China & Asia Pacific Studies (CAPS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

CAPS 1740

This course explores the history of imperial China between the 3rd century b.c.e. and the 16th century c.e. with a focus on the following questions:  How did imperial Chinese states go about politically ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 1174HIST 1740MEDVL 1740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9550CAPS 1740  LEC 001

  •  9551CAPS 1740  DIS 201

  •  9552CAPS 1740  DIS 202

  •  9553CAPS 1740  DIS 203

  •  9710CAPS 1740  DIS 204

CAPS 2209

In this course we will examine the modes of philosophical and spiritual inquiry, varieties of spiritual/bodily cultivation and practice, and religious organizations and movements in China that we know ... view course details

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  • 17841CAPS 2209  SEM 101

CAPS 2212

Interdisciplinary introduction to Chinese culture especially designed for students not majoring in Asian Studies. Explores literature, history, religion, and art, and other aspects of China's rich and ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 2212

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9380CAPS 2212  DIS 201

  •  9381CAPS 2212  DIS 202

  •  9382CAPS 2212  DIS 203

  •  9383CAPS 2212  DIS 204

  •  9384CAPS 2212  DIS 205

  •  9385CAPS 2212  DIS 206

  •  9386CAPS 2212  DIS 207

  •  9387CAPS 2212  DIS 208

CAPS 2267

This course offers a broad understanding of the active and dynamic cultural, economic, and social, and political roles played by Chinese women. By challenging the dominant stereotype of the passive and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2267FGSS 2267

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9640CAPS 2267  LEC 001

  • No prior knowledge of China necessary.

CAPS 2271

This is an introductory course designed for, though not limited to, non-majors with or without any knowledge of Chinese language, history, or culture. Its intent is to offer a "guided tour" through the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2271

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16591CAPS 2271  LEC 001

CAPS 3403

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: ASIAN 3321GOVT 3403

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16497CAPS 3403  LEC 001

  • This course will be offered in partnership with the Mandarin Language Program. Students enrolled in GOVT 3403 may enroll in an optional one credit Mandarin language discussion section, CHIN 3316. Interested students should contact the instructor.

  • 16947CAPS 3403  DIS 201

  • 16948CAPS 3403  DIS 202

  • 16949CAPS 3403  DIS 203

  • 16950CAPS 3403  DIS 204

CAPS 3502

This seminar examines the various issues that surround being a specialist of one of the world's most complex and exciting places. The course will first look at the various groups of people that have been ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 3503

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16784CAPS 3502  LEC 001

CAPS 4001

Using resources specifically available in China, this course combines lectures, guest lectures, field trips, and faculty-directed research projects to help students achieve an in-depth understanding of ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8457CAPS 4001  SEM 170

  • Taught in Beijing, China.

CAPS 4002

This course, offered by faculty members of Peking University's School of International Studies, provides Chinese perspectives on contemporary China's international relations. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8454CAPS 4002  SEM 170

  • Taught in Beijing, China.

CAPS 4020

Honors students complete research and finish a thesis on a topic of their own choosing under the direction of a faculty member. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6886CAPS 4020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Mertha, A

CAPS 4030

This course serves as the wrap-up seminar for CAPS students.  It is designed for CAPS seniors to review the critical issues and topics in China and Asia-Pacific Studies from broader theoretical perspectives, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6885CAPS 4030  SEM 101

CAPS 4071

What are the main obstacles on China's road towards the Rule of Law? What is the role of law in combatting corruption, protecting human rights and facilitating economic development in China? How are traditional ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LAW 4071

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16370CAPS 4071  LEC 001

CAPS 4241

Religion and politics have had a complex relationship in Chinese history. While various systems of belief have been an integral part of state ideology or co-opted by the state to bolster its authority, ... view course details

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  • 17835CAPS 4241  SEM 101

CAPS 4420

Through guided readings in Chinese of selected poems of the Tang dynasty (618-907) on various themes and in different styles, students develop the essential analytical skills for reading Tang poetry while ... view course details

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  • 16571CAPS 4420  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: minimum three years of Chinese and/or one year of Classical Chinese or permission of instructor.

CAPS 4827

Seminar intended to examine the increasingly complex relationship that has evolved between China and the rest of the international system, with particular focus on the rise of Chinese nationalism and the ... view course details

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  • 16522CAPS 4827  SEM 101

  • Government Seniors/Juniors given preference.

CAPS 4999

Independent study course in topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses. Students select a topic in consultation with the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the course work. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6887CAPS 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Wang, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10160CAPS 4999  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Carlson, A