Asian Studies (ASIAN)Arts and Sciences

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ASIAN 1100

Have you ever wondered what Gandhi and Bob Marley have in common? Or how sex, drugs, food, and music can function as tools of social, political, and ideological resistance? We will explore these questions ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17441ASIAN 1100  SEM 101

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ASIAN 1102

Do we look for or expect to find narrative in life? Looking back on our own past, do we emplot our memories into stories? How do communities remember their past, and transmit that memory to future generations? ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17450ASIAN 1102  SEM 101

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ASIAN 1105

This course will introduce students to academic writing through reading and writing about Vietnamese literary traditions, in particular focusing on the literary legacies of colonialism and war. We will ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17622ASIAN 1105  SEM 101

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ASIAN 1191

This introductory course follows the history of Asia-Pacific from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing on relations of China, India, Japan, South, and Southeast Asia. This course is intended ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CAPS 1910HIST 1910

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6477ASIAN 1191  LEC 001

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  •  6478ASIAN 1191  DIS 201

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  •  6479ASIAN 1191  DIS 202

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  •  7906ASIAN 1191  DIS 203

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  •  8509ASIAN 1191  DIS 204

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ASIAN 2211

This survey course provides an introduction to Japanese civilization, organized around significant moments in Japan's cultural history. Beginning with Japan's writing system and its earliest texts, the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9146ASIAN 2211  LEC 001

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  •  9147ASIAN 2211  DIS 201

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  •  9148ASIAN 2211  DIS 202

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  •  9149ASIAN 2211  DIS 203

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  •  9150ASIAN 2211  DIS 204

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ASIAN 2215

An interdisciplinary introduction to the cultures and histories of South Asia, with special attention to the intersections of religion, political authority, and the arts, as well as migration shaping South ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8110ASIAN 2215  LEC 001

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ASIAN 2245

An introduction to Indonesia through its arts. The course combines hands-on instruction in the performance of gamelan music and the academic study of a broader range of Indonesian music in its sociocultural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 1341VISST 2744

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6486ASIAN 2245  LEC 001

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ASIAN 2247

This course examines the dynamics of Islam's spread from its geographical centre in Arabia to Asia, in both historical and contemporary contexts. Taking a border-crossing thematic approach, the course ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 2247

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15672ASIAN 2247  LEC 001

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ASIAN 2255

The course aims to expose students to the varied landscape of religious realities in Asia offering an understanding of religion's development and interaction with Asia's society, culture, and politics. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 2255

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15673ASIAN 2255  LEC 001

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ASIAN 2264

This course will engage with some of the issues, challenges and debates that unite and divide contemporary China by critically reading and viewing works of popular culture. We will examine the commodification ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9538ASIAN 2264  LEC 001

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ASIAN 2268

Chinese political culture has long been characterized by authoritarianism, from the time of the old imperial order up until the present Communist era. Yet the twentieth century in China witnessed a profound ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 2986

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17904ASIAN 2268  LEC 001

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ASIAN 2298

This course covers the three consecutive wars fought in Vietnam from 1945 to 1990 in which France, China, the US, and the USSR, among other countries, were directly involved. The course will endeavor to ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 2890

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15594ASIAN 2298  LEC 001

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ASIAN 2299

This course will explore the Buddhist tradition from its origins in ancient India to its migrations throughout Asia and eventually to the West. The first part of the course will deal with Indian Buddhism: ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: RELST 2299

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9025ASIAN 2299  LEC 001

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  •  9115ASIAN 2299  DIS 201

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  •  9116ASIAN 2299  DIS 202

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ASIAN 3321

This course provides a broad overview of the evolution of Chinese politics from the early part of the 20th century to the present. It is roughly divided into two sections. The first traces the formation ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CAPS 3403GOVT 3403

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16246ASIAN 3321  DIS 201

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  • 16247ASIAN 3321  DIS 202

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  • 16248ASIAN 3321  DIS 203

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  • 16249ASIAN 3321  DIS 204

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ASIAN 3331

Examines the new cinemas of Southeast Asia and their engagement with contemporary discourses of gender and sexuality. It pays special attention to the ways in which sexuality and gendered embodiment are ... view course details

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  •  9027ASIAN 3331  LEC 001

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  • There will be mandatory film screenings TBD.

ASIAN 3353

This course will examine techniques of spiritual cultivation in both the Daoist and Buddhist traditions of China. In particular we will compare and contrast methods which focus on the manipulation of bodily ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 3353

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15686ASIAN 3353  LEC 001

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ASIAN 3367

This course examines how Buddhist identities, communities and self-understandings are constituted in part through moments of encounter with non-Buddhists. How do Buddhists respond to the challenge ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 3367

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17433ASIAN 3367  LEC 001

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ASIAN 3383

This course offers a survey of the art and culture of China, from the Neolithic period to the 20th century. We begin with an inquiry into the meaning of national boundaries and the controversy of the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 3800ARTH 3800

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8565ASIAN 3383  LEC 001

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ASIAN 4401

Supervised reading and research on the problem selected for honors work. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6833ASIAN 4401  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Admussen, N

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8469ASIAN 4401  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Blackburn, A

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8147ASIAN 4401  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Boucher, D

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8148ASIAN 4401  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Choi, Y

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8496ASIAN 4401  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Fuhrmann, A

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8470ASIAN 4401  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Kanemitsu, J

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8149ASIAN 4401  IND 607

    • TBA
    • McNeal, R

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8150ASIAN 4401  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Sakai, N

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8471ASIAN 4401  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Taylor, K

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18524ASIAN 4401  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Miyazaki, H

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18534ASIAN 4401  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Law, J

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program. Enrollment limited to: seniors.

ASIAN 4402

The student, under faculty direction, prepares an honors essay. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8033ASIAN 4402  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Admussen, N

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  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program.

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8472ASIAN 4402  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Blackburn, A

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8098ASIAN 4402  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Boucher, D

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8143ASIAN 4402  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Choi, Y

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9369ASIAN 4402  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Fuhrmann, A

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8339ASIAN 4402  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Kanemitsu, J

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8144ASIAN 4402  IND 607

    • TBA
    • McNeal, R

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8099ASIAN 4402  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Sakai, N

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8473ASIAN 4402  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Taylor, K

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ASIAN 4403

Intensive reading under the direction of a member of the staff. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6509ASIAN 4403  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Admussen, N

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8467ASIAN 4403  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Blackburn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8251ASIAN 4403  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Boucher, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8252ASIAN 4403  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Choi, Y

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9370ASIAN 4403  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Fuhrmann, A

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8468ASIAN 4403  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Kanemitsu, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8253ASIAN 4403  IND 607

    • TBA
    • McNeal, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8254ASIAN 4403  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Sakai, N

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8326ASIAN 4403  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Taylor, K

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ASIAN 4411

Overview of the history of the Japanese language followed by intensive examination of issues of interest to participants. Students should have reading knowledge of Japanese. view course details

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  •   Combined with: JAPAN 4410LING 4411

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15577ASIAN 4411  LEC 001

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ASIAN 4461

Theories of modernization have inspired, informed, and plagued the historiography of late imperial China.  Comparative studies have variously found and sought to explain in the Song-Qing eras an absence ... view course details

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  • 16653ASIAN 4461  SEM 101

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ASIAN 4466

This course examines how religious ideologies, practices and institutions have been politically mobilized in the public spheres of modern South and Southeast Asia. Divisive social conflict and communal ... view course details

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  • 17434ASIAN 4466  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: 1 course in ANTHR, ASIAN, HIST, RELST at 3000 level or above, or permission of instructor.

ASIAN 4470

An introduction to the comparative study of social, political, and intellectual modernity in East Asia and the North Atlantic. The course will examine the characteristics of East Asian modernity with much ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15834ASIAN 4470  LEC 001

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ASIAN 4477

Korean film and literature of the modern and contemporary eras are juxtaposed between two identifiable tropes - the beautiful, tranquil Orient and a violent, frenetic hyper-modernity.  This arises from ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15598ASIAN 4477  SEM 101

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ASIAN 4484

Contemporary Taiwanese Art is defined in this course as the art of Taiwan since the 1980s. The 1980s was a crucial transformative period in Taiwan's history when the island underwent major social and political ... view course details

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  • 16356ASIAN 4484  SEM 101

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ASIAN 6629

The class is conducted in the Japanese language but the reading assignments are mostly in English. This course is offered to help graduate students meet the new demands of contemporary East Asian studies. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15835ASIAN 6629  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: Advanced level of Japanese fluency.

ASIAN 6631

Examines the new cinemas of Southeast Asia and their engagement with contemporary discourses of gender and sexuality. It pays special attention to the ways in which sexuality and gendered embodiment are ... view course details

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  • 15613ASIAN 6631  LEC 001

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  • There will be mandatory film screenings TBD.

ASIAN 6641

This graduate seminar examines developments in the field of modern Chinese history from the postwar to the present. Through the critical reading of scholarship both classic and contemporary, we will familiarize ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6640

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16620ASIAN 6641  SEM 101

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ASIAN 6661

Theories of modernization have inspired, informed, and plagued the historiography of late imperial China.  Comparative studies have variously found and sought to explain in the Song-Qing eras an absence ... view course details

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  • 16624ASIAN 6661  SEM 101

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ASIAN 6666

This course examines how religious ideologies, practices and institutions have been politically mobilized in the public spheres of modern South and Southeast Asia. Divisive social conflict and communal ... view course details

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  • 17435ASIAN 6666  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: 1 course in ANTHR, ASIAN, HIST, RELST at 3000 level or above, or permission of instructor.

ASIAN 6682

This course critically addresses accounts of Southeast Asia's port and delta metropolises as sites of economic and cultural transformation as part of recent power shifts in the region. It focuses on the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARCH 6308SHUM 6308

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17269ASIAN 6682  SEM 101

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ASIAN 6684

Contemporary Taiwanese Art is defined in this course as the art of Taiwan since the 1980s. The 1980s was a crucial transformative period in Taiwan's history when the island underwent major social and political ... view course details

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  • 16531ASIAN 6684  SEM 101

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ASIAN 7703

No description available. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6781ASIAN 7703  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Admussen, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8474ASIAN 7703  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Blackburn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8152ASIAN 7703  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Boucher, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8153ASIAN 7703  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Choi, Y

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16014ASIAN 7703  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8154ASIAN 7703  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Fuhrmann, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8155ASIAN 7703  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Kanemitsu, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8156ASIAN 7703  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • McNeal, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8157ASIAN 7703  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Sakai, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8372ASIAN 7703  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Taylor, K

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