A view of Mt. Fuji, photogravure, NYPL

A view of Mt. Fuji, photogravure, NYPL

Spring ’16 Courses

ASCE V2002 Intro to Major Topics: East Asian

Conrad Schirokauer
M/W 11:40am-12:55, Location TBA

Jae Won Chung
M/W 06:10pm-07:25, Location TBA

An interdisciplinary and topical approach to the major issues and phases of East Asian civilizations and their role in the contemporary world.

ASCE V2359 Intro to East Asian Civ: China
Robert Hymes
T/Th 2:40pm-03:55, Location TBA

The evolution of Chinese civilization from ancient times to the twentieth century, with emphasis on characteristic institutions and traditions. Discussion Section Required. Global Core.

ASCE V2361 Intro to East Asian Civ: Japan
Gregory Pflugfelder
T/R 4:10pm-5:25, Location TBA

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.

AHIS G6140 Japanese Arts of the Momoyama Period
Matthew McKelway
W4:10-6:00pm, Location: 934 Schermerhorn

Description to come.

AHUM V3400 Colloquium on Major Texts: East Asia

Itsuki Hayashi
M 12:10pm-02:00, Location TBA

Shang, Wei
T 2:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

David Moerman
T 10:10am-12:00, Location TBA

William Theodore de Bary
M 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Harrison Huang
W 02:10pm -04:00, Location TBA

AHUM V3399 and AHUM V3400 form a sequence but either may be taken separately. AHUM V3399 may also be taken as part of a sequence with AHUM V3830. Readings in translation and discussion of texts of Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese origin, including 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.

HSEA W3863 History of Modern Korea
Charles Armstrong
T/R 1:10pm-02:25, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS W3898 The Mongols in History
Morris Rossabi
T 10:10am-12:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS V3901 Senior Thesis
Paul Anderer

EALAC MAJORS ONLY; INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON-MAJORS

COLL W3921 Nobility & Civility II
William Thedore De Bary
W 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

A team-taught multicultural, interdisciplinary course examining traditions of leadership and citizenship as they appear in the key texts of early Indian, Islamic, Far Eastern, and Western civilizations. One goal is to identify and examine common human values and issues evident in these texts while also recognizing key cultural differences.

EAAS W3932 Revolution in Modern China
Gal Gvili
T 12:10pm-02:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS W3936 Reading the City in Early Modern Japan
Thomas Gaubatz
Th 04:10pm-06:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS W3937 Transnational Worlds in Modern Korean Literature
Jonathan Kief
M 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS W3990 Critical Approaches to East Asian Studies
Robert Hymes
W 04:10pm-06:00, Location TBA

EALAC, AMEC MAJORS ONLY; INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON-MAJORS. Description to come.

EAAS W3310 Social Problems in Contemporary China
Leta Hong Fincher
M/W 10:10am-11:25, Location TBA

Description to come.

CHNS W4008 Readings in Classical Chinese II
Harrison Huang
T/Th 10:10am-11:25, Location TBA

Prerequisite for W4007: CHNS W3302 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4008: CHNS W4007 or the equivalent. Admission after placement exam. Focusing on Tang and Song prose and poetry, introduces a broad variety of genres through close readings of chosen texts as well as the specific methods, skills, and tools to approach them. Strong emphasis on the grammatical and stylistic analysis of representative works.

JPNS W4008 BUNGO II: Readings in Classical Japanese
David Lurie
M/W 1:10pm-2:25, Location TBA

Description to come.

EARL W4013 Buddhism and Neuroscience
Bernard Faure
W 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

HSEA W4882 History of Modern China II
Eugenia Lean
T/Th 10:10am-11:25, Location TBA

A critical examination of the cultural, social and political experiments that swept China starting in the late nineteenth-century and lasting until the 1970s after the end of the Mao era.

EAAS W4022 Japanese Buddhist Visual Culture
David Moerman
T 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

HSEA W4860 Culture and Society of Choson Korea
Jungwon Kim
M 04:10pm-06:00pm, Location TBA

Description to come.

HSEA W4879 Ecology and Economy in Modern China
Masato Hasegawa
T 10:10am-11:25, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS W4572 Chinese Documentary Cinema
Ying Qian
M 04:10pm-06:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS W4727 Topics in Modern Literature – Natsume Soseki
Paul Anderer
W 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS W4227 Japanese Anime and Beyond: Gender, Power and Transnational Media
Hikari Hori
T 06:10pm-08:00 (Screening W 06:00pm-08:00), Location TBA

Description to come.

HSEA W4027 Issues in Early Chinese Civilization
Feng Li
T 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Prerequisite V2359: Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China. Description to come.

EARL W4127 Meditations, Perceptions, Words: Poetry in Buddhist Literature
Dominique Townsend
T 06:10pm-08:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS W4226 Gender, Class and Real Estate in Urbanizing China
Leta Hong Fincher
W 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EARL W4310 Life-Writing in Tibetan Buddhist Literature
Alexander Gardner
T 2:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

This course engages the genre of life writing in Tibetan Buddhist culture, addressing the permeable and fluid nature of this important sphere of Tibetan literature. Through Tibetan biographies, hagiographies, and autobiographies, the class will consider questions about how life-writing overlaps with religious doctrine, philosophy, and history. For comparative purposes, we will read life writing from Western (and Japanese or Chinese) authors, for instance accounts of the lives of Christian saints, raising questions about the cultural relativity of what makes up a life’s story. Global Core.

HSEA W4927 Unusual Geographies: Asia and the Making of an Inter-Regional World
Steffen Rimner
M 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

HSEA G5013 Selected Readings in Early Chinese Texts (Qinghua Manuscripts)
Feng Li
Th 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

HSEA G6009 Gender in Japanese History
Gregory Pflugfelder
M 04:10pm-06:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

CHNS G6010 Pre-modern Chinese Fiction: Fiction & Empire II
Wei Shang
M 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS G6200 MA Workshop in East Asian History
Kim Brandt
M 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

This graduate workshop focuses on the substance and practice of history writing about East Asia. It is intended for, and enrollment is limited to, Master’s Degree candidates in East Asian history in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Although there is no prerequisite, some prior knowledge of East Asian history is assumed. The instructor’s permission is required for registration.

EAAS G6400 Critical Approaches to East Asia
Hikari Hori
Th 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

This graduate seminar has two objectives: (1) to familiarize EALAC graduate students with the major paradigms of contemporary literary and cultural theory in order to generate critical contexts for understanding and analyzing East Asian literature and culture in a comparative framework; (2) to provide students with strategies for writing the MA thesis. The seminar takes up a wide but interrelated range of issues, including nationalism, colonialism, cultural translation, structuralism/poststructuralism, narrative theory, gender and sexuality, visual culture, postmodernism. This course is intended for, and restricted to graduate students in East Asian literature and cultural studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. It is a requirement for EALAC MA students in literary and cultural studies. Instructor’s permission is required for registration.

EARL G6500 Topics in East Asian Buddhism
Bernard Faure
T 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS G8035 Lu Xun and Modern China
Lydia Liu
T 04:10pm-06:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

HSEA G8839 Graduate Colloquium in Modern Japanese History
Kim Brandt
W 02:10pm-04:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS G8861 Cooloquium on Korean History to 1900
Jungwon Kim
M 04:10pm-06:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

HIST G8861 Industrial Revolutions
Madeline Zelin
W 04:10pm-06:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

HSEA G8879 Early Modern China: Visual and Material Culture
Dorothy Ko
T 04:10pm-06:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

JPNS G9020 Graduate Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature
Paul Anderer
T 04:10pm-06:00, (Screening Th 06:00pm-09:00), Location TBA

Description to come.

JPNS G9040 Seminar in Premodern Japanese Literature
David Lurie
W 04:10pm-06:00, Location TBA

Description to come.

EAAS G8992 Histories of Chinese Cinema & Photography
Ying Qian
M 10:10am-12:00pm, Location TBA

Description to come.