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East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Faculty of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

David Howell, Professor of Japanese History (Interim Chair)
Ryūichi Abé, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions (on leave spring term)
Peter K. Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Edwin A. Cranston, Professor of Japanese Literature
Nara Dillon, Lecturer on East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History
Mark C. Elliott, Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History
Joshua Andrew Frydman, Lecturer on East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Panpan Gao, Preceptor in Chinese
Noemie Godefroy, Lecturer on East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History (on leave 2014-15)
Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society (on leave 2014-15)
Haibo Hu, Preceptor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Hui-Yen Huang, Senior Preceptor in Chinese
Wesley M. Jacobsen, Professor of the Practice of the Japanese Language and Director of the Japanese Language Program
Hee-Jeong Jeong, Preceptor in Korean
Heeyeong Jung, Preceptor in Korean
Yuko Kageyama-Hunt, Senior Preceptor in Japanese
Seong Uk Kim, Lecturer on East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History (on leave 2014-15)
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History (on leave 2014-15)
Hyangjin Lee, Kim Koo Visiting Professor of Korean Studies
Jie Li, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Wai-yee Li, Professor of Chinese Literature (on leave 2014-15)
Jennifer Li-Chia Liu, Senior Lecturer on Chinese Language and Director of the Chinese Language Program
Wei Liu, Preceptor in Chinese
Yasuko Matsumoto, Preceptor in Japanese
Melissa M. McCormick, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard College Professor (Director of Graduate Studies)
Binh Ngo, Senior Preceptor in Vietnamese and Director of the Vietnamese Language Program
Sang-suk Oh, Senior Preceptor in Korean and Director of the Korean Language Program
Stephen Owen, James Bryant Conant University Professor
Si Nae Park, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Michael J. Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History
James Robson, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (Director of Undergraduate Studies)
Ikue Shingu, Preceptor in Japanese
Joanna Meredith Sturiano, Lecturer on East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Hongyun Sun, Preceptor in Chinese
Michael A. Szonyi, Professor of Chinese History
Xiaofei Tian, Professor of Chinese Literature (on leave spring term)
Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp, Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies (on leave spring term)
David Der-Wei Wang, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature (on leave spring term)
Miki Yagi, Preceptor in Japanese
Jie Ying, Preceptor in Chinese
Tomiko Yoda, Takashima Professor of Japanese Humanities
Alexander Nikolas Zahlten, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (on leave 2014-15) (on leave spring term)
Chen Zhang, Preceptor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Xin-Yi Zhang, Preceptor in Chinese
Kang Zhou, Preceptor in Chinese

Other Faculty Offering Instruction in East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies (Divinity School)
Wilt L. Idema, Professor of Chinese Literature, Emeritus
Hyangjin Lee, Kim Koo Visiting Professor of Korean Studies
David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, Emeritus
Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics (on leave spring term)

Affiliates of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Karen Thornber, Professor of Comparative Literature

Committee for the Social Science Program in East Asian Studies of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Courses listed under the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations begin with department tutorials and then are grouped by area: China, Japan, Korea, Manchu, Mongolia, Tibet, and Vietnam. Each area is divided into language, history, and literature courses, then “Graduate Courses of Reading and Research,” and concludes with cross-listings from other departments. Please note that courses under each heading are categorized as either “For Undergraduates and Graduates” or “Primarily for Graduates.”

The concentration draws upon faculty working on East Asian topics from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and from other departments. It offers both a humanities track, in which the history, literature, philosophy, and religion of premodern and modern times are studied, and a social science track, stressing approaches to modern East Asia drawn from the social science disciplines.

Courses in the Language Programs are designed to be taken in sequence and cannot be taken out of order. There are no auditors permitted in the Language Programs and language courses must be taken for a grade. Independent study in languages will only be offered after completion of all courses in the sequence, and with permission of the Director of that language. Placement and admission to a course is at the discretion of the Director of the Program.

East Asian Studies

Primarily for Undergraduates

East Asian Studies 90r. East Asian Language Tutorials
Catalog Number: 74997
James Robson and members of the Department
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). Hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: Fall: 4
Independent reading and research in an East Asian language.

*East Asian Studies 91r. Supervised Reading and Research
Catalog Number: 0961
James Robson and members of the Department
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). Hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: Fall: 11
Independent reading and research in East Asian Studies.
Note: Open to students who have given evidence of ability to do independent reading and research. May be taken on an individual basis or by small groups of students interested in working on the same topic. Permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies required.

East Asian Studies 97ab. Introduction to the Study of East Asia: Issues and Methods
Catalog Number: 2337
James Robson and members of the Department
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., at 12. EXAM GROUP: 9
This interdisciplinary and team-taught course provides an introduction to several of the approaches and methods through which the societies and cultures of East Asia can be studied at Harvard, including history, philosophy, literary studies, political science, film studies, anthropology and gender studies. We consider both commonalities and differences across the region, and explore how larger processes of imperialism, modernization, and globalization have shaped contemporary East Asian societies and their future trajectories.
Note: Required of sophomore concentrators and secondary field candidates. Open to freshmen. EAS 97ab may not be taken Pass/Fail.

East Asian Studies 98b. Junior Tutorial--Japan and the World
Catalog Number: 8288
Susan J. Pharr
Half course (fall term). Tu., 3–5. EXAM GROUP: 2
Junior Tutorial option for EAS. Open to Government and other concentrators. For students with an interest in the society, economy, politics, and popular culture of contemporary Japan and its place in the world.
Note: EAS 98a, 98b, 98d, 98g or a substitution approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies is required for all EAS concentrators.

East Asian Studies 98d. Junior Tutorial--The Political Economy of Modern China
Catalog Number: 4800
Nara Dillon
Half course (fall term). W., 1–3. EXAM GROUP: 1
Junior Tutorial for students with an interest in China Social Sciences. After an introduction to the historical context of China’s development, this course will focus on the political economy of reform in the post-Mao period. Some of the topics covered include democracy, the 1989 Tiananmen protests, the rise of entrepreneurs, the role of labor, rural-urban migration, and the Internet.
Note: EAS 98a, 98b, 98d, 98g or a substitution approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies is required for all EAS concentrators. Preference to EAS students but open to Government concentrators.

East Asian Studies 98f. Junior Tutorial —The Study of East Asian Religions
Catalog Number: 94577
James Robson
Half course (spring term). Tu., at 2. EXAM GROUP: 11
This tutorial is designed to deepen and extend the student’s knowledge of the study of East Asian religions. It will build on the student’s foundational understanding of the development and history of Buddhism, Daosim, Confucianism, Shinto, and various forms of popular religion, by situating that material in the context of larger issues in the study of East Asian religions. The overarching concern within this tutorial will be on reading and discussing methodologically oriented scholarship that will introduce the student to new and intellectually engaging approaches to the various traditions covered.
Note: EAS 98a, 98b, 98d, 98g or a substitution approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies is required for all EAS concentrators
Prerequisite: Culture and Belief 33: Introduction to the Study of East Asian Religions. If students have not previously taken this course, they are required to attend those lectures concurrently with this tutorial.

[East Asian Studies 98h. Junior Tutorial--Modern Korea History Reading and Research]
Catalog Number: 29637
Carter J. Eckert
Half course (spring term). Th., 2–4.
Readings of various materials related to the history of modern Korea, in conjunction with the research and writing of a term paper using primary and secondary sources. Readings for fall 2012 will center on contemporary history after 1945.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. Note: EAS 98a, 98b, 98d, 98g, 98h or a substitution approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies is required for all EAS concentrators.
Prerequisite: Societies of the World 27: The Two Koreas, or equivalent.

*East Asian Studies 99. Tutorial — Senior Year
Catalog Number: 0384
James Robson and members of the Department
Full course. Hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: Fall: 4
Thesis guidance under faculty direction.
Note: All students writing an EAS or joint EAS thesis will attend a research and writing workshop that meets twice each term.

Cross-listed Courses

[Culture and Belief 11. Medicine and the Body in East Asia and in Europe]
Culture and Belief 25. Studying Buddhism, Across Place and Time
Culture and Belief 33. Introduction to the Study of East Asian Religions
[Ethical Reasoning 29. Social Theory, the Humanities, and Philosophy Now]
[Societies of the World 22. Asia in the Making of the Modern World]

For Undergraduates and Graduates

East Asian Studies 108. Sages, Saints, and Shamans: An Introduction to Korean Religions - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 11441
Seong-Uk Kim
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
In this course, we will explore the histories, doctrines, rituals, and practices of the major religious traditions of Korea, including Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity, as well as Shamanism and new religions. We will look at how these religions have interacted with each other, as well as the ways in which they have been both influenced and been shaped by Korean culture and politics. We will also pay close attention to the ways in which Korea has developed its own distinctive religious traditions on the basis of active interactions with those of other countries: Korea was exposed to Buddhism, Confucianism, and Catholicism through China, as well as Protestantism which was brought directly from the West. We will explore how Koreans not only transformed these imported traditions and incorporated elements of their own indigenous traditions to meet their own religious needs, but also served as active agents or participants in the development, for example, of pan-East Asian religious traditions such as Hwaōm/Huayan/ Kegon Buddhism.

East Asian Studies 121. Global Cities in East Asia
Catalog Number: 43797
Nara Dillon
Half course (spring term). Tu., 2–4. EXAM GROUP: 11
This course examines urbanization and globalization in East Asia, focusing first on the development of Tokyo as a global city, then turning to the socialist cities of contemporary China, before concluding with an examination of uneven development in Southeast Asian cities. In each section of the course, we will examine how urbanization and globalization affect major social groups (in particular, entrepreneurs and women) who have both propelled and been marginalized by these processes.

[East Asian Studies 129. The World of the Three Kingdoms: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 20018
Xiaofei Tian
Half course (spring term). Tu., 1–3.
This course explores the appeal of the “Three Kingdoms,” a dangerous and violent time, and examines the nostalgic construction of the world of the Three Kingdoms from medieval times through contemporary period, in the forms of fiction, poetry, plays, movies, TV series, video games, MVs and fan fiction. Using the concept of “nostalgia” as a point of entry, this class offers an account of the nuances in the phenomenon and sentiments of nostalgia about the Three Kingdoms in different periods throughout Chinese history, with emphasis on nostalgia as a historical emotion and a modern global condition.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students. All readings in English (students may opt to read in Chinese). No specific background in Chinese or East Asian Studies required.

East Asian Studies 130. The Tang
Catalog Number: 88747
Stephen Owen
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 11–12:30. EXAM GROUP: 15
The Tang was not only one of the largest and culturally cosmopolitan periods in Chinese history, it played a pivotal role in the formation of a shared "East Asian" culture. By looking at the history, literature, social and religious thought, and visual culture of the Tang, we will address a series of questions about historical culture: what are the presumptions and strengths of different disciplines and is it possible to cross them to some unified understanding? To what degree is our knowledge shaped by what gets recorded and what materially survives? How much of our understanding of a period is shaped by subsequent ages?
Note: Discussions and readings in English
Prerequisite: All readings in English; no knowledge of Literary or Modern Chinese required.

East Asian Studies 140. Major Religious Texts of East Asia
Catalog Number: 0856
Ryūichi Abé
Half course (fall term). W., 2–4:30. EXAM GROUP: 7
This course aims at enabling students to read and analyze in depth major religious texts of East Asia, representing diverse traditions and genres. The course encourages students to take up their reading of texts not only as ways to acquire knowledge on Asian religious traditions, but as practice, labor, and play in which their ordinary way of understanding/experiencing the world and themselves will be challenged, reaffirmed, and renewed.

*East Asian Studies 160. Writing Asian Poetry
Catalog Number: 0327 Enrollment: Limited to 16.
David McCann
Half course (spring term). M., 1–3. EXAM GROUP: 8
The Japanese haiku is well known, widely published, written about, a part of most school curricula in the United States. The Korean sijo is less known, but stands as a compelling contrast on its own terms and as a verse form in English. The workshop will be reading examples of haiku and sijo, translations as well as poems written and published in English, then writing and comparing the forms. Participants will assemble portfolios of their own original work, with commentary and notes. We will also identify potential magazine, online or other literary journals, prepare and submit selections.
Note: No Asian language knowledge is required; all writing will be in English.

[East Asian Studies 191. Zen: History, Culture, and Critique]
Catalog Number: 39452
James Robson
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 10–11:30.
This course is an introduction to the religious history, philosophy and practices of Zen Buddhism. Zen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word Chan, which is itself a transcription of the Sanskrit word dhyâna, meaning meditation. While meditation is the backbone of the Zen tradition, we will see that Zen has a number of different faces and will examine the rich diversity of the Zen tradition as it developed in China, Korea, and Japan.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. Offered jointly with the Divinity School as 3012.

*East Asian Studies 195. Fighting Poverty in China: Welfare and Disaster Relief in Comparative Perspective
Catalog Number: 78777 Enrollment: Limited to 15. Instructor’s signature on study card required.
Nara Dillon
Half course (spring term). M., 1–3. EXAM GROUP: 8
This course is a research seminar on the political economy of poverty and inequality in China. Because China has tried such a wide variety of methods to combat poverty, it provides a useful "laboratory" for analyzing different anti-poverty policies. After an introduction to theories of the welfare state and international humanitarian relief, students will examine disaster relief and the welfare state in China, with comparisons to Europe, North America, and other developing countries.

Cross-listed Courses

Folklore and Mythology 171. Chinese New Year Pictures: Folk Art and Visual Culture
History of Science 180. Science, Technology, and Society in Modern East Asia

Primarily for Graduates

[East Asian Studies 205. Approaches to the Comparative History of Medicine and the Body]
Catalog Number: 2222
Shigehisa Kuriyama
Half course (fall term). M., at 12.
Research seminar devoted to the theory and methods, possibilities and challenges of cross-cultural studies in the history of medicine and the body.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

East Asian Studies 220r. Medieval Japanese Picture Scrolls
Catalog Number: 1685
Melissa M. McCormick
Half course (spring term). Tu., 1–3. EXAM GROUP: 1
Examines the rich tradition of medieval Japanese picture scrolls (emaki). Provides training in the reading of scroll texts (kotobagaki), the analysis of paintings, and the examination of the production contexts of important scrolls from the 12th to the 16th century. Aims to make picture scrolls available as a primary source for graduate research in many different disciplines within Japanese studies.

East Asian Buddhist Studies

Primarily for Graduates

East Asian Buddhist Studies 240r. Japanese Buddhist Doctrine and Monastic Culture: Seminar
Catalog Number: 3768
Ryūichi Abé
Half course (fall term). F., 10–12. EXAM GROUP: 5
A graduate seminar aimed at improving students’ ability to read and analyze scriptural sources in the context of textual, artistic, and other cultural productions centered around large monasteries in premodern Japan. Major theme for this semester: Buddhist cultural exchange between medieval Japan and China.
Prerequisite: Classical Japanese and Kambun are required.

[East Asian Buddhist Studies 241. Major Issues in the Study of East Asian Buddhism]
Catalog Number: 57596
Ryūichi Abé and James Robson
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
A graduate seminar that critically examines major academic works in English on East Asian Buddhism. It is aimed at preparing EALC graduate students for their general examinations in the fields relevant to Buddhism.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[East Asian Buddhist Studies 245r. Ritual and Text in Japanese Buddhist Literature]
Catalog Number: 7113
Ryūichi Abé
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Examines the way in which rituals are approached, described, and interpreted in primary Japanese Buddhist texts. Students will acquire skills allowing them to move freely in their reading of texts from diverse literary genres.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.
Prerequisite: Classical Japanese and Kambun.

East Asian Buddhist Studies 255. Readings on Chinese Religions: Recent Scholarship on Chinese Buddhism and Daoism: Seminar
Catalog Number: 24345
James Robson
Half course (fall term). W., 1–3. EXAM GROUP: 1
This seminar aims to discuss significant new works in the field of Chinese Religions by focusing on the historical, doctrinal, and philosophical development of the Buddhist tradition in China.
Note: Offered jointly with the Divinity School as 3232.

East Asian Buddhist Studies 256r (formerly East Asian Buddhist Studies 256). Chinese Buddhist Texts--Readings in Medieval Buddho-Daoist Documents: Seminar
Catalog Number: 69666
James Robson
Half course (spring term). Th., 3–6. EXAM GROUP: 16
This seminar focuses on the careful textual study and translation of a variety of Chinese Buddho-Daoist texts through the medieval period.
Note: Offered jointly with the Divinity School as 3233.
Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of classical Chinese required.

Graduate Courses of Reading and Research

*East Asian Buddhist Studies 300. Reading and Research
Catalog Number: 9811
Ryūichi Abé 4974 (on leave spring term), Janet Gyatso (Divinity School) 4243, and James Robson 6695
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). . EXAM GROUP: Fall: 14; Spring: 11

Cross-listed courses

[Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 36. Buddhism and Japanese Culture]

East Asian Film and Media Studies

For Undergraduates and Graduates

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 63 (formerly East Asian Studies 120). Masterworks of East Asian Cinema
Catalog Number: 54461
Jie Li
Half course (spring term). Tu. 1-3 with an additional weekly section to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 1
This course introduces major works, genres, and waves of East Asian cinema from the silent era to the present, including films from Mainland China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. We will discuss issues ranging from formal aesthetics to historical representation, from local film industries to transnational audience reception. This course does not assume prior knowledge of East Asian culture or of film studies, but rather seeks to provide students with a basic understanding of modern East Asian cultural history through cinema, and with an essential toolkit for analyzing film and media, including narrative, cinematography, editing and sound. In addition to critical approaches, students are strongly encouraged to creatively respond to course materials by collaborating on their own short films, beginning with the illustration of film terms in the first two weeks and culminating in the Oscar-like "Golden Monkey Awards."
Note: All films subtitled in English. No prior knowledge of East Asian history or film studies necessary.

[East Asian Film and Media Studies 110. Film and Popular Culture Flows Across East Asia ]
Catalog Number: 64089
Alexander Nikolas Zahlten
Half course (spring term). M., W., at 11.
How does popular culture flow across East Asia? What are the consequences of this intense form of exchange in terms of politics, nation, and global media culture? This course maps the interaction of film, moving images and other forms of popular culture between Japan, Hong Kong and Korea. Topics include colonialism and its after effects, co-productions, fan cultures, recent attempts at national branding and the increasing significance of visual media such as animation, comic books, and video games.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. Students who have taken Freshman Seminar 34w are excluded from taking this course for credit.

East Asian Film and Media Studies 121. Korean Cinema and Transnationality: Conference Course - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 65547
Hyangjin Lee
Half course (fall term). W, 1-3 with evening film screenings, Tuesday 6-8. EXAM GROUP: 1
This course aims to deepen our understanding of how film reflects and influences power dynamics and inequalities among gender, sexuality, class, race and ethnicity. The course will look at film’s role as a medium both within and across societies, in both national and transnational contexts. This seminar will explore key issues and themes in the study of Korean cinema, through surveys and discussions of exemplary works that deal with the concepts of the national and the transnational. The course constitutes three parts: First, we will examine historical transformation in national cinema and transnational historicity, focusing on selected films’ views and criticisms on topics such as ethnic nationalism, colonial memories, the legacy of the Cold War, national division, and democratization. In the second part of the course, we will discuss the issues of North Korean defectors, diaspora, migration and globalization, and the representation of otherness in South Korean films. The third part will investigate the rise of transnational/post-national Korean cinema in Japan and China.

East Asian Film and Media Studies 140 (formerly Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 53). Anime as Global Popular Culture
Catalog Number: 49149 Enrollment: Limited to 38. Study card must be signed by the instructor.
Tomiko Yoda
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th. 1:30-3:00. Weekly film screening Monday, 7-9. EXAM GROUP: 8
This course examines Japanese animation (or anime) through its generic conventions, formal aesthetic, and narrative motifs. At the same time, the course approaches anime as a lens through which we study contemporary media culture and its local and global production, distribution, and reception. In this sense, anime will be treated as a node in an extensive transnational network involving commercial as well as non-commercial mediums such as graphic novels, live-action films, video games, character merchandises, and fanzines/fan-events.
Note: This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding.

[East Asian Film and Media Studies 150. Chinese Cinema]
Catalog Number: 14983
Jie Li
Half course (spring term). M., 1–2:30, and an additional section to be arranged. Film screenings Wednesday, 7-9 pm.
Introduction to major works, genres, and waves of Chinese cinema from the silent era to the present (with a focus on Mainland China). We will discuss formal aesthetics, historical representation, and audience reception. Students are encouraged to collaborate on their own short films in response to works we watch in class.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Cross-listed Courses

*Dramatic Arts 172x. China on Stage - (New Course)

Primarily for Graduates

[East Asian Film and Media Studies 200 (formerly East Asian Studies 200). The Uses and Meaning of the New Arts of Presentation]
Catalog Number: 6509 Enrollment: Limited to 16.
Shigehisa Kuriyama
Half course (fall term). M., 4–6.
Exploration of the new horizons of communication created by current media technology and their implications for the future of teaching and scholarship. The seminar will combine theoretical readings and reflection with practical, hands-on experiments using podcasts, media-intensive lectures, and iMovies for conveying academic research.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[East Asian Film and Media Studies 201 (formerly East Asian Studies 215). Media Mix. Representations and Meaning Between Media in Japan: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 91266
Alexander Nikolas Zahlten
Half course (fall term). Th., 2–5 with film screenings on Monday evenings.
This course will explore different histories of the interconnection of media in Japan, from the early ties between theater, literature and cinema to the popularization of the media mix by the company Kadokawa and the current routes between manga, anime, light novels, films and games.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[East Asian Film and Media Studies 202 (formerly East Asian Studies 216). Rip and Tear--The Body as Moving and Moved Image in Japanese Film: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 39744
Alexander Nikolas Zahlten
Half course (spring term). M., 2–5; and a weekly film screening W., 7–9.
This course traces the role of the body as a discursive anchor in moving image culture in Japan. The focus will lie on the period after WW II, although the mapping of historical contexts will entail investigations into earlier histories as well.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[East Asian Film and Media Studies 204. Three Times + 1. Transitional Moments in Film and Media Culture in Japan: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 80341
Alexander Nikolas Zahlten
Half course (fall term). Tu., 1–4.
This seminar will focus on transitional moments in the history of film and media culture in Japan, all of them embedded in decisive socio-political shifts. It will explore the deep transformations manifesting around the years 1927, 1963, and 1995, with an additional focus on 1973.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.

[East Asian Film and Media Studies 220. Topics in Chinese Film and Media Studies: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 93879
Jie Li
Half course (fall term). Th., 2–4.
This course addresses the question "What was/is cinema in China?" from shadow puppets to DV documentaries. Topics include cinema’s arrival in China, silent film stars, sound film sing-alongs, wartime collaborations, mobile projection teams, revolutionary model operas, and Chinese cinema’s transnational connections.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[East Asian Film and Media Studies 221 (formerly East Asian Studies 250). From Propaganda to Testimony: East Asian History on Film: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 69568
Jie Li
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
How have films documented, represented, or even made history in modern China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan? Examines diverse ways by which films can or cannot tell the "truth" about history. Topics: film propaganda under colonial and authoritarian regimes, during wars and revolutions; contemporary political and ethical implications of cinematic testimonies.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.
Prerequisite: Students should have some basic background in modern East Asian history.

East Asian Film and Media Studies 222. Media Cultures in the People’s Republic - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 83222
Jie Li
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
This seminar examines the changing Chinese mediascape from the 1950s to the present, with topics ranging from propaganda posters, radio broadcasting, and mobile movie projection, to television, video piracy, and Internet censorship. We will consider how experiences of Chinese socialism and postsocialism have been mass-mediated through words, images, music, theatre, cinema, objects, and spaces. While analyzing cultural texts, we will also consider their sociopolitical, institutional, and technological contexts-their production, dissemination, and reception. We will read recent secondary scholarship in this emerging field and formulate original research projects.

China: Language Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

Chinese Ba. Elementary Modern Chinese
Catalog Number: 4375
Kang Zhou
Half course (fall term). Sections Tu., Th., 10, 11, 1, or 2, and three additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
Non-intensive introduction to modern Chinese pronunciation, grammar, conversation, reading, and writing.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.

Chinese Bb. Elementary Modern Chinese
Catalog Number: 8714
Kang Zhou
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
Continuation of Chinese Ba.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese Ba or equivalent.

*Chinese Bx. Elementary Chinese for Advanced Beginners
Catalog Number: 7066
Hui-Yen Huang
Half course (fall term). M., W., F., at 10 or 12; and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
For students with significant listening and speaking background. Introductory Modern Chinese language course, with emphasis on reading and writing. Covers in one term the equivalent of Chinese Ba and Bb.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail. Students must pass a test in listening and speaking to take the course.

Chinese 120a. Intermediate Modern Chinese
Catalog Number: 4283
Jie Ying
Half course (fall term). Sections Tu., Th., at 10, 11 or 1, and Drill M., W., F., at 9, 10, 11, 12, 1, or 2. EXAM GROUP: 4
Modern texts, conversation, reading, and composition.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese Bb or equivalent.

Chinese 120b. Intermediate Modern Chinese
Catalog Number: 1702
Jie Ying
Half course (spring term). Sections Tu., Th., at 10, 12, or 2, and three additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
Continuation of Chinese 120a.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese 120a, or equivalent.

Chinese 123xb. Intermediate Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners
Catalog Number: 7034
Hui-Yen Huang
Half course (spring term). Sections M., W., F. at 10 or 12, and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
Continuation of Chinese Bx. Covers in one term the equivalent of Chinese 120a and 120b.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese Bx, or instructor’s permission.

Chinese 130a. Pre-Advanced Modern Chinese
Catalog Number: 6724
Haibo Hu
Half course (fall term). Sections Tu., Th., at 10, 11, or 1, and three additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
A study of writings selected from modern Chinese literature, academic works and newspaper articles, aimed at enhancing and further developing the student’s proficiency in modern Chinese language.
Note: Conducted in Chinese. No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Two years of modern Chinese.

Chinese 130b. Pre-Advanced Modern Chinese
Catalog Number: 2917
Haibo Hu
Half course (spring term). Sections T., Th., at 10, 11, or 1, and three additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
Continuation of Chinese 130a.
Note: Conducted in Chinese. No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese 130a.

Chinese 130xa. Pre-Advanced Modern Chinese for Heritage Students
Catalog Number: 9097
Wei Liu
Half course (fall term). Section I: M., through F., at 9; Section II: M., through F., at 12. EXAM GROUP: 10
Designed for heritage learners and covers the equivalent of Chinese 130a and other materials for reading and writing.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese 120b, Chinese 123xb, Chinese 125ab, or with permission of instructor.

Chinese 130xb. Pre-Advanced Modern Chinese for Heritage Students
Catalog Number: 2437
Wei Liu
Half course (spring term). Section I: M., W., F., at 10; Section II: M., W., F., at 12 and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 10
Designed for heritage learners and covers the equivalent of Chinese 130b and other materials for reading and writing.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese 130xa.

Chinese 132a. Advanced Conversational Cantonese - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 74112
Jennifer Li-Chia Liu
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 11:30–1. EXAM GROUP: 15
Spoken Cantonese for Advanced Cantonese speakers. Topics of this course include authentic texts from contemporary media sources, including news, films, and TV shows.
Note: Primarily intended for heritage speakers of Cantonese who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language.
Prerequisite: Chinese 120b or equivalent.

Chinese 132b. Advanced Conversational Cantonese - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 53262
Jennifer Li-Chia Liu
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 11:30–1. EXAM GROUP: 15
Continuation of Cantonese 132a.
Prerequisite: Chinese 130a or equivalent.

Chinese 140a. Advanced Modern Chinese
Catalog Number: 1945
Panpan Gao
Half course (fall term). Sections M., W., F., at 10, or 2, and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
Rapid reading of selections from books and articles.
Note: Conducted in Chinese. No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese 130b, Chinese 130xb

Chinese 140b. Advanced Modern Chinese
Catalog Number: 6844
Panpan Gao
Half course (spring term). Sections: M., W., F., at 10, or 2, and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
Continuation of Chinese 140a.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese 140a.

*Chinese 142a. Advanced Conversational Chinese
Catalog Number: 3900 Enrollment: Limited to 12.
Hongyun Sun
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 10–11:30; Th., at 2, Tu., 2–4. EXAM GROUP: 12
Spoken Chinese for advanced students.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail. No native speakers allowed. May not be used for citation.
Prerequisite: Chinese 130b, Chinese 130xb, or equivalent.

*Chinese 142b. Advanced Conversational Chinese
Catalog Number: 1418 Enrollment: Limited to 12. per lecture section.
Hongyun Sun
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 10–11:30. EXAM GROUP: 12
Spoken Chinese for advanced students.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail. No native speakers allowed. May not be used for citation.
Prerequisite: Chinese 140a, Chinese 142a, or equivalent.

*Chinese 150a. Readings in 20th Century China
Catalog Number: 5621 Enrollment: Limited to 20.
Xin-Yi Zhang
Half course (fall term). M., W., F., at 9, and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 10
The purpose of this course is to enable students to acquire a comprehensive written grammar with sufficient formal vocabulary in modern Chinese. Formal patterns generated by combining single characters are used for the foundation of written grammar. This course also offers students authentic academic readings in order to improve their abilities in academic writing and formal speech. Students are required to write and present their essays in formal Chinese.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese 140b or equivalent.

*Chinese 150b. Readings in Cultural Studies
Catalog Number: 8111 Enrollment: Limited to 20.
Xin-Yi Zhang
Half course (spring term). M.,W.,F., at 9 and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 10
Continuation of Chinese 150a.
Note: No auditors. May not be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Chinese 150a.

*Chinese 163. Business Chinese
Catalog Number: 6558 Enrollment: Limited to 25.
Hongyun Sun
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). Fall: M., W., F., at 10 or 12 and two additional hours to be arranged; Spring: M., W., F., at 9 or 12 and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 4
Designed for students interested in international business or for students who intend to work or travel for business in Chinese-speaking communities (including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore), or for students who desire to improve their Chinese language proficiency. An introduction to business and economic climates, practices and customs of these communities. Students learn specialized business and economic vocabulary and the principles of business correspondence.
Note: Conducted in Chinese. May not be taken Pass/Fail, but may be taken Sat/Unsat by GSAS students.
Prerequisite: At least three years of modern Chinese or equivalent (with permission of instructor).

Chinese 166r. Chinese in Humanities
Catalog Number: 16522
Jennifer Li-Chia Liu and David Der-Wei Wang
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). M., W., at 11; Tu., Th., at 10, and Individual Sessions arranged on Friday. EXAM GROUP: Fall: 18; Spring: 14
Advanced language practice associated with authentic academic texts in humanities disciplines (e.g., art, literature, religious studies). May be offered independently in Chinese, or linked with an English-language content course. In fall 2014, the topic of this course is "Masterpieces of Modern Chinese Literature," co-taught with Professor David Der-Wei Wang. In spring 2015, the topic of this course is "Masterworks of [Chinese] Cinema." Students are required to attend the lectures and film screenings of EAFM 151 when the films are Chinese.
Note: All readings and discussions in Chinese. Counts toward Language Citation in Modern Chinese.
Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in Chinese 140b or equivalent proficiency.

[Chinese 168r. Chinese in Social Sciences]
Catalog Number: 59138
Jennifer Li-Chia Liu
Half course (spring term). M., W., at 10.
Advanced language practice associated with authentic academic texts in social science disciplines (e.g., history, politics, sociology, economics).
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. Students are required to attend the lectures of Chinese History 113. Most readings in Chinese. Discussions in Chinese. Counts toward Language Citation in Modern Chinese.
Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in Chinese 140b or equivalent proficiency.

Chinese 187. Art and Violence in the Cultural Revolution
Catalog Number: 1253
Xiaofei Tian
Half course (fall term). F., 10–12. EXAM GROUP: 5
Examines the cultural implications of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). We will examine how art was violent towards people and how violence was turned into an art. We will also consider the link between violence, trauma, memory and writing. Materials include memoir, fiction, essay, "revolutionary Peking Opera," and film.
Note: Lectures and most readings in Chinese. Discussions in Chinese. Count toward Language Citation in Modern Chinese.
Prerequisite: Four years of Mandarin or equivalent (with permission of instructor).

Literary Chinese Courses

Chinese 106a. Introduction to Literary Chinese
Catalog Number: 1185
Chen Zhang
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 11:30-1. EXAM GROUP: 15
Basic grammar and the reading of simple historical narrative.
Note: An additional lecture slot may be added if enough students enroll, with times to be arranged.
Prerequisite: At least one year of modern Chinese, or familiarity with Chinese characters through knowledge of Japanese or Korean.

Chinese 106b. Introduction to Literary Chinese
Catalog Number: 3600
Chen Zhang
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 11:30–1. EXAM GROUP: 15
Introduction to pre-Qin philosophical texts.
Note: An additional lecture slot may be added if enough students enroll, with times to be arranged.
Prerequisite: Chinese 106a or permission of instructor.

Chinese 107a. Intermediate Literary Chinese
Catalog Number: 3343
Chen Zhang
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 10-11:30, and an additional hour to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 12
A second-year course designed to prepare students for reading and research using materials written in Literary Chinese. The focus in the fall semester will be prose from the Tang and Song dynasties.
Prerequisite: One year of literary Chinese (Chinese 106 or equivalent).

Chinese 107b. Intermediate Literary Chinese
Catalog Number: 6931
Chen Zhang
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 10-11:30, and an additional hour to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 12
A continuation of Chinese 107a, introducing more prose styles as well as poetry and lyric.
Prerequisite: Chinese 107a or equivalent.

Chinese 107c. Introduction to Poetry - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 46148
Stephen Owen
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 11–12:30. EXAM GROUP: 15
An introduction to reading poetry of the ancient period, the middle period, and in early modern vernacular, considering the forms and the particular features of "poetic Chinese."
Prerequisite: Chinese 107a or the equivalent. This course may be taken concurrently with Chinese 107a but may not be taken in place of Chinese 107a.

Primarily for Graduates

Chinese Pedagogy

[Chinese 280. Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Languages]
Catalog Number: 42612
Jennifer Li-Chia Liu
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of teaching Chinese as a foreign/second language. It seeks to help students gain an understanding of the current issues and research about Chinese language instruction in the US.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

China: History Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

Chinese History 113. Society and Culture of Late Imperial China
Catalog Number: 8264
Michael A. Szonyi
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 10–11:30. EXAM GROUP: 12
This course is a survey of the social and cultural history of China from the Song to the mid-Qing (roughly from 1000 to 1800). The main topics discussed include urbanization and commerce; gender; family and kinship; education and the examination system, and religion and ritual. The main goal of the course will be to explore the relationship between social and cultural changes and political and intellectual developments.

Chinese History 117. History, Politics, and Culture in Manchurian Space: Proseminar - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 89348
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (spring term). M., 1–4. EXAM GROUP: 8
Recent scholarship on modern East Asia has seen a marked increase in attention to history, society, and culture in Manchukuo and Manchuria from interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives. The course will explore these trends with the aim of arriving at an improved understanding of the Northeast Asian frontier zone in and around the period of 20th-c. Japanese imperialist expansion.
Note: Open to graduates and (with instructor approval) to advanced undergraduates.
Prerequisite: Good familiarity with modern East Asian history. All required readings are in English.

[Chinese History 130. History, Politics and Culture in Manchurian Space: Proseminar] - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 36158
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (spring term). Th., 1–4.
Recent scholarship on modern East Asia has seen a marked increase in attention to history, society, and culture in Manchukuo and Manchuria from interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives. The goal of this proseminar is to explore and analyze these scholarly trends and to come to an improved understanding of the Northeast Asian frontier zone in and around the period of 20th-century Japanese imperialist expansion. By extending our view beyond the fourteen-year colonial period to encompass the larger historical processes of Manchukuo’s making and unmaking, and by incorporating a comparative perspective, the course aims to transcend the conventional frameworks of collaboration, colonialism, and rupture to unveil the embeddedness of Manchukuo as a multi-layered site of experiments in the longue durée. Two fundamental questions we will seek to answer are, Does "Manchurian studies" constitute a field of research, and if so, how should it be defined?
Prerequisite: Open to graduate students and (with instructor approval) to advanced undergraduates. There are no specific prerequisites for this course, but students should have a good familiarity with modern East Asian history. All required readings are in English.

Chinese History 170. Chinese History in the Digital Age - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 11731
Song Chen
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
The increasing availability of large quantities of spatial and biographical data presents both an opportunity and a challenge for historians. This course prepares students for this challenge by introducing a variety of computational methods for extracting, organizing and analyzing large datasets, including XML markups, relational database design, Microsoft Excel-based data management, and data visualization on GIS and network analysis platforms. Though we focus on a few selected topics in later imperial Chinese history (ca. 8th -18th century), the objective of the course is to teach a set of skills that can be applied in any scholarly or professional context and help students develop a critical understanding of the possibilities and risks of these digital tools. Class time is divided evenly between hands-on tutorials and discussion. Topics of discussion include practices of digital scholarship in and outside the field of Chinese history as well as theoretical reflections on these practices. All readings and lab materials will be in English. No prior knowledge of Chinese history, Chinese language, or programming is required.

[Chinese History 185. The Historiography of the Middle Period]
Catalog Number: 41785
Peter K. Bol
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
The course this year will be devoted to creating modules for ChinaX, the new HarvardX course devoted to China’s history and culture from antiquity to the present. In addition to acquiring a general knowledge of China’s history, participants in the course will be actively involved in creating materials for the online course; including producing videos, creating structures for content development, choosing texts and images for online discussion and mark-up, and participating in debates and discussions that will be shown to a world-wide online audience. We hope to do these modules in both English and Chinese versions, but knowledge of Chinese language is not necessary to participate. As presently conceived the course will aim to produce fifteen modules covering topics from the 8th to the 18th century. Topics will include political and institutional history, poetry, novels and short stories, art, social and economic change, and international relations among others. It is possible that the scope will be extended forward and backward in time. This is not a lecture course. There is no final examination. Grades will be based on both a self-assessment and a review of contributions to the modules by peers and faculty.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.

Cross-listed Courses

[Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning 21. Maps and Mapping]
Ethical Reasoning 18. Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory
[Ethical Reasoning 20. Self, Serenity, and Vulnerability: West and East]
*History 76c. Major Themes in World History: Colonialism, Imperialism, and Post-Colonialism
*History 76g. Building the Modern Chinese Nation
History 1092. Japan and the Atomic Bomb in Historical Perspective - (New Course)
[*History 1918 (formerly History 1618). Telling Lives in Asia]
*History 1992. Disease and Public Health in Modern East Asian History - (New Course)
Societies of the World 12. China
[Societies of the World 37. The Chinese Overseas]
Societies of the World 45. Beyond the Great Wall: China and the Nomadic Frontier

Primarily for Graduates

[Chinese History 200r. Computational Methods for Historical Analysis]
Catalog Number: 5606
Peter K. Bol
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
History takes place through the actions of people who live in time and space. Modern computational methods provide means of analyzing changes in patterns of behavior and thought among large numbers of people spread across many regions. This course introduces the use of GIS, relational databases, social network analysis, text-mining, and topic modeling for the analysis of geographic information, biographical data, and the content of texts. Separate labs will provide introductory instruction in various computational techniques.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Chinese History 224. Introduction to T’ang and Sung Historical Sources]
Catalog Number: 0673
Peter K. Bol
Half course (fall term). M., 1–4.
Introduction to the reading and interpretation of sources useful in the study of T’ang and Sung history. Recent scholarship and methodological issues are also discussed.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.
Prerequisite: One year of literary Chinese or equivalent.

Chinese History 225r. Topics in Song History: Seminar
Catalog Number: 90241
Peter K. Bol
Half course (fall term). M., 1–4. EXAM GROUP: 1
Examines various topics in the political, institutional and intellectual history of Song China. Brief introductions on the Song bureaucratic institutions. Close reading of the texts selected from Xu Weili documents. The students will be evaluated by an open-book test and a final essay.
Prerequisite: Communicating ability in modern Chinese and knowledge of literary Chinese.

[Chinese History 228. Introduction to Neo-Confucianism]
Catalog Number: 2130
Peter K. Bol
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
Introduces major Neo-Confucian texts for close reading and analysis. Selections from the writings and records of spoken instruction by Zhou Dunyi, Zhang Zai, Cheng Yi, Cheng Hao, Zhu Xi, Liu Jiuyuan, and others.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Chinese History 229r. Topics in Ming History: Seminar
Catalog Number: 23612
Michael A. Szonyi
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Examines various topics in the intellectual, social, and cultural history of Ming China. Topic for 2015: reading Ming legal documents.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of literary Chinese

[Chinese History 232r. Topics in Han History: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 7542
Michael J. Puett
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
Examines various topics in the history of the Han Dynasty.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.

[Chinese History 233. Sources of Early Chinese History]
Catalog Number: 85192
Michael J. Puett
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
Chronological survey of recently-discovered paleographic texts and received materials from the late Shang through the early Warring States period, with discussion of problems of contextualization.
Note: Expected to be given in 2017–18.

Chinese History 234r. The Historiography of Early Chinese History
Catalog Number: 48777
Michael J. Puett
Half course (fall term). Tu., 2–4. EXAM GROUP: 14
A study of major trends in the history of scholarship on early China. The main focus will be on 20th-century scholarship, but earlier developments will be introduced where relevant.

[Chinese History 235r. Topics in Warring States History: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 1499
Michael J. Puett
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
Close reading of texts from the Warring States period.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.

Chinese History 253. Topics in Late Imperial History
Catalog Number: 41366
Mark C. Elliott and Michael A. Szonyi
Half course (fall term). Tu., 1–4. EXAM GROUP: 8
Review of historical scholarship on China from roughly 1500 to the early 20th century. This course is designed to aid in preparations for the general examinations and in developing a dissertation topic.

Chinese History 262. Local Society and Culture in Middle-Period China: Seminar - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 87573
Song Chen
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
This course explores various dimensions of local society and culture in the Tang and Song dynasties: local government, elite life, literati culture, and religion. It approaches these topics through close reading and analysis of a wide range of texts, including state documents, epitaphs, other forms of literati writing, as well as modern archeological reports. In reading these texts, the course also helps students develop a deeper understanding of Tang-Song institutions in connection to the realities of local governance and careers of civil officials. Secondary literature on local history, prosopography, and other pertinent topics will also be discussed. Knowledge of classical Chinese is required.

[Chinese History 270a. Research Methods in Late Imperial Chinese History I: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 1863
Mark C. Elliott and Michael A. Szonyi
Half course (fall term). Th., 1–4.
Training in the use of a wide array of sources, methods, and reference tools for research in the history of late imperial China, focusing upon the reading and analysis of different types of Qing-era documents, official and unofficial. Students will write a research paper using documents provided in class. Reading knowledge of modern and literary Chinese required.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. Open to qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor.
Prerequisite: Chinese 106b or equivalent in foundation literary Chinese.

[Chinese History 270b (formerly Chinese History 264b). Research Methods in Late Imperial Chinese History II: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 84929
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (fall term). Th., 1–4.
Continued training in sources and methods for research in the history of late imperial China. Students will use original sources to write a research paper on a topic of their choosing.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.
Prerequisite: Chinese History 270a or consent of instructor.

Cross-listed Courses

History 1602. China’s Long 20th Century
*History 1976 (formerly History 2620). Visible and Invisible Hands in China: State and Economy since 1800
[*History 2300. Methods in Intellectual History: Proseminar]
[History of Art and Architecture 281p. Visual Programs in Early Chinese Art]
[History of Art and Architecture 284. Visual Programs in Medieval Chinese Art]

China: Literature Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

Chinese Literature 113. Before the Emergence of Desire - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 79492
Andrew Plaks
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
In this course we will consider the range of meanings encompassed by the term qing in early Chinese texts, from newly-discovered manuscripts and the "Classics" of Confucian and Daoist thought, through a variety of major works of the "received" philosophical tradition. We will consider the semantic and rhetorical paths by which earlier uses of this key concept are turned in the direction of the issue of human feeling and the cult of desire that it commonly expresses in late-Imperial and modern intellectual discourse. The selected texts will be made available for reading in both the original Chinese and in English translations to be provided for the course.

[Chinese Literature 114. Introduction to Premodern Chinese Literature]
Catalog Number: 9028
Xiaofei Tian
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
This course will introduce students to the best-known writers and canonical works of Chinese literature from the premodern period.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Chinese Literature 140. The Greatest Chinese Novel]
Catalog Number: 71999
Wai-yee Li
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 10–11:30.
The Story of the Stone (also known as The Dream of the Red Chamber) by Cao Xueqin (1715?-1763) is widely recognized as the masterpiece of Chinese fiction. It is also a portal to Chinese civilization. Encyclopedic in scope, this book both sums up Chinese culture and asks of it difficult questions. Its cult status also accounts for modern popular screen and television adaptations. Through a close examination of this text in conjunction with supplementary readings and visual materials, the seminar will explore a series of topics on Chinese culture, including foundational myths, philosophical and religious systems, the status of fiction, conceptions of art and the artist, ideas about love, desire and sexuality, gender roles, garden aesthetics, family and clan structure, and definitions of socio-political order.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Cross-listed Courses

For related courses, see also China: Language Courses section.
[Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 39. Reinventing Literary China: Old Tales Retold in Modern Times]
[Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 47. Forbidden Romance in Modern China]
[Culture and Belief 40. Popular Culture and Modern China]
*Dramatic Arts 172x. China on Stage - (New Course)

Primarily for Graduates

[Chinese Literature 200. Research Methods in Pre-modern Chinese Literature--Proseminar ]
Catalog Number: 2533
Stephen Owen
Half course (spring term). Th., 1–4.
An introduction to the use of Western and East Asian sources in literary research, including both print and digital media. In addition, one hour each week will be devoted to a basic text in literary theory.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. Primarily for first- and second-year graduate students (MA or PhD).

[Chinese Literature 201a. History of Chinese Literature: Beginnings through Song]
Catalog Number: 0165
Xiaofei Tian
Half course (fall term). Tu., 1–4.
In-depth, scholarly introduction to history of Chinese literature and literary culture from antiquity through 1400. Also examines state of the field and considers issues for future research. Includes bibliography. Essential for generals preparation.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Chinese Literature 206. Jin Ping Mei in a New Light: Seminar - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 77997
Andrew Plaks
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
This course is designed to trace the transformation of the dark vision of gratification and cultivation in this masterwork of Ming fiction, through the devastating deconstruction of human values in the early-Qing novel Xingshi yinyuanzhuan, to the lyricization of desire and its ultimate failure in the mid-Qing masterpiece Hongloumeng. Readings and discussion will concentrate on crucial sections of the original works in Chinese, supplemented by scholarly and critical readings on the classic Chinese novel.

[Chinese Literature 223r. Keywords]
Catalog Number: 22565
Wai-yee Li
Half course (spring term). Tu., 1–3:30.
This course will examine the semantic range of keywords in early Chinese texts (up to Han) by considering their narrative and rhetorical possibilities. What kinds of arguments do they generate? What are the stories told to illustrate their meanings?
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Chinese Literature 229r. Topics in Early Medieval Literature]
Catalog Number: 6099
Xiaofei Tian
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). Th., 1–4.
Topic for fall term is poetry and poetics from the late Eastern Han through Sui. Spring term topic: The fall of the South in mid-sixth century and the subsequent displacement of many southerners to north China was a traumatic event for Southern Dynasties elite. We will discuss the writing of trauma, diaspora and nostalgia in this period with focus on the use of poetry as a medium of writing the history of self and state.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Chinese Literature 231. Late-Ming Literature and Culture]
Catalog Number: 2770
Wai-yee Li
Half course (fall term). W., 1–4.
Surveys writings from second half of sixteenth century until fall of Ming, including prose (including “informal essays”), poetry, drama, fiction. Examines late-Ming literary-aesthetic sensibility (and questions how such a category may be justified.)
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.
Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of classical and pre-modern vernacular Chinese required.

Chinese Literature 240. The Three Kingdoms: Seminar - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 77551
Xiaofei Tian
Half course (fall term). Th., 1–4. EXAM GROUP: 8
This course focuses on the literature of the Three Kingdoms period and on the Three Kingdoms imaginary constructed from the fourth century until today. All primary readings in Literary Chinese.
Note: There is an enormous amount of TK material, textual and visual, from premodern to modern period. The content of the course therefore can be modified each time it is taught, using different kinds of material depending on its focus in a given term.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: At least one year of Literary Chinese or equivalent; some familiarity with early vernacular Chinese is welcome but not essential.

Chinese Literature 242. From Fiction into History
Catalog Number: 2949
David Der-Wei Wang
Half course (fall term). M., 2–4. EXAM GROUP: 7
This seminar deals with the dialogics between historical dynamics and literary manifestation at select moments of twentieth century China. It focuses on two themes: history and representation; modernity and monstrosity.

[Chinese Literature 245r. Topics in Sinophone Studies - Modern Chinese Fiction on the Periphery]
Catalog Number: 0321
David Der-Wei Wang
Half course (fall term). M., 2–4.
Survey of modern Chinese fiction and narratology from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese Diaspora: polemics of the canon, dialogues between national and regional imaginaries, and literary cultures in the Sinophone world.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Chinese Literature 247. Chinese Lyricism and Modernity: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 8098
David Der-Wei Wang
Half course (fall term). M., 2–4.
Explores lyricism as an overlooked discourse in modern Chinese literature and culture. Looks into lyrical representations in poetic, narrative, and performative terms and re-defines the polemics of "the lyrical" in the making of Chinese modernities.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Chinese Literature 248. Modern Chinese Literature: Theory and Practice: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 9486
David Der-Wei Wang
Half course (fall term). M., 2–4.
Survey of the concepts, institutions, canons, debates, experiments, and actions that gave rise to, and continually redefined, modern Chinese literature. Equal attention given to theories drawn from Chinese and Western traditions.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Chinese Literature 258. Encounters between Tradition and Modernity in Chinese Literature: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 14688
Xiaofei Tian and David Der-Wei Wang
Half course (spring term). M., 1–4.
In this course we will read a series of important Chinese texts from past to present and explore the complicated and nuanced ways in which modern literary culture responds to and negotiates with the classical tradition. Whether inheriting or disinheriting traditional resources, the present is intimately intertwined with the past, in its ingenious appropriations or impassioned negation.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.
Prerequisite: Reading proficiency in Literary Chinese is helpful but not required.

Chinese Literature 267r. Topics in Tang Literature: Seminar
Catalog Number: 8521
Stephen Owen
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). W., 1–3. EXAM GROUP: Fall: 1; Spring: 8
The focus for the fall term is the poetry of Du Fu and in the spring term, the poetry of the "High Tang" from early representations to its later canonization in the thirteenth century.
Prerequisite: Two years of literary Chinese or equivalent.

[Chinese Literature 268r. Topics in Song and Yuan Literature: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 7143
Stephen Owen
Half course (fall term). W., 1–3.
This term we will study the construction and aesthetics of Song lyric (ci).
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.
Prerequisite: Two years of literary Chinese or equivalent.

[Chinese Literature 280. Shanghai and Beijing: A Tale of Two Cities: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 78971
Jie Li
Half course (spring term). W., 2–4.
This course aims to excavate the cultural and historical memories of China’s two most important cities. We will discuss literary and cinematic representations, visual and material transformations of the cityscape, cities as sites of cultural production, and the lives of their inhabitants in modern times.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Cross-listed Courses

[Comparative Literature 277. Literature and Diaspora]
[History of Art and Architecture 280p. Voices in Chinese Painting]

Graduate Courses of Reading and Research

*Chinese 300. Reading and Research
Catalog Number: 4849
Peter K. Bol 8014, Mark C. Elliott 3329, Wilt L. Idema 2511, Wai-yee Li 3357 (on leave 2014-15), Stephen Owen 7418, Michael J. Puett 1227, Michael A. Szonyi 4842, Xiaofei Tian 3746 (on leave spring term), and David Der-Wei Wang 5190 (on leave spring term)
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). . EXAM GROUP: 4

Japan: Language Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

Japanese Ba. Elementary Japanese
Catalog Number: 2014
Yuko Kageyama-Hunt
Half course (fall term). Sections M., W., F., at 9, 10, or 1, and two additional hours to be arranged for Tu. and Th. EXAM GROUP: 4
This course aims to develop a basic foundation in modern Japanese leading to proficiency in the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasis is placed on the use of these skills to communicate effectively in authentic contexts of daily life. Mastery of hiragana, katakana, and approximately 45 Kanji (Chinese characters).

Japanese Bb. Elementary Japanese
Catalog Number: 8728
Yuko Kageyama-Hunt
Half course (spring term). Sections M., W., F., at 9, 10, or 1, and two additional hours to be arranged for Tu. and Th. EXAM GROUP: 4
Continuation of Japanese Ba, with an approximately 135 additional Kanji.
Prerequisite: Japanese Ba or equivalent.

Japanese 106a. Classical Japanese
Catalog Number: 1492
Edwin A. Cranston
Half course (fall term). M., W., F., at 11. EXAM GROUP: 18
Introduction to classical grammar and texts.
Prerequisite: Japanese 130b.

[Japanese 106b. Kambun]
Catalog Number: 2602
Edwin A. Cranston
Half course (spring term). M., W., F., at 11.
Introduction to Kambun.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.
Prerequisite: Japanese 106a or equivalent.

Japanese 106c. Later Classical Japanese
Catalog Number: 7307
Edwin A. Cranston
Half course (spring term). M., W., F., at 11. EXAM GROUP: 14
Post-Heian writings in Classical Japanese.
Prerequisite: Japanese 106a or equivalent.

Japanese 120a. Intermediate Japanese I
Catalog Number: 8152
Ikue Shingu
Half course (fall term). M., W., Th., at 9; M., W., Th., at 10; M., W., Th., at 1. Sections: Tu., F., at 9; Tu., F., at 10; Tu., F., at 1; . EXAM GROUP: 4
Second-year intermediate level course aimed at consolidation of the basic grammatical patterns of Japanese and development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to the level necessary for communication in everyday life in Japanese society. Introduction of approximately 130 Chinese characters beyond those introduced in Bb.
Prerequisite: Japanese Bb or equivalent.

Japanese 120b. Intermediate Japanese I
Catalog Number: 6433
Ikue Shingu
Half course (spring term). Sections M., T., W., Th., and F., at 10 or 2. EXAM GROUP: 4
Continuation of Japanese 120a. Approximately 150 additional Chinese characters.

Japanese 130a. Intermediate Japanese II
Catalog Number: 4855
Miki Yagi
Half course (fall term). Sections M., T., W., Th., F., at 10, 1, or 2 . EXAM GROUP: 4
Third-year intermediate advanced course. Development of skills in reading authentic materials from contemporary Japanese media and fiction and in aural comprehension of contemporary television news and drama with decreased reliance on pedagogical aids. Development of speaking and writing skills to an increasingly sophisticated level. Introduction of approximately 200 additional Chinese characters beyond those introduced in 120b.
Prerequisite: Japanese 120b or equivalent.

Japanese 130b. Intermediate Japanese II
Catalog Number: 6904
Miki Yagi
Half course (spring term). M., through F., at 10, or 2. EXAM GROUP: 4
Continuation of Japanese 130a. Approximately 200 additional Chinese characters.

Japanese 140a. Advanced Modern Japanese
Catalog Number: 3688
Yasuko Matsumoto
Half course (fall term). Sections: M. through F., at 10 or 1. EXAM GROUP: 4
Readings of modern texts in both rapid and in-depth modes. Comprehension of media news and drama. Advanced conversation and composition on topics related to the preceding.
Prerequisite: Japanese 130b.

Japanese 140b. Advanced Modern Japanese
Catalog Number: 8551
Yasuko Matsumoto
Half course (spring term). Sections: M. through F., at 10 or 1. EXAM GROUP: 5
Continuation of Japanese 140a.

Japanese 150a. Readings and Discussion in Japanese Social Sciences
Catalog Number: 4693
Yasuko Matsumoto
Half course (fall term). M.,W., F. at 9. EXAM GROUP: 10
Selected readings and discussion in Japanese primarily on contemporary topics in economics, sociology, political science, psychology, and cultural studies, with occasional readings from literature. Readings are supplemented by selections from audiovisual media on current social issues.
Note: Conducted in Japanese.
Prerequisite: Japanese 140b.

Japanese 150b. Readings and Discussion in Japanese Social Sciences
Catalog Number: 0984
Yasuko Matsumoto
Half course (spring term). M., W., F., at 9. EXAM GROUP: 10
Continuation of Japanese 150a.
Prerequisite: Japanese 150a.

Cross-listed Courses

[Linguistics 173. Linguistic Issues in Japanese]
Linguistics 174. Tense and Aspect in Japanese
[Linguistics 176. History and Prehistory of the Japanese Language]

Primarily for Graduates

Japanese 210a. Reading Scholarly Japanese for Students of Chinese and Korean
Catalog Number: 9182
Wesley M. Jacobsen
Half course (fall term). M., W., F., at 9. EXAM GROUP: 10
Development of skills in reading and translating academic genres of Japanese, with special attention to Japanese scholarship on Chinese and Korean studies. Introduction to old kana usage and classical forms commonly used in scholarly writing.
Prerequisite: Japanese 120b, and graduate standing in some field of Chinese or Korean studies.

Japanese 210b. Reading Scholarly Japanese for Students of Chinese and Korean
Catalog Number: 8918
Wesley M. Jacobsen
Half course (spring term). M., W., F., at 9. EXAM GROUP: 10
Continuation of Japanese 210a.
Note: Expected to be omitted in 2010–11.
Prerequisite: Japanese 210a.

Japan: History Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

[Japanese History 115. Religion and Society in Edo and Meiji Japan]
Catalog Number: 5756
Helen Hardacre
Half course (fall term). W., 1–3.
Examination of religion and society in Japan from 1600-1912, beginning with an era of state control over religious institutions and religious affiliations of the populace, followed by the demise of the Edo-period system and diversification of religious practice in context of rapid social change, modernization, and imperialism during the Meiji period. Separate section for students able to utilize primary sources in Japanese will explore the Maruzen Meiji Microfilm collection in the Harvard-Yenching Library.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. Offered jointly with the Divinity School as 3957.
Prerequisite: General knowledge of Japanese history and religion is helpful.

[Japanese History 117. Japanese Folk Religion: Conference Course]
Catalog Number: 65798
Helen Hardacre
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
This conference course is an introduction to the study of Japanese folk religion, popular religious life carried on largely outside the frameworks of Buddhism, Shinto, and other religious institutions. The course aims to interrogate the idea of folk religion and its viability as a field of study within Japanese religions and within contemporary society. In its first half, the course examines the traditional rubrics and topics in the literature on Japanese folk religion. In the second half, the course turns to changes in folk religious life brought about through tourism and the appropriation of folk religious motifs by such contemporary media forms as animé and manga.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.

[Japanese History 120. Religion and Society in Twentieth-Century Japan]
Catalog Number: 4903
Helen Hardacre
Half course (spring term). W., 1–3.
An examination of religion and society from the end of the Meiji period (1912) to the present. This course explores the meaning of the modern in Japanese religions, the development of the public sphere and religion’s relations with it, religion and nationalism, and the interconnections of religion and social change with materialism, consumerism, pacifism, and spiritualism.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. Offered jointly with the Divinity School as 3958.
Prerequisite: General knowledge of Japanese history and religion is helpful. Enrollment in Japanese History 115 recommended but not required.

[Japanese History 126. Shinto: Conference Course]
Catalog Number: 3097
Helen Hardacre
Half course (spring term). W., 1–3.
An examination of Shinto, emphasizing its concepts of deity (kami), patterns of ritual and festival, shrines as religious and social institutions, political culture and interactions with party politics, and its contribution to contemporary youth culture.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. General knowledge of Japanese history and religion is helpful. Japanese language is not required, but several meetings will be held for students able to use Japanese-language sources. Offered jointly with the Divinity School as 3960.

[Japanese History 130. The History of Curiosity and the Curiosities of Edo Japan]
Catalog Number: 4445 Enrollment: Limited to 30.
Shigehisa Kuriyama
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
This course probes the nature and history of curiosity by exploring the strangely, extravagantly, intensely curious culture that was Japan in the Edo period (1600-1868), and spotlighting its entwinement with outsiders who were intensely curious about it. The design of the course is unique: crafted as an intellectual adventure game, it presupposes no prior knowledge, but will require keen curiosity and a willingness to experiment with new technologies of learning. In addition to students of Japanese culture, it should particularly interest those fascinated by global connections, early modern science, and the mystery of curiosity.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Japanese History 133. Discourses of Ainu Identity (1868-2008) - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 18621
Noemie Godefroy
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
From their integration into the Japanese population in 1871 to their recognition by the Japanese government as an indigenous people of Japan in 2008, the history of the Ainu people has been in part a struggle over their discursive representation. Designated by Japanese dominant discourse as "former aborigines", coined "a vanishing people" before all but disappearing from it all together, the Ainu have had to reclaim their discursive representation, affirm their identity, ultimately achieving international, and national recognition less than a decade ago. These two movements -governmental discursive deconstruction of Ainu identity on the one hand, and Ainu discursive reclamation of their own identity, on the other- are intricately linked; Ainu affirmative discourse developed not a separate reaction to the hegemonic governmental discourse, but with and as a part of it. This course conjunctly aims at defining a theoretical framework for discourse analysis, interethnic relations, and the study of ethnic identity, and analyzing various sources defining and discussing Ainu identity (written or translated into English) produced by the Ainu themselves (epic songs, autobiographies, articles, speeches, etc.), the Japanese (legislative and institutional texts, registers, acts, surveys, speeches, etc.) and Western authors (travelogues, accounts, international exhibition catalogues, etc).

Cross-listed Courses

[Culture and Belief 57. Animated Spirituality: Japanese Religion in Anime, Manga, and Film]
[History of Art and Architecture 18j. Introduction to Japanese Architecture]
History of Art and Architecture 18k. Introduction to Japanese Art
[Societies of the World 13. Japan in Asia and the World]
[Societies of the World 33. Tokyo]
Societies of the World 43. Japan’s Samurai Revolution

Primarily for Graduates

[Japanese History 240. Museum Research in Japanese Art: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 74246
Melissa M. McCormick and Ryūichi Abé
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Examines works in the Harvard Art Museums in art historical, literary, and religious context. The Spring 2014 seminar will focus on medieval Buddhist art and illustrated scrolls about the Shingon sect and its founder Kūkai.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Japanese History 256. The Ise Shrines: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 27559
Helen Hardacre and Yukio Lippit
Half course (fall term). W., 4–6.
This seminar examines Shikinen Sengu, the practice of rebuilding the Ise Grand Shrines every twenty years, addressing these shrines’ history, architecture, religious practices, and related topics. Course readings will be in English and Japanese.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17. Offered jointly with the Divinity School as 3227.

[Japanese History 260r. Topics in Japanese Cultural History]
Catalog Number: 4539
Shigehisa Kuriyama
Half course (fall term). Tu., 2–4.
In 2013-14, the course will focus on the interplay of pictures and texts in Edo Japan in a wide variety of genres, including natural history, shunga, popular literature, how-to manuals, and advertisements. In addition to training students in the cultural analysis of printed illustrations, the course will also help students develop facility in reading hentaigana materials.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.
Prerequisite: Advanced reading knowledge of Japanese with some acquaintance with (or at least concurrent study of) bungo and kambun.

Japanese History 270. Early Modern Japanese History: Proseminar
Catalog Number: 85593
David Howell
Half course (fall term). Th., 1–4. EXAM GROUP: 8
This seminar surveys the recent English-language literature on the history of early modern Japan, roughly from the late sixteenth century to around 1875.

Japanese History 271r (formerly Japanese History 271). Research in Early Modern Japanese History: Seminar
Catalog Number: 49178
David Howell
Half course (spring term). Tu., 2–5. EXAM GROUP: 11
This seminar deals with the politics, society, and culture of Japan from the late sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Readings will include primary and secondary sources in Japanese and English. Students will write a major research paper.

Cross-listed Courses

[*History 2651. Japanese History: Seminar]
[History 2653. Historiography of Modern Japan: Proseminar]
[History of Art and Architecture 288y. Tohaku on Painting]

Japan: Literature Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

[Japanese Literature 124. The Tale of Genji in Word and Image ]
Catalog Number: 2181
Melissa M. McCormick
Half course (spring term). W., 1–3.
Introduces students to The Tale of Genji, often called the world’s first novel, authored by the court lady Murasaki Shikibu around the year 1000 CE. In addition to a close reading of the tale, topics for examination include Japanese court culture, women’s writing, and the tale’s afterlife in painting, prints, drama, manga, and film.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Japanese Literature 133. Gender and Japanese Art]
Catalog Number: 2144
Melissa M. McCormick
Half course (fall term). Th., 1–3.
Examines the role of gender in the production, reception, and interpretation of visual images in Japan from the twelfth through the twenty-first centuries. Topics include Buddhist conceptions of the feminine and Buddhist painting; sexual identity and illustrated narratives of gender reversals; the dynamics of voyeurism in Ukiyo-e woodblock prints; modernization of images of "modern girls" in the 1920s; and the gender dynamics of girl culture in manga and anime.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.

Japanese Literature 140. The Literature of Protest in Modern Japan - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 38161
Joanna Meredith Sturiano
Half course (fall term). M., 2–5. EXAM GROUP: 7
This course traces voices of protest in modern Japanese literature from the Freedom & People’s Rights movement and the political novel of the Meiji period to literary responses to the triple disaster of March 11, 2011. Lectures on historical context will supplement and situate discussions of literary texts. We will examine works from the proletarian literature movement of the late 1920s; atomic bomb literature; literary representations of the anti-Security Treaty protests; feminist literature; works by underrepresented minorities, and more. We will consider how literature has served as a means of protest and a site for recording protest throughout modern Japan.

Japanese Literature 141. Word and Object in Premodern Japan - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 92402
Joshua Andrew Frydman
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Written texts are never separate from the material culture in which they are embedded. In premodern societies as in modern ones, the written word is an inseparable part of objects, both those in and on which it is written, and those in which it is stored, on which it is read, which it describes and alongside which it is placed. In the case of premodern Japan, the aesthetic and technological developments that produce new forms of material culture are often mirrored in literature, and vice versa. Therefore this course is designed as a survey of both premodern Japanese literature (in English translation) from the 8th through 19th centuries, and of the material and visual culture of those same eras. This course aims to explore the correspondences and differences among various texts and objects in premodern Japan,and in doing so introduce students to the possibilities of a multidisciplinary approach to scholarship in the humanities.

Japanese Literature 162. Girl Culture, Media, and Japan
Catalog Number: 27841
Tomiko Yoda
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 1:30–3. EXAM GROUP: 1
The course examines the ways in which girlhood and girl culture have figured in the construction of gender, nation, and popular medias in modern to contemporary Japan. We will study visual and textual mediums, including novels, magazines, films, manga, and animation, paying attention to principal transformations that have marked the history of modern girl culture in Japan. No prior knowledge of Japanese language or history is expected.

Cross-listed Courses

East Asian Film and Media Studies 140 (formerly Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 53). Anime as Global Popular Culture

Primarily for Graduates

Japanese Literature 233r. Nara and Heian Court Literature: Seminar
Catalog Number: 8614
Edwin A. Cranston
Half course (spring term). W., 2–5. EXAM GROUP: 18
Topic: Sagoromo Monogatari.
Prerequisite: Japanese 106a or equivalent.

Japanese Literature 270. Topics in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Fiction: Seminar
Catalog Number: 10263
Tomiko Yoda
Half course (spring term). W., 2–4:30. EXAM GROUP: 18
A seminar course on the history, theory, and practice of modern to contemporary Japanese fiction. The course will be organized around a specific theme, time period, a cluster of writers, critics, or genres.

Japanese Literature 271. Topics in Gender and Culture in Japan: Seminar
Catalog Number: 76892
Tomiko Yoda
Half course (fall term). W., 2–4:30. EXAM GROUP: 7
A seminar course that studies the constructions of gender and gender relations in Japan through the examination of various forms of expressive culture (visual, textual, sonic) in their historical contexts.

Cross-listed Courses

[Comparative Literature 277. Literature and Diaspora]

Graduate Courses of Reading and Research

*Japanese 300. Reading and Research
Catalog Number: 4627
Ryūichi Abé 4974 (on leave spring term), Edwin A. Cranston 1186, Andrew Gordon 1891 (on leave 2014-15), Helen Hardacre 3191 (on leave 2014-15), Wesley M. Jacobsen 3443, Shigehisa Kuriyama 5269 (on leave 2014-15), Satomi Matsumura 2665, Melissa M. McCormick 5331, and Tomiko Yoda 6301
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). . EXAM GROUP: 10

Korea: Language Courses

Primarily for Undergraduates

*Korean 91r. Supervised Reading and Research
Catalog Number: 79216
Sang-suk Oh
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). Hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: Fall: 2
Independent reading and research in Korean Language.
Note: Open to students who have completed Korean 150b and given evidence of ability to do independent reading and research. May be taken on an individual basis or by small groups of students interested in working on the same topic.
Prerequisite: Korean 150b and permission of course head.

For Undergraduates and Graduates

Korean Ba. Elementary Korean
Catalog Number: 8739
Sang-suk Oh
Half course (fall term). M., W., F., at 11, and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 18
Introduction to modern Korean: basic grammar, reading of simple texts, conversational skills, and writing short letters. After successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to handle a limited number of interactive, task-oriented, and social situations and to have sufficient control of the writing system to interpret written language in areas of practical needs.

Korean Bb. Elementary Korean
Catalog Number: 8718
Sang-suk Oh
Half course (spring term). M., W., F., at 11, and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 14
Continuation of Korean Ba.
Prerequisite: Korean Ba or equivalent.

Korean Bxa. Elementary Korean for Advanced Beginners
Catalog Number: 0120
Heeyeong Jung
Half course (fall term). M., W., F., at 10, and two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 5
Designed for students with some listening and speaking background, either from prior formal learning or previous exposure to a Korean speaking community. Introductory Korean course, with emphasis on reading and writing. After successful completion of this course, students are expected be able to understand main ideas and/or some facts from the simple connected texts dealing with basic personal and social needs and to be able to meet a number of practical writing needs.

Korean Bxb. Elementary Korean for Advanced Beginners
Catalog Number: 3031
Heeyeong Jung
Half course (spring term). M. through Th., at 10. EXAM GROUP: 5
Continuation of Korean Bxa.

Korean 120a. Intermediate Korean
Catalog Number: 5884
Hee-Jeong Jeong
Half course (fall term). M. through F., at 9 or 10. EXAM GROUP: 5
Continuation of elementary Korean to consolidate students’ knowledge of the fundamental grammatical structures of Korean with an aim to increase their abilities to communicate using Korean in a wide range of daily-life transactional situations. After successful completion of second-year Korean, students are expected to handle most uncomplicated communicative tasks and social situations and read consistently with understanding of simple connected texts dealing with personal and social needs.
Prerequisite: Korean Bb or equivalent.

Korean 120b. Intermediate Korean
Catalog Number: 8590
Hee-Jeong Jeong
Half course (spring term). M. through F., at 9. EXAM GROUP: 10
Continuation of Korean 120a.
Prerequisite: Korean 120a or equivalent.

Korean 130a. Pre-advanced Korean
Catalog Number: 2071
Heeyeong Jung
Half course (fall term). M., W., F., at 1 and Drill T., Th., 9, and a weekly section to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 1
Continuation of intermediate Korean, to consolidate the student’s knowledge of the grammatical structures of Korean with an aim to increase their abilities to communicate using Korean in a wide range of familiar and everyday topics, current societal events, and factual and concrete topics relating to personal interests. After successful completion of third-year Korean, students are expected to be able to describe and narrate about concrete and factual topics of personal and general interest.
Prerequisite: Korean 120b or equivalent.

Korean 130b. Pre-advanced Korean
Catalog Number: 2662
Heeyeong Jung
Half course (spring term). M. through Th., at 1. EXAM GROUP: 8
Continuation of Korean 130a.
Prerequisite: Korean 130a or equivalent.

Korean 140a. Advanced Korean
Catalog Number: 5723
Hee-Jeong Jeong
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 2–4. EXAM GROUP: 4
Development of skills in reading materials from contemporary Korean media and fiction and in aural comprehension of contemporary television news and drama with decreased reliance on pedagogical aids. After successful completion of fourth-year Korean, students should be able to satisfy the requirements of various everyday school, and work situations and follow essential points of written discourse which are abstract and linguistically complex, and also to write about a variety of topics in detail with precision.
Prerequisite: Korean 130b or equivalent.

Korean 140b. Advanced Korean
Catalog Number: 3011
Hee-Jeong Jeong
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 2-4. EXAM GROUP: 11
Continuation of Korean 140a.
Prerequisite: Korean 140a or equivalent.

Korean 150a. Readings in Cultural Studies
Catalog Number: 1936
Sang-suk Oh
Half course (fall term). W., 3-6 with two additional hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 6
Selected readings in contemporary Korean on topics in art, film, drama, and cultural studies, supplemented by selections from audio-visual media on traditional and current cultural events. After completion of Korean 150a and 150b, students are expected to be able to participate in most formal and informal conversations on practical, social, professional, and abstract topics and read with almost complete comprehension and at normal speed expository prose on unfamiliar subjects and a variety of literary texts.
Prerequisite: Korean 140b or equivalent.

Korean 150b. Readings in Cultural Studies
Catalog Number: 1282
Sang-suk Oh
Half course (spring term). W., 3–6, with one additional hour to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 17
Continuation of Korean 150a.
Prerequisite: Korean 140b or equivalent.

Korea: History Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

[Korean History 111. Traditional Korea]
Catalog Number: 3709
Sun Joo Kim
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 10–11:30.
Survey of the history of Korea, from earliest times to the 19th century. Examines various interpretive approaches and issues in the political, social, economic, intellectual, cultural, and diplomatic history of premodern Korea.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Korean History 115. Korean History Through Film]
Catalog Number: 20477
Sun Joo Kim
Half course (spring term). M., 3–6.
This course is to examine history of premodern Korea through select Korea’s contemporary feature films. Films and dramas with historical themes and personages have been very popular in Korea. We will examine the content of the films, and investigate how “true” or “false” they represent Korea’s past, how they imagine and invent Korea’s past, in what ways films are useful in better understanding Korean history, people’s lives and practices.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16. A discussion section in the Korean language will be offered if enrollment is sufficient.

Cross-listed Courses

[Societies of the World 27. The Two Koreas]

Primarily for Graduates

[Korean History 230r. Readings in Premodern Korean History]
Catalog Number: 4497
Sun Joo Kim
Half course (fall term). Tu., 2–4.
A study of social, political, economic, and intellectual history of premodern Korea reviewing major scholarship in the field. Designed primarily for graduate students preparing for the general examination. All readings are in English.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.
Prerequisite: Korean History 111 or equivalent.

[Korean History 231ar. Documents and Research Methods for the Study of Premodern Korea I: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 56199
Sun Joo Kim
Half course (fall term). W., 1–3.
Introduction of the different types of primary sources and research methodologies useful for study of Chôson Korea. Students are required to write a research paper.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.
Prerequisite: Korean History 111 or equivalent and reading proficiency in Korean. Reading ability in literary Chinese and Japanese helpful.

[Korean History 231b. Documents and Research Methods for the Study of Premodern Korea II: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 91032
Sun Joo Kim
Half course (spring term). W., 1–3.
Continued training in reading and interpreting primary sources and exploring innovative research methodologies. Students are required to write a research paper based on original sources on a topic of their choosing.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.
Prerequisite: Korean History 231a or instructor’s permission.

[Korean History 235r. Historical Research in Korea ]
Catalog Number: 7886
Sun Joo Kim
Half course (spring term). W., 3–5.
Explores current historical research in the field of premodern Korea by reviewing major publications in the field in Korean.
Note: Expected to be given in 2017–18.
Prerequisite: Korean History 111 or equivalent and proficiency in Korean.

[Korean History 240r. Selected Topics in Premodern Korean History: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 9837
Sun Joo Kim
Half course (spring term). W., 3–5.
Reading and research of selected primary sources and secondary works on premodern Korean history.
Note: Expected to be given in 2017–18.
Prerequisite: Korean History 111 or equivalent and reading proficiency in Korean. Reading ability in classical Chinese and Japanese helpful.

Korean History 253. Modern Korean History: Proseminar
Catalog Number: 0365
Carter J. Eckert
Half course (fall term). W., 3–5. EXAM GROUP: 6
An introduction to some of the current issues in modern Korean history through selected readings. Designed for entering graduate students and undergraduates with a basic knowledge of modern Korean History (Societies of the World 27, “Two Koreas” or its equivalent).

[*Korean History 255r. Modern Korean History: Seminar]
Catalog Number: 0713
Carter J. Eckert
Full course (indivisible). Th., 2–4.
Readings and research in modern Korean history. Students are required to write a seminar paper based largely on primary materials
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.
Prerequisite: Korean History 253 or equivalent, and reading proficiency in Korean.

Korean History 257. Modern Korean History: Special Seminar - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 50046
Carter J. Eckert
Half course (spring term). Th., 2–4. EXAM GROUP: 11
Readings and research in modern Korean history. Students are required to write a seminar paper based largely on primary materials. Focus in Spring 2015 will be on contemporary (post-1945) Korean history, especially the Park Chung Hee period (1961-1979).
Note: Note: This course is designed as a one-semester substitute for Korean History 255, which will not be offered in 2014-2015.
Prerequisite: Korean History 253 or equivalent, and reading proficiency in Korean.

[Korean History 260. Readings in Modern Korean History I]
Catalog Number: 5372
Carter J. Eckert
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
Explores the history of the field through an examination of major scholarship. Designed primarily for graduate students preparing for the general examination.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Korean History 261. Readings in Modern Korean History II]
Catalog Number: 79753
Carter J. Eckert
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Continuation of Korean History 260. Designed primarily for graduate students preparing for the general examination.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Korea: Literature Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

Korean Literature 110. Korean Literature: Texts and Contexts, 9th Century through the Early 20th Century - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 14818
Si Nae Park
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 10–11:30. EXAM GROUP: 12
This lecture course introduces students to select representations of Korean literature through literary works and their contexts from the 9th through the early 20th centuries. Lectures will be on the socio-cultural, historical, political, and philosophical contexts within which the texts, their writers’ lives, their customs, their worldviews were embedded. Readings include original texts in translation and parallel scholarly commentaries. Students will read diverse genres of writing including biographies, memorials, poetry, songs, letters, fictional prose, travelogues, memoirs, folklore, and p’ansori. Some of our literary texts may perfectly fit our understanding of what a literary text is supposed to be, while others will challenge us to expand the boundaries of what we define as literature. The course aims to uncover sensibilities that constituted what Koreans during this period perceived as literary and literature-like. Combining lectures and deep reading of the course materials for class discussions, the course also uses visual representations such as paintings, maps, and old books, and portrayals of traditional Korean literary practices in film and television. Those interested in East Asian literature, history, and society will find this course useful.

Primarily for Graduates

Korean Literature 211. Korea through Ideologies of Languages and Writing: Seminar - (New Course)
Catalog Number: 10716
Si Nae Park
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Koreans before the 20th century used literary Chinese and Chinese characters as the primary means of written expression. Present-day Koreans find this a vexing fact. What ideas of language and writing underpin such collective discomfort? This course examines how discourses on language and writing in Korea have shaped the ways in which Koreans imagined literary practices, cultural identity, power, gender, and literature. Our focus is Korea’s long-time participation in and modern abandonment of the Sinographic Cosmopolis, but some of the readings will illustrate parallel cases of language ideologies in Japan, Vietnam, and China.

Cross-listed Courses

[Comparative Literature 277. Literature and Diaspora]

Graduate Courses of Reading and Research

*Korean 300. Reading and Research
Catalog Number: 8122
Carter J. Eckert 1178, Sun Joo Kim 3821 (on leave 2014-15), David McCann 3635, and Sang-suk Oh 3856
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). . EXAM GROUP: Fall: 18; Spring: 14

Manchu: Language Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

Manchu A. Elementary Manchu
Catalog Number: 8961
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (fall term). M., W., F., at 1. EXAM GROUP: 1
Introduction to Manchu grammar with elementary readings in Manchu script.

[Manchu B. Elementary Manchu]
Catalog Number: 1625
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 10–11:30.
Readings in a variety of historical and literary texts with emphasis on Manchu documentary sources.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Manchu 120a. Intermediate Manchu]
Catalog Number: 4190
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
Readings in a wide variety of Manchu texts. English to Manchu translation exercises.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.

[Manchu 120b. Advanced Manchu]
Catalog Number: 1414
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Intensive reading in Manchu archival materials, other historical texts and literary texts. Some texts in pre-diacritical form. English to Manchu translation exercises.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Primarily for Graduates

[Manchu 210b. Introduction to Sources for Manchu Studies]
Catalog Number: 4146
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (fall term). W., 2–5.
Research papers prepared on the basis of primary sources.
Note: Expected to be given in 2016–17.
Prerequisite: Manchu 210a.

Graduate Courses of Reading and Research

*Manchu 300. Reading and Research
Catalog Number: 8735
Mark C. Elliott 3329
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). . EXAM GROUP: Fall: 11; Spring: 7

Mongolian: Language Courses

Primarily for Undergraduates

[Mongolian A. Elementary Written Mongolian]
Catalog Number: 2965
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
Study of classical Mongolian grammar, with introduction to pre-classical and classical Mongolian texts.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Mongolian B. Elementary Written Mongolian]
Catalog Number: 8489
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Continuation of Mongolian A.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

For Undergraduates and Graduates

[Mongolian 120a. Intermediate Written Mongolian]
Catalog Number: 0810
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
Readings in classical and modern Mongolian texts.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Mongolian 120b. Advanced Written Mongolian
Catalog Number: 4032
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Continuation of Mongolian 120a.

Graduate Courses of Reading and Research

*Mongolian 300. Reading and Research
Catalog Number: 1345
Mark C. Elliott 3329
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). . EXAM GROUP: 10

Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

Tibetan History

Cross-listed Courses

[History of Art and Architecture 18s. Arts of South and Southeast Asia]
[History of Art and Architecture 183k. Himalayan Art]
[History of Art and Architecture 285m. South Asian Temple : Theory and Practice]
[Religion 1705. Tibetan Religions]
Tibetan 91r. Supervised Reading and Research
Tibetan 101a. Elementary Classical Tibetan
Tibetan 101b. Elementary Classical Tibetan
Tibetan 102a. Intermediate Classical Tibetan
Tibetan 102b. Intermediate Classical Tibetan
Tibetan 104ar. Elementary Colloquial Tibetan
Tibetan 104br. Elementary Colloquial Tibetan
Tibetan 105ar. Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan
[Tibetan 106ar. Advanced Colloquial Tibetan]
[Tibetan 106br. Advanced Colloquial Tibetan]
Tibetan 190. Understanding Histories of Tibet - (New Course)
[Tibetan 219r. Tibetan Religious Literature: Seminar]
*Tibetan 300. Reading and Research
*Tibetan 302. Direction of AM Theses

Uyghur: Language Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

[Uyghur A. Elementary Uyghur]
Catalog Number: 8767
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (fall term). M., W., F., at 9.
Introduction to Uyghur, the Turkic language spoken in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and throughout Central Asia. Course covers grammar, reading and writing (in the modified Arabic alphabet adopted in the PRC), and conversation practice.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

[Uyghur B. Elementary Uyghur]
Catalog Number: 5271
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (spring term). M., W., F., at 9.
Continuation of Uyghur A. Completion of basic Uyghur grammar, listening and speaking practice with the aid of audio-visual materials, selected readings from Uyghur literature and academic prose.
Note: Expected to be given in 2015–16.

Uyghur 120A. Intermediate/Advanced Uyghur
Catalog Number: 9312
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 5–6:30. EXAM GROUP: 16
Additional training in modern Uyghur, with attention to improvement of spoken fluency and comprehension. Extensive readings in a range of genres, including historical writing and academic prose as well as religious texts.
Prerequisite: Uyghur B or permission of instructor.

Uyghur 120B. Intermediate/Advanced Uyghur
Catalog Number: 4234
Mark C. Elliott
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 8:30–10. EXAM GROUP: 2
Continuation of Uyghur 120A.
Prerequisite: Uyghur 120A or permission of instructor.

Graduate Courses of Reading and Research

*Uyghur 300. Readings in Uyghur Language and Literature
Catalog Number: 5357
Mark C. Elliott 3329
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). Hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: Fall: 2; Spring: 16
Guided readings in advanced Uyghur-language texts. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Uyghur 120B or permission of instructor.

Vietnam: Language Courses

For Undergraduates and Graduates

Vietnamese Ba. Elementary Vietnamese
Catalog Number: 3873
Binh Ngo
Half course (fall term). M. through F., at 9. EXAM GROUP: 10
Surveys the fundamentals of Vietnamese phonetics, grammar, and vocabulary to provide students with basic ability to understand, speak, read, and write Vietnamese. Conversational ability is stressed through an interactive, communication-oriented approach.

Vietnamese Bb. Elementary Vietnamese
Catalog Number: 9940
Binh Ngo
Half course (spring term). M. through F., at 9. EXAM GROUP: 10
Continuation of Vietnamese Ba, with introduction of additional Vietnamese texts and excerpts from Vietnamese newspapers to enhance reading skills.
Prerequisite: Vietnamese Ba or permission of the instructor.

Vietnamese 120a. Intermediate Vietnamese
Catalog Number: 3276
Binh Ngo
Half course (fall term). Lecture M., 4-6, Drill W., 4-6. EXAM GROUP: 17
Further development of speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension. Texts and dialogues on Vietnamese geography, history, culture, and customs will be used, as well as audiotapes and videos. Students are expected to speak Vietnamese in all class discussions.
Note: Conducted entirely in Vietnamese.
Prerequisite: Vietnamese Bb or permission of instructor.

Vietnamese 120b. Intermediate Vietnamese
Catalog Number: 6178
Binh Ngo
Half course (spring term). M., W., 4–6. EXAM GROUP: 13
Continuation of Vietnamese 120a.
Note: Conducted entirely in Vietnamese.
Prerequisite: Vietnamese 120a or permission of instructor.

Vietnamese 130a. Advanced Vietnamese
Catalog Number: 6287
Binh Ngo
Half course (fall term). Lecture T., 3-5, Drill Th., 3-5. EXAM GROUP: 2
Development of high proficiency in Vietnamese. Introduction of complex grammar and vocabulary, using authentic Vietnamese texts, videos, and translation of English news articles into Vietnamese. Discussions focus on selected short stories and poems.
Note: Conducted entirely in Vietnamese.
Prerequisite: Vietnamese 120b or permission of instructor.

Vietnamese 130b. Advanced Vietnamese
Catalog Number: 3968
Binh Ngo
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 3-5, and one additional hour to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 16
Continuation of Vietnamese 130a.
Note: Conducted entirely in Vietnamese.
Prerequisite: Vietnamese 130a or permission of instructor.

Vietnamese 140a. Advanced-High Vietnamese
Catalog Number: 97175
Binh Ngo
Half course (fall term). M., W., 2:30–4. EXAM GROUP: 7
Development of near-native fluency in oral and written expression. Modern Vietnamese literature, including short stories, excerpts from novels, and poems in the original, that were published in Vietnam from the 1930s to the present day is used to introduce the complex grammar, idioms, proverbs and some slang expressions commonly used in contemporary Vietnamese. Discussion focuses on Vietnamese culture and issues related to Vietnamese society during that period.
Prerequisite: Vietnamese 130b

Vietnamese 140b. Advanced-High Vietnamese
Catalog Number: 45653
Binh Ngo
Half course (spring term). M., W., 2:30–4. EXAM GROUP: 18
Continuation of Vietnamese 140a.
Prerequisite: Vietnamese 140a

Vietnam: History Courses

Cross-listed Courses

[History 1063. America and Vietnam: 1945-1975]
History 1619. Premodern Vietnam
History 1620. Modern Vietnam
[*History 1918 (formerly History 1618). Telling Lives in Asia]

Graduate Courses of Reading and Research

*Vietnamese 300. Reading and Research
Catalog Number: 7211
Binh Ngo 1383
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). . EXAM GROUP: Fall: 7; Spring: 18