East Asian Studies

Departmental Office: 407 Kent; 212-854-5027
ealac.columbia.edu/

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Prof. John Phan, 500A Kent; (212) 854-5744; jp3720@columbia.edu

The program in East Asian studies offers a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines, as well as training in the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan languages. The program is designed to provide a coherent curriculum for undergraduates wishing to major in East Asian studies, with disciplinary specialization in anthropology, art history, economics, history, literature, philosophy, political science, sociology, or religion. The department also offers a series of introductory and thematic courses especially designed for students seeking to acquire some knowledge of East Asia as part of their broader undergraduate experience.

Admission to Language Courses

All students wishing to enter the language program at another point besides the first term of the first level must pass a language placement test before registering. The language placement exams are held during the change of program period, the week before classes begin.

Students who have been absent from the campus for one term or more must take a placement test before enrolling in a language course beyond the first term of the first level.

Students who wish to place out of the Columbia College Foreign Language Requirement for a language taught in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures must consult with the director of the relevant language program. The names of the directors, and additional information about East Asian language programs, can be accessed via the department website at ealac.columbia.edu.

Language Laboratory

An additional hour of study in the language laboratory is required in first-year Japanese (JPNS UN101 and JPNS UN1102). 

JPNS UN1101
 - JPNS UN1102
First-Year Japanese I
and First-Year Japanese II

Students taking these courses must attend all assigned language laboratory sessions. Grades for written and oral work in the language laboratory and for additional work in oral drill sessions count as 10% of the final grade in the course. Assignments of laboratory hours are made during the first session of the regular classes.

Course Numbering

The following are general guidelines to the numbering of department courses open to undergraduates. Students with questions about the nature of a course should consult with the instructor or the director of undergraduate studies.

  • 1000-level: Introductory-level undergraduate courses and first-year language courses
  • 2000-level: Intermediate-level undergraduate courses and second-year language courses
  • 3000-level: Advanced-level undergraduate courses and third-year language courses
  • 4000-level: Advanced courses geared toward undergraduate students available to graduate students or geared toward both undergraduate and graduate students, fourth-year and above language courses

Study Abroad

East Asian Studies majors or concentrators who plan to spend their junior spring abroad must contact the director of undergraduate studies for information about course selection in the sophomore year. 

The Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies

The Kyoto Center offers Columbia students the opportunity to study in Japan in a program combining intensive instruction in the Japanese language with courses taught in English on a wide range of topics in Japanese studies. Students should have at least the equivalent of two years of Japanese by the time of their departure. The program is most appropriate for the junior year, although other arrangements are considered.

East Asian Studies majors or concentrators who opt to spend their junior spring at the Kyoto Center must take the required disciplinary and senior thesis-related courses in the spring of their sophomore year (contact the director of undergraduate studies for details). For further information about the Kyoto Center, please consult Robin Leephaibul: rl2705@columbia.edu.

Grading

Courses in which the grade of D or P has been received do not count toward the major or concentration requirements.

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors are conferred only on East Asian Studies majors who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.6 for courses in the major, have pursued a rigorous and ambitious program of study, and have submitted senior theses of superior quality, clearly demonstrating originality and excellent scholarship. Qualified seniors are nominated by their thesis advisers. Normally no more than 10% of graduating majors receive departmental honors in a given academic year. Concentrators are not eligible for departmental honors.

Special Service Professors

  • Donald Keene (Shincho Professor Emeritus)

Professors

  • Paul Anderer
  • Charles Armstrong (History)
  • Bernard Faure
  • Carol Gluck (History)
  • Robert E. Harrist Jr. (Art History)
  • Robert Hymes
  • Theodore Hughes
  • Dorothy Ko (Barnard History)
  • Feng Li
  • Lydia Liu
  • Rachel McDermott (Barnard)
  • Matthew McKelway (Art History)
    D. Max Moerman (Barnard)
  • Wei Shang (Acting Chair)
  • Haruo Shirane (Chair)
  • Tomi Suzuki
  • Madeleine Zelin

Associate Professors

  • Michael Como (Religion)
  • Eugenia Lean
  • David Lurie
  • Lien-Hang Nguyen (History)
  • Gregory Pflugfelder
  • Jonathan Reynolds (Art History, Barnard)
    Gray Tuttle

Assistant Professors

  • Nicholas Barlett (Barnard)
  • Jue Guo (Barnard)
  • Harrison Huang
  • Jungwon Kim
  • Paul Kreitman
  • John Phan
  • Ying Qian
    Takuya Tsunoda
  • Zhaohua Yang (Religion)

Adjunct Faculty

  • Lauran Hartley
  • Itsuki Hayashi
  • Laurel Kendall
  • Morris Rossabi
  • Conrad Schirokauer
    Andrew Plaks
    Yan Wang
    Charles Woolley

Senior Lecturers

  • Shigeru Eguchi
  • Ling Yan
  • Lening Liu
  • Yuan-Yuan Meng
  • Fumiko Nazikian
  • Miharu Nittono
  • Carol Schulz
  • Zhirong Wang

Lecturers

  • Pema Bhum
    Yu-Shan Chen
  • Eunice Chung
  • Lingjun Hu
  • Tianqi Jiang
    Ji-Young Jung
  • Beom Lee
  • Kyoko Loetscher
    Chung Nguyen
  • Keiko Okamoto
  • Jisuk Park
  • Shaoyan Qi
  • Zhongqi Shi
  • Sunhee Song
  • Naofumi Tatsumi
  • Sonam Tsering
  • Asami Tsuda
  • Hailong Wang
  • Xiaodan Wang
  • Chen Wu
  • Jia Xu
  • Hyunkyu Yi
    Wenlian Zhang

On Leave

Lydia Liu
Ying Qian
Haruo Shirane
Tomi Suzuki
Madeleine Zelin

Major in East Asian Studies

The requirements for this program were modified in the Spring 2017 semester. Students who declared an EAS major before this semester have the option of following the old or the new requirements. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Prerequisite

Students must meet the following prerequisite prior to declaring the East Asian Studies major: two years of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan, or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination). 

Language Requirement

Third-year Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan (completion of the UN3005-UN3006 level in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean; TIBT UN3611-UN3612 level in Tibetan), or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination).  Students of Chinese may also complete UN3003-UN3004 to meet the third-year requirement.

One of the following sequences (in the target language):
CHNS UN3003
 - CHNS UN3004
Third-Year Chinese I (N)
and Third-Year Chinese II (N)
Or, for heritage students:
Third-Year Chinese I (W)
and Third-Year Chinese II (W)
JPNS UN3005
 - JPNS UN3006
Third-Year Japanese I
and Third-Year Japanese II
KORN UN3005
 - KORN UN3006
Third-Year Korean I
and Third-Year Korean II
TIBT UN3611
 - TIBT UN3612
Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I
and Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II

Students who test out of three years or more of a language must take an additional year of that language or another East Asian language at Columbia in order to satisfy the language requirement.

Introductory Courses

Students are required to take:
AHUM UN1400Colloquium on Major Texts: East Asia
Students must also select two of the following:
ASCE UN1359Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China
ASCE UN1361Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan
ASCE UN1363Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Korea
ASCE UN1365Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Tibet
ASCE UN1367Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Vietnam

First-year students and sophomores, prior to declaring an East Asian studies major, are strongly urged to take one or more of the introductory courses.

Methodology Course

All majors must also take EAAS UN3990 Approaches to East Asian Studies which is offered every spring.

Elective Courses

For students must take four elective courses in East Asian studies, to be chosen in consultation with the DUS. Two of these courses must be EALAC or AMEC courses. Courses in a second East Asian language (one year minimum) or a classical East Asian language (one semester minimum) may be used to fulfill one elective course.

Senior Thesis Program

East Asian Studies majors who wish to write a senior thesis apply to the EALAC Senior Thesis Program at the end of their junior year. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.6 in courses taken in the major at the time of the application. Students interested in applying to the Senior Thesis Program should submit the EALAC Senior Thesis Program Application (see Undergraduate Planning Sheets and Forms) to the DUS by Friday, May 26, 2019. Decisions will be made by Friday, May 10.

All potential thesis writers are required to enroll in the Senior Thesis Research Workshop (EAAS UN3999) in the fall of the senior year. Students who perform satisfactorily in this workshop, successfully complete a thesis proposal, and find a faculty adviser will then write the Senior Thesis itself in the spring semester under the direction of the adviser and a graduate student tutor (EAAS UN3901).

The senior thesis typically consists of about 30-35 pages of text (double-spaced, normal typeface and margins) and 5-8 pages of references. Under no circumstances should a thesis exceed a total of 50 pages (including references), without the special permission of the faculty adviser.

Successful completion of the thesis by the April 1 deadline in the spring semester will be necessary but not sufficient for a student to receive departmental honors. Normally no more than 10% of graduating majors receive departmental honors in a given academic year; as such, not all thesis writers will receive honors.


Concentration in East Asian Studies

Prerequisite

Students must meet the following prerequisite prior to declaring the East Asian Studies concentration: two years of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan, or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination). 

Language Requirement

Third-year Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan (completion of the UN3005-UN3006 level in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean; TIBT UN3611-UN3612 level in Tibetan), or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination).  Students of Chinese may also complete UN3003-UN3004 to meet the third-year requirement.

One of the following sequences (in the target language):
CHNS UN3003
 - CHNS UN3004
Third-Year Chinese I (N)
and Third-Year Chinese II (N)
Or, for heritage students:
Third-Year Chinese I (W)
and Third-Year Chinese II (W)
JPNS UN3005
 - JPNS UN3006
Third-Year Japanese I
and Third-Year Japanese II
KORN UN3005
 - KORN UN3006
Third-Year Korean I
and Third-Year Korean II
TIBT UN3611
 - TIBT UN3612
Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I
and Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II

Students who test out of a third-year level East Asian language must take either an additional year of the same language, one year of a classical East Asian language, one year of an additional East Asian language, or two electives.

Introductory Courses

AHUM UN1400Colloquium on Major Texts: East Asia
Select one of the following:
ASCE UN1359Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China
ASCE UN1361Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan
ASCE UN1363Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Korea
ASCE UN1365Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Tibet
ASCE UN1367Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Vietnam

Electives

Two courses in East Asian Studies at Columbia or Barnard at the 3000- or 4000-level, subject to approval by the DUS. Concentrators may count Classical Chinese, Classical Japanese, or Classical Tibetan as one of the electives for this requirement.

Concentrators are not eligible for the Senior Thesis Program or for departmental honors.

NOTE: Courses without scheduling information are not offered during this current semester.  Please also consult the Directory of Classes for course information before emailing the contact below.

For questions, please contact Youngmi Jin (yj2180@columbia.edu).

Content Courses

ASCE UN1002 Introduction to Major Topics in Asian Civilizations: East Asia. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

An interdisciplinary and topical approach to the major issues and phases of East Asian civilizations and their role in the contemporary world. 

Fall 2018: ASCE UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1002 001/16216 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
304 Hamilton Hall
John Chen 4 14/20
Spring 2019: ASCE UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1002 001/28852 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
John Thompson III, Elizabeth Reynolds 4 25/25

ASCE UN1359 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

Prerequisites: NOTE:Students must register for a discussion section, ASCE UN1360

The evolution of Chinese civilization from ancient times to the 20th century, with emphasis on characteristic institutions and traditions.

Fall 2018: ASCE UN1359
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1359 001/15028 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
717 Hamilton Hall
Jian Ming Chang 4 58/80
Spring 2019: ASCE UN1359
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1359 001/68821 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Robert Hymes 4 90/90

ASCE UN1361 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

Prerequisites: NOTE: Students must register for a discussion section ASCE UN1371

A survey of important events and individuals, prominent literary and artistic works, and recurring themes in the history of Japan, from prehistory to the 20th century.

Fall 2018: ASCE UN1361
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1361 001/26580 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
329 Pupin Laboratories
Paul Kreitman 4 84/90
Spring 2019: ASCE UN1361
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1361 001/16983 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Gregory Pflugfelder 4 90/90

ASCE UN1363 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Korea. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

Prerequisites: NOTE:Students must register for a discussion section, ASCE UN1366

The evolution of Korean society and culture, with special attention to Korean values as reflected in thought, literature, and the arts.

Spring 2019: ASCE UN1363
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1363 001/28668 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Charles Armstrong 4 60/60

ASCE UN1365 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Tibet. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course seeks to introduce the sweep of Tibetan civilization and its history from its earliest recorded origins to the present. The course examines what civilizational forces shaped Tibet, especially the contributions of Indian Buddhism, sciences and literature, but also Chinese statecraft and sciences. Alongside the chronological history of Tibet, we will explore aspects of social life and culture.

Fall 2018: ASCE UN1365
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1365 001/28760 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
614 Schermerhorn Hall
Patrick Booz 4 79/105

ASCE UN1367 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Vietnam. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

Corequisites: ASCE UN1377

This course provides a survey of Vietnamese civilization from prehistoric origins to the French colonization in the 19th century, with special emphasis on the rise and development of independent kingship over the 2nd millennium CE.  We begin by exploring ethnolinguistic diversity of the Red River plain over the first millenium BCE, culminating in the material bronze culture known as the Dong Son.  We then turn towards the introduction of high sinitic culture, and the region's long membership within successive Chinese empires.  We pay special attention to the rise of an independent state out of the crumbling Tang Dynasty, and the specific nation-building effects of war with the Mongols and the Ming Dynasty, in the 14th and 15th centuries respectively.  Our class ends with the French colonization of the region, and the dramatic cultural and intellectual transformations that were triggered as a result.  Our course will interrogate Vietnamese culture as a protean object, one that is defined and redefined at virtually every level, throughout a history marked by foreign interest, influence, and invasion.

Fall 2018: ASCE UN1367
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1367 001/74924 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
313 Fayerweather
John Phan 4 43/60

AHUM UN1400 Colloquium on Major Texts: East Asia. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course explores the core classical literature in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Humanities. The main objective of the course is to discover the meanings that these literature offer, not just for the original audience or for the respective cultures, but for us. As such, it is not a survey or a lecture-based course. Rather than being taught what meanings are to be derived from the texts, we explore meanings together, informed by in-depth reading and thorough ongoing discussion.

Fall 2018: AHUM UN1400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHUM 1400 001/19259 T 12:10pm - 2:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Itsuki Hayashi 4 24/22
AHUM 1400 002/05400 W 10:10am - 12:00pm
318 Milbank Hall
Jue Guo 4 18/22
AHUM 1400 003/75134 W 10:10am - 12:00pm
303 Altschul Hall
David Moerman 4 16/22
AHUM 1400 005/24297 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
307 Pupin Laboratories
John Phan 4 21/22
Spring 2019: AHUM UN1400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHUM 1400 001/25108 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
522c Kent Hall
Paul Anderer 4 24/22
AHUM 1400 002/68388 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Michael Como 4 22/22
AHUM 1400 003/65702 T 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Itsuki Hayashi 4 22/22
AHUM 1400 004/29600 M 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Seong-Uk Kim 4 22/22

HIST UN2881 Vietnam in the World. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This lecture course examines the history of Vietnam in the World. This course explores how war – ranging from civil, imperial, global, decolonization, and superpower interventions – have shaped the course of modern Vietnamese history and its interaction with the wider world. Participation in weekly discussion sections, which will begin no later than the third week of classes, is mandatory.

Spring 2019: HIST UN2881
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HIST 2881 001/19229 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Lien-Hang Nguyen 4 18/60

EAAS UN3119 Theater Traditions of China and Japan. 4 points.

This course offers an overview of Chinese and Japanese dramatic traditions from their beginnings to the twentieth century. It engages issues of performance practices and dramatic texts; thus, the course draws on material from theater history, performance and acting conventions, and the literary history of drama. Students will learn about the major genres of dramatic writing and their different modes of performance, including the Chinese dramatic genres of zaju and chuanqi; Chinese performance styles of Beijing opera and Kunqu; and Japanese dramatic genres of noh, kyōgen, kabuki, and puppet theater (or bunraku). This course also gives students the opportunity to engage closely with dramatic texts as literature, and encourages detailed readings of some canonical and non-canonical plays. We will consider how dramatic writing and theatrical performance relate to broader trends in socio-political history and literary history, and will also explore how dramatic texts and theatrical performance embody a multivalent and multi-sensory space that is unique among creative enterprises. We deal with both the actor and the text, and consider how each are conditioned by modern and premodern contexts. No prerequisites are required, although some prior knowledge of China or Japan is helpful.

Fall 2018: EAAS UN3119
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3119 001/81279 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
408 Hamilton Hall
Allison Bernard 4 6/11

EAAS UN3121 Minority Literature in Modern China. 4 points.

While the rise of China on the world stage has resulted in enormous interest in modern Chinese society, this interest has been directed largely at the culture and concerns of China’s majority ethnicity: the Han. Ethnicity is central to any discussion of society and culture in the West, and this course will seek to place it at the forefront of our understanding of modern China as well.  China is officially a country comprised of 56 distinct peoples or “nationalities” (including the Han Chinese majority). In the literature presented here, translated both from Chinese and minority languages, students will have the opportunity to hear the rich and varied voices of China’s minority writers first hand, and through them gain an understanding of the key issues surrounding ethnicity in modern China. We will cover fiction, poetry, essays, and film by a broad range of different peoples: Tibetans, Mongols, Manchus, the Islamic Uyghur nationality of Xinjiang province, the Yi of southwestern Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, the indigenous writers of Taiwan, and others. We will pay close attention to how minority writers explore and assert their identities in a Han-dominated society, how their work can broaden our understanding of the cultural diversity at play in modern China, and how it can challenge our conventional definitions of what constitutes modern Chinese literature and culture. The course begins by considering the role of ethnicity and nation in the birth and development of Chinese literature in the 20th century, before moving on to examine works by specific ethnicities. Finally, we will address certain issues faced by minorities in China that cut across ethnic lines. Throughout, we will address some of the most pressing concerns of minority ethnicities, concerns that are deeply significant not only to our understanding of modern China, but to the modern world at large. Familiarity with Chinese or related cultural context beneficial, but not required.

Fall 2018: EAAS UN3121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3121 001/76029 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
201 80 Claremont
Christopher Peacock 4 17/15

EAAS UN3207 Lights, Camera, Action: The Visual Culture of K-pop. 4 points.

In this course, we will explore the total political economy of culture that is K-pop, simultaneously a State-sponsored industry, an agency-generated cultural product, and a fandom-distributed community. In the recent years, scholars in various sectors have been actively demystifying the many social performances entailing K-pop through the frames of globalization and transnationalism. To see K-pop as transnationalism in performance is to construe it not as unidirectional or monolithic, but as a constant interpellation between national export and transnational transaction, each utterance refracted a mile a minute by its "glocal (global and local)" performers through social and web-based media. Paying particular attention to how such identities are negotiated within the portmanteau "K-pop," we will engage with the critical frames of Korean studies, performance studies, and media & visual culture to explore its major topics and defining moments in rigorously discussion-based seminars.

Spring 2019: EAAS UN3207
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3207 001/22048 W 10:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
So-Rim Lee 4 15/15

EAAS UN3123 Women in Early Modern China and Japan. 4 points.

This undergraduate seminar is an introduction to early modern Chinese and Japanese societies and cultures through the perspective of women.  It is designed to provide students with a broad overview of influential scholarly works that has shaped the fields as well as familiarize students with relevant topics.  This course is mainly designed for students majoring in Chinese or Japanese histories or literature, East Asian studies, and gender studies.  Those in other disciplines who are interested are welcome to join in.  No background knowledge of the Chinese or Japanese language is required.

EAAS UN3230 Labor, Love, and Leisure in Contemporary China. 3 points.

This course offers an introduction to life in Reform era China. We will employ anthropological analysis to examine how Maoist legacies and recent state liberalization efforts shape everyday experiences of labor, romance, and consumption. Scholarly texts will be supplemented with primary materials including political speeches, testimonies, and documentaries.

EAAS UN3215 Korean Literature and Film. 3 points.

Prerequisites: weekly film screening required.

Traces the history of Korean cinema and literature from 1945 to the present. Particular attention is given to the relationship between visual and literary representations of national division, war, gender, rapid industrialization, authoritarianism, and contemporary consumer culture.

EAAS UN3322 East Asian Cinema. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course introduces students to major works, genres and waves of East Asian cinema from the Silent era to the present, including films from Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. How has cinema participated in East Asian societies’ distinct and shared experiences of industrial modernity, imperialism and (post)colonialism? How has cinema engaged with questions of class, gender, ethnic and language politics? In what ways has cinema facilitated transnational circulations and mobilizations of peoples and ideas, and how has it interacted with other art forms, such as theatre, painting, photography and music? In this class, we answer these questions by studying cinemas across the region sideby- side, understanding cinema as deeply embedded in the region’s intertwining political, social and cultural histories and circulations of people and ideas. We cover a variety of genres such as melodrama, comedy, historical epic, sci-fi, martial arts and action, and prominent film auteurs such as Yasujirō Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, Yu Hyŏnmok, Chen Kaige, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Ann Hui. As cinema is, among other things, a creative practice, in this course, students will be given opportunities to respond to films analytically and creatively, through writing as well as creative visual projects. As a global core course, this class does not assume prior knowledge of East Asian culture or of film studies.

Spring 2019: EAAS UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3322 001/12164 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Takuya Tsunoda 4 15/15

EAAS UN3343 Japanese Contemporary Cinema and Media Culture. 4 points.

In this course, we will look at the contemporary history and theory of cinema and media culture in Japan.  To be more specific, the course will closely examine 1) the various traits of postmodern Japanese cinemas in the 1980s and the 1990s after the phase of global cinematic modernism, 2) contemporary media phenomena such as media convergence and the media ecologies of anime, 3) media activism after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and beyond.  We will proceed through careful analysis of films, anime, and digital media, while also addressing larger questions of historiography in general.  In other words, this course asks, what is it to study Japanese cinema and media (outside Japan)?  What would be a heuristic narrative mode to examine the (trans-)national history of Japanese cinema and media?  Such inquiries will be integrated into the ways we analyze and discuss the films and media works selected for our weekly screenings.


The readings will extend the realm of the course topics to include broader cultural criticism in an attempt to surface the interrelation of (audio-)visual media and culture in Japan.

Fall 2018: EAAS UN3343
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3343 001/80779 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
522c Kent Hall
Takuya Tsunoda 4 12/15

EAAS UN3412 Conflict and Culture in Korean History. 4 points.

This course considers how accounts of conflict in Korean history reflect the development of core values, ethical priorities and emotions, and perceptions among Koreans from the late sixteenth century to the late twentieth century. By carefully examining the narrative and rhetorical styles of major accounts of problems such as wars, political strife, family tensions, and intellectual and personal tribulations at a given cultural and historical time, students will not only understand how Koreans have dealt with conflict throughout history but will also develop reading strategies for primary sources contested by and narrated in a multiplicity of ideologies, genres, and voices.

Spring 2019: EAAS UN3412
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3412 001/74529 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Jungwon Kim 4 18/18

EAAS UN3710 Fiction, Film, and the Making of Modern Vietnams. 4 points.

This course examines film, tv, and a variety of short fiction as vehicles for the production of Vietnamese cultural identities in the modern era.

Spring 2019: EAAS UN3710
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3710 001/97947 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
4c Kraft Center
John Phan 4 15/15

HSEA UN3871 Modern Japan: Images and Words. 3 points.

This course relies primarily on visual materials to familiarize students with the history of Japan from the beginning of the nineteenth century through the present. It follows a chronological order, introducing students to various realms of Japanese visual culture—from woodblock prints to film, anime, and manga—along with the historical contexts that they were shaped by, and in turn helped shape. Special attention will paid to the visual technologies of nation-building, war, and empire; to historical interactions between Japanese and Euro-American visual culture; to the operations of still versus moving images; and to the mass production of visual commodities for the global marketplace. Students who take the course will emerge not only with a better understanding of Japan’s modern historical experience, but also with a more discerning eye for the ways that images convey meaning and offer access to the past.

Spring 2019: HSEA UN3871
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 3871 001/68314 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Gregory Pflugfelder 3 16/18

HSEA UN3898 The Mongols in History. 3 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

Study of the role of the Mongols in Eurasian history, focusing on the era of the Great Mongol Empire. The roles of Chinggis and Khubilai Khan and the modern fate of the Mongols to be considered.

Spring 2019: HSEA UN3898
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 3898 001/18109 T 10:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Morris Rossabi 3 25/25

EAAS UN3901 Senior Thesis. 2 points.

Prerequisites: Senior majors only.

Senior Seminar required of all majors in East Asian Studies. Open only to senior majors.

Spring 2019: EAAS UN3901
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3901 001/17174  
John Phan 2 8/15

EAAS UN3971 Technology and Power in Modern China. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Any introductory level course on China or East Asia.

Undergraduate seminar addressing the intersection of technology and politics in the history of modern China, from the 19th century to the present. Main themes include technocratic management of land and environment, scientific representation of nature and Chinese society, and socialist approaches to mass organization and surveillance.

Spring 2019: EAAS UN3971
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3971 001/11296 Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Jian Ming Chang 4 14/18

EAAS UN3990 Approaches to East Asian Studies. 4 points.

Enrollment is limited to EALAC and AMEC majors and concentrators only.

This course is intended to provide a focal point for undergraduate majors in East Asian Studies. It introduces students to the analysis of particular objects of East Asian historical, literary, and cultural studies from various disciplinary perspectives. The syllabus is composed of a series of modules, each centered around an object, accompanied by readings that introduce different ways of understanding its meaning.

Spring 2019: EAAS UN3990
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3990 001/23542 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Robert Hymes 4 26/25

EAAS UN3999 Research in East Asian Studies. 1 point.

Introduces students to research and writing techniques and requires the preparation of a senior thesis proposal. Required for majors and concentrators in the East Asian studies major in the spring term of the junior year.

Fall 2018: EAAS UN3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3999 001/70276 M 6:10pm - 8:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Chloe Estep 1 10/25

JPNS GU4035 Reading and Translating Modern Japanese Literature. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Equivalent of four years of Modern Japanese, or three years of Modern Japanese with Classical Japanese.

In this course, students will have the opportunity to apply and improve their Japanese language skills through translating works of modern Japanese literature in a variety of genres, including narrative fiction, personal essay, and criticism, while considering the various interpretive, aesthetic, and linguistic challenges posed by literary translation generally, and the translation of Japanese into English, specifically. Students are required to have either completed the equivalent of four years of Modern Japanese or three years of Modern Japanese in conjunction with Classical Japanese. 

Spring 2019: JPNS GU4035
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 4035 001/28428 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
522a Kent Hall
Charles Woolley 4 2/10

EARL GU4120 Chan/Zen Buddhism. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Some background in East Asian Buddhism, or instructor permission required.

Zen has become a household term, but the reality behind this term is not well known. Originating in China around the 6th century C.E., the Chan/Zen tradition became one of the major Buddhist schools and rapidly spread to Korea, Japan, Vietnam (and, to a certain extent, Tibet). This course examines some aspects of this tradition, emphasizing its historical development, its mythological elements, and its multifaceted practice, which has for too long been reduced in the Western mind to meditation.

Spring 2019: EARL GU4120
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EARL 4120 001/67208 M 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Bernard Faure 4 15/15

EAAS GU4122 Japanese New Wave and Cinematic Modernism. 4 points.

This course will delve into an analytical reconsideration of postwar Japanese cinema specifically from the perspective of the Japanese New Wave.  While we will aim to capture the exhilaration of the Japanese New Wave by closely analyzing existing studies on some of its key makers and their works, special attention will be given to what is left out of the category as it is conventionally understood, drawing on marginalized works and genres, such as educational and industrial films as well as pink films.

Fall 2018: EAAS GU4122
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 4122 001/91646 M 4:10pm - 6:00pm
652 Schermerhorn Hall
Takuya Tsunoda 4 15/15

HSEA GU4221 Many Belts, Many Roads: China and the Islamic World, c.600AD-Present. 4 points.

This seminar explores historical interactions between China and the Islamic world across the greater Indian Ocean region, sometimes called the "maritime Silk Road." It gives special attention to the millions of Muslims in China itself, who have played an important role bridging these diverse spaces and cultures. Complicating conventional definitions of China, Islam, and the nation-state, this course illuminates many under-studied aspects of Asian and global history, Chinese state and society, and international relations.

Spring 2019: HSEA GU4221
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4221 001/62796 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
John Chen 4 16/15

EAAS GU4232 Trauma and Testimonial Narrative in Post-Mao Chinese Literature. 3 points.

Is the Cultural Revolution the Holocaust of China? Such analogy is often evoked to imply more than a mere rhetoric of accusation. This seminar explores the rise of testimonial literature—known as “Scar Literature”—that began to appear in print immediately after the Cultural Revolution in Mainland China. We will examine how this literature repudiates the repressions, violence and chaos of the Maoist era and speaks to the collective experience of Chinese intellectuals. We will analyze how this body of testimonial literature and related film productions bear witness to the suffering of intellectuals and render it commensurate or not commensurate with the genre of Holocaust literature. Our goal is to achieve a deeper understanding of the tragedy of the Cultural Revolution and its historical roots beyond analogical thinking. Topics of discussion include individual and collective memories, trauma, storytelling, social protest and moral accountability. All readings are in English. 

Fall 2018: EAAS GU4232
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 4232 001/66481 M 4:10pm - 6:00pm
307 Pupin Laboratories
Yan Wang 3 18/24

EAAS GU4244 Chinese Internet Culture. 4 points.

This course introduces Chinese internet culture by examining interactive literary communities, multimedia platforms, cyber-nationalism, web-based activism, and the possibility of the internet commons in mainland China.  We will pay close attention to the figure of netizen, online piracy, cyberbullying, censorship, and growing addiction to virtual reality among the Chinese youth.  Topics of discussion include, for example, the tension between connectivity and control, between imitation and innovation, and between the real and the virtual.  We will explore these new developments in media technology primarily from social, political, and international perspectives.  The goal is to understand how the rapid proliferation of digital technologies has helped create a new landscape of popular culture across mass media and transformed contemporary Chinese society.

Spring 2019: EAAS GU4244
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 4244 001/63521 M 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Yan Wang 4 14/15

EARL GU4320 Buddhism and Korean Culture. 4 points.

Since Buddhism was introduced to Korea 1,600 years ago, the religion has had great impact on almost all aspects of the Korean society, making significant contributions to the distinct development of Korean culture. In this course, we will explore how Buddhism has influenced and interacted with various fields of Korean culture such as art, architecture, literature, philosophy, politics, religions, and popular culture. Buddhist scriptures, written in classical Chinese, with their colorful imaginations, have stimulated the development of Korean literature. Buddhist art, sculpture, and architecture have also catalyzed the Korean counterparts to bloom. The sophisticated philosophy and worldview of Buddhism, along with its diverse religious practices and rituals have added richness to the spiritual life of Korean people. Buddhism also attracted a significant number of followers, often playing important roles in politics. Throughout the course, we will not only investigate the influence of Buddhism on diverse aspects of Korean culture on their forms and at their depths, but also examine the interactions between Buddhism and other religions, as well as politics. Students will learn how Korean people have formed and reformed Korean culture through the medium of Buddhism

Spring 2019: EARL GU4320
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EARL 4320 001/75900 W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Seong-Uk Kim 4 15/15

RELI GU4513 Buddhism and Neuroscience. 4 points.

With the Dalai Lama's marked interest in recent advances in neuroscience, the question of the compatibility between Buddhist psychology and neuroscience has been raised in a number of conferences and studies. This course will examine the state of the question, look at claims made on both sides, and discuss whether or not there is a convergence between Buddhist discourse about the mind and scientific discourse about the brain.

Spring 2019: RELI GU4513
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
RELI 4513 001/73173 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
C01 80 Claremont
Bernard Faure 4 20/20

RELI GU4516 The Politics of Freud in the Postcolony. 4 points.

This seminar examines the legacies of psychoanalysis through a critical exploration of how its concepts, practices and institutes have operated in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Weekly discussions will look at how practicing therapists, activists, anthropologists and others have extended, subverted and displaced psychoanalytic thought within non-European histories and imaginaries. Topics include challenges to the universality of the Oedipus emerging from early 20th century anthropologist’s studies of kinship in Papua New Guinea, legacies of a self-made South Asian psychoanalyst’s challenges to Freudian orthodoxies, and the study of a psychoanalysis of racism forged out of a Martinican psychiatrist’s encounters with colonial neuroses in Algeria. We will also explore how psychoanalytic concepts have been deployed in debates about repression and sexuality in daily life during the Cultural Revolution and the psychic legacies of Maoism in contemporary China. In addition to reading the work of Freud and his critics, we will encounter primary materials—religious texts, movies, novels—that have been subjected to psychoanalytically-inflected interpretations. While attending to the cultural, racial and political assumptions suffusing psychoanalysis, our seminar will also show how variously situated authors have given this tradition new applications and meanings.

Spring 2019: RELI GU4516
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
RELI 4516 001/17396 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
201 80 Claremont
Nicholas Bartlett, Katherine Pratt Ewing 4 11/20

HSEA GU4700 Rise of Modern Tibet: History and Society, 1600-1913. 4 points.

Rise of Modern Tibet

Spring 2019: HSEA GU4700
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4700 001/64697 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Gray Tuttle 4 20/20

HSEA GU4712 Local History in Tibet. 4 points.

Tibetan culture covers an area roughly the size of Western Europe, yet most regions have not been the subject of sustained historical study. This course is designed for students interested in studying approaches to local history that attempt to ask large questions of relatively small places. Historiographic works from Tibetan studies (where they exist) will be examined in comparison with approaches drawn mainly from European and Chinese studies, as well as theories drawn from North/South American and Southeast Asian contexts. Given the centrality of Buddhist monasteries to Tibetan history (as “urban” centers, banks, governments, educational institutions, etc.) much of the course will deal with these.

Spring 2019: HSEA GU4712
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4712 001/19091 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Gray Tuttle 4 16/20

HSEA GU4725 Tibetan Visual & Material History. 4 points.

Prerequisites: one page applications stating a student's interest and background (if any).

How do Tibetan Buddhists look at religious images? What do pilgrims see when faced with sacred monuments? This seminar will explore the ubiquitous role of images and imagining in the religious traditions of Tibet. Historians of material culture argue that restricting our studies to textual sources limits our ability to understand the past experiences of the majority of people. They have developed methods and theories for "reading" objects to access the past. One of the most important techniques for this approach is the writing of "object biographies," which will play an important role in this course. Readings and viewings will examine the painting, sculpture, architecture, and performing arts of the Tibet, placing them in the context of local religious beliefs, ritual practices, and literary canons. The seminar aims to understand how Tibetan culture produce images and materials and the ways of seeing that invest them with meaning. Classes will address specific modes of visual representation, the relationships between text and image, the social lives of images, as well as processes of reading and interpretation. Later sections will survey broader visual representations of the Himalaya, both as self-reflections and in the imagination of the western gaze.

Fall 2018: HSEA GU4725
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4725 001/25516 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
307 Pupin Laboratories
Gray Tuttle 4 10/20

EAAS GU4727 Soseki and World Literature. 4 points.

This seminar will focus on the writings, especially the novels, of Natsume Soseki (1868-1915), the pivotal author of early twentieth century Japan. His work inherited, and further spawned, a complex legacy: the prose and poetry of pre-modern Japan; a long tradition of translating of "writing" Chinese literary texts into Japanese; and, by the mid-nineteenth century, other waves of translation from several European languages (for Soseki, the most significant one being English). Soseki came of age and began to write in the period between the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars, during which he received modest government support to be as scholar in residence in London. In his criticism, and even more deeply in his fiction, he grappled with issues of unsettlement, displacement, and betrayal, as Japan was moving from a secure sense of itself within an East Asian frame of cultural reference, toward one dominated by Western standards of taste and value. Later Japanese writers, as different as Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Abe Kobo, Oe Kenzaburo, and Murakami Haruki, all acknowledge their debt to Soseki, for the power of his writing about characters without a "country" home or a stable sense of their own selves, amid a global clash of civilizations, and of empire-building strife. 

Spring 2019: EAAS GU4727
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 4727 001/71657 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
522c Kent Hall
Paul Anderer 4 12/15

HSEA GU4813 Early Tibetan History and Its Relations with China. 4 points.

This course is an introduction to the early period of Tibetan history, with an emphasis on its relations with China, using scholarly studies based on Tibetan and Chinese primary sources.

Spring 2019: HSEA GU4813
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4813 001/63597 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Eveline Yang 4 6/12

HSEA GU4847 Modern Japan. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement
Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

This course explores the history of Japan between 1800 and the present, with a particular focus on the 20th century. The course draws upon a combination of primary source materials (political documents, memoirs, oral histories, journalism, fiction, film) and scholarly writings in order to gain insight into the complex and tumultuous process by which Japan became an industrialized society, a modern nation-state, and a world power.

Spring 2019: HSEA GU4847
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4847 001/21912 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Paul Kreitman 4 27/25

HSEA GU4860 Culture and Society of Choson Korea, 1392-1910. 3 points.

Major cultural, political, social, economic and literary issues in the history of this 500-year long period. Reading and discussion of primary texts (in translation) and major scholarly works. All readings will be in English.

Fall 2018: HSEA GU4860
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4860 001/20826 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Jungwon Kim 3 17/20

HSEA GU4880 History of Modern China I. 3 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

China’s transformation under its last imperial rulers, with special emphasis on economic, legal, political, and cultural change.

Fall 2018: HSEA GU4880
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4880 001/29475 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
413 Kent Hall
Ulug Kuzuoglu 3 50/60

HSEA GU4882 History of Modern China II. 3 points.

China's transformation under its last imperial rulers, with special emphasis on economic, legal, political, and cultural change.

Spring 2019: HSEA GU4882
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4882 001/28439 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Eugenia Lean 3 40/50

Chinese Language Courses

CHNS UN1010 Introductory Chinese A. 2.5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18.

The program is designed to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing colloquial Chinese. This course (Part I) is offered in Spring only. Course II is offered in the fall. The two parts together cover the same materials as Chinese C1101/F1101 (Fall) and fulfill the requirement for admission to Chinese C1102/F1102 (Spring). Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled.

Spring 2019: CHNS UN1010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1010 001/10910 M W 8:50am - 9:55am
522d Kent Hall
Ting Wen 2.5 12/12
CHNS 1010 002/61389 T Th 8:50am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Shaoyan Qi 2.5 12/12
CHNS 1010 003/24904 M W 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Ting Wen 2.5 8/12
CHNS 1010 004/19061 T Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
522d Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 2.5 12/12

CHNS UN1011 Introductory Chinese B. 2.5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18.

Prerequisites: CHNS W1010y (offered in the Spring only) or the equivalent.

The program is designed to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing colloquial Chinese. This course (Part II) is offered in the Fall only. The two parts (I and II) together cover the same materials as Chinese C1101/F1101 (Fall) and fulfill the requirement for admission to Chinese C1102/F1102 (Spring). Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2018: CHNS UN1011
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1011 001/70138 M W 8:50am - 9:55am
405 Kent Hall
Yuyu Chen 2.5 11/12
CHNS 1011 002/67351 M W 11:40am - 12:45pm
254 International Affairs Bldg
Ting Wen 2.5 11/12

CHNS UN1101 First-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Chinese. Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Students who can already speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2018: CHNS UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1101 001/68149 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
522b Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 15/12
CHNS 1101 002/70428 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
405 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 7/12
CHNS 1101 003/65489 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
405 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 10/12
CHNS 1101 004/71342 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
522d Kent Hall
Lingjun Hu 5 8/12
CHNS 1101 005/60725 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522d Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 5 9/12
CHNS 1101 006/29555 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Ling Yan 5 14/12
CHNS 1101 007/10448 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Yuyu Chen 5 8/12

CHNS UN1102 First-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Chinese. Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Students who can already speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2019: CHNS UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1102 001/76618 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
522b Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 13/12
CHNS 1102 002/24920 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
411 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 11/12
CHNS 1102 003/12059 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
Tianqi Jiang 5 9/12
CHNS 1102 004/26885 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
411 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 11/12
CHNS 1102 005/61060 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
6c Kraft Center
Lingjun Hu 5 8/12
CHNS 1102 006/21714 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
Room TBA
Ling Yan 5 14/12
CHNS 1102 007/61205 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
Room TBA
5 6/12

CHNS UN1111 First-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

The course is specially designed for students of Chinese heritage and advanced beginners with good speaking skills. It aims to develop the student's basic skills to read and write modern colloquial Chinese. Pinyin system is introduced; standard Chinese pronunciation, and traditional characters. Classes will be conducted mostly in Chinese. Open to students with Mandarin speaking ability in Chinese only. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2018: CHNS UN1111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1111 001/63735 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
106b Lewisohn Hall
Tianqi Jiang 5 11/12
CHNS 1111 002/19586 M T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
522c Kent Hall
Hailong Wang 5 11/12

CHNS UN1112 First-Year Chinese II (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

The course is specially designed for students of Chinese heritage and advanced beginners with good speaking skills. It aims to develop the student's basic skills to read and write modern colloquial Chinese. Pinyin system is introduced; standard Chinese pronunciation, and traditional characters. Classes will be conducted mostly in Chinese. Open to students with Mandarin speaking ability in Chinese only. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2019: CHNS UN1112
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1112 001/19894 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Tianqi Jiang 5 11/12
CHNS 1112 002/16957 M T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Hailong Wang 5 12/12

CHNS UN2201 Second-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1102 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Designed to further the student's four skills acquired in the elementary course, this program aims to develop higher level of proficiency through comprehensive oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects in everyday situations are introduced. Traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2018: CHNS UN2201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 2201 001/71372 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
522b Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 11/12
CHNS 2201 002/70013 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
405 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 16/12
CHNS 2201 003/74058 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 5 10/12
CHNS 2201 004/71345 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
424 Kent Hall
Yunda Li 5 13/12
CHNS 2201 005/60750 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
411 Kent Hall
Junli Shen 5 7/12
CHNS 2201 006/66335 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
423 Kent Hall
Wenlian Zhang 5 8/12

CHNS UN2202 Second-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1102 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Designed to further the student's four skills acquired in the elementary course, this program aims to develop higher level of proficiency through comprehensive oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects in everyday situations are introduced. Traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2019: CHNS UN2202
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 2202 001/23968 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
522b Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 13/12
CHNS 2202 002/23867 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
411 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 12/12
CHNS 2202 003/71940 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 5 10/12
CHNS 2202 004/12172 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
Yunda Li 5 14/12
CHNS 2202 005/67765 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
Room TBA
Junli Shen 5 8/12
CHNS 2202 006/21701 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
Room TBA
Wenlian Zhang 5 6/12

CHNS UN2221 Second-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS UN1112 or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Continuation of CHNS UN1112, with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters. CC GS EN CE

CHNS UN2222 Second-Year Chinese II (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1112 or F1112, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Continuation of CHNS C1112, with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters.  CC GS EN CE

Spring 2019: CHNS UN2222
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 2222 001/63496 M W Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Junli Shen 5 12/12

CHNS UN3003 Third-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 15.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1202 or F1202, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

This course fulfills the language requirement for east Asian studies majors. Prepares for more advanced study of Chinese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and introduction to basics of formal and literary styles. Materials are designed to advance the student's fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills. Simplified characters are introduced. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2018: CHNS UN3003
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3003 001/22491 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
423 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 5 9/12
CHNS 3003 002/60844 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
408 Hamilton Hall
Yunda Li 5 12/12
CHNS 3003 003/14380 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Lingjun Hu 5 8/12
CHNS 3003 004/21457 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
411 Kent Hall
Zhong Qi Shi 5 9/12
CHNS 3003 005/16374 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Lingjun Hu 5 4/12

CHNS UN3004 Third-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 15.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4003 or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

This course fulfills the language requirement for east Asian studies majors. Prepares for more advanced study of Chinese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and introduction to basics of formal and literary styles. Materials are designed to advance the student's fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills. Simplified characters are introduced. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2019: CHNS UN3004
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3004 001/22577 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
423 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 5 8/12
CHNS 3004 002/62274 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
Room TBA
Yunda Li 5 14/12
CHNS 3004 003/26568 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
6c Kraft Center
Lingjun Hu 5 10/12
CHNS 3004 004/69002 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Zhong Qi Shi 5 5/12

CHNS UN3005 Third-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1222 or F1222, or the equivalent.

Admission after Chinese placement exam and an oral proficiency interview with the instructor. Especially designed for students who possess good speaking ability and who wish to acquire practical writing skills as well as business-related vocabulary and speech patterns. Introduction to semiformal and formal Chinese used in everyday writing and social or business-related occasions. Simplified characters are introduced.

Fall 2018: CHNS UN3005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3005 001/63791 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
652 Schermerhorn Hall
Hailong Wang 5 12/12

CHNS UN3006 Third-Year Chinese II (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4005 or the equivalent.

Admission after Chinese placement exam and an oral proficiency interview with the instructor. Especially designed for students who possess good speaking ability and who wish to acquire practical writing skills as well as business-related vocabulary and speech patterns. Introduction to semiformal and formal Chinese used in everyday writing and social or business-related occasions. Simplified characters are introduced.

Spring 2019: CHNS UN3006
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3006 001/18872 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Hailong Wang 5 8/12

CHNS GU4012 Business Chinese. 5 points.

Prerequisites: two years of Chinese study at college level.

This course is designed for students who have studied Chinese for two years at college level and are interested in business studies concerning China. It offers systematic descriptions of Chinese language used in business discourse. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2018: CHNS GU4012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4012 001/73265 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
424 Kent Hall
Zhong Qi Shi 5 12/12

CHNS GU4013 Business Chinese. 4 points.

Prerequisites: two years of Chinese study at college level.

This course is designed for students who have studied Chinese for two years at college level and are interested in business studies concerning China. It offers systematic descriptions of Chinese language used in business discourse. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2019: CHNS GU4013
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4013 001/11439 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Zhong Qi Shi 4 12/12

CHNS GU4014 Media Chinese. 4 points.

Prerequisites: at least 3 years of intensive Chinese language training at college level and the instructor's permission.

This advanced course is designed to specifically train students' listening and speaking skills in both formal and colloquial language through various Chinese media sources. Students view and discuss excerpts of Chinese TV news broadcasts, soap operas, and movie segments on a regular basis. Close reading of newspaper and internet articles and blogs supplements the training of verbal skills.

Fall 2018: CHNS GU4014
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4014 001/10201 M T W Th 9:10am - 10:00am
522d Kent Hall
Yuan-Yuan Meng 4 7/12
CHNS 4014 002/72343 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
522d Kent Hall
Yuan-Yuan Meng 4 6/12

CHNS GU4015 Fourth-Year Chinese I (N). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4004 or the equivalent.

Implements a wide range of reading materials to enhance the student’s speaking and writing as well as reading skills. Supplemented by television broadcast news, also provides students with strategies to increase their comprehension of formal style of modern Chinese. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2018: CHNS GU4015
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4015 001/27067 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
6c Kraft Center
Ting Wen 4 9/12
CHNS 4015 002/92196 M W Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
411 Kent Hall
Ling Yan 4 14/12
Spring 2019: CHNS GU4015
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4015 001/14059 M T W Th 9:10am - 10:00am
6c Kraft Center
Yuan-Yuan Meng 4 8/12
CHNS 4015 002/24071 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
6c Kraft Center
Yuan-Yuan Meng 4 4/12

CHNS GU4016 Fourth-Year Chinese II (N). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS G4015 or the equivalent.

Implements a wide range of reading materials to enhance the student’s speaking and writing as well as reading skills. Supplemented by television broadcast news, also provides students with strategies to increase their comprehension of formal style of modern Chinese. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2019: CHNS GU4016
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4016 001/76382 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
522d Kent Hall
Ting Wen 4 6/12
CHNS 4016 002/72647 M W Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
522d Kent Hall
Ling Yan 4 14/12

CHNS GU4017 Readings In Modern Chinese I (W) (Level 4). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4006 or the equivalent.

This is a non-consecutive reading course designed for those whose proficiency is above 4th level. See Admission to Language Courses. Selections from contemporary Chinese authors in both traditional and simplified characters with attention to expository, journalistic, and literary styles.

Fall 2018: CHNS GU4017
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4017 001/27699 M W F 11:40am - 12:55pm
6c Kraft Center
Wenlian Zhang 4 2/12

CHNS GU4018 Readings In Modern Chinese II (W) (Level 4). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4017 or the equivalent.

This is a non-consecutive reading course designed for those whose proficiency is above 4th level. See Admission to Language Courses. Selections from contemporary Chinese authors in both traditional and simplified characters with attention to expository, journalistic, and literary styles.

Spring 2019: CHNS GU4018
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4018 001/22373 M W F 11:40am - 12:55pm
522d Kent Hall
Wenlian Zhang 4 3/12

CHNS GU4019 History of Chinese Language. 3 points.

Introduces the evolution of Chinese language. It reveals the major changes in Chinese sound, writing and grammar systems, and social and linguistic factors which caused these changes. CC GS EN CE GSAS

Fall 2018: CHNS GU4019
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4019 001/28094 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
423 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 3 12/12
Spring 2019: CHNS GU4019
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4019 001/75150 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
423 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 3 15/15

CHNS GU4301 Introduction To Classical Chinese I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: completion of three years of modern Chinese at least, or four years of Japanese or Korean.

Fall 2018: CHNS GU4301
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4301 001/64829 M W F 11:00am - 11:50am
423 Kent Hall
Lening Liu 3 10/12

CHNS GU4302 Introduction To Classical Chinese II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W3301: Classical Chinese I; completion of three years of modern Chinese at least, or four years of Japanese or Korean.

Please see department.  Prerequisites: CHNS W3301: Classical Chinese I; completion of three years of modern Chinese at least, or four years of Japanese or Korean.

Spring 2019: CHNS GU4302
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4302 001/22148 M W 11:00am - 11:50am
Room TBA
Lening Liu 3 7/20
CHNS 4302 001/22148 F 11:10am - 11:50am
Room TBA
Lening Liu 3 7/20

CHNS GU4507 Readings in Classical Chinese I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W3302 or the equivalent.

Admission after placement exam. Focusing on Tang and Song prose and poetry, introduces a broad variety of genres through close readings of chosen texts as well as the specific methods, skills, and tools to approach them. Strong emphasis on the grammatical and stylistic analysis of representative works. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2018: CHNS GU4507
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4507 001/60850 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
307 Pupin Laboratories
Wei Shang 4 13/15

CHNS GU4508 Readings in Classical Chinese II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4007 or the equivalent.

Admission after placement exam. Focusing on Tang and Song prose and poetry, introduces a broad variety of genres through close readings of chosen texts as well as the specific methods, skills, and tools to approach them. Strong emphasis on the grammatical and stylistic analysis of representative works. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2019: CHNS GU4508
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4508 001/71800 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Harrison Huang 4 10/15

CHNS GU4516 FIFTH YEAR CHINESE I. 4 points.

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Fall 2018: CHNS GU4516
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4516 001/69171 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
652 Schermerhorn Hall
Lening Liu 4 7/12

CHNS GU4904 Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language. 4 points.

For more than forty years, second language acquisition (SLA) has been emerging as an independent field of inquiry with its own research agenda and theoretical paradigms. The study of SLA is inherently interdisciplinary, as it draws on scholarship from the fields of linguistics, psychology, education, and sociology. This course explores how Chinese is acquired by non-native speakers. Students will learn about general phenomena and patterns during the process of acquiring a new language. They will become familiar with important core concepts, theoretical frameworks, and research practices of the field of SLA, with Chinese as the linguistic focus.

Fall 2018: CHNS GU4904
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4904 001/10806 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
522b Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 4 6/12

Japanese Language Courses

JPNS UN1001 Introductory Japanese A. 2.5 points.

The sequence begins in the spring term. JPNS W1001-W1002 is equivalent to JPNS C1101 or F1101 and fulfills the requirement for admission to JPNS C1102 or F1102. Aims at the acquisition of basic Japanese grammar and Japanese culture with an emphasis on accurate communication in speaking and writing. CC GS EN CE GSAS

Spring 2019: JPNS UN1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 1001 001/21153 M W 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Nestor Serrano 2.5 15/15
JPNS 1001 002/25373 M W 5:40pm - 6:45pm
Room TBA
2.5 15/15
JPNS 1001 003/71946 T Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Nestor Serrano 2.5 15/15
JPNS 1001 004/70892 T Th 5:40pm - 6:45pm
Room TBA
2.5 15/15

JPNS UN1002 Introductory Japanese B. 2.5 points.

Prerequisites: C+ or above in JPNS W1001 or pass the placement test.

The sequence begins in the spring term. JPNS W1001-W1002 is equivalent to JPNS C1101 or F1101 and fulfills the requirement for admission to JPNS C1102 or F1102. Aims at the acquisition of basic Japanese grammar and Japanese culture with an emphasis on accurate communication in speaking and writing. CC GS EN CE GSAS

Fall 2018: JPNS UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 1002 001/27040 M W 5:40pm - 6:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Asami Tsuda 2.5 7/15
JPNS 1002 002/24483 T Th 5:40pm - 6:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Asami Tsuda 2.5 12/15

JPNS UN1101 First-Year Japanese I. 5 points.

Lab Required

Basic training in Japanese through speaking, listening, reading and writing in various cultural contexts. 

Fall 2018: JPNS UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 1101 001/72139 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
522c Kent Hall
Fumiko Nazikian 5 18/15
JPNS 1101 002/73817 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Naofumi Tatsumi 5 18/15
JPNS 1101 003/64466 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
411 Kent Hall
Shigeru Eguchi 5 15/15
JPNS 1101 004/64491 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
405 Kent Hall
Keiko Okamoto 5 18/15
JPNS 1101 005/24697 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
423 Kent Hall
Asami Tsuda 5 14/15

JPNS UN1102 First-Year Japanese II. 5 points.

Lab Required

Prerequisites: JPNS C1101, F1101, or W1001-W1002, or the equivalent.

Basic training in Japanese through speaking, listening, reading and writing in various cultural contexts. 

Spring 2019: JPNS UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 1102 001/67220 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
522c Kent Hall
Naofumi Tatsumi 5 7/15
JPNS 1102 002/27342 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
405 Kent Hall
Fumiko Nazikian 5 15/15
JPNS 1102 003/66692 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522c Kent Hall
Naofumi Tatsumi 5 14/15
JPNS 1102 004/71308 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
Keiko Okamoto 5 8/15
JPNS 1102 005/27564 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
423 Kent Hall
Asami Tsuda 5 15/15
JPNS 1102 006/22319 M T W Th 5:40pm - 6:45pm
423 Kent Hall
Asami Tsuda 5 13/15

JPNS UN2201 Second-Year Japanese I. 5 points.

Lab Required

Prerequisites: JPNS C1102 or the equivalent.

Further practice in the four language skills. Participation in a once a week conversation class is required.

Fall 2018: JPNS UN2201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 2201 001/27802 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
502 Northwest Corner
Jisuk Park 5 13/15
JPNS 2201 002/71475 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
522c Kent Hall
Fumiko Nazikian 5 16/15
JPNS 2201 003/29043 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
423 Kent Hall
Miharu Nittono 5 9/15
JPNS 2201 004/63110 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Kyoko Loetscher 5 16/15

JPNS UN2202 Second-Year Japanese II. 5 points.

Lab Required

Prerequisites: JPNS C1201 or the equivalent.

Further practice in the four language skills. Participation in a once a week conversation class is required.

Spring 2019: JPNS UN2202
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 2202 001/74185 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
405 Kent Hall
Fumiko Nazikian 5 9/15
JPNS 2202 002/67337 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
423 Kent Hall
Shigeru Eguchi 5 10/15
JPNS 2202 003/21760 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Miharu Nittono 5 6/15
JPNS 2202 004/66814 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Kyoko Loetscher 5 16/15

JPNS UN3005 Third-Year Japanese I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS C1202 or the equivalent.

Readings in authentic/semi-authentic texts, videos, and class discussions.

Fall 2018: JPNS UN3005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 3005 001/19041 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
4c Kraft Center
Keiko Okamoto 5 12/15
JPNS 3005 002/18344 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
423 Kent Hall
Kyoko Loetscher 5 13/15
JPNS 3005 003/76795 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
522a Kent Hall
Naofumi Tatsumi 5 2/12

JPNS UN3006 Third-Year Japanese II. 5 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS W4005 or the equivalent.

Readings in authentic/semi-authentic texts, videos, and class discussions.

Spring 2019: JPNS UN3006
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 3006 001/60299 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
4a Kraft Center
Keiko Okamoto 5 8/15
JPNS 3006 002/73623 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Kyoko Loetscher 5 13/15
JPNS 3006 003/76902 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
522c Kent Hall
Naofumi Tatsumi 5 1/15

JPNS GU4007 Introduction To Classical Japanese. 4 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS C1202 or the equivalent.

Introduction to the fundamentals of classical Japanese grammar. Trains students to read Japanese historical and literary texts from the early period up to the 20th century.

Fall 2018: JPNS GU4007
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 4007 001/29213 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
4c Kraft Center
Charles Woolley 4 14/15

JPNS GU4008 Readings in Classical Japanese. 4 points.

Close readings of specific texts, as well as methods, skills, and tools. 

Spring 2019: JPNS GU4008
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 4008 001/63169 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Tomi Suzuki 4 12/15

JPNS GU4017 Fourth-Year Japanese I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS W4006 or the equivalent.

Sections 1 & 2: Readings of advanced modern literary, historical, political, and journalistic texts, and class discussions about current issues and videos. Exercises in scanning, comprehension, and English translation. Section 3: Designed for advanced students interested in developing skills for reading and comprehending modern Japanese scholarship.

Fall 2018: JPNS GU4017
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 4017 001/20275 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
254 International Affairs Bldg
Shigeru Eguchi 4 8/12
JPNS 4017 002/76249 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
522c Kent Hall
Jisuk Park 4 10/12

JPNS GU4018 Fourth-Year Japanese II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS W4017 or the equivalent.

Sections 1 & 2: Readings of advanced modern literary, historical, political, and journalistic texts, and class discussions about current issues and videos. Exercises in scanning, comprehension, and English translation. Section 3: Designed for advanced students interested in developing skills for reading and comprehending modern Japanese scholarship.

Spring 2019: JPNS GU4018
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 4018 001/60863 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
423 Kent Hall
Shigeru Eguchi 4 10/12
JPNS 4018 002/17362 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
423 Kent Hall
Shigeru Eguchi 4 5/12

JPNS GU4519 Kanbun. 3 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS W4007 or the equivalent.

Introduction to the fundamentals of reading Chinese-style Japanese and related forms, using literary and historical texts. CC GS EN CE GSAS

Fall 2018: JPNS GU4519
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 4519 001/64911 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
4c Kraft Center
David Lurie 3 14/15

JPNS GR5016 FIFTH YEAR JAPANESE I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Students must meet with the instructor prior to taking the course.

This course is intended to help students increase their ability level in the four core language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) from advanced to super-advanced. It serves as a bridge between mastering the overall Japanese language and using it for analysis, research, and literary criticism. This is a mandatory course for Ph.D students in Japanese Studies.

Fall 2018: JPNS GR5016
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 5016 001/60846 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
522a Kent Hall
Miharu Nittono 4 13/10

Korean Language Courses

KORN UN1001 Introductory Korean A. 2.5 points.

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (1001y) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (1002x) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

Spring 2019: KORN UN1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1001 001/76901 M W 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 18/16
KORN 1001 002/15388 T Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 18/16
KORN 1001 003/17587 M W 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Seunghyo Ryu 2.5 17/16
KORN 1001 004/16294 T Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Seunghyo Ryu 2.5 15/16
KORN 1001 005/89817 M W 4:10pm - 5:15pm
Room TBA
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 7/16

KORN UN1002 Introductory Korean B. 2.5 points.

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (1001y) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (1002x) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

Fall 2018: KORN UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1002 001/74687 M W 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 16/16
KORN 1002 002/73480 T Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522c Kent Hall
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 8/16

KORN UN1101 First-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Lab Required
Students who are unsure which section to register for should see the director of the Korean Language Program.

An introduction to written and spoken Korean. Textbook: Integrated Korean, Beginning I and II.

Fall 2018: KORN UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1101 001/27160 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
424 Kent Hall
Eunice Chung 5 16/16
KORN 1101 002/66328 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
424 Kent Hall
Ji-Young Jung 5 17/16
KORN 1101 003/10893 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
411 Kent Hall
Joowon Suh 5 10/16
KORN 1101 004/75736 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
405 Kent Hall
Ga Hye Song 5 10/16

KORN UN1102 First-Year Korean II. 5 points.

Lab Required
Students who are unsure which section to register for should see the director of the Korean Language Program.

An introduction to written and spoken Korean. Textbook: Integrated Korean, Beginning I and II.

Spring 2019: KORN UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1102 001/29931 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Eunice Chung 5 18/16
KORN 1102 002/64661 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Room TBA
Ji-Young Jung 5 16/16
KORN 1102 003/10113 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
Joowon Suh 5 14/16
KORN 1102 004/60905 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
Room TBA
Ga Hye Song 5 13/16

KORN UN2201 Second-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar.

Fall 2018: KORN UN2201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 2201 001/22455 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
543 Grace Dodge Hall (Tc)
Seunghee Back 5 7/16
KORN 2201 002/63855 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Beom Lee 5 15/16
KORN 2201 003/74422 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
424 Kent Hall
Eunice Chung 5 16/16

KORN UN2202 Second-Year Korean II. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar.

Spring 2019: KORN UN2202
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 2202 001/64475 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Seunghee Back 5 8/16
KORN 2202 002/77732 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
Beom Lee 5 18/16
KORN 2202 003/18844 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
Room TBA
Eunice Chung 5 9/16

KORN UN3005 Third-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1202 or the equivalent and consultation with instructor. (See Entrance to Language Courses Beyond the Elementary Level in the main bulletin under Department of Instruction -- East Asian Languages and Cultures.)

Readings in modern Korean. Selections from modern Korean writings in literature, history, social sciences, culture, and videos and class discussions.

Fall 2018: KORN UN3005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 3005 001/73247 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
4a Kraft Center
Hyunkyu Yi 5 13/16
KORN 3005 002/28545 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
4a Kraft Center
Ji-Young Jung 5 9/16

KORN UN3006 Third-Year Korean II. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1202 or the equivalent and consultation with instructor. (See Entrance to Language Courses Beyond the Elementary Level in the main bulletin under Department of Instruction -- East Asian Languages and Cultures.)

Readings in modern Korean. Selections from modern Korean writings in literature, history, social sciences, culture, and videos and class discussions.

Spring 2019: KORN UN3006
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 3006 001/61251 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
4c Kraft Center
Hyunkyu Yi 5 10/16
KORN 3006 002/21825 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
4c Kraft Center
Ji-Young Jung 5 5/16

KORN GU4105 Fourth-Year Korean I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W4006 or the equivalent.

Selections from advanced modern Korean writings in social sciences, literature, culture, history, journalistic texts, and intensive conversation exercises.

Fall 2018: KORN GU4105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 4105 001/75029 M W Th 10:10am - 11:25am
271 Grace Dodge Hall (Tc)
Beom Lee 4 5/12

KORN GU4106 Fourth-Year Korean II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W4006 or the equivalent.

Selections from advanced modern Korean writings in social sciences, literature, culture, history, journalistic texts, and intensive conversation exercises.

Spring 2019: KORN GU4106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 4106 001/61530 M W Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Beom Lee 4 4/12

KORN GU4511 FIFTH YEAR KOREAN I. 4 points.

Please see department for details.

Fall 2018: KORN GU4511
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 4511 001/67612 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
652 Schermerhorn Hall
Joowon Suh 4 7/12

Tibetan Language Courses

TIBT UN1410 FIRST YEAR CLASSICAL TIBETAN I. 4 points.

First year Classical Tibetan

Fall 2018: TIBT UN1410
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 1410 001/11523 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
352b International Affairs Bldg
Kunchog Tseten 4 4/15

TIBT UN1411 Elementary Classical Tibetan II. 3 points.

Spring 2019: TIBT UN1411
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 1411 001/28382 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
351c International Affairs Bldg
Kunchog Tseten 3 2/15

TIBT UN1600 First Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I. 5 points.

This is an introductory course and no previous knowledge is required. It focuses on developing basic abilities to speak as well as to read and write in modern Tibetan, Lhasa dialect. Students are also introduced to modern Tibetan studies through selected readings and guest lectures.

Fall 2018: TIBT UN1600
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 1600 001/76200 M T W Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
352b International Affairs Bldg
Sonam Tsering 5 7/15

TIBT UN1601 First Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II. 5 points.

This is an introductory course and no previous knowledge is required. It focuses on developing basic abilities to speak as well as to read and write in modern Tibetan, Lhasa dialect. Students are also introduced to modern Tibetan studies through selected readings and guest lectures.

Spring 2019: TIBT UN1601
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 1601 001/65591 M T W Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
352b International Affairs Bldg
Sonam Tsering 5 4/15

TIBT UN3611 Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the Second Year course. The course develops students’ reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

Fall 2018: TIBT UN3611
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 3611 001/19598 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
352c International Affairs Bldg
Sonam Tsering 4 2/15

TIBT UN3612 Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the Second Year course. The course develops students’ reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

Spring 2019: TIBT UN3612
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 3612 001/22344 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
352c International Affairs Bldg
Sonam Tsering 4 2/15

Vietnamese Language Courses

VIET UN1101 First Year Vietnamese I. 5 points.

This course introduces students to the linguistic and grammatical structures of Vietnamese, a major language of Southeast Asia.  Language skills include listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students will also be introduced to some aspects of Vietnamese life and culture

Fall 2018: VIET UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIET 1101 001/11746 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
107a Journalism Building
Chung Nguyen 5 7/15

VIET UN1102 FIRST YEAR VIETNAMESE II. 5 points.


Fee: Language Resource Center Fee - 15

Prerequisites: () VIET 1101 or equivalent

This course introduces students to the linguistic and grammatical structures of Vietnamese, a major language of South East Asia. Language skills include listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will also be introduced to some aspects of Vietnamese life and culture.

Spring 2019: VIET UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIET 1102 001/12186 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
4a Kraft Center
Chung Nguyen 5 5/15

VIET UN2101 SECOND YEAR VIETNAMESE W I. 5 points.


Fee: Language Resource Center Fee - 15

Prerequisites: First Year Vietnamese (VIET UN1101 and VIET UN1102) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

This course is designed for students who have some background in Vietnamese language, and further develops students' familiarity with the linguistic and grammatical structures of Vietnamese.  Students' reading, listening, speaking and writing skills will be emphasized through dialogues, reading passages, authentic materials, listening comprehension exercises, and media clips.  Students will also further study life and culture in Vietnam.

Fall 2018: VIET UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIET 2101 001/17203 Th 12:30pm - 1:45pm
6c Kraft Center
Chung Nguyen 5 3/15
VIET 2101 001/17203 M T 1:10pm - 2:25pm
6c Kraft Center
Chung Nguyen 5 3/15

VIET UN2102 SECOND YEAR VIETNAMESE W II. 5 points.


Fee: Language Resource Center Fee - 15

Prerequisites: VIET 2101 or equivalent, or instructor's permission required.

This course is designed for students who have some background in Vietnamese language, and further develops students' familiarity with the linguistic and grammatical structures of Vietnamese.  Students' reading, listening, speaking and writing skills will be emphasized through dialogues, reading passages, authentic materials, listening comprehension exercises, and media clips.  Students will also further study life and culture in Vietnam.

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AHMM UN3320Introduction To the Musics of East Asia and Southeast Asia
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