas evolve with a countrys major transformations? How do historians analyze films and how do filmmakers represent history? In this course, we will investigate South Korean and North Korean films with the aim of gaining a rich and textured understanding of these nations past and present. Using films as our primary sources, we will learn about the politics, economy, and social relations of key time periods in the past. Through films, we will also chart changes in society and examine salient aspects of collective memories about the colonial era (1910-1945), national division (1945-present), and postcolonial economic development (1961-1987). In addition to the films, we will read scholarly texts about North and South Korean histories and societies.
1330:R   DENNY 204
EASN 205-01 Soap, Sparkle, and Pop: Contemporary Korea
Instructor: Jina Kim
Course Description:
This course investigates and evaluates contemporary Korean popular culture, and more specifically the 21st century South Korean cultural phenomenon called hallyu (Korean Wave)its promises and limitations as well as its popularity and backlash against it. We will study television, manhwa (comic books), and music and ask how they participate in the transnational production and circulation of culture, identity, modernity, tradition, ideology, and politics both regionally and globally. The course also aims to equip students with analytical tools to critically think about and understand popular culture.
1330:TF   EASTC 301
EASN 205-02 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   EASTC 301
EASN 205-03 Japanese Architecture
Instructor: Wei Ren
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 205-01. This course is intended to introduce students to the scholarly study of Japanese architecture and urbanism, covering both the premodern and modern eras. Each session will be devoted to the examination of one significant Japanese architectural site, coupled with an important concept or methodological concern in the study of the Japanese built environment. The sites and issues chosen for study are intended to provide students with a broad knowledge base with which to pursue further studies in architectural history, design history, environmental history, and East Asian history. Participants will be introduced to each of the major typologies of Japanese architecture: shrines, temples, imperial villas, castles, tea houses, merchant houses (machiya), and farm houses (minka), as well as the two of the most historically significant city forms in the archipelago, the imperial grid city and the castle town. In addition, the nature and culture of advanced timber-frame architecture will be studied from the vantage point of design, engineering, source materials and process, as well as the sustainability issues inherent to the materials. More general themes that inform the course throughout include the relationship of architecture to the natural landscape, historical and contemporary issues of sustainability, the concept and design of the city, and the significance of the body.
1030:TR   BOSLER 309
EASN 205-04 Chinese Approaches to the Environment, Traditional to Contemporary
Instructor: Rae Yang
Course Description:
This course explores how the Chinese view the environment, from literature 3,000 years ago, Daoist philosophy, Neo-Confucianism, the works of Zen artists and theory of Chinese medicine to the modern era, serious ecological and environmental problems depicted by contemporary writers.
1330:MR   DENNY 112
EASN 206-01 State and Ethnicity in Upland Asia
Instructor: Ann Hill
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 235-01. This course examines the borderlands shared by states in upland Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Burma and Laos, with China. It looks at dimensions of contemporary migrations and transnationalism among populations historically marginalized, such as the Hmong, and among populations that have a strong identification with states. Linked to political economies and global markets, nationalism and other ideologies defining peoples and their cultures are explored with an eye toward understanding how ideas about race and the other take shape.
1130:MWF   DENNY 204
EASN 259-01 Law, Politics, and Society in Asia
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 259-01 & LAWP 259-01. This course examines the interaction between law, legal institutions and citizens in China, Japan, India and Thailand. Covering history and the contemporary scene, course focuses on how law works in practice and is understood and used by ordinary people in Asia. It covers areas such as marriage and divorce, the legal profession, lost property, civil rights, the environment, sexuality, mediation, land development and property, among others. Comparisons between the United States and Asia, as well as between Asian countries, will be emphasized. This course is cross-listed as POSC 259 and LAWP 259.
1330:TR   BOSLER 213
EASN 305-01 Topics on Modern Design in East Asia
Instructor: Wei Ren
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 305-01. Traditional Chinese and Japanese art and design served as an important source of inspiration for European modernism. But what happened to art and design within China and Japan during the modern period? Despite Chinas traditional stronghold in modular design and Japans current prestige in design culture, the two countries faced incredible challenges during the late 19th and early 20th century as they struggled with their own cultures pasts and the modern concept of art and design. This class offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of modern East Asian art and examines how the concept of design emerged and developed in Japan and China in relation to both fine arts and industry in a broad cross-cultural nexus. While design connected modern China and Japan in ways unprecedented, the two cultures also adopted different design strategies defined by their respective cultural and historical conditions. The class is discussion based and is supplemented by a fieldtrip to Washington D.C. Prerequisite: One art history course or two 200-level EASN courses or permission of instructor.
1330:T   WEISS 219
EASN 490-01 Senior Research
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Leading to a senior thesis and jointly supervised by at least two faculty in the program.
1330:W   STERN 12
Courses Offered in JPNS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
JPNS 102-01 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.Prerequisite: 101 or permission of instructor
0830:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 102-02 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.Prerequisite: 101 or permission of instructor
0930:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 202-01 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: 201 or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
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 7
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 7