Minor Concentration East Asian Language and Literature (18 credits)

Offered by: East Asian Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration East Asian Studies.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as specified below.

Introduction to East Asian Culture

3 credits, one of the following courses:

  • EAST 211 Introduction: East Asian Culture: China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Chinese culture. The course will also examine the changing representations of the Chinese cultural tradition in the West. Readings will include original sources in translation from the fields of literature, philosophy, religion, and cultural history.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Xiao Liu (Winter)

  • EAST 212 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : An introduction to Japan which presents various aspects of Japanese literature, culture, history, religions, philosophy and society.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Thomas Lamarre (Fall)

  • EAST 213 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Korean culture, including Korean literature, religions, philosophy, and socio-economic formations.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Dahye Kim (Winter)

East Asian Language

9 credits of language (see the list below). Students may meet this requirement by passing the first level of Korean, Chinese or Japanese with a grade of "C" or better. Students with prior knowledge of an Asian language may substitute a second level in place of a first level. Or, these students may take 6 credits of language at the 400-level or above from the list and an additional 3 credits of East Asian Studies (EAST) courses.

Note: Admission to language courses is subject to placement tests.

  • EAST 220D1 First Level Korean (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Introduction to the basic structures of the standard Korean language. The aim of this course is to give students a basic knowledge of the Korean language. Special emphasis is put on handling everyday conversation, reading and writing short texts, and mastering basic grammar rules.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Fall)

  • EAST 220D2 First Level Korean (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 220D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 220D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 220D1 and EAST 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 230D1 First Level Chinese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Introduction to the basic structures of Mandarin Chinese, Pin-yin romanization and 750 characters for reading and writing. Emphasis on developing aural and oral skills through communication games and interaction activities. Animated films are used as part of teaching materials.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang, Joy Cheng-Yu Lin (Fall)

  • EAST 230D2 First Level Chinese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 230D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang, Joy Cheng-Yu Lin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 230D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 230D1 and EAST 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 240D1 First Level Japanese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Introduction to the basic grammar and sentence patterns of the Japanese language in both oral and written forms. In reading and writing skills students will be introduced to katakana, hiragana and kanji.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka, Tomoko Ikeda (Fall)

  • EAST 240D2 First Level Japanese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 240D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka, Tomoko Ikeda (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 240D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 240D1 and EAST 240D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 320D1 Second Level Korean (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The aim of this course is to give students a fluent speaking ability in daily conversation, advanced grammar knowledge, improved reading and writing skills. Special emphasis is put on the efficient use of grammar, enrichment of vocabulary, and mastering useful expressions encountered in everyday life.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Fall)

  • EAST 320D2 Second Level Korean (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 320D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 320D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 320D1 and EAST 320D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 330D1 Second Level Chinese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The same communicative approach as in EAST 230 is used to develop aural and oral skills on daily topics. In addition to textbooks, Chinese films on videotapes will be incorporated as teaching materials.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 230 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

    • Students must register for both EAST 330D1 and EAST 330D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 330D1 and EAST 330D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 330D2 Second Level Chinese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 330D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 330D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 330D1 and EAST 330D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 340D1 Second Level Japanese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Continuation of the study of oral and written Japanese.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Yasuko Senoo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 240 or equivalent or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

    • Students must register for both EAST 340D1 and EAST 340D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 340D1 and EAST 340D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 340D2 Second Level Japanese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 340D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Yasuko Senoo (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 340D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 340D1 and EAST 340D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 420 Third Level Korean 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : grammar, enhancing written and oral comprehension and improving writing and speaking skills.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking EAST 420D1/D2.

  • EAST 421 Third Level Korean 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced grammar, enhancing written and oral comprehension and improving writing and speaking skills.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 420 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking EAST 420D1/D2.

  • EAST 430D1 Third Level Chinese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A communicative approach will be used to provide students with skills to communicate in various situations, express their ideas and feelings, and discuss various aspects of culture and life in China and in Canada. Teaching materials include Chinese movies on videotape and slides depicting Chinese life and culture.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 330 or equivalent or permission of instructor

    • Students must register for both EAST 430D1 and EAST 430D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 430D1 and EAST 430D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 430D2 Third Level Chinese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 430D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 430D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 430D1 and EAST 430D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 440D1 Third Level Japanese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : More advanced study of the Japanese language. Emphasis will be placed on reading.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 340 or equivalent or permission of instructor

    • Students must register for both EAST 440D1 and EAST 440D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 440D1 and EAST 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 440D2 Third Level Japanese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 440D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 440D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 440D1 and EAST 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 530D1 Fourth Level Chinese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Development of skills required to conduct academic discussions in oral as well as in written forms. Teaching materials include original texts from Chinese newspapers, Chinese literature and videos.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang (Fall)

  • EAST 530D2 Fourth Level Chinese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 530D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang (Winter)

  • EAST 533 Classical Chinese 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : An introduction to the grammar and syntax of classical Chinese. Readings are selected from well-known Confucian and Taoist classics, and philosophical and historical writings from premodern China.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Grace S Fong (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 330 or equivalent.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EAST 433.

  • EAST 534 Classical Chinese 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Continuation of EAST 533 at a more advanced level.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 330 or equivalent.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EAST 434.

  • EAST 535 Chinese for Business 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course aims to provide advanced students of Chinese with training in the terminology and syntax necessary for business communications. Topics will include many different aspects of business negotiations, such as price negotiation, methods of payment, etc.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Joy Cheng-Yu Lin (Fall)

  • EAST 536 Chinese for Business 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course is a continuation of EAST 535. It is designed to further develop students' linguistic competence for business communication, and to provide students with some knowledge on China's trade policies as well as on different methods of trading with China.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Joy Cheng-Yu Lin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 535 or equivalent or permission of instructor

  • EAST 540D1 Fourth Level Japanese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced study of Japanese, with emphasis on reading Japanese newspapers. Classes will be conducted entirely in Japanese.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Yasuko Senoo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 440 or equivalent or permission of instructor

    • Students must register for both EAST 540D1 and EAST 540D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 540D1 and EAST 540D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 540D2 Fourth Level Japanese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 540D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Yasuko Senoo (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 540D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 540D1 and EAST 540D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EAST 543 Classical Japanese 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The course will offer an introduction to the grammar and syntax of classical Japanese. Readings of well-known pre-modern writings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 440 or permission of instructor

  • EAST 544 Classical Japanese 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The grammar and syntax of classical Japanese. Readings in well-known writings of pre-modern Japan.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 543 or permission of instructor

East Asian Studies (EAST)

6 credits at the 300 level or above in East Asian Studies (EAST) courses selected from:

  • EAST 303 Current Topics: Chinese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Chinese Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Gal Gvili (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 304 Current Topics: Chinese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Chinese Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 305 Current Topics: Japanese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Japanese studies. The content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Jodie Beck (Winter)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 306 Current Topics: Japanese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Japanese studies. The content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 307 Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese literature and/or language. The content of the course may vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 308 Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese literature and/or language. The content of the course may vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Joy Cheng-Yu Lin (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 313 Current Topics: Korean Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Korean Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required.

  • EAST 314 Current Topics: Korean Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Korean Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 350 Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Gender and sexuality in modern and/or premodern Chinese literature with emphasis on representation of gender relations, notions of masculinity and femininity, morality and sexuality. Readings from fiction, drama, poetry, and/or other genres are approached from a variety of critical perspectives.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Gal Gvili (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor.

    • Note: Readings in English translation.

  • EAST 351 Women Writers of China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A study of fiction, drama, and poetry by women writers in imperial, modern, and/or contemporary China.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Grace S Fong (Fall)

    • Core course for the Women's Studies program

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor.

  • EAST 352 Critical Approaches to Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will examine traditional and/or modern genres of Chinese literature with a focus on different forms of Chinese and Western literary analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Xiao Liu (Fall)

  • EAST 353 Approaches to Chinese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Development of Chinese film in the 20th century, with an emphasis on both critical approaches to film as well as film history.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Xinyu Dong (Winter)

  • EAST 356 Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Examination of modern Chinese art and visual culture from the 1920's to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the formation of the artistic avant-garde in the 20th century and its relation to socialist and post-socialist mass culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken ARTH 356.

  • EAST 361 Animation and New Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Animation and new media in East Asia, with an emphasis on postwar developments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EAST 214.

  • EAST 362 Japanese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will study the development of film in Japan during the 20th century with a particular focus on the analysis of film form, genres and history.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Brian Bergstrom (Winter)

  • EAST 363 Early and Medieval Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course examines cultural production in early and medieval Japan, focusing on calligraphy, painting, picture scrolls, gestures and their relation to textual production. Readings explore various classic texts, taboos against seeing and narrative modes of cognition.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Thomas Lamarre (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 212 or permission of instructor

  • EAST 364 Mass Culture and Postwar Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course addresses a number of analytic approaches to mass culture in order to examine the culture industry of post-war Japan. Emphasis on narrative strategies in popular or consumer fiction and on the problems of marginalized writers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any introductory course in literature or cultural studies, or permission of instructor

  • EAST 369 Topics in Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : In this course, we examine contesting notions of gender, sexuality, femininity, and masculinity in Asian cinema and media. We study how individual works negotiate the social discourses on gender and sexual representation, identities, and performance, and how we may borrow conceptual frameworks from queer theories and histories at large to discuss them.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • EAST 370 History of Sexuality in Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Social and cultural history of sexuality in Japan. Possible topics include pre-modern sexuality and relations to court, religion and anthropology; pre-modern sex and gender relations; modern sexuality and gender identities; sexuality and the rise of science; relation to nationalism; feminism and queer movements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • EAST 372 Topics in Television: Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course approaches television and televisuality historically, in regional, transnational, and global perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): A 200-level course in EAST or permission of instructor.

  • EAST 375 Korean Media & Popular Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course approaches popular culture and mass media in postwar Korea from historical and theoretical perspectives, with a focus on the connections between activism, mass media, and commodity culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): EAST 213 or permission of the instructor.

  • EAST 377 Topics: Transnational Cinema Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This topics course investigates cinema's border-crossing modes of production, reception, and circulation, to uncover the ways that the study of cinema enriches current theories and approaches to the transnational.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): A 200-level course in EAST or permission of instructor.

  • EAST 385 Global Korea (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course considers Korean culture and society in the modern period by examining changing attitudes about the relationship between the national and the global, across social institutions, political discourse, and popular media.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • EAST 389 Global Science Fiction Cinema and Media Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course addresses: definitions of science fiction and fantasy (SFF); the history of SFF cinema; SFF as global culture; the ascendency of East Asian SFF cinema and media in the global market. It also explores how science fictions poses questions about media and technologies, and how media and technologies affect franchising and transnational consumption of SFF.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): A 200-level course in EAST or permission of instructor.

  • EAST 390 The Chinese Family in History (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Exploration of the Chinese family in history both as an institution - in its religious, legal, economic, political aspects - and as a lived reality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • EAST 453 Topics: Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced seminar in selected genres, themes and issues in Chinese literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 300-level course in any literature.

  • EAST 454 Topics: Chinese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced seminar in selected themes and issues in Chinese film.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: EAST 353, a 300-level film studies course, or permission of the instructor.

  • EAST 461 Inventing Modern Japanese Novel (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : An examination of the modern Japanese novel as a form which both affirms and resists the form of the European novel. Readings explore the particular problems of the Japanese novel in the context of modernization, westernization, and colonialism.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Thomas Lamarre (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Any course in literature or cultural studies above the introductory level, or permission of instructor

  • EAST 462 Japan in Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course introduces theories of cultural interaction, interpellation, and intertexuality in order to reconsider Japanese modes of reception and selection of Chinese texts and technologies. Readings range from early Japanese to 20th century texts. Readings in translation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any East Asian Studies course above the introductory level, or permission of the instructor

  • EAST 464 Image, Text, Performance (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Drawing on theoretical approaches from a variety of media studies, including cinema, performance and performativity, and elsewhere, this course looks at cultural production in premodern and modern Japan. Topics to be addressed range from calligraphy and writing, to theatre, and film.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any East Asian Studies course above the introductory level, or permission of the instructor

  • EAST 467 Topics: Japanese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Topics in the study of Japanese cinema.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • EAST 468 Science and Technology: Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : History of science and technology in East Asia with an emphasis on social and cultural impact and the legacy non-Western traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): EAST 211, 212, 213, or equivalent.

  • EAST 477 Media and Environment in Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The course explores the intersection between media and "environment" in Asia and beyond; topics range from media ecology, cybernetics, environmental art and activism, urban planning, and the history of communications networks in Asia in the modern period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Any East Asian Studies course at the 200 level or above.

  • EAST 478 Topics: Korean Film & Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced seminar in the study of Korean film and media. Taught in English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): EAST 213 or permission of instructor.

  • EAST 491 Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course in language or literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 492 Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course in language or literature.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Joy Cheng-Yu Lin (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 493 Special Topics: East Asian Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course under supervision of instructor on certain aspects of East Asian Studies. Topics will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Robin Yates (Fall) Gal Gvili, R Philip Buckley (Winter)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Any EAST course at the 300-level or above or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 494 Special Topics: East Asian Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course under supervision of instructor on certain aspects of East Asian Studies. Topics will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Robin Yates (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Any EAST course at the 300-level or above or permission of instructor

  • EAST 501 Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Japanese culture and society.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Yasuko Senoo (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 502 Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Japanese culture and society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 503 Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese culture and society.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Xiao Liu, Gal Gvili, Jennie H Chang, Renzhong Wang (Fall) Xinyu Dong (Winter)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 504 Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese culture and society.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Jeehee Hong, Gal Gvili, R Philip Buckley (Fall)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 505 Advanced Topics in Korean Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Korean culture and society. Taught in English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

  • EAST 515 Seminar: Beyond Orientalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Examines the cultural stakes and ethical implications of applying Western European models of understanding to East Asian societies. Provides background on interdisciplinary debates around "otherness", "cultural appropriation", and "postcolonialism", focusing on their history within East Asian Studies and their impact on that field's methodological assumptions, self-definition, and institutional practices.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): any EAST course at the 300 level or above or permission of instructor

  • EAST 525 Critical Area Studies in Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The course introduces students to foundational concepts, key debates, recent research areas, theoretical methods, and critical approached in area studies.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Gal Gvili (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): At least one EAST 400- or 500-level seminar course, or permission of the instructor.

  • EAST 527 Culture and Capital in Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This seminar introduces the major anthropological, psychological, and political economic theories of the relation between culture and capital that have affected social and political formations in East Asia. Language of Instruction: English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Any EAST 400-level course or above, or permission of the instructor.

  • EAST 550 Classical Chinese Poetry Themes and Genres (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A study of major themes and genres of classical Chinese poetry from its beginnings to the Yuan dynasty (14th century), with emphasis on critical analysis of text and context. Readings of poems in the original.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 433 or permission of instructor

  • EAST 551 Technologies of Self in Early China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Readings on self-cultivation drawn from Confucian, Legalist, and Taoist philosophic texts of early China (5th-2nd centuries B.C.) in translation will be compared with historical and archaeological materials on the evolving construction of the "individual'' in Chinese social structure, military organization, political and ritual codes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): One advanced course in EAST or permission of the instructor

  • EAST 559 Advanced Topics: Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese literature. The content of the course may vary from year to year, ranging from contemporary to modern to pre-modern literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): one advanced course in EAST or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 562 Japanese Literary Theory and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course examines Japanese theories of literary production and practice with an emphasis on 20th century thought.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Any course in EAST above the 200 level and at least a year of an East Asian Language, or permission of instructor

  • EAST 563 Images, Ideograms, Aesthetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course explores theories and usage of ideograms and images in Asian texts, both modern and premodern.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • EAST 564 Structures of Modernity: Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course explores relations between some of the principal sites which structure the experience of "modernity" in Asia (and elsewhere) - from bodies and cities, to the urban context in general. Along with general approaches (e.g. the idea of everyday life; questions of time), specific topics may include speed, music, architecture, crime, etc.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Yuriko Furuhata (Fall)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Any East Asian Studies course above the introductory level, or permission of the instructor

  • EAST 569 Advanced Topics: Japanese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Japanese literature. The content of the course may vary from year to year from contemporary to modern to pre-modern literature.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Thomas Lamarre (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: one advanced course in EAST or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • EAST 582 Japanese Culture and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Studies in Japanese culture and society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Faculty of Arts—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)