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Theory, Method and Writing

MDES W 3000x and y Theory and Culture: Middle East and South Asia

Required of all majors. Introduces theories of culture particularly related to the Middle East, South Asia. and Africa. Theoretical debates on the nature and function of culture as a symbolic reading of human collectivities. Examines critical cultural studies of the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Enables students to articulate their emerging knowledge of Middle East, South Asian, and African cultures in a theoretically informed language.
4 points

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Section
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: MDES W3000
MDES
3000
16958
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
703 HAMILTON HALL
G. Anidjar 57 [ More Info ]

EAAS W 3901x Senior Thesis

Senior Seminar required of all majors in East Asian Studies.
Prerequisites: Senior majors only.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: EAAS W3901
EAAS
3901
64542
001
TBA T. Hughes 25 [ More Info ]

ASST BC 3999x and y Independent Study

Specialized reading and research projects planned in consultation with members of the Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures teaching staff. - R. McDermott, H. Kamaly, D.L. Moerman,
Prerequisites: Open to majors who have fulfilled basic major requirements or written permission of the staff member who will supervise the project.
3-4 points.

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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ASST BC3999
ASST
3999
04404
001
TBA H. Kamaly 3 [ More Info ]
ASST
3999
02586
002
TBA D. Moerman 2 [ More Info ]
ASST
3999
07806
003
TBA A. Pitkin 2 [ More Info ]
ASST
3999
08726
004
TBA R. McDermott 1 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: ASST BC3999
ASST
3999
07806
001
TBA A. Pitkin 3 [ More Info ]
ASST
3999
02586
002
TBA D. Moerman 2 [ More Info ]
ASST
3999
06232
003
TBA H. Kamaly 1 [ More Info ]
ASST
3999
07562
004
TBA R. McDermott 1 [ More Info ]

EAAS V 3999y Research in East Asian Studies

Introduces students to research and writing techniques and requires preparation of a senior thesis proposal.
Corequisites: Required for juniors who are East Asian majors.
1 point

EAAS W 4101y Literary and Cultural Theory East and West

Designed to familiarize students with major paradigms of contemporary literary and cultural theory to generate critical contexts for analyzing East Asian literature and culture in a comparative framework. Takes up a wide but interrelated range of issues, including feminist criticism, film theory, postcolonialism, social theory, post modernism, and issues of national and ethnic identity.
3 points

EAAS W 4102y (Section 01) Critical Approaches to East Asia in the Social Sciences

This seminar introduces students to theories, research methods and analytic practices of social science research. Considers important areas of current social research on East Asia (primarily China, South Korea, and Japan), including issues of economic development, labor, gender, social stratification, ethnic conflict, environmental activism, the role of religion, media, civil society, political change, and globalization. - A. Pitkin
4 points

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: EAAS W4102
EAAS
4102
09998
001
Tu 11:00a - 12:50p
TBA
A. Pitkin 15 [ More Info ]

EAAS W 4406x Social Theory for the Study of East Asia

This course introduces students to major thinkers and intellectual viewpoints relevant for study of East Asian societies. Key topics include the nature of power, processes of social change, the role of religion, the discourses of tradition and modernity, and the ethical dimensions of scholarship. - Annabella Pitkin
4 points

EAAS W 4890y Historiography of East Asia

Major issues in the practice of history illustrated by critical reading of important historical work on East Asia.
Prerequisites: Two-hour seminar plus additional one-hour workshop in bibliography and research methods. Designed primarily for majors in East Asian Studies in their junior year. Permission of instructor required for others.
3 points

East Asian, General and Comparative

EAAS V 3370y Social Change in East Asia

Nowhere in the world has the pace of social change been so rapid and its impacts so sweeping as in East Asia. This course provides sociological insights that will help us better understand the causes, processes, and consequences of social change in East Asia from a comparative perspective.
3 points

HSEA W 3718y Nation, Race, and Empire in East Asia
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 3891x The Asia-Pacific Wars, 1931-1975
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 3898y The Mongols in History
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: HSEA W3898
HSEA
3898
63187
001
Tu 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
M. Rossabi 35 / 35 [ More Info ]

HSEA W 3997x World War Two in History and Memory
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4000x History of East Asian Writing
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

RELI W 4011y The Lotus Sutra in East Asian Buddhism

Examines some central Mahayana Buddhist beliefs and practices through an in-depth study of the Lotus Sutra. Cultic practices such as sutra-chanting, meditation, confessional rites, and Guanyin worshipbased on the scripture. East Asian art and literature inspired by it. - D. Moerman
4 points

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: RELI W4011
RELI
4011
02887
001
Tu 2:10p - 4:00p
TBA
D. Moerman 30 [ More Info ]

EAAS W 4015x Buddhism and Islam: Tibet and China

News stories about Buddhist / Muslim encounters in many parts of present-day Asia often focus on dramatic conflicts, such as the destruction of the ancient Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan by Taliban leaders, or the role of Burmese Buddhists in violent assaults on Muslim communities in Burma. Yet in fact, the history of Buddhist and Muslim interactions in Asia is far more complex than a single tale of the "conflict of civilizations" might suggest. An ethnically diverse assortment of Buddhist and Muslim populations have mingled, competed, intermarried, and traded with each other in many parts of Asia for over a millennium, influencing each other's medicine, science, philosophy, languages, music, cuisine, and of course, power arrangements. Mongols, Persians, Arabs, Uighyurs, Tibetans, Chinese, Kashmiris - these are just some of the major historical actors on a transregional and multi-ethnic Inner and East Asian stage, where rich trade routes, competing empires, and the high culture of multiple civilizations came together, with results that persist into our own day. - Annabella Pitkin
4 points

EAAS W 4106x Global Genres and East Asian Cinema
Corequisites: Mandatory film screening on Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

ASCV W 4320x Human Rights and Social Justice in Comparative Perspective

Considers issues of human rights through cross-national and cross-cultural studies of modern China and Korea.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

EAAS W 4408x Social Movements in Contemporary East Asia

Examines basic theories and concepts of social movement literature and how it is utlized for the study of social movements in contemporary East Asia from a comparative perspective. By navigating through major studies of social movements in China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan, the course focuses on the varying contexts and dynamics through which social movements emerge, develop, and leave traces. This course will help us better understand how social, political and cultural history unfolds through the intricate interaction between the status quo and the incessant challenges against it.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS G 4562y (Section 01) Transnational Identities in East / Inner Asia

Examines tranregional identities and networks of mobility and connection linking Chinese, Tibetan, Himalayan, and Inner Asian people, places, and institutions to each other, and to other regions of Asia and the world. Considers transregional identities emerging out of trade, religious and patronage networks, educational travel, pilgrimage, diaspora and labor migrations, and modern day leisure travel, focusing on the late 19th century to the present. We will explore issues of identity, nationalism and transnationalism, religious affiliation and globalization, drawing on both historical and sociological perspectives. No prerequisites or language requirements. - A. Pitkin
4 points

HSEA W 4902x World War Two
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

HSEA W 4918y Smuggling, Drugs, and States
4 points

East Asian, China

EAAS V 3310x or y Rebellion and Revolution in Modern China
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 3315x Literature and Film in Modern China
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA V 3430x A Cultural History of "Revolution" in 20th Century China
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA V 3650y China's Sprouts of Capitalism
Prerequisites: ASCE V2359. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 3850x Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society

A sociological survey of contemporary China. Examines major institutions (economy, politics, media) and the sources and consequences of their transformation. Studies main forms of sicoal inequality and social conflicts. Explores popular culture, civic associations, the environmental crisis, and the prospects for democratic political change.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA BC 3861x or y Chinese Cultural History 1500-1800

Introduction to visual and material cultures of China, including architecture, food, fashion, printing, painting, and the theatre. Using these as building blocks, new terms of analyzing Chinese history are explored, posing such key questions as the meaning of being Chinese and the meaning of being modern.
Prerequisites: An introductory Asian history course preferred but not required. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 3880x History of Modern China I

China's transformation under its last imperial rulers, with special emphasis on economic, legal, political, and cultural change.
3 points

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: HSEA W3880
HSEA
3880
19087
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
413 KENT HALL
M. Zelin 7 / 40 [ More Info ]

HSEA W 3881y History of Modern China II

The social, political and cultural history of twentieth-century China with a focus on issues of nationalism, revolution, "modernity" and gender.
3 points

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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: HSEA W3881
HSEA
3881
24489
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
E. Lean 13 / 40 [ More Info ]

EAAS V 3927x China in the Modern World

The rise of China has impacted world politics and economy in significant ways. How did it happen? This course introduces unique angles of self-understanding suggested by Chinese writers, intellectuals, and arists who have participated in the making of modern China and provided illuminating and critical analyses for their own culture, history, and the world. Our readings will cover a wide selection of modern Chinese fiction and poetry, autobiographical writing, photography, documentary film, artworks, and music with emphasis on the interplays of art/literature, history, and politics. We will pay close attention to the role of storytelling, the mediating powers of technology, new forms of visuality and sense experience, and the emergence of critical consciousness in response to global modernity. Our goal is to develop critical reading skills and gain in-depth understanding of modern China and its engagement with the modern world beyond Cold War rhetoric. Topics of discussion include historical rupture, loss and melancholy, exile, freedom, migration, social bonding and identity, captialism, nationalism, and the world revolution.
Corequisites: Open to all undergraduate students. This course fulfills Major Cultures requirement (East Asian Civilization List B) and may count as an elective. No prior knowledge of China or any of its languages is required. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 3931x Environment and Society in Chinese History

This course explores the changing environment of China from various angles, including economy, climate, demography, agriculture and politics. We will consider the entire sweep of Chinese history, beginning with the origins of agriculture, but will focus on the last 500 years or so. Although the focus will shift between the histories of specific regions and on processes that affected the entire subcontinent, the goal is to understand how the natural ecosystems of the region were transformed into the highly anthropogenic modern landscape. - Brian Lander
4 points

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: EAAS W3931
EAAS
3931
20958
001
M 4:10p - 6:00p
406 HAMILTON HALL
B. Lander 5 [ More Info ]

EAAS W 4009x Introduction to Classical Chinese Poetry
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

EAAS W 4024x Environment and Globalization: Chinese and Indian Experience

This seminar is a systematic analysis of the causes and consequences of environmental change in two national societies (China and India). Grounded in theories of global social change, social movements, comparative sociology, and environmental sociology, the course analyzes environmental change a the intersection of political institutions, economic development, globalization, and the practice and agency of citizens and civic associations.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4031x Introduction to the History of Chinese Literature (Beginning to 900)
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4202x The Dead and Their Lives After in Ancient China: Conceptions and Practices

What did the dead become? Ancestors, spirits, or ghosts? Are these postmortem categories and roles ontologically distinct and mutually exclusive? How did the dead become ancestors, spirits, or ghosts? Where did the dead go and what kind of "lives after" did they have? With these questions in mind, this course explores the realm of the dead in ancient China (ca. 5000 B.C.E.-600 C.E.) instantiated by the living in rituals, objects, and writings. Focusing on contemporaneous materials obtained through archaeology, facilitated with transmitted history and literature when available, students will read about and learn to analyze a variety of conceptions of the dead and corresponding afterlife options recorded in diverse kinds of sources including material culture, architecture, artifacts, pictorial representations, and texts from ancient China. - Jue Guo
4 points

HSEA W 4223x War and Society in Modern China

As we examine the history of China in the modern period, we notice the indelible and profound mark that wars, armed uprisings, and violence have left on collective consciousness and social and state structures. On a social level, the impact of large-scale violence often transcended territorial boundaries both locally and nationally. Historical sources also show that countless families and communities were left disintegrated as a consequence of intra- and inter-regional military conflict. This course will examine a wide array of war experiences in China in the modern period, roughly defined as the period from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries. We will ask how the history of war might shed light on the lives of ordinary people in China. Particular attention will be paid to war experiences behind the front lines and the nature of the relation between war and society during and in the wake of battle. The general course format consists of class discussion on, and close analysis of, the assigned readings, which will include monographs by contemporary scholars as well as primary materials in translation. Some background knowledge of Chinese history will be helpful. No knowledge of the Chinese language is required. - Masato Hasegawa
4 points

EAAS W 4224x History of Chinese Cinemas

This survey class introduces Chinese cinemas produced in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Thematic, stylistic and industrial developments will be explored alongside continuing trends toward local and regional diversity in the context of globalization. To address the issue of nation/nationalism and the evolving rapport between the local and transnational, in conjunction with the changing dynamic between the film industries and filmmakers, emphasis is given to specific film genres (e.g. wenyi melodrama and martial arts), major film movements (from the leftist filmmaking in 1930s Shanghai to the new cinemas in three Chinas of the 1980s), and influential film auteurs, such as Xie Jin, King Hu, Zhang Yimou, Jia Zhangke, Tsui Hark, Wong Kar-wai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, and Ang Lee. Other topics include, for instance, how cinema approaches history, ramifications of realism, representation of gender, ethnicity and sexuality, the reintegration of Greater China's screen industries since the 1990s, and the recent industrial capitalization on neo-localism in Taiwan. - Shi-Yan Chao
4 points

HSEA W 4867x Civil Society, Public Sphere, and Popular Protest in Contemporary China

Systematics and critical assessment of the developments and challenges of civil society in reform era China by focusing on civic associations, public sphere, and popular protest.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

HSEA W 4869x History of China To the End of Han

In this upper level course, we will detail the development of early Chinese civilization and discuss a series of cultural and institutional inventions. The course will also provide a systematic introduction to the most fascinating archaeological discoveries in the past century. Group(s): A, C Field(s): EA
3 points

HSEA W 4871x Seminar on the City in Modern China
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 4881x Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors: Social History of Chinese Religion
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 4884y Economic History of Modern China
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 4886x Gender, Passions, and Social Order in China since 1500
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

HSEA W 4891y Law in Chinese History
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

HSEA W 4893x or y The Family in Chinese History

The history of the Chinese family, its changing forms and cultural expressions: marriage and divorce; parent and child; clan and lineage; ancestor worship; the role of women; the relation of family and state; Western parallels and contrasts. Major Cultures Requirement: East Asian Civilization List B.
Prerequisites: ASCE V2359. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA G 9844y (Section 01) Archaeology of Lifeworld--Early China

This seminar explores the multifaceted everyday lifeworld in early China. Through examining primarily archaeologically recovered texts, pictorial depictions, and artifacts reflecting daily life conditions and activities from late Warring States period to the fall of the Han Empire (i.e., ca. 3rd century B.C.E. - 2nd century C.E.), we will look into the various ways that these materials can be utilized to bring to light the everyday life details in early China and help us to more fully reimagine early China as a whole. - J. Guo
Prerequisites: Classical and Modern Chinese required. Permission from the instructor is a must for undergraduates students planning to take the course.
3 points

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Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: HSEA G9844
HSEA
9844
65003
001
Tu 4:10p - 6:00p
TBA
J. Guo 3 / 15 [ More Info ]

East Asian, Japan

EAAS W 3334x Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 3338x A Cultural History of Japanese Monsters

From Godzilla to Pokemon (literally, "pocket monster") toys, Japanese monsters have become a staple commodity of late-capitalist global pop culture. This course seeks to place this phenomenon within a longer historical, as well as a broader cross-cultural context. Through an examination of texts and images spanning over thirteen centuries of Japanese history, along with comparable productions from other cultures, students will gain an understanding not only of different conceptions and representations of monsters, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures in Japan, but also of the role of the "monstrous" in the cultural imagination more generally. The course draws on various media and genres of representation, ranging from written works, both literary and scholarly, to the visual arts, material culture, drama, and cinema. Readings average 100-150 pages per week. Several film and video screenings are scheduled in addtion to the regular class meetings. Seating is limited, with final admission based on a written essay and other information to be submittd to the instructor before the beginning of the semester.
Corequisites: Some preference is given to EALAC and History majors, as well as to those who have done previous coursework on Japan. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS V 3350x Supernatural in Japanese Fiction
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: EAAS V3350
EAAS
3350
67077
001
W 4:10p - 6:00p
522C KENT HALL
P. Anderer 24 / 25 [ More Info ]

EAAS V 3352y Major Works of Japanese Cinema
Corequisites: Weekly Film screening required. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS V 3360y Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 3405x or y Women in Japanese Literature: Gender, Genre, and Modernity

This course engages in close readings of major works of Japanese literature from the 18th-century to the present with particular attention to the issues of gender and genre in the formation of modern Japanese literature. The course considers figures such as female ghosts, wives and courtesans, youth and schoolgirls, the new woman and the modern girl, actors/actresses and cross-dressers. Readings highlight the role of literary genres, examining the ways in which the literary texts engage with changing socio-historical conditions, especially with regard to gender and social relations. Genres include puppet plays, ghost stories, melodrama, Bildungsroman, domestic fiction, autobiographical fiction, and the fantastic. Related critical issues are the novel and the formation of a national community; women's writings; media and the development of urban mass culture; colonial and imperial spaces; history and memory. All readings are in English.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: EAAS W3405
EAAS
3405
71101
001
Tu 2:10p - 4:00p
522C KENT HALL
T. Suzuki 20 / 20 [ More Info ]

EAAS V 3613y Buildings and Cities in Japanese History
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS V 3615x Japanese Literature and Film
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS V 3660y Kurosawa Seminar
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 3869x Nineteenth-Century Japan
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: HSEA W3869
HSEA
3869
18570
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
543 GRACE DODGE HALL (TC)
L. Brandt 13 / 25 [ More Info ]

HSEA W 3869x Modern Japan, 1800 to the Present
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: HSEA W3869
HSEA
3869
18570
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
543 GRACE DODGE HALL (TC)
L. Brandt 13 / 25 [ More Info ]

HSEA W 3870x Japan in the 19th Century
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 3871y Japan in the 20th Century

Japanese history from 1890 to the present, with particular emphasis on political, social, and economic developments. Major Cultures Requirement: East Asian Civilization List B.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 3873x or y The Culture of Early Modern Japan

For over two centuries before reopening itself to the West in the 1850s, Japan remained relatively isolated from the outside world and enjoyed tremendous political stability and peace under samurai rule. Far from static, however, this era (known as the Tokugawa period, 1603-1868) was one of dynamic economic growth, social change, intellectual ferment, and artistic experimentation, when a vibrant culture emerged in the cities and spread to towns and villages across the Japanese archipelago. Many of the things we associate with traditional Japanese culture today-everything from Sumo and Kabuki to haiku, geisha, and the samurai ethic-developed and matured. It was also during this period of early modernity that the foundations of Japan's emergence as a modern nation-state were laid. Although elements of early modern Japanese culture circulate in today's global popular culture and inform our perceptions of Japan's past, their particular economic, social, and political circumstances are not generally known. This introductory course guides students through the historical circumstances of this culture by highlighting key dates, people, practices, ideas, places, and events, while building on this basic knowledge to pursue broader questions about the very meaning of culture and the nature of early modernity in the case of Tokugawa Japan. Class lectures make use of literature, visual art, maps, music, and films in order to set the stage for focused discussions of assigned readings, which draw on works by Japanese and non-Japanese writers of the period, as well as recent academic studies by scholars of Japan.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 3876y Ideas and Society in Modern Japan, 1600-2004
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 3928x Japanese Literature: Beginning to 1900
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4022y Japanaese Buddhist Visual Culture

This course explors the principal modes, media, and contexts of visual culture in Japanese Buddhist history. Through the analysis of selected case studies, the course examines of the modalities of perception, materiality, and reception that distinguish the form and function of visual media in Japanese Buddhist contexts. Students are expected to have completed preliminary coursework in relevant areas of East Asian history, religion, or art history.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4109y Japanese Religious Landscapes: Practices and Representations

Examination of the concept of landscape in Japanese religious culture, focusing on the ways in which physical and imaginary landscapes were represented, in theory and practice, in literature, art, and ritual. Topics to be explored include cosmology, pilgrimage, and syncretism, and the relationship such world views have on politics, gender, and social institutions.
Prerequisites: One course on Japanese or East Asian cultures or Art History or permission of instructor. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4115x Japanese Literature: Beginning to 1900
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4118y Topics in Japanese Cinema
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4120x A Cultural History of Japanese Cartography

Examines Japanese history through the media of cartographic self-representation and analyzes the ways of seeing and ways of thinking that the map allows. Chronological and thematic survey of the historical contexts and historical objects of Japanese cartography: agricultural estates, religious sites, roadways, cities, provinces, countries, and worlds. - D. Moerman
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

EAAS W 4357x Contemporary Japanese Cinema

The course examines the notions of humanity, post-humanity and machines, as represented in Japanese cinema from the 1980s to the present. Some anime, documentary and live action films will be discussed. Reading assignments include the writings of auteurism, national cinema, globalization and cultural theories. Mandatory weekly screening. - H. Hori
Corequisites: Film screening is mandatory.
4 points

HSEA W 4820x Japan Before Tokugawa
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 4845x Modern Japan in HIstory and Memory
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

HSEA W 4894x Who Is the Samurai?
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

East Asian, Korea

EAAS V 3214x Major Topics on Modern Korea

This course explores the vicissitudes of Korea since its encounter with the world in the late 19th century to the new challeneges in recent years. By exploring the events, thoughts, and the new developments and challeneges in the economic, political, socio-cultural spheres, the course aims to provide better undesrtanding of Korea's struggle to find its place in an increasingly globalizing world.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS V 3215x Korean Literature and Film
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: EAAS V3215
EAAS
3215
64895
001
Tu 6:10p - 8:00p
TBA
Th 2:10p - 4:00p
TBA
T. Hughes 15 / 15 [ More Info ]

EAAS V 3220 Korean Film/Making Cold War Culture
Corequisites: Mandatory film screening, Mondays 6:30-9:00 pm. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 3862x The History of Korea to 1900

Issues pertaining to Korean history from its beginnings to the early modern era. Issues will be examined in the Korean context and also from a comparative East Asian perspective. Major Cultures Requirement: East Asian Civilization List B.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: HSEA W3862
HSEA
3862
66505
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
323A THOMPSON HALL (TC)
J. Kim 13 / 20 [ More Info ]

HSEA W 3863y The History of Modern Korea
3 points

EAAS W 4510y Contention and Democracy in South Korea

An examination of the interaction between popular contention and formal politics, long characteristics of the dynamic, if unstable nature of South Korean political processes. By examining major paradigms and testing them against historical realities, students acquire a better understanding of the interplay between contention and democracy in general and South Korean politics in particular.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4520y Modern Korean Literature in Translation
3 points

HSEA W 4862 Writing, the State & Communities in Choson Korea, 1392-1910

This seminar will examine the process through which the political ideology of the Choson state was constructed, and how it evolved on the one hand, and the way in which this was related to the development of genres of writing in public space. By analyzing and contextualizing such writings as edicts, memorials, circular letters, exhortations, joint memorials, petitions, and travel diaries, this seminar hopes to trace the political and cultural meaning of the expanding discursive and communicative public space of the Choson.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 4869y Culture and Society of Choson Korea, 1392-1910
3 points

HSEA W 4888x Women and Gender in Korean History

While the rise of women's history and feminist theory in the 1960s and 1970s fostered more general reevaluations of social and cultural history in the West, such progressions have been far more modest in Korean history. To introduce one of the larger challenges in current Korean historiography, this course explores the experiences, consciousness and representations of women Korea at home and abroad from premodern times to the present. Historical studies of women and gender in Korea will be analyzed in conjunction with theories of Western women's history to encourage new methods of rethinking "patriarchy" within the Korean context. By tracing the lives of women from various socio-cultural aspects and examining the multiple interactions between the state, local community, family and individual, women's places in the family and in society, their relationships with one another and men, and the evolution of ideas about gender and sexuality throughout Korea's complicated past will be reexamined through concrete topics with historical specificity and as many primary sources as possible. With understanding dynamics of women's lives in Korean society, this class will build an important bridge to understand the construction of New Women in early twentieth-century Korea, when women from all walks of life had to accommodate their "old-style" predecessors and transform themselves to new women, as well as the lives of contemporary Korean women. This will be very much a reading-and-discussion course. Lectures will review the readings in historical perspective and supplement them. The period to be studied ranges from the pre-modern time up to the turn of twentieth century, with special attention to the early modern period. - Jungwon Kim
4 points

East Asian, Tibet

EAAS W 4102y Tibetan Cultures and Societies

This course introduces students to major themes and issues in traditional and contemporary Tibetan culture. Key topics include conceptions of sacred landscape, the human body as a microcosm of the universe, and the social order, including contested ideas of regional identity and of 'Tibet" itself. We examine these themes via Buddhist and non-Buddhist literature, poetry, epic, auto/biographies, traditional histories, medical texts, pilgrimage guides, travelers' accounts, ritual materials, and artistic works, as well as though ethnographies and related studies. There will be several NYC field trips and 4 required films. No language or other prerequisites.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: EAAS W4102
EAAS
4102
09998
001
Tu 11:00a - 12:50p
TBA
A. Pitkin 15 [ More Info ]

EAAS W 4545y Culture & Art in Contemporary Tibet
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS G 4548y (Section 01) Tibetan Cultures & Societies

This course introduces students to major themes and issues in traditional and contemporary Tibetan culture. Key topics include conceptions of sacred landscape, the human body as a microcosm of the universe, and the social order, including contested ideas of regional identity and of 'Tibet" itself. We examine these themes via Buddhist and non-Buddhist literature, poetry, epic, auto/biographies, traditional histories, medical texts, pilgrimage guides, travelers' accounts, ritual materials, and artistic works, as well as though ethnographies and related studies. There will be several NYC field trips and 4 required films. No language or other prerequisites. - A. Pitkin
4 points

TIBT W 4550y Understanding Modern Tibet
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4553y Survey of Tibetan Literature

Close readings of texts and discussion of the genres they represent are supplemented by biographical material for each author. Special emphasis is placed on vernacular and popular literature, as well as landmark works from the post-Mao period. The questions we will explore include: What are the origins or inspiration for the literary work(s) assigned? In what ways have Tibetan literary forms and content developed throughout history? How has the very concept of "Tibetan literature" been conceived, especially vis a vis works by Tibetan authors writing in Chinese and English? Above all, how have Tibetan writers and scholars - past and present - negotiated literary innovation?
Corequisites: A An introduction to Tibetan literary works (all in English translation) spanning fourteen centuries, form the Tibetan imperial period to the present-day. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

EAAS W 4557x Envisioning the Snowland: Film and TV in Tibet and Inner Asia
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

EAAS W 4560y Women Visionaries in Tibet and East Asia

This course explores the lives, roles and creativity of Tibetan, Chinese and Korean women visionaries--meditators, shemans, oracles, nuns and yoginis--from traditions including buddhism and indigenous religions, and links between visionary practice and these women's work as teachers, artists, healers and patrons. Mateirals include first-person accounts, biography, poetry, and secondary sources - A. Pitkin
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

HSEA W 4700x Rise of Modern Tibet: History and Society, 1600-1913
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

HSEA W 4710x Exploring Tibet: 17th-20th Century Travel Accounts
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

HSEA W 4720y 20th Century Tibetan History
4 points

HSEA W 4725y Tibetan Material History
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSEA W 4866x Competing Nationalisms in East Asia: Representing Chinese and Tibetan Relations
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

South Asian

MDES W 3004y Islam in South Asia

Assumes no previous background in Islam and South Asian studies.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

RELI V 3411y (Section 01) Tantra in South Asia, East Asia & the West

An introduction to the history, literature, and ideology of Tantra and Tantric texts, deities, rituals, and traditions, proceeding chronologically from the early centuries C.E. to current forms of Tantric practice, and primarily covering India, China, and Japan. Attention will also be given to contemporary iterations of Tantra in the West. Questions of definition, transmission, patronage, gender, and appropriation link the various sections of the course. Readings include primary texts, secondary sources, local case studies, and art historical material.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: RELI V3411
RELI
3411
26033
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
M. Como
R. McDermott
108 / 120 [ More Info ]

MDES W 3620y Language, History, Catastrophe: Tamil Worlds

Though Tamil has been sung, spoken, and written since at least the first centuries of the Common Era the Tamil People are only about one hundred years old. We will interrogate this seeming paradox by exploring 1) Tamils deep literary tradition and history; 2) the politicization of a language and the creation of the Tamil People as a modern political community; and 3) how language and history themselves were deployed in the catastrophic clash of modern peoples the Tamils and the Sinhalese in contemporary Sri Lanka.
3 points

MDES W 3630y Survey of Indian Literatures in Translation
3 points

ASRL V 3772y Perspectives on Evil and Suffering in World Religions

Exploration of the problems of evil and suffering in Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Confucianism, with attention to such questions as what is "evil", why it exisits, how suffering fits into the religious world view, and how religious people cope with threats to their analytic capacities, powers of endurance, and moral insight. Draws on classical texts, myths, and modern fieldwork.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)..
3 points

ASRL V 3974y Hindu Goddesses

Study of a variety of Hundu goddesses, focusing on representative figures from all parts of India and on their iconography, associated powers, and regional rituals. Materials are drawn from textual, historical, and field studies, and discussion includes several of the methodological controversies involving interpretation of goddess worship in India.
Prerequisites: One course in Indian culture or religion or permission of the instructor.
4 points

ASST W 4001y Bengal: Culture and Identity

Introduces the history, culture, and literature of Bengal from the 12th century to the present, in West Bengal and Bangladesh, with a view to identifying components of what has been claimed as a specific "Bengali cultural identity." We will survey figures, ideological trends, and social structures; read Bengali primary texts in translation; and sample new monographs on the region.

- R. McDermott
Prerequisites: ASCE V2357--Introduction to Indian Civilizations or the equivalent, is recommended as background. Instructor's permission required. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

ASRL W 4600y Judaism and Christianity in South Asia

Introduces indigenous traditions of Judaism and Christianity in the subcontinent, focusing on history, diversity, interactions with Hindus and Muslims, and contemporary controversies. South Asian Jews and Christians in the diaspora, especially New York, also highlighted. - R. McDermott
Prerequisites: An academic background in Judaism, or Christianity, or Hinduism/Indian history is highly recommended.
3 points

MDES W 4640x or y Art and Aesthetics in Colonial India
3 points

MDES W 4653x A History of Modern Pakistan

- A. Zaidi
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: MDES W4653
MDES
4653
10846
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
501 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
S. Zaidi 6 [ More Info ]

Southeast Asian

HSEA W 3882x Introduction to Modern Southeast Asian History
3 points

Middle Eastern

MDES W 2030x Major Debates in the Study of Africa

This course will focus on key debates that have shaped the study of Africa in the postcolonial African academy. We will cover six key debates (a) history before external impact; (b) agency and responsibility in different kinds of slave trade; (c) State Formation (conquest, slavery, colonialism); (d) underdevelopment (colonialism and globalization); (e) nationalism and the anti-colonial struggle; (f) pan-Africanism and globalization. The approach will be multidisciplinary and readings will be illustrative of different sides in the debate. - M. Mamdani
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: MDES W2030
MDES
2030
70847
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
420 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Mamdani 35 [ More Info ]

MDES W 3000x Theory and Culture

Introduces theories of culture particularly related to the Middle East, South Asia. and Africa. Theoretical debates on the nature and function of culture as a symbolic reading of human collectivities. Examines critical cultural studies of the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Enables students to articulate their emerging knowledge of Middle East, South Asian, and African cultures in a theoretically informed language.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: MDES W3000
MDES
3000
16958
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
703 HAMILTON HALL
G. Anidjar 57 [ More Info ]

CLME W 3042y Palestinian and Israeli Politics and Society
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

CLME W 3254y Contemporary Israeli Fiction
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

MDES W 3260x Rethinking Middle East Politics
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: MDES W3260
MDES
3260
68286
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
T. Mitchell 34 / 75 [ More Info ]

MDES W 3445 Societies & Cultures Across the Indian Ocean

The course is designed to introduce the Indian Ocean as a region linking the Middle East, East Africa, South and Southeast Asia. With a focus on both continuities and rupture, we study select cultures and societies brought into contact through interregional migration and travel across the Indian Ocean over a broad arc of history. Different types of people--nobles, merchants, soldiers, statesmen, sailors, scholars, slaves--experienced mobility in different ways. How did different groups of people represent such mobilities? What kinds of cooperation, accommodation or conflict did different Indian Ocean encounters engender? Using an array of different primary sources, we look at particular case studies and their broader social and cultural contexts.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: MDES W3445
MDES
3445
27427
001
M 2:40p - 3:55p
212D LEWISOHN HALL
W 2:40p - 3:55p
212A LEWISOHN HALL
M. Kia 12 [ More Info ]

MDES W 3540y Introduction to Israeli Culture
Prerequisites: Reading proficiency in Hebrew not required. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

MDES W 3541 Zionism: A Cultural Perspective
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

MDES W 3542x Introduction to Israeli Literature

The course traces the development of Israeli literature since its inception in the 1940s to the end of the twentieth century. It ponders the why and the how of its separation from the earlier Hebrew literature, focuses the new issues it tackled and the new themes and forms in which these issues were expressed. Both major poets (Alterman, Amicahi, Zach, Ravikovich et al.), and major novelists (Yizhar, Shamir, Oz, Yehoshua, Shabtai, et al.) will be discussed. Texts can be read in the original Hebrew or in English translations. - D. Miron
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: MDES W3542
MDES
3542
80946
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
103 KNOX HALL
D. Miron 19 [ More Info ]

ASST BC 3610x Persian Literature Through English Translation

Students are introduced to the multiplicity of geographical and historical centers of literary activity: courts in tenth-century Central Asia and seventeenth century India; The songs of whirling dervishes who followed the teachings of Rumi in Turkey to Sufi hospices in fourteenth century Kashmir; Itinerant storytellers in Afghanistan, the Caucasus, and Bosnia. The interrelationships between literature, patronage, religion, and language policy are discussed, and the evolving connection between Iran and the Persian language is emphasized. The voice of women in Persian literature is given particular attention: including 17th century women of the Mughal court in India and Parvin Eʿteṣāmī and Forugh Farrokhzad in 20th century Iran. More recent women poets and fiction-writers will be introduced. No familiarity with Persian language or the history of its development is assumed. - H. Kamaly
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ASST BC3610
ASST
3610
03827
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
318 MILBANK HALL
H. Kamaly 4 [ More Info ]

HSME W 3716x History of Islamic Societies

- H. Kamaly
3 points

MDES W 3750y Islam, Science, and the West
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

HSME W 3854x East Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

CLME V 3900y Introduction to Comparative Literature & Society
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

MDES W 3920y Contemporary Culture in the Arab World

This seminar, designed for seniors, aims to acquaint students with the notion and theoretical understanding of culture and to introduce them to a critical method by which they can study and appreciate contemporary culture in the Arab World. The seminar will survey examples of written and cinematic culture (fiction and autobiography), as well as music, dance, and literary criticism in the contemporary Arab world. Students will be reading novels, autobiographies and literary criticism, as well as watch films and listen to music as part of the syllabus. All material will be in translation. Films will be subtitled. Songs will be in Arabic. - J. Massad
Prerequisites: Instructor Permission.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: MDES W3920
MDES
3920
67583
001
W 4:10p - 6:00p
201D PHILOSOPHY HALL
J. Massad 15 / 24 [ More Info ]

CLME W 3922y Text and Territory

The concept of "nation" and ongoing "national" struggles still remain potent, despite or perhaps because of unbound globalization. We will consider "nation" in relation to "state" and "diaspora," weighing its implications for literary nation-formation with readings in Armenian Diaspora literature. Theoretical readings from Renan, Bhabha, Anderson, Chatterjee, among others. Primary texts from Shahnour, Vorpuni, V. Oshagan and Beledian in translation. - N. Kebranian
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

MDES W 3925x Introduction to Western Armenian Literature

- N. Kebranian
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

CLME W 3927y The Ethics and Aesthetics of Representation

This is an interdisciplinary course considering the ethical and aesthetic dimensions of texts witnessing to contemporary experiences of suffering. Coursework is thoroughly comparative and includes readings and viewings of literary and visual representations, including philosophy, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, painting, photography and film. Students are expected to engage with some of the following questions: Who is a/the witness? What are, if any, the ethical imperatives of representing suffering? What may be the aesthetic and/or ethical limits of such representations?
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

ASCM W 4400x God in Muslim Thought

- Hossein Kamaly
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

CLME W 4520y New Israeli Writing
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

HSME W 4704y (Section 01) Sunnis, Shias, & Others in Islam

An historical exploration of the formations of religiously-defined identities, e.g. Sunni, Shīʻī, Sufi, Salafi, etc: Are these sects, denominations, schools of thought, or lifestyles? The emergence of Muslim Schools of law is linked with social and political developments. Examples are drawn from the Middle East, South Asia and elsewhere. - H. Kamaly
4 points

MDES W 4950y Late Ottomam State and Society
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

Asian Civilizations

ASCM V 2001x Introduction To Major Topics In Asian Civilizations: the Middle East and India

Interdisciplinary and topical approach to major issues and phases of Asian civilizations and their role in the contemporary world. - H. Kamaly
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)..
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ASCM V2001
ASCM
2001
01120
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
327 MILBANK HALL
H. Kamaly 14 [ More Info ]

ASCE V 2002x or y Introduction To Major Topics in Asian Civilizations: East Asia

An interdisciplinary and topical approach to the major issues and phases of East Asian civilizations and their role in the contemporary world.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)..
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ASCE V2002
ASCE
2002
29133
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
607 HAMILTON HALL
J. Gentzler 21 / 25 [ More Info ]
ASCE
2002
26253
002
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
707 HAMILTON HALL
A. Bernard
S. Wang
16 / 25 [ More Info ]
ASCE
2002
61352
003
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
613 HAMILTON HALL
Z. Yang 17 / 20 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: ASCE V2002
ASCE
2002
23120
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
C. Schirokauer 25 / 25 [ More Info ]
ASCE
2002
68560
002
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
607 HAMILTON HALL
J. Gentzler 25 / 25 [ More Info ]

ASCM V 2003x Introduction to Islamic Civilization

Islamic civilization and its characteristic political, social, and religious institutions and intellectual traditions from its pre-Islamic Arabian setting to the present. - G. Saliba
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)..
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ASCM V2003
ASCM
2003
68580
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
614 SCHERMERHORN HALL
G. Saliba 87 / 200 [ More Info ]

ASCM V 2008x Contemporary Islamic Civilization

The contemporary Islamic world studied through freshly translated texts; recorded interviews with religious, political, and intellectual leaders; and films highlighting the main artistic and cultural currents. Topics include religion and society, religion and politics, issues of development, theories of government, gender issues, East-West confrontation, theatre, arts, films, poetry, music, and the short novel. - G. Saliba
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: ASCM V2008
ASCM
2008
71295
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
H. Dabashi 88 / 200 [ More Info ]

ASCE V 2359x or y Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China

The evolution of Chinese civilization from ancient times to the 20th century, with emphasis on characteristic institutions and traditions. - TBA
Corequisites: NOTE:Students must register for a discussion section, ASCE V2360 BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ASCE V2359
ASCE
2359
02981
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
LL104 Diana Center
J. Guo 42 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: ASCE V2359
ASCE
2359
63069
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
F. Li 101 [ More Info ]

ASCE V 2361x or y Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan

A survey of important events and individuals, prominent literary and artistic works, and recurring themes in the history of Japan, from prehistory to the 20th century.
Corequisites: NOTE: Students must register for a discussion section ASCE V2371 BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ASCE V2361
ASCE
2361
26959
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
501 NORTHWEST CORNER
D. Lurie 95 / 110 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: ASCE V2361
ASCE
2361
27629
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
G. Pflugfelder 83 / 95 [ More Info ]

ASCE V 2363x or y Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Korea

The evolution of Korean society and culture, with special attention to Korean values as reflected in thought, literature, and the arts.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ASCE V2363
ASCE
2363
19893
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
501 SCHERMERHORN HALL
C. Armstrong 82 [ More Info ]

ASCE V 2365y Introduction to East Asian Civilization: Tibet

The sweep of Tibetan civilization and its history from its earliest recorded origins to the present. - G. Tuttle
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)..
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ASCE V2365
ASCE
2365
10526
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
614 SCHERMERHORN HALL
G. Tuttle 80 / 105 [ More Info ]

Asian Art Humanities

AHUM V 3340x or y Art In China, Japan, and Korea

Introduction to the distinctive aesthetic traditions of China, Japan, and Korea--their similarities and differences--through an examiniation of the visual and cultural significance of selected works. A survey of masterpieces of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts in relation to the history, culture, and religions of East Asia.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: AHUM V3340
AHUM
3340
19457
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
832 SCHERMERHORN HALL
D. Delbanco 29 / 30 [ More Info ]

AHUM V 3342x Masterpieces of Indian Art and Architecture

Introduces students to 2000 years of art on the Indian subcontinent. Consists of discrete segments on the early art of Buddhism, rock-cut architecture of the Buddhists and Hindus, the emergence and development of the Hindu temple, the painted miniatures of the Mughals and Rajputs, and the art of British India. - TBA
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: AHUM V3342
AHUM
3342
25521
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
832 SCHERMERHORN HALL
G. Berninghausen 21 / 22 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: AHUM V3342
AHUM
3342
20236
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
832 SCHERMERHORN HALL
A. Menon 22 / 22 [ More Info ]

AHUM V 3343y Masterpieces of Islamic Art and Architecture

Analytical survey of selected monuments and works of minor arts of the Islamic world. Special attention paid to historiographical and methodological problems and to issues of technological and aesthetic innovation. - TBA
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

Asian Humanities

AHUM V 3399x Major Texts: Middle East/India

AHUM V3399 and V3400 form a sequence, but either may be taken separately. V3399 may also be taken as part of a sequence with AHUM V3830. Readings in translation and discussion of texts of Middle Eastern and Indian origin. Readings include the Qur'an, Islamic philosophy, Sufi poetry, the Upanishads, Buddhist sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, Indian epics and drama, and Gandhi's Autobiography.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: AHUM V3399
AHUM
3399
05400
001
Tu 2:10p - 4:00p
307 MILBANK HALL
R. McDermott 21 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHUM
3399
02507
002
W 2:10p - 4:00p
214 MILBANK HALL
H. Kamaly 11 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHUM
3399
87030
003
M 2:10p - 4:00p
HL-2 HEYMAN CENTER FOR HUMANITIES
H. Kamaly
W. De Bary
10 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHUM
3399
97947
004
W 4:10p - 6:00p
607 HAMILTON HALL
W. Hallaq 17 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHUM
3399
72193
005
W 2:10p - 4:00p
402 HAMILTON HALL
S. Pollock 15 / 25 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: AHUM V3399
AHUM
3399
89280
002
F 9:00a - 10:50a
TBA
N. Kebranian 26 / 30 [ More Info ]

AHUM V 3400x or y Colloquium on Major Texts: East Asia

V3399&header=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_header.php&footer=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_footer.php" target="_new">V3399 and V3400&header=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_header.php&footer=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_footer.php" target="_new">V3400 form a sequence but either may be taken separately. V3399&header=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_header.php&footer=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_footer.php" target="_new">V3399 may also be taken as part of a sequence with Asian Humanities V3830&header=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_header.php&footer=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_footer.php" target="_new">V3830. Readings in translation and discussion of texts of Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese origin, including (V3399&header=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_header.php&footer=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_footer.php" target="_new">V3399) the Quran, Islamic philosophy, Sufi poetry, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, Buddhist sutras, Indian epics and drama, Gandhi's Autobiography; (V3400&header=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_header.php&footer=www.college.columbia.edu%2Finclude%2Fpopup_footer.php" target="_new">V3400) the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, the Lotus Sutra, Dream of the Red Chamber, Tale of Genji, Zen literature, Noh plays, bunraku (puppet) plays, Chinese and Japanese poetry. - Guo Jue
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: AHUM V3400
AHUM
3400
18053
001
Tu 4:10p - 6:00p
707 HAMILTON HALL
P. Anderer 23 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHUM
3400
67732
003
M 4:10p - 6:00p
424 KENT HALL
R. Chung 20 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHUM
3400
12529
004
W 12:10p - 2:00p
HL-2 HEYMAN CENTER FOR HUMANITIES
C. Schirokauer 21 / 25 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: AHUM V3400
AHUM
3400
06349
001
Tu 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
J. Guo 23 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHUM
3400
08631
002
Tu 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
D. Moerman 25 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHUM
3400
12125
003
M 2:10p - 4:00p
TBA
W. De Bary 25 / 25 [ More Info ]

AHUM V 3830y Colloquium on Modern East Asian Texts

Introduction to and exploration of modern East Asian literature through close reading and discussion of selected masterpieces from the 1890s through the 1990s by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean writers such as Mori Ogai, Wu Jianren, Natsume Soseki, Lu Xun, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Shen Congwen, Ding Ling, Eileen Chang, Yi Sang, Oe Kenzaburo, O Chong-hui, and others. Emphasis will be on cultural and intellectual issues and on how literary forms manifested, constructed, or responded to rapidly shifting experiences of modernity in East Asia.
Prerequisites: AHUM V3400 is recommended as background. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: AHUM V3830
AHUM
3830
60098
001
Th 2:10p - 4:00p
TBA
T. Suzuki 25 / 25 [ More Info ]

INSM W 3920x-W3921y Nobility and Civility Seminar
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: INSM W3920
INSM
3920
15409
001
W 2:10p - 4:00p
HL-2 HEYMAN CENTER FOR HUMANITIES
J. Cavallo
W. De Bary
18 / 30 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: INSM W3921
INSM
3921
72938
001
W 2:10p - 4:00p
TBA
W. De Bary 24 / 30 [ More Info ]

AHUM W 4027x Colloquium On Major Works of Chinese Philosophy, Religion, and Literature

Extends the work begun in AHUM V3400 by focusing on reading and discussion of major works of Chinese philosophy, religion, and literature, including important texts of Confucian, Daoist, Mohist, Legalist, Huang-Lao, and neo-Daoist traditions and recently discovered texts. Forms a sequence with AHUM W4028, but may also be taken separately.
Prerequisites: AHUM V3400, ASCE V2359, or ASCE V2002. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

AHUM W 4028y Colloquium on Major Works of Chinese Philosophy, Religion, and Literature

Extends the work begun in AHUM V3400 by focusing on reading and discussion of major works of Chinese philosophy, religion, and literature, including important texts of Confucian, Daoist, Mohist, Legalist, Huang-Lao, and neo-Daoist traditions and recently discovered tests. Forms a sequence with AHUM W4027, but may also be taken separately.
Prerequisites: AHUM V3400, ASCE V2359, or ASCE V2002. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

AHUM W 4029x Colloquium on Major Works of Japanese Philosophy

Reading and discussion of major works of Chinese philosophy, religion, and literature, including important texts of the Buddhist and Neo-Confucian traditions. Sequence including AHUM W4030, but either may be taken separately if the student has adequate preparation. - Wm Theodore de Bary
Prerequisites: AHUM 3400, ASCE V2361, or ASCE V2002.
4 points

AHUM W 4030y Colloquium on Major Works of Japanese Philosophy

Reading and discussion of major works of Japanese philosophy, religion, and literature from the 14th through 18th centuries.
Prerequisites: AHUM V3400, ASCE V2361, or ASCE V2002.
4 points

Asian Music Humanities

AHMM V 3320y Introduction To the Musics of East Asia and Southeast Asia

A topical approach to the concepts and practices of music in relation to other arts in the development of Asian civilizations.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: AHMM V3320
AHMM
3320
14318
001
MW 6:10p - 7:25p
TBA
K. Fellezs 25 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHMM
3320
62478
002
MW 6:10p - 7:25p
TBA
A. Kielman 25 / 25 [ More Info ]

AHMM V 3321x Introduction To the Musics of India and West Asia

A topical approach to the concepts and practices of music in relation to other arts in the development of Asian civilizations.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: AHMM V3321
AHMM
3321
18554
001
MW 6:10p - 7:25p
622 DODGE BUILDING
M. Bilal 18 / 25 [ More Info ]
AHMM
3321
26410
002
MW 6:10p - 7:25p
620 DODGE BUILDING
N. Higgins 23 / 25 [ More Info ]

EAAS W 3960y Music & Ritual in East Asian Tradition
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

African History

CLME W 4031y Cinema and Society in Asia and Africa
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points


Cross-Listed Courses

Anthropology (Barnard)

V3465 Women and Gender in the Muslim World

V3912 Ethnographic China

V3939 Millennial Futures: Mass Culture and Japan

Art History (Barnard)

V3201 Arts of China

V3203 Arts of Japan

BC3687 Modern Japanese Art

BC3950 Photography and Video in Asia

W4110 Japanese Architecture from the mid-19th C. to the Present

W4703 Modern Japanese Architecture

History

W3719 History of the Modern Middle East

W3862 The History of Korea To 1900

W3880 The History of Modern China

W3898 The Mongols In History

W4235 Central Asia: Imperial Legacies, New Images

W4865 Vietnam War: History, Media, Memory

W4884 Economic History of Modern China

History (Barnard)

BC3861 Chinese Cultural History, 1500-1800

Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

W3920 Contemporary Culture in the Modern Arab World

Music

V2030 Jewish Music of New York

V3030 Asian American Music Studies

Religion (Barnard)

V2005 Buddhism: Indo-Tibetan

V2008 Buddhism: East Asian

V2205 Hinduism

V2305 Islam

V2415 Japanese Religious Tradition

V2505 Judaism

V3017 Buddhism and Violence

V3307 Muslims in Diaspora

V3311 Islam in the Post-Colonial World

V3314 The Qu'ran: A Comparative Perspective

V3501 Hebrew Bible

V3508 Origins of Judaism

V3514 Jewish Perspective on Non-Jews from Antiquity to the Present

V3525 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

W4006 Japanese Religion through Manga and Film

W4011 The Lotus Sutra in East Asian Buddhism

W4013 Buddhism and Neuroscience

W4020 Liberation and Embodiment in Indo-Tibetan Yoga Traditions

W4040 Women and Buddhism in China

W4203 Krishna

W4215 Hinduism Here

W4313 Revival and Revolution in the Muslim World

W4322 Exploring the Sharia: Topics in Islamic Law

W4330 Seminar on Classical Sufi Texts

W4335 Shi'ism

W4401 Mountains and Sacred Space in Japan

W4402 Shinto in Japanese History

W4403 Bodies and Spirits in East Asia

W4405 Ghosts and Kami

W4412 Material Culture and the Supernatural in East Asia

W4508 Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah

W4511 Jewish Ethics

W4537 Talmudic Narrative

W4620 Religious Worlds of New York

W4801 World Religions: Idea and Enactment

W4803 Religion versus the Academy

Religion

V2005 Buddhism: Indo-Tibetan

V2008 Buddhism: East Asian

V2205 Hinduism

V2305 Islam

V2405 Chinese Religious Traditions

V2505 Intro to Judaism

V3410 Daoism

W4018 Interpreting Buddhism: Hermeneutics East and West

W4035 Buddhist Contemplative Sciences

W4215 Hinduism Here

W4325 Sufism