EASIA - East Asian Studies

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the EASIA code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-1S-0)

Important aspects of pre-modern and modern East Asia from a broad interdisciplinary perspective.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Discussion of basic features of the Chinese language. Designed to be taken concurrently with CHINA 201 or 202. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 208. Prerequisite: CHINA 102 or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Topics may include language and gender, identity, dialects. Lectures in English. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 241. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and CHINA 102, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Pre- or co-requisite: JAPAN 201, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theoretical and practical approaches to Japanese in real-life communicative situations. Prerequisite: Japan 202 or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of the major religious traditions of China, Japan, and Korea.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of the major music traditions of China, Japan, and Korea through an exploration of Silk Road influences on Chinese music and Chinese musical influences on Japanese and Korean Music.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Cultural interactions between China, Japan, and Korea through literature, film and media.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Cultural texts and social changes in contemporary China. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Major trends in Chinese literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression, from earliest times to the modern period. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 240. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Cultural representations of gender and sexuality throughout history in the Chinese-speaking world.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Literary and historical perspectives on the elite of pre-modern China. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The development of modernity in modern and contemporary China, Taiwan, and/or Hong Kong and its influence on literature, cinema, visual culture and/or popular culture.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Classical Chinese Confucian thought and its influence on the later history and culture of China.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Classical Chinese Daoist thought and its influence on the later history and culture of China.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Major trends in Japanese literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression, from earliest times to the modern period. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 240.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Literature and art of early modern Japan, with attention paid to representations of warriors, women, and the supernatural. Prerequisite: EASIA 101, or consent of the Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Cultural texts and social changes in contemporary Japan. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Major trends in Korean literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression, from earliest times to the modern period. Note: Not open to students with credit in KOREA 240.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Sound system, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 308. Prerequisites: LING 101 and CHINA 202, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Issues and methods in Chinese language processing and spoken language comprehension. Prerequisite: LING 101 and CHINA 202, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Sound system, parts of speech, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 325. Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 215 or LING 101 and *3 from JAPAN 202 or EASIA 211, or consent of Department.

Starting: 2022-09-01 EASIA 315 - Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Sound system, parts of speech, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 325. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 and one of EASIA 211, EASIA 316 or LING 101, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to social and interactional aspects of the Japanese language. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 and *3 from EASIA 211, EASIA 315 or LING 101, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 223 or RELIG 240, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Note: Not open to students with credit in EASIA 323 with the topic Edo and Modern Japan.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A workshop on translating poetry from Chinese, Japanese, or Korean into English. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and one of CHINA 301, JAPAN 301, or KOREA 301, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

From earliest times through the Qing Dynasty. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 321. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Readings in translation, with selected original language materials for advanced language students. May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Chinese literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 322. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: one of EASIA, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

From earliest times to the Tokugawa period. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 321. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Explores Japanese society through two of its most important cities: Kyoto and Tokyo. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 333. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected works by prominent writers from 1868 to the present. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 322. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Representations of the supernatural in Japanese literature from the earliest times to the present day. Prerequisites: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of the Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The relationship between culture and identity in Taiwan through the study of literature and film in translation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 351. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Culture and identity in Hong Kong through the study of literature and film in translation. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Note: May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

From earliest times through the Joseon (Choson) Dynasty. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Note: Not open to students with credit in EASIA 370 when its topic is Culture Reflected on K-Pop. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Sound system, parts of speech, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Prerequisite: LING 101 and KOREA 202, or consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in KOREA 325.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to social and cultural aspects of the Korean language. Prerequisite: LING 101 and KOREA 202 or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Chinese language. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 408. Prerequisite: CHINA 302 and EASIA 305, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Discussion and application of the research methods for Chinese linguistics and pedagogy. Prerequisites: CHINA 302 or equivalent and EASIA 305, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Japanese language. Lectures in English. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 425. Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 315, EASIA 316, or EASIA 456, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Critical reading of Western representations of the East, and Eastern representations of the West. All readings in English. Prerequisite: EASIA 101, or consent of Department. Not to be taken by students with credit in C LIT 426.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 223, EASIA 323, or RELIG 240, or consent of the Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Readings in English of East Asian and Euro-American philosophers and critics. Prerequisite: EASIA 101, or *3 in literary theory, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Colonialism, soft power and transnational connections in East Asia through the lens of cultural production. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at a senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The interdisciplinary study of East Asian traditional landscape painting and music through combined research and creative practices. Prerequisites; EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at a senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The major works of a particular period or aspect of Chinese literature prior to 1900. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department. CHINA 341 recommended.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Emphasis on the production of poetry as a cultural object. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 410. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department. CHINA 341 recommended.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Analytical readings of premodern fiction written in classical and/or early vernacular Chinese. May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level and CHINA 341, or consent of the Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A crossdisciplinary study of Chinese and Sinophone literary and cinematic texts in English translation. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs. May involve discussions in Chinese. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 AND *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of the Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The major works of a particular period or aspect of Japanese literature. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 416. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Not open to web registration. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Readings in Taiwan literature with emphasis on tradition, theme, and technique. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Introduction to linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of the Ryukyus, a past independent kingdom with strong ties to China, more recently subsumed by Japan. Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 215 or LING 101 and *3 from JAPAN 202 or EASIA 211, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The major works of a particular period or aspect of Korean literature. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Note: Not open to students with credit in EASIA 472 when its topic is Jeong in Korean Lit/Culture. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Analytical readings of premodern Korean fiction. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Note: Open to fourth year Honors students only.

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-6S-0)

Note: Open to fourth year Honors students only.

Starting: 2022-09-01 EASIA 490 - Honors Thesis

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Note: Open to fourth year Honors students only.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Chinese language. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Discussion and application of the research methods for Chinese linguistics and pedagogy. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Japanese language. Lectures in English. Prerequisite: advanced knowledge of Japanese language, a prior linguistics course, and consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Readings of East Asian and Euro-American philosophers and critics. Prerequisite: *3 in literary theory at the 400-level, or equivalent.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Introduction to linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of the Ryukyus, a past independent kingdom with strong ties to China, more recently subsumed by Japan. Prerequisite: JAPAN 301 or equivalent and consent of department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Discussion and application of the theory and practice of teaching East Asian languages. Lectures in English. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An inquiry into the diversity of disciplines used in the study of East Asian literatures and cultures. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Literary and cultural theory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: This course is equivalent to MLCS 652.