Spring 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CHIN 102-01 Elementary Chinese
Instructor: Li Li, 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: Li Li, 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 202-01 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Ke Xiao, Nan Ma
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   TOME 227
CHIN 202-02 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Ke Xiao, Nan Ma
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   TOME 227
CHIN 232-01 Advanced Chinese
Instructor: Li Li
Course Description:
Advanced reading, writing, speaking, and understanding of the Chinese language for students who have completed Chinese 202. 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: Li Li
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 205-01 Japanese Architecture
Instructor: Wei Ren
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 205-02. 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   DENNY 304
EASN 206-01 Asian Urban Ecology
Instructor: David Strand
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-05. 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, Jakarta, Manila, Kolkata, Mumbai 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 Medicine and The Body in East Asia
Instructor: William Young
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-01. This course is an introduction to the history of medicine in East Asia. We will begin by exploring the theoretical and practical underpinnings of classical Chinese medicine, which was the foundation of healing practices in premodern China, Korea, and Japan. We will then move on to trace the introduction of modern bio-medicine and the eventual reemergence of "Traditional Chinese Medicine" as an alternative style of therapy in the 20th century. We will also consider a wide range of topics that have generated compelling intellectual dialogue, including the relationship between doctors and patients and between medicine and the state
1500:TF   DENNY 212
EASN 206-03 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.
1330:MR   DENNY 115
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.
1330:MR   DENNY 303
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: ARTH 108 or ARTH 209 or two art history or two non-language EASN courses.
1330:T   WEISS 219
EASN 306-01 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japanese History
Instructor: William Young
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 315-01 and WGSS 302-01. This course is an exploration of how sexuality and gender have been continually redefined and experienced throughout modern Japanese history. We will analyze the changes Japanese society underwent from the 19th century to the present, paying particular attention to transformations as well as continuities in eroticism, same-sex love, family structure, and gender roles. A key theme of the course is the socially-constructed nature of gender norms and how women and men frequently transgressed feminine and masculine ideals, a theme that we will explore through both primary sources in translation and secondary scholarship. Building upon in-class workshops and a series of short-essay assignments, the final goal of the course will be to produce a paper that analyzes the development of this new and exciting field of history.
1330:W   DENNY 303
EASN 490-01 Senior Research
Instructor: Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Leading to a senior thesis and jointly supervised by at least two faculty in the program.
1330:W   LIBRY E. ASIAN
EASN 500-01 The Cultural History of Leprosy in Lake Qing China
Instructor: Nan Ma
Course Description:
 
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
0830:MTWRF   STERN 7
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
0930:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 202-01 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: 201 or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 232-01 Advanced Japanese
Instructor: Ibuki Aiba
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.
1130: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:MR   STERN 7