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Fall 2018 Courses | August 27-December 18, 2018

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  • AS 423 / KOR 421 Korean Language and Culture
  • AS 496 Asian Studies Internship
  • AS 498 Senior Research in Asian Studies
  • CHI 401 Readings on Chinese Culture and Customs
  • CHI 430 Special Topics
  • JPN 401 Fourth-year Japanese
  • JPN 494 Senior Capstone Course
  • KOR 401 Advanced Korean Readings and Conversation

Spring 2019 Courses | January 28 – May 19, 2018

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  • AS 333 South Asian Cinema: Bollywood and Beyond
    • This course is a chronological exploration of Hindi cinema, stretching from the 1940s to the present. With its flashy “item numbers,” “chocolate” heroes, “masala” films, and “playback singers,” Bollywood films offer delights that no other genre can. But beneath its flashy exterior, Bollywood also offers moral lessons for social uplift, provides examples of changing class and family dynamics, tracks the influence of the West on a decidedly South Asian art form, and has its finger perennially on the cultural pulse of India.
  • AS 338 Islam and Literature
    • The purpose of this course is to expose students to the wide variety of poetic and prose literary forms associated with Islam, including contemporary English-language novels and translations from Arabic, Bengali, Persian, Tamil, and Urdu originals. We will explore literature through a variety of themes and genres common to the literary traditions of these languages. This will serve to frame larger questions central to the study of Islamicate literatures.
  • AS 368 Modern Japanese History
    • Japan’s emergence as a modern state.
  • AS 380 Chinese Tradition and Guanxi
    • Surveys major cultural and traditional elements that have influenced various aspects of contemporary Chinese life. Topics include Chinese philosophical ideals, religion, women, family, education, Chinese language and symbolic reference, literature and art in both traditional and modern China. This course is intended to introduce Chinese culture at its deep level or philosophical value of the Chinese culture. Taught in English; requires no knowledge of Chinese language.
  • AS 393 Special Topics: Japanese Culture: From Samurai to Salaryman
    • A cultural survey of modern Japan, this course examines how Japanese culture, as seen in the media of animation, comics, music and clothing, evolved over the course of the modern period.  Students will consider how the Japanese people have used popular media to debate political issues such as uniformity and independence, as well as the sociopolitical roles of women and men, in the modern era.
  • AS 394 Special Topics: Japanese Literature & Manga
    • This course surveys Japanese literature, including manga, from 1868 to today.  In a period marked by massive sociopolitical upheaval, students will examine how the Japanese people debated what it means to be Japanese through literature.  Particular attention will be paid to key issues such as colonialism, changing gender roles and the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • AS 395 Special Topics: Korean War
    • Cross-listed with HIS 385 this course addresses the Korean War.
  • AS 396 Special Topics in Asian American Studies: Asian Diaspora
  • CHI 302 Third-Year Chinese
  • KOR 302 Third-Year Korean
  • JPN 302 Third-Year Japanese

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