111

EAST 111. East Asian Civilization. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
The development of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese civilizations highlighting their political, cultural, philosophical, and religious aspects from earliest times to the present.

115

EAST 115. Introduction to Asian Religions. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A comparative study of the basic teachings and practices of Asian religions through lectures, discussions, readings, and films; inquiry into similarities and differences and views of nature. Prerequisite: first-year or sophomore standing. Others by permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as RELI 115.

120

EAST 120. Introduction to Chinese Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Introductory course on Chinese culture from antiquity to the middle of the 20th century, covering philosophy, literature and arts.

125

EAST 125. Masterpieces of Chinese Literature in Translation. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course introduces students to various great works in Chinese literary tradition from early times to the modern period. No prerequisite.

130

EAST 130. Business Japanese: Language and Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Basic Japanese business conversation, basic writing skills, and accepted conventions in the Japanese business world. No prerequisite.

137

EAST 137. Traditional Chinese Tales/Stories. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Explores Chinese literature through the lens of stories. We will examine a variety of stories including, but not limited to creation stories, myths, ghost stories and romances.

138

EAST 138. Chinese History in Digital Age. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Introduction to digital humanities with reference to Chinese history. Topics include data mining, database design, data management and visualization. No prerequisites for language, history, programming.

205

EAST 205. Introduction to Translation Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to the history, theories, and development of the field of Translation Studies. Facility in one language other than English is strongly recommended. Crosslisted as HUMN 260.

211

EAST 211. Premodern Japanese Literature in Translation. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The beginnings of Japanese literary traditions: works written before the close of the 19th century - before Western influence is seen. Taught in English.

212

EAST 212. Modern Japanese Literature in Translation. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Literary trends in 20th-century Japan with emphasis on the development of the modern novel and short story. Works by Soseki, Tanizaki, Kawabata, Mishima, Abe, Enchi, Murakami and others. Taught in English.

213

EAST 213. Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Great works of Chinese prose and poetry from The Book of Odes to the Dream of the Red Chamber.

220

EAST 220. Japanese Warrior in Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Traces the literary (re)construction of the 'warrior' in Japanese literature, from the samurai of the 12th century to the Imperial soldier of the mid 20th century. Taught in English.

222

EAST 222. Passion/Perversion: Japan Film. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
A discussion class in which numerous modern Japanese films are used to explore the representation of desire, both passionate and perverse. WARNING: explicit sexual content. Crosslisted as WMST 221.

226

EAST 226. East Asian Politics. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course surveys political history, political institutions, economy, and society of major countries in East Asia, with focus on the continuity and changes in politics and policies of China, Japan, and Korea. Crosslisted as IREL 226 and POLS 226.

227

EAST 227. Art of Japan. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the art and architecture of Japan.

232

EAST 232. Romance in Chinese Literature and Art. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to Chinese literature and art through examinations of love stories in fairy tales, poetry, fiction, drama, theatre, film, and music.

233

EAST 233. China from Ancient Time to 18th Century. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Chinese history and culture from their beginnings to the middle of the Qing Dynasty, before that dynasty and China were challenged by the West. Crosslisted as HIST 293.

234

EAST 234. China Since 1800. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
China from the eve of its modern confrontation with the West to the present through years of traumatic challenge and change. Crosslisted as HIST 294.

239

EAST 239. Tradition and Transformation. 1 Credit.

Offered Summer Session Only; Lecture hours:3
A summer trip to China to study past and present in five historical capitals. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

241

EAST 241. Women in Chinese Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course examines various modes of representation of women in Chinese literature to understand China's literary past from a women-centered point of view. Crosslisted as WMST 241.

244

EAST 244. Religions of East Asia. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Focused study of one or more East Asian religious traditions. This course centers on religions and on topics that may include but will not be limited to: Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Shinto, and new East Asian religious movements. Crosslisted as RELI 244.

248

EAST 248. International Relations in East Asia. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course offers an overview of international relations in East Asia, with focus on political, economic, and social interactions among major states in the region. Crosslisted as IREL 283 and POLS 283.

251

EAST 251. Buddhism. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
An interdisciplinary introduction to Buddhism, including basic teachings of liberation from suffering, impermanence, no-self, ethics, and meditation. Also explores the historical development of various streams of Buddhism in Asia and the West, with attention to the effect of Buddhism on society, politics, and material culture. Crosslisted as RELI 200.

252

EAST 252. Religions of China. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to the religious traditions of China through study of their origins, basic beliefs, practices and values, historical development, as well as their interaction and involvement iwth politics, culture, society, and each other. Focus on the three major traditions - Confucianism, Daoism, and Chinese Buddhism. Crosslisted as RELI 245.

253

EAST 253. Religions of Japan. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to the religious traditions of Japan through study of their origins, basic beliefs, practices and values, historical development, as well as their interaction and involvement with politics, culture, society, and each other. Focus on Shinto and the various forms of Japanese Buddhism. Crosslisted as RELI 246.

254

EAST 254. From Shinto to Shogun: Pre-modern Japan. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course will examine the cultural and institutional developments which constitute the Japanese heritage, with emphasis on classical Heian and early medieval court culture and late medieval samurai society. Crosslisted with HIST 295.

255

EAST 255. Modern Japanese History. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Japanese economy, society, politics, war, and diplomacy from 1868 to World War II; successes, crises, and conflicts in building a modern nation-state. Crosslisted as HIST 296.

256

EAST 256. Contemporary Japanese History. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Political and cultural history of post-World War II Japan using various sources including film, anime, art, political cartoon, popular song. Crosslisted as HIST 286.

266

EAST 266. Chinese Philosophy. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Major philosophical schools of the classical age, Buddhist philosophy, Neo-Confucianism. Crosslisted as HUMN 266 and PHIL 266. Prerequisite: PHIL 100 or permission of the instructor.

267

EAST 267. The People's Republic of China. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A historical look at life in China under the rule of the Communist Party. Unprecedented triumphs and tribulations. Crosslisted as HIST 297.

269

EAST 269. Chinese Politics. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This examines China's rich political history, its dynamic economic and social changes, its lasting political culture, it enduring struggle for modernization, and its evolving relations wtih the rest of the world. Crosslisted as IREL 225 and POLS 225.

274

EAST 274. The Greater Chinese Economy. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Coverage of topics essential to understanding the ongoing process of economic transition in China, while emphasizing China's role in the Asian and world economies. Prerequisite: ECON 103.

278

EAST 278. Asian Economic Development. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Analysis of contemporary economic development in Asia, focusing on the role of public policy, international trade and investment, and on prospects for future growth. Prerequisite: ECON 103.

289

EAST 289. Chinese Diaspora. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Is the world becoming Chinese? This course examines the history of China outside of China. It explores the development of overseas Chinese communities around the world, including SE Asia and the Americas. Crosslisted as HIST 289.

295

EAST 295. Topics in East Asian Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary.

299

EAST 299. Topics in the History of the Third World. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
History of Vietnam.

321

EAST 321. Independent Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Individual program of reading, research, or writing. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

322

EAST 322. Independent Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Individual programs of reading, research, or writing. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

339

EAST 339. China and the World Economy. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An analysis of economic transition and development in China, with emphasis on its role in the Asia-Pacific and world economies. Prerequisites: ECON 256 and ECON 257 or permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ECON 439. Preference given to ECON and ECMA majors.

340

EAST 340. Comparative Pacific Basin Economics. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Contemporary developmental issues facing selected Pacific Basin economies, emphasizing international trade, foreign investment, and public policies. Prerequisite: ECON 256, ECON 257, or permission of the instructor.

369

EAST 369. Seminar in East Asian History and Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
A multidisciplinary seminar for Japanese and East Asian Studies majors. Bibliography, sources and disciplinary approaches to East Asia.

370

EAST 370. Seminar in East Asian History and Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
A multidisciplinary seminar for Japanese and East Asian Studies majors. Individual and group studies of selected topics.

382

EAST 382. U. S.-China Relations. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Through tracing the evolution of US-China relations from the 19th century to the 21st century, this course discusses major issues and challenges between the two countries today. Future trends of the bilateral relationship will also be explored. Prerequisites: POLS 170. Preference given to EAST, IREL, and POLS seniors. May be crosslisted as IREL 482 and/or POLS 382.

395

EAST 395. East Asian Studies Honors Thesis. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Focused research relevant to department culminating experience. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Seniors only.

400

EAST 400. East Asian Studies Senior Thesis. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Focused research relevant to department culminating experience. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Seniors only.

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