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Department of East Asian Studies

Chair

Martin Kern

Departmental Representative

Everett Y. Zhang

Director of Graduate Studies

David R. Leheny

Professor

Chih-p'ing Chou

Thomas D. Conlan, also History

Benjamin A. Elman, also History

Sheldon M. Garon, also History

Martin Kern

David R. Leheny

Willard J. Peterson, also History

Associate Professor

Amy B. Borovoy

Janet Y. Chen, also History

Atsuko Ueda

Assistant Professor

Steven Chung

Pieter C. Keulemans

Federico Marcon, also History

Ping Wang

Everett Y. Zhang

Senior Lecturer

Shinji Sato 

Joowon Suh 

Jing Wang

Lecturer

Jianfei Chen

Joanne Yang Chiu Chiang 

Ho Jung Choi

Tineke D'Haeseleer, also Council of the Humanities

Shutan Dong

Lei Guo

Jincheng Liu

Hisae Matsui

Tomoko Shibata

Rie Tameyori

Yukari Tokumasu

Ding Wang

Jing Yuan

Yuseon Yun 

Yongtao Zhang

Yunjun Zhou

Jinhui Zhen

Xin Zou

Associated Faculty

Robert W. Bagley, Art and Archaeology

Thomas J. Christensen, Woodrow Wilson School, Politics

Christina Davis, Woodrow Wilson School, Politics

Thomas W. Hare, Comparative Literature

Noriko Manabe, Music

Jerome Silbergeld, Art and Archaeology

Jacqueline I. Stone, Religion

Stephen F. Teiser, Religion

Andrew M. Watsky, Art and Archaeology

King-To Yeung, Sociology


The Department of East Asian Studies (EAS) provides undergraduate concentrators with a broad-ranging knowledge of the languages and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea.

Information and Departmental Plan of Study

Current EAS Concentrator Requirements for Classes through 2015

Concentrators are required to achieve proficiency in one East Asian language through the third-year level, and take eight departmental courses. The departmentals must include the junior seminar, at least one course on premodern East Asia, any combination of two of the four courses HIS/EAS 207-208 and HUM/EAS/COM 233-234, and at least one other course covering material outside the student's primary area of language specialization. A single course may not be used to satisfy two requirements, with the exception of HIS 207 and HUM 233, either of which may be used to satisfy the requirement of a course on premodern Asia. A minimum of six of the eight departmentals must be EAS-prefixed courses. The remaining two may be language courses at or above the 300 level (after the three-year proficiency requirement is fulfilled), or any language courses in a second East Asian language.

New EAS Concentrator Requirements Beginning with the Class of 2016

1. Required Language Study: Proficiency in one East Asian language through the third-year level

2. Choice of Four Disciplinary Streams:

a. History: Prerequisite -- one year of language; HIS/EAS 207 or 208; or HUM/EAS/COM 233 or 234.
b. Literature: Prerequisite -- one year of language; HUM/EAS/COM 233 or 234; or HIS/EAS 207 or 208.
c. Language Studies: Prerequisite -- language proficiency through the second-year level.
d. Contemporary Cultures, Societies, and Politics: Prerequisite -- EAS 229 Contemporary East Asia; or HIS/EAS 208; or HUM/EAS/COM 234.

These streams are not mutually exclusive. See note 1 below.

3. For each disciplinary stream, eight departmental courses are required, which must include:

a. One methodology course: EAS 240 The Perception of China and Asia in the West; HIS/EAS 282 Documents-based Approach to Asian History; TRA/EAS 304 Translating East Asia; or EAS 328 Global Spectacle and East Asian Cinema. In choosing a theory or methodology course in another department, you must receive formal approval from the departmental representative or your EAS department adviser. Methodology courses can also count as regular EAS courses in each stream.
b. One course outside the student's primary area of language specialization.
c. At least one course dealing with premodern East Asia. See note 4 below.
d. At least one 400-level seminar.
e. Junior seminar EAS 300.
f. Six of the eight departmentals must be EAS-prefixed courses. The other two may be approved cognate courses, language courses at or above the 300 level (after the three-year proficiency requirement is fulfilled), or any second East Asian language courses.

4. Other Requirements and Recommendations for Each Disciplinary Stream:

a. History

i. Prerequisite: One of the four (HIS/EAS 207 or 208; or HUM/EAS/COM 233 or 234).

ii. Recommended Courses:
EAS 240 The Perception of China and Asia in the West
HIS/EAS 282 Documents-based Approach to Asian History
EAS/HIS 320 Early Japanese History
EAS/HIS 321 Early Modern Japan
HIS 322/EAS 324 20th-Century Japan
HIS 324/EAS 354 Early Modern China
HIS 325/EAS 355 China, 1850 to the Present
EAS/HIS 340 Culture and Society in Late Imperial China
ART 351/ARC 351/EAS 357 Traditional Chinese Architecture
EAS 361/HIS 335 Modern Korean History
EAS 366 Understanding North Korea
EAS/HIS 415-416 Intellectual History of China, I, II
EAS 417 Modern Chinese Thought
ART 352/EAS 353 Chinese Art in the Century of Revolution
ART/EAS 423 Landscape Art in China
ART/EAS 425 The Japanese Print

iii. See also the relevant courses in Literature, Language Studies, and Contemporary Cultures.

b. Literature

i. Prerequisite: One of the four (HUM/EAS/COM 233 or 234; HIS/EAS 207 or 208).

ii. Recommended Courses:
EAS 221 Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature
EAS 222 Modern Korean Fiction
EAS 232 Introduction to Chinese Literature
TRA/EAS 304 Translating East Asia
EAS 311 Japanese Pop Culture
EAS 319 Tokyo as Literary Topos
EAS/REL 327 Religion, Poetry, and Memory in Ancient China
EAS/ COM 331 Chinese Poetry
EAS/COM 333 The Chinese Novel
EAS 341 The Tale of Genji in the World
EAS/COM 344 Postwar Japanese Literature
ART 350/EAS 356 Chinese Cinema
EAS 351 Korean Cinema
ART 351/ARC 351/EAS 357 Traditional Chinese Architecture
EAS 352/COM 348 Language in Film
CHI/EAS 412 Readings in Classical Chinese Short Stories
CHI 407/EAS 408 Readings in Modern Chinese Literature
ART 352/EAS 353 Chinese Art in the Century or Revolution
ART/EAS 423 Landscape Art in China
ART/EAS 425 The Japanese Print

iii. See also the relevant courses in History, Language Studies, and Contemporary Cultures.

c. Language Studies

i. Prerequisite: Language proficiency through the second-year level.

ii. Requirement: Two language courses beyond the third-year level.

iii. Recommended Courses:
HUM/EAS/COM 233 or 234 East Asian Humanities I or II
TRA/EAS 304 Translating East Asia
EAS 328 East Asian Cinema
ART 350/EAS 356 Chinese Cinema
JPN/EAS 401-402 Readings in Modern Japanese I, II
KOR/EAS 405 Readings in Modern Korean I
KOR 407/EAS 427 Readings in Modern Korean: The Voices of Change
CHI 407/EAS 408 Readings in Modern Chinese Literature
CHI/EAS 411 Readings in Modern Chinese Intellectual History
CHI/EAS 412 Readings in Classic Chinese Short Stories
CHI/EAS 409-410 - New course: Readings in Classical Chinese

iv. See also the relevant courses in History, Literature, and Contemporary Cultures.

d. Contemporary Cultures, Societies, and Politics

i. Prerequisite: One of the three (EAS 229 Contemporary East Asia; HIS/EAS 208 or HUM/EAS/COM 234).

ii. Recommended Courses:
EAS 220/ANT 226 Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture
EAS 311 Japanese Pop Culture
EAS/ANT 312 Bioethics in Japan
EAS/ENV 313 The Ecological Worlds of Japanese Culture
EAS 319 Tokyo as Literary Topos
EAS 328 East Asian Cinema
EAS 329/POL 357 Politics of Japan
EAS 341 The Tale of Genji in the World
EAS/COM 344 Postwar Japanese Literature
EAS 347/ANT 348 Sexuality and China: Culture, Medicine and Politics
EAS 351 Korean Cinema
EAS 352/COM 348 Language in Film
EAS/ANT 437 Good Society - Japan
EAS/WOM 460 Gender Identities in Contemporary Korea
ART 350/EAS 356 Chinese Cinema

iii. See also the relevant courses in History, Literature, and Language Studies.

5. Senior Comprehensive Examinations, written and oral, will be given by faculty in each Disciplinary Stream.

6. Satisfactory completion of two junior papers and the senior thesis/project.

Note 1: You may designate a focus on history or literature or language studies, etc., but we encourage you to think as broadly and as interdisciplinarily as possible. Consult with the EAS departmental representative or your academic adviser about crossing these disciplinary lines for your major.

Note 2: After consulting with the departmental representative or your adviser, you may declare your own double concentration, such as Language Studies & Contemporary Cultures, Language Studies & Literature, History & Contemporary Cultures, or another combination.

Note 3: We encourage you to take advantage of our overseas summer language programs and make that part of your major: Princeton in Beijing at Beijing Normal University in China; Princeton in Ishikawa in Kanazawa, Japan; or Yonsei University Exchange in Seoul, South Korea.

Note 4: A single course may NOT be used to satisfy two requirements, except in the following case:

HIS/EAS 207 East Asian History I or HUM/EAS/COM 233 East Asian Humanities I will also satisfy the requirement of a course on premodern Asia.

Advanced Placement

Students seeking advanced placement should consult the departmental representative.

Prerequisites

Students entering the department must have completed at least one year (the 102 level) of language training and preferably completed 107 or its equivalent before the first term of their junior year.

Early Concentration

Students who meet the prerequisites for entrance into the department may be admitted and begin their program of concentration in the second term of their sophomore year.

Independent Work

Junior Year. In the fall term the student participates in the departmental junior seminar (EAS 300), and also writes a junior independent work. In the spring, the student writes a second junior independent work under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member. At the end of the junior year, the student begins to draft a proposal for the senior thesis.

Senior Year. Each student prepares a senior thesis in consultation with an appropriate member of the faculty. The senior thesis represents the culmination of the undergraduate curriculum. It should be an original contribution to scholarship on East Asia, based at least in part on source materials in the student's language of specialization.

Senior Departmental Examination

At the end of the spring term, the student appears before a faculty committee for an oral defense of the thesis. In addition, each senior will take written comprehensive examinations in two fields selected from the core areas of history, literature, culture, and society taught in the department. If the two fields concern the same country, one must be premodern and one modern. Sample questions will be provided.

Study Abroad

The Department of East Asian Studies offers varied opportunities for overseas study in East Asia. Concentrators, certificate students, and nonconcentrators are encouraged to take advantage of intensive summer or year-long language study and/or internships. The programs hosted by East Asian studies are the intensive Chinese and Japanese language programs in Beijing, China, and Kanazawa, Japan. Upon graduation, students will normally find themselves prepared to begin graduate work at a higher level because of such foreign language experience and training. The department also encourages students to participate in extended internships or study programs in East Asia.

Scholarship aid is available to concentrators and nonconcentrators for both summer and year-long programs. Students should contact the East Asian studies program office for these funding opportunities. Students should also contact the Office of International Programs about other sources of funding. Application deadlines are early in the academic year. More information is available from the directors of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language programs, or from the Department of East Asian Studies website.

Certificate in Language and Culture

1. Three or more language courses beyond the second-year level.
2. At least one EAS or cognate course in linguistics, religion, history, or anthropology.
3. Independent research (25 to 30 pages) based at least in part on Chinese, Japanese, or Korean sources dealing with aspects of East Asia. The topic must be in the humanities or social sciences. The paper could be either an original piece of research or a junior paper or senior thesis. If the paper or thesis is written for another department, at least half of the work must be on East Asia.

EAS Program Certificate

1. Two years (four courses) of study of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. At least two of the four courses must be at the second-year level or higher.
2. Four East Asia content courses, one of them being a 200-level course.
3. Written work, which may be a senior thesis, a junior paper, or an independent research paper with an East Asian topical component.

East Asian studies concentrators focusing on one language can earn a language and culture certificate in the other, but may not also earn an East Asian studies program certificate.

Cognates. A list of cognate courses in other departments can be found on the departmental website.


Courses


CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I   Fall

An intensive introductory course in modern spoken and written Chinese, stressing oral-aural facility and the analysis of structure. Five hours of class. No credit given for CHI 101 unless followed by CHI 102. C. Chou

CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II   Spring

Continued intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese, stressing listening, speaking, reading, writing, and the analysis of structure. Five hours of class. C. Chou

CHI 103 Intensive Elementary Chinese   Fall

An intensive course covering 101 and 102 in one semester for students with fair fluency and limited ability in reading and writing. The course will emphasize reading and writing skills and the analysis of grammar. Prerequisite: instructor's permission (oral interview in Chinese). Five hours of class. Staff

CHI 105 Intermediate Chinese I   Fall

An intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese, this course shifts the emphasis to the reading of contemporary Chinese dialogue. Five hours of class. Staff

CHI 105C Intermediate Chinese I in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University. Students work on developing a strong foundation for modern spoken and written Chinese, with emphasis on the reading of contemporary Chinese dialogue. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 101-102, or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 107 Intermediate Chinese II   Spring

Continuing the intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese, this course shifts the emphasis to the reading of contemporary Chinese cultural and social issues. Five hours of class. Staff

CHI 107C Intermediate Chinese II in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University, which is a continuation of 105C. This course continues the intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese and includes the study of modern cultural and social issues. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 105C or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 108 Intensive Intermediate Chinese   Spring

An intensive course that covers 105 and 107 in one semester for students who have completed 103. Conducted in Chinese, with emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: 103 or instructor's permission. Five hours of class. Staff

CHI 301 Introduction to Classical Chinese I   Fall

Introduction to the grammar of classical Chinese through study of selections from ancient texts. Readings include the Analects and the Mencius. Prerequisite: 107 or 108, or instructor's permission. Four hours of classes, conducted in Chinese. Staff

CHI 302 Introduction to Classical Chinese II   Spring

Continuation of 301. Introduction to the grammar of classical Chinese through study of selections from ancient texts. Readings include the Analects, the Mencius, Zhuangzi, and selections from Han historical texts and essays written in later periods. Four hours of classes, conducted in Chinese. Staff

CHI 303 Third-Year Modern Chinese I   Fall

Designed to develop further the student's overall language skills through reading and discussion of contemporary affairs published in Chinese newspapers. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHI 105-107, or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 303C Third-Year Modern Chinese I in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University. This course is designed for students who are interested in current political and social issues in China and Taiwan. Reading materials will be selected from newspapers of the People's Republic of China. Admission by application. Prerequisite: CHI 103-108, 105-107, or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 304 Third-Year Modern Chinese II   Spring

A continuation of CHI 303, designed to improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of newspaper essays and commentaries. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHI 303 or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 304C Third-Year Modern Chinese II in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University, which is a continuation of 303C. This course is designed to further improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of newspaper essays and commentaries. Prerequisite: 303C or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 305 Intensive Third-Year Modern Chinese I   Fall

Designed for students who are interested in current political and social issues in Chinese affairs. Reading materials will be selected from newspapers of the People's Republic of China. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 103-108, or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 306 Intensive Third-Year Modern Chinese II   Spring

A continuation of 305, designed to further improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of essays published in contemporary Chinese newspapers and magazines. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 305 or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 401 Advanced Classical Chinese I   Not offered this year LA

Intensive introduction to classical Chinese through the study of selections from ancient texts. Four classes conducted in Chinese. Staff

CHI 402 Advanced Classical Chinese II   Not offered this year LA

Continuation of 401. Intensive introduction to classical Chinese through the study of selections from ancient texts. Four classes conducted in Chinese. Staff

CHI 403 Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I   Fall

Reading and discussion of selections from Chinese scholarly journals and newspapers on contemporary Chinese political, economic, and social issues. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 304 or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 403C Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University. Readings and discussions from Chinese scholarly journals including essays and newspaper articles. Students are exposed to a variety of modern Chinese literary genres, as well as some of the major substantive issues that modern Chinese intellectuals have faced. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 303-304, 305-306, or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 404 Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II   Spring

A continuation of 403. Reading and discussion of scholarly writings in the fields of Chinese literature and modern Chinese intellectual history. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 403, or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 404C Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University, which is a continuation of 403C. Continued readings and discussion on academic written materials and scholarly writings on literature. This course also exposes students to the social issues China has faced in recent years while discussing various aspects of contemporary Chinese society. Prerequisite: 403C or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorials. Staff

CHI 405 Intensive Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I   Fall

Reading and discussion based on Chinese scholarly journals, popular essays, and newspaper articles. Students are exposed to a variety of modern Chinese literary genres, as well as some of the major substantive issues that modern Chinese intellectuals have faced. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 306 or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 406 Intensive Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II   Spring

Continued reading and discussion of scholarly writings on modern Chinese literature. This course also exposes students to the social issues China has faced in recent years, while discussing various aspects of contemporary Chinese society. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 405 or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 411 Readings in Modern Chinese Intellectual History (also EAS 411)   Fall LA

Designed to give students who have had advanced training in both classical and modern Chinese an opportunity for directed readings in their own fields. The focus of readings is modern Chinese intellectual history. One class, two hours of discussion, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: three or more years of modern Chinese, or instructor's permission. C. Chou

CHI 412 Readings in Classic Chinese Short Stories (also EAS 412)   Spring LA

Focuses on reading and discussing selections from Feng Menglong's Sanyan, the most popular and well-known collection of classic Chinese short stories published in the late 16th century. One class, two hours of discussion, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: three or more years of modern Chinese, or instructor's permission. C. Chou

CHI 451C Fifth-Year Modern Chinese I in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University. Materials are drawn from modern Chinese literature, film, and intellectual history, and include readings on contemporary issues as well. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 403-404, 405-406, or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 452C Fifth-Year Modern Chinese II in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University, which is a continuation of 451C. Continued readings and discussion on modern Chinese literature, film, and intellectual history. This course, which is designed to bring students to near-native competence in all aspects of modern Chinese, prepares students for advanced research or employment in a variety of China-related fields. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 451C or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

EAS 207 History of East Asia to 1800 (see HIS 207)

EAS 208 East Asia since 1800 (see HIS 208)

EAS 217 The Arts of Japan (see ART 217)

EAS 221 Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature   Fall, Spring LA

The course will cover major writers and works of the 20th century. We will examine how Japanese writers responded to modern fictional and linguistic forms imported from the West, how they negotiated what they had inherited from their long and illustrious literary past, and how postwar writers view their newly "democratized" world. A. Ueda

EAS 225 Japanese Society and Culture (also ANT 323)   Fall SA

An exploration of Japanese labor, gender and feminism, crime and social control, race and notions of homogeneity, nationalism and youth culture. The course considers Japan's struggle to come to terms with the West while at the same time integrating its past. It also looks at American misperceptions of Japanese society and economics. Two lectures, one preceptorial. A. Borovoy

EAS 226 The Religions of China (see REL 226)

EAS 228 Religion in Japanese Culture (see REL 228)

EAS 231 Chinese Martial Arts Classics: Fiction, Film, Fact   Fall LA

This course provides an overview of Chinese martial arts fiction and film from earliest times to the present day. The focus will be on the close-reading of literary, art-historical, and cinematic texts, but will also include discussion of the significance of these works against their broader historical and social background. Topics to be discussed: the literary/cinematic pleasure of watching violence, the relationship between violence and the law, gender ambiguity and the woman warrior, the imperial and (trans)national order of martial arts cinema, and the moral and physical economy of vengeance. P. Keulemans

EAS 232 Introduction to Chinese Literature   Spring LA

The development of classical Chinese literature, traced through close readings of original texts in English translation. Topics include the nature of the Chinese language and writing system, classical literary thought, religious and philosophical influences, dominance of poetry, emergence of historical writing, and vernacular fiction. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Staff

EAS 233 East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations (see HUM 233)

EAS 234 East Asian Humanities II: Traditions and Transformations (see HUM 234)

EAS 240 The Perception of China and Asia in the West (also HIS 240)   HA

Presents some of the major themes in the Western perception of China since 1250, from Marco Polo to Chairman Mao, and introduces students to the nature of history and historical writing. Students will be challenged to conduct their own critical historiographical analysis. Readings will focus on primary sources in translation and relevant secondary studies. Two lectures, one preceptorial. B. Elman

EAS 282 A Documents-based Approach to Asian History (see HIS 282)

EAS 300 Junior Seminar   Fall SA

Designed to introduce departmental majors, in the fall of their junior year, to the tools, methodologies, and topics related to the study of East Asian history and culture. The focus of the course will vary each year, and will be cross-national and multidisciplinary, covering both premodern and modern periods. One three-hour seminar. P. Wang

EAS 303 Strategic Asia (see SOC 303)

EAS 320 Early Japanese History (also HIS 320)   Not offered this year HA

The history of Japan from the origins of the Japanese people to the establishment of Tokugawa rule in 1600, using the epic war tale The Tale of the Heike as a lens. Particular emphasis will be placed on institutional and cultural history. One three-hour seminar. M. Collcutt

EAS 321 Early Modern Japan (also HIS 321)   Not offered this year HA

The history of Japan during the period of Samurai rule. Distinctive features of Tokugawa society and culture from the foundation of the regime in 1600 to its decline in the 19th century, the opening of Japan to Western contact, the course of economic development, and the consolidation of the Meiji State. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Staff

EAS 322 Buddhism in Japan (see REL 322)

EAS 324 20th-Century Japan (see HIS 322)

EAS 331 Chinese Poetry (also COM 331)   LA

Close reading of classical Chinese poetry through transliteration, word-to-word explication, notes on allusions and background, and literal translation. Discussion of Chinese theories of poetry and the comparison between Chinese and Western poetic traditions. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required or expected. One three-hour seminar. Staff

EAS 333 The Chinese Novel (also COM 333)   Not offered this year LA

Extensive readings in the six "classic'' Chinese novels: Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin, Golden Lotus, Journey to the West (Monkey), Story of the Stone (Dream of the Red Chamber), and The Scholars, in English translations. Discussions will focus on interpretive and comparative issues. One three-hour seminar. Alternates with 433. Staff

EAS 334 Modern Chinese Literature and Film   Spring LA

Analysis through selected literary and cinematic works of authors' ideas, hopes, and worries about the fate of modern China. Consideration of literary and cinematic technique as well as the larger historical context. Readings in English. P. Keulemans

EAS 335 Early Chinese History to 221 (also HIS 318)   Not offered this year HA

History of China from the earliest times until the end of the first unified empire in A.D. 200. Political developments will be related to the underlying social and economic changes and the development of early systems of thought. Primary documents will be read in translation, where possible, and the results of recent archaeological discoveries will be related to the written record. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Staff

EAS 336 The Making and Transformation of Medieval China: 300-1200 (also HIS 319)   Not offered this year HA

This course provides a survey of the history of China from the dissolution of the first unified empire to the eve of the Mongol invasion. Key issues include the Tang-Song transformation, influence of Buddhism and Neo-Confucianism, the rise of literati culture, the development of autocratic rulership, and commercialism. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Staff

EAS 340 Culture and Society in Late Imperial China: 1000-1900 (also HIS 340)   Not offered this year HA

A survey of the major cultural and social developments from early Song to high Qing that have particular relevance for understanding China in its modern predicament. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay between ideas and society, growth of new social institutions, emergence of classical elites and religious groups. Two lectures, one preceptorial. B. Elman

EAS 341 The Tale of Genji in the World   Spring LA

Examination of selected literary texts from premodern and modern Japan and from contemporary Western critical writings. Topics will include modern interpretations of tradition, narrative as a mode of knowledge, translation and interpretation, and the general problems involved in the study of a non-Western literature. One three-hour seminar. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. Staff

EAS 342 Southeast Asia's Global History (see HIS 342)

EAS 343 Modern Japanese Literature: Early Years   Spring LA

An introduction to major literary works in the early modern period when Japanese literature was attempting to re-establish itself through Western influences. Readings in English translation include works by Ogai, Soseki, Ichiyo, Toson, and Shiga. Topics include the evolution of modern Japanese fiction vis-a-vis the modernization of Japan, representations of self, individualism, and nationalism. Staff

EAS 344 Postwar Japanese Narrative: Modern to Postmodern (also COM 344)   Fall LA

A critical survey of important literary, critical, and popular texts in postwar Japan. Readings and discussion of translated texts by writers and thinkers such as Kawabata, Oe, Maruyama, and Abe as well as by lesser-known women writers, avant-garde poets, and comic writers. Topics include the impact of war and urbanization, existentialism, ethnicity, postmodernism, and feminism. One three-hour seminar. Staff

EAS 345 Sexuality and Desire in Modern Japan   Spring LA

An examination of texts written by women in Japan during the premodern and modern periods in the context of feminist and cross-cultural criticism. The premodern period will focus on how we read products of a culture in which women had their own gendered discursive style. The modern period will focus on what happened when women found themselves negotiating a field dominated by a male- and Western-oriented writing establishment. Offered in alternate years. One three-hour seminar. Staff

EAS 346 The Chinese Economy (see ECO 379)

EAS 354 Early Modern China (see HIS 324)

EAS 355 China, 1850 to the Present (see HIS 325)

EAS 356 Chinese Cinema (see ART 350)

EAS 357 Traditional Chinese Architecture (see ART 351)

EAS 401 Readings in Modern Japanese I (see JPN 401)

EAS 402 Readings in Modern Japanese II (see JPN 402)

EAS 411 Readings in Modern Chinese Intellectual History (see CHI 411)

EAS 412 Readings in Classic Chinese Short Stories (see CHI 412)

EAS 415 Intellectual History of China to the Fifth Century (also HIS 415)   Fall EM

Considers the developing repertoire of ideas in China to the end of the Chin period, with key philosophical, political, ethical, and scientific concepts treated in terms of their social context and subsequent influence. One three-hour seminar. A prior course in East Asian studies is desirable but not required. W. Peterson

EAS 416 Intellectual History of China from the Ninth to the 19th Century (also HIS 416)   Spring HA

The main facets and changes in the outlook of the intellectual elite in society and politics from the establishment of the literati in the 11th century to their survival under the Manchu conquest and incursions from Western powers. The focus is on the preservation of cultural integrity in the face of internal and external political and ideological challenges. One three-hour seminar. A prior course in East Asian studies is desirable but not required. W. Peterson

EAS 417 Modern Chinese Thought   Fall HA

A systematic study of problems and concepts connected with the development of modern Chinese thought: antitraditionalism, the rise of Communism, the emancipation of women, the promotion of Western ideologies, and the process of modernization. Readings in English, with supplementary materials for students with reading knowledge of Chinese. One three-hour seminar. C. Chou

EAS 423 Landscape Art in China (see ART 423)

EAS 425 The Japanese Print (see ART 425)

EAS 447 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics   Not offered this year SA

Introduction to the theories and techniques of linguistic analysis as applied to modern Japanese, with a focus on interface between language and culture. The course examines similarities and differences between Japanese and English. Knowledge of Japanese at least to the 105 level, or concurrent enrollment, is desirable. Two 90-minute classes. Staff

EAS 462 International Relations of East Asia (see WWS 317)

JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I   Fall

An introduction to modern Japanese stressing oral-aural facility but including an introduction to written Japanese. Two classes, three hours of drill and conversation. No credit is given for JPN 101 unless followed by JPN 102. S. Sato

JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II   Spring

A continuation of 101. An introduction to modern Japanese still stressing oral-aural facility but including an introduction to written Japanese. Prerequisite: 101. Two classes, three hours of drill and conversation. S. Sato

JPN 105 Intermediate Japanese I   Fall

Continued intensive study of modern Japanese. This course will develop conversational skills. Audio- and videotaped materials will be used for aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent. Five classes. R. Tameyori

JPN 105J Intermediate Japanese I in Japan  

A four-week intensive language course taught in Ishikawa, Japan, equivalent to 105. Continued intensive study of modern Japanese. This course will develop conversational skills. Audio- and videotaped materials will be used for aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent. Staff

JPN 107 Intermediate Japanese II   Spring

A continuation of 105. Continued study of modern Japanese. This course will develop conversational skills. Audio- and videotaped materials will be used to develop aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 105. Five classes. R. Tameyori

JPN 107J Intermediate Japanese II in Japan  

A four-week intensive language course taught in Ishikawa, Japan, equivalent to 107. A continuation of 105. Continued study of modern Japanese. This course will develop conversational skills. Audio- and videotaped materials will be used to develop aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 105. Staff

JPN 301 Advanced Japanese I   Fall

Further reading in modern written Japanese with subsidiary grammatical and oral-aural training. The course covers some authentic materials and includes videotaped materials to increase oral-aural comprehension. Three 90-minute classes. H. Matsui

JPN 301J Advanced Japanese I in Japan  

A four-week intensive language course taught in Ishikawa, Japan, equivalent to 301. Further reading in modern written Japanese with subsidiary grammatical and oral-aural training. The course covers some authentic materials and includes videotaped materials to increase oral-aural comprehension. Staff

JPN 302 Advanced Japanese II   Spring

A continuation of 301. Further reading in modern written Japanese with subsidiary grammatical and oral-aural training. The course covers some authentic materials and includes videotaped materials to increase oral-aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 301. Three 90-minute classes. H. Matsui

JPN 302J Advanced Japanese II in Japan  

A four-week intensive language course taught in Ishikawa, Japan, equivalent to 302. A continuation of 301. Further reading in modern written Japanese with subsidiary grammatical and oral-aural training. The course some authentic materials and includes videotaped materials to increase oral-aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 301. Staff

JPN 305 Integrative Advanced Japanese I   Fall

Designed to enhance reading, writing, and oral skills of students who need class work to achieve proficiency. Prerequisites: 302 or its equivalent. Four classes. Staff

JPN 306 Integrative Advanced Japanese II   Spring

A continuation of 305. Designed to enhance reading, writing, and oral skills of students who need class work to achieve advanced proficiency level. Prerequisites: 302 or its equivalent. Four classes. Y. Tokumasu

JPN 401 Readings in Modern Japanese I (also EAS 401)   Fall

Selected readings from short stories, essays, and newspapers. Three class hours, one conversation period. T. Shibata

JPN 402 Readings in Modern Japanese II (also EAS 402)   Spring

Selected readings from short stories, essays, and newspapers. Three classes, one conversation period. Prerequisite: 401 or instructor's permission. T. Shibata

JPN 403 Introduction to Classical Japanese   Not offered this year

Introduction to the fundamentals of classic Japanese grammar. This course trains students to read premodern Japanese historical and literary texts. Texts: Taketori monogatari, Makura no soshi, Tosa nikki, etc. Prerequisite: two years of modern Japanese. Three hours. K. Ono

JPN 404 Readings in Classical Japanese   Not offered this year

Close reading of selected premodern Japanese texts from Nara to Meiji. Texts: Oku no hosomichi, Uji shui monogatari, etc. Prerequisite: 403 or instructor's permission. Three hours. K. Ono

JPN 405 Readings in Selected Fields I   Not offered this year

Designed to give students who have had advanced training in modern Japanese an opportunity for directed readings in their own fields. Three classes. Prerequisite: 402 or instructor's permission. Staff

JPN 406 Readings in Selected Fields II   Not offered this year

Designed to give students who have had advanced training in modern Japanese an opportunity for directed readings in their own fields. Three classes. Prerequisite: 402 or instructor's permission. Staff

KOR 101 Elementary Korean I   Fall

Elementary Korean is designed for beginning students who intend to build a solid foundation for further study in the Korean language. The course provides four balanced language skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing -- needed for basic communication. It emphasizes the ability to use Korean appropriately and introduces students to useful information concerning culture and daily life in Korea. J. Suh, Y. Yun

KOR 102 Elementary Korean II   Spring

A continuation of KOR 101. Continued development of proficiency in basic communication by balancing four language skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing. J. Suh, Y. Yun

KOR 105 Intermediate Korean I   Fall

Intermediate Korean is designed for students who have learned the basics of the Korean language and want to improve their competence to a higher level. Complex sentences and grammar are covered while the basics are reviewed. Balancing four language skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing -- is emphasized. H. Choi

KOR 107 Intermediate Korean II   Spring

A continuation of KOR 105. Continued development of four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in Korean. Complex grammatical structures and irregularities are taught while the basics are reviewed. Idiomatic expressions are introduced. Journals are kept for writing practices. H. Choi

KOR 301 Advanced Korean I   Fall

Advanced Korean is designed to develop fluency in both oral and literary skills. Expansion of vocabulary, practice in reading comprehension as well as active skills of conversation and writing are stressed through short readings and class discussion. Readings include different styles of writings on various topics including Korean culture, society, and history. One hundred characters of Hanja are introduced. Y. Yun, H. Choi

KOR 302 Advanced Korean II   Spring

A continuation of KOR 301. Continued development of proficiency in speaking and reading through short readings and class discussion. Vocabulary learning and discourse skills are emphasized. One hundred characters of Hanja are taught. Y. Yun, H. Choi

KOR 401 Contemporary Korean Language and Culture I   Fall

The 4th-year language course designed to accelerate students' Korean proficiency to the high advanced level and to promote a deeper understanding of Korea and its people. A wide range of sociolinguistic and sociocultural issues are covered through the use of various media resources (e.g., dramas, films, songs, commercials, newspapers, websites) as well as short essays. Classroom discussions are conducted in Korean. J. Suh

KOR 402 Contemporary Korean Language and Culture II   Spring LA

Reading and discussion of thoughts and issues in the contemporary Korean society. Readings drawn from a variety of cultural and historical topics include family, marriage, education, the changes of the Korean language. Class discussions are conducted in Korean. J. Suh