Asian Studies (ASIAN)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

ASIAN 1193

By posing seemingly simple questions such as what is love and who has the right to love, this introductory-level lecture course surveys how love has been experienced and expressed from the pre-modern period ... view course details

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    Combined with: FGSS 1940HIST 1930LGBT 1940

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 2208

This course introduces critical issues in the study of Southeast Asia (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) related to geography, history, ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 2211

This course serves as a general introduction to the study of Japan in the humanities and social sciences. We focus on different themes that have dominated debates and conversations (primarily within Japan ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded

ASIAN 2245

This course combines hands-on instruction in gamelan, Indonesia's most prominent form of traditional music, and the academic study of the broader range of music found in contemporary Indonesia, including ... view course details

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    Combined with: MUSIC 1341VISST 2744

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6430ASIAN 2245  LEC 001

    • MF
    • Miller, C

    • W

ASIAN 2258

In August 1945, Japan was a devastated country – its cities burned, its people starving, its military and government in surrender.  World War II was over.  The occupation had begun.  What sort of society ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 2315

  • 4 Credits Graded

ASIAN 2273

For description, see ASIAN 2273. view course details

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    Combined with: NES 2273RELST 2273

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Sensational Religion

  • 16390ASIAN 2273  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

ASIAN 2279

Students will study Chinese myths from the earliest times. Focus will be on understanding how people have used myth to create and convey meaning, on examining the form Chinese myths take, and on considering ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 2297

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    Combined with: HIST 2797RELST 2297

  • 4 Credits Graded

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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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: RELST 2299

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 3307

The course is attached to the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative lecture series, which brings high profile speakers on various aspects of contemporary China to Cornell most Mondays throughout the semester.  ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

ASIAN 3310

This course will explore a variety of ways people have envisioned and prepared for the afterlife. We will concentrate on how Buddhists and Christians have described supreme states of bliss, have warned ... view course details

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    Combined with: RELST 3310

  • 4 Credits Graded

ASIAN 3312

If you have ever wondered what the Vietnam War was all about, how did it begin, how was it fought, why was it so controversial, why did the American people turn against it, why was it important, why were ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 3312

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 3318

Beginning with the mid-nineteeth century, the course traces dynamic relays and reciprocal influences among woodblock prints, maps, fiction, films, anime, comics, and digital arts in Japan. We will consider ... view course details

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    Combined with: COML 3150VISST 3318

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 3327

Study of the dramatic rise of China through reviewing major developments in contemporary Chinese foreign policy since the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC), and concentrating ... view course details

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    Combined with: CAPS 3827GOVT 3827

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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ASIAN 3370

This course traces the development of travel writing from the Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 221) to the Song dynasty (960–1279). Special attention is paid to the ways in which Chinese writers have ceaselessly ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 6670CAPS 3370

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 3380

The course will be thoroughly comparative in order to highlight both the specificity of each country as well as more generalizable dynamics of 21st century development. It will be divided into a number ... view course details

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  • 17383ASIAN 3380  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Friedman, E

      Kuruvilla, S

ASIAN 3381

As an island nation east of the Asian continent, Japan developed a unique culture that reflects both continental and indigenous characteristics. This course examines pre- and post-contact with continental ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 3820

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 3388

For a long time area studies have overlooked the over-determined links of gender, race/ethnicity, and social class in fields related to East Asia and the trans-Pacific regions. Little attention has been ... view course details

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ASIAN 3393

Examines the development of the Chinese economy and the evolution of China's economic system between the early 1950s and late 1990s. view course details

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    Combined with: CAPS 3380ECON 3380

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 3397

This course examines Southeast Asia's history from earliest times up until the mid-eighteenth century. The genesis of traditional kingdoms, the role of monumental architecture (such as Angkor in Cambodia ... view course details

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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 Multi-Term

  •  6728ASIAN 4401  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Blackburn, A

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7889ASIAN 4401  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Boucher, D

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8078ASIAN 4401  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Fuhrmann, A

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8068ASIAN 4401  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McCrea, L

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7890ASIAN 4401  IND 605

    • TBA
    • McNeal, R

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7891ASIAN 4401  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Taylor, K

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8069ASIAN 4401  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Warner, D

  • 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

  •  7828ASIAN 4402  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Blackburn, A

  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7887ASIAN 4402  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Boucher, D

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8359ASIAN 4402  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Fuhrmann, A

  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7988ASIAN 4402  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McCrea, L

  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7888ASIAN 4402  IND 605

    • TBA
    • McNeal, R

  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7875ASIAN 4402  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Taylor, K

  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8070ASIAN 4402  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Warner, D

  • Prerequisite: admission to honors program.

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

  •  6451ASIAN 4403  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Blackburn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7934ASIAN 4403  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Boucher, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8360ASIAN 4403  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Fuhrmann, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8067ASIAN 4403  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McCrea, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7935ASIAN 4403  IND 605

    • TBA
    • McNeal, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7936ASIAN 4403  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Taylor, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7980ASIAN 4403  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Warner, D

ASIAN 4415

Visions of bodily corruption have preoccupied ruler and ruled alike in Asia, and prompted campaigns for moral, medical, and legal reform in periods of both stability and revolution.  This seminar, designed ... view course details

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ASIAN 4446

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    Combined with: ASIAN 6648

  • 4 Credits Graded

ASIAN 4463

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    Combined with: ENGL 4996SHUM 4613

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 4473

China, a cultural giant of East Asia, made a passive entrance into modernity. With the advent of Western and American colonialism and imperialism, coupled with recent successes in westernization by the ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 4816ARTH 6816ASIAN 6673

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

ASIAN 4475

This course focuses primarily on China's evolving role in both Asia and world politics. While China may not necessarily be the sole determinant of the type of security order that will prevail in Asia, ... view course details

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  • 16094ASIAN 4475  SEM 101

    • W
    • Carlson, A

  • Government seniors and juniors given preference. This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

ASIAN 4498

This seminar is an advanced introduction to political economy in contemporary South, Southeast, and East Asia. Our central task is to uncover the political underpinnings of economic performance across ... view course details

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    Combined with: GOVT 4194

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15956ASIAN 4498  SEM 101

    • T
    • Pepinsky, T

ASIAN 6615

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ASIAN 6619

The course provides an introduction to various aspects of translation theory, and emphasizes relations between translation theory and trauma theory, post-structuralism, post-colonial theory, and debates ... view course details

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    Combined with: COML 6160VISST 6619

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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ASIAN 6648

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    Combined with: ASIAN 4446

  • 4 Credits Graded

ASIAN 6670

This course traces the development of travel writing from the Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 221) to the Song dynasty (960–1279). Special attention is paid to the ways in which Chinese writers have ceaselessly ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 3370CAPS 3370

  • 4 Credits Graded

ASIAN 6673

China, a cultural giant of East Asia, made a passive entrance into modernity. With the advent of Western and American colonialism and imperialism, coupled with recent successes in westernization by the ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 4816ARTH 6816ASIAN 4473

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

ASIAN 6680

The course will be thoroughly comparative in order to highlight both the specificity of each country as well as more generalizable dynamics of 21st century development. It will be divided into a number ... view course details

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  • 17388ASIAN 6680  LEC 001

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    • Friedman, E

      Kuruvilla, S

ASIAN 6688

For a long time area studies have overlooked the over-determined links of gender, race/ethnicity, and social class in fields related to East Asia and the trans-Pacific regions. Little attention has been ... view course details

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ASIAN 6697

This course examines Southeast Asia's history from earliest times up until the mid-eighteenth century. The genesis of traditional kingdoms, the role of monumental architecture (such as Angkor in Cambodia ... view course details

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    Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 3397HIST 3950HIST 6950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASIAN 7703

Guided independent study for graduate students. view course details

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