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East Asian Studies (EAST) Faculty

East Asian Studies (EAST) Faculty

Chair
TBA
Professors
Kenneth Dean; B.A.(Brown), M.A., Ph.D.(Stan.)
Grace S. Fong; B.A., M.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Thomas LaMarre; B.A.(G’town), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.), D.Sc.(d'Aix-Marseille II)
Robin D.S. Yates; B.A., M.A.(Oxf.), M.A.(Calif.), Ph.D.(Harv.)
Associate Professor
Griet Vankeerberghen; Licence(Louvain), Ph.D.(Prin.)
Assistant Professors
Victor Fan; B.M.(Roch.), MFA(USC), Ph.D.(Yale)
Yuriko Furuhata; B.A.(Int'l. Christian), M.A.(N. Mexico), Ph.D.(Brown)
Adrienne Hurley; B.A.(Colo.), M.A.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Calif.)
Hajime Nakatani; B.L.A.(Tokyo), M.A.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Chic.)
Lecturers
Jennie Chang; B.A.(Taiwan), M.A.(Harv.)
Sumi Hasegawa; M.A.(Montr.)
Myung Hee Kim; B.A., M.A.(Montr.)
Miwako Uesaka; B.Sc.(Kyoto), M.A.(McG.)
Bill Wang; B.A.(Heilongjiang), M.A.(Calg.)
Associate Members
Lara Braitstein (Religious Studies)
Christopher Green (Economics)
Victor Hori (Religious Studies)
Sandra Hyde (Anthropology)
Erik Kuhonta (Political Science)
John Kurien (Economics)
Catherine Lu (Political Science)
Lorenz Lüthi (History)
Yuzo Ota (History)
Junko Shimoyama (Linguistics)
Sarah Turner (Geography)
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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration East Asian Language and Literature (18 credits)

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 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 212 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

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 220 (9) First Level Korean
EAST 220D1 (4.5) First Level Korean
EAST 220D2 (4.5) First Level Korean
EAST 230 (9) First Level Chinese
EAST 230D1 (4.5) First Level Chinese
EAST 230D2 (4.5) First Level Chinese
EAST 240 (9) First Level Japanese
EAST 240D1 (4.5) First Level Japanese
EAST 240D2 (4.5) First Level Japanese
EAST 320 (9) Second Level Korean
EAST 320D1 (4.5) Second Level Korean
EAST 320D2 (4.5) Second Level Korean
EAST 330 (9) Second Level Chinese
EAST 330D1 (4.5) Second Level Chinese
EAST 330D2 (4.5) Second Level Chinese
EAST 340 (9) Second Level Japanese
EAST 340D1 (4.5) Second Level Japanese
EAST 340D2 (4.5) Second Level Japanese
EAST 420 (3) Third Level Korean 1
EAST 421 (3) Third Level Korean 2
EAST 430 (6) Third Level Chinese
EAST 430D1 (3) Third Level Chinese
EAST 430D2 (3) Third Level Chinese
EAST 440 (6) Third Level Japanese
EAST 440D1 (3) Third Level Japanese
EAST 440D2 (3) Third Level Japanese
EAST 520 (3) Fourth Level Korean 1
EAST 521 (3) Fourth Level Korean 2
EAST 530 (6) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 530D1 (3) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 530D2 (3) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 533 (3) Classical Chinese 1
EAST 534 (3) Classical Chinese 2
EAST 535 (3) Chinese for Business 1
EAST 536 (3) Chinese for Business 2
EAST 537D1 (3) China Today Through Translation
EAST 537D2 (3) China Today Through Translation
EAST 540D1 (3) Fourth Level Japanese
EAST 540D2 (3) Fourth Level Japanese
EAST 543 (3) Classical Japanese 1
EAST 544 (3) Classical Japanese 2

East Asian Studies (EAST)

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

EAST 303 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 1
EAST 304 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 2
EAST 305 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 1
EAST 306 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 2
EAST 307 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 1
EAST 308 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 2
EAST 313 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 1
EAST 314 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 2
EAST 315 (3) Survey: Modern Korean Literature in Translation
EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
EAST 352 (3) Critical Approaches to Chinese Literature
EAST 353 (3) Approaches to Chinese Cinema
EAST 354 (3) Taoist and Buddhist Apocalypses
EAST 356 (3) Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
EAST 362 (3) Japanese Cinema
EAST 363 (3) Aesthetics and Politics of Vision Premodern Japan
EAST 364 (3) Mass Culture and Postwar Japan
EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
EAST 385 (3) Society and Community in Korea
EAST 390 (3) The Chinese Family in History
EAST 453 (3) Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 454 (3) Topics: Chinese Cinema
EAST 456 (3) Chinese Drama and Popular Culture
EAST 457 (3) Brushwork in Chinese Painting
EAST 461 (3) Inventing Modern Japanese Novel
EAST 462 (3) Japan in Asia
EAST 464 (3) Image, Text, Performance
EAST 466 (3) Feminism and Japan
EAST 467 (3) Topics: Japanese Cinema
EAST 490 (3) Confucius and the Classics
EAST 491 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 1
EAST 492 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 2
EAST 493 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 1
EAST 494 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 2
EAST 501 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 1
EAST 502 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 2
EAST 503 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 1
EAST 504 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 2
EAST 515 (3) Seminar: Beyond Orientalism
EAST 550 (3) Classical Chinese Poetry Themes and Genres
EAST 551 (3) Technologies of Self in Early China
EAST 552 (3) The Yijing (Book of Changes)
EAST 559 (3) Advanced Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 562 (3) Japanese Literary Theory and Practice
EAST 563 (3) Images, Ideograms, Aesthetics
EAST 564 (3) Structures of Modernity: Japan
EAST 569 (3) Advanced Topics: Japanese Literature
EAST 582 (3) Japanese Culture and Society
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration East Asian Cultural Studies (18 credits)

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

Introduction to East Asian Culture

6 credits, two of the following courses:

EAST 211 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 212 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

East Asian Literature, Culture and Society

12 credits of courses in East Asian Literature, Culture and Society selected from the list below.

East Asian Studies (EAST)

EAST 214 (3) Japanese Animation & New Media
EAST 215 (3) Introduction to East Asian Art
EAST 303 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 1
EAST 304 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 2
EAST 305 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 1
EAST 306 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 2
EAST 307 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 1
EAST 308 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 2
EAST 313 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 1
EAST 314 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 2
EAST 315 (3) Survey: Modern Korean Literature in Translation
EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
EAST 352 (3) Critical Approaches to Chinese Literature
EAST 353 (3) Approaches to Chinese Cinema
EAST 354 (3) Taoist and Buddhist Apocalypses
EAST 356 (3) Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
EAST 362 (3) Japanese Cinema
EAST 363 (3) Aesthetics and Politics of Vision Premodern Japan
EAST 364 (3) Mass Culture and Postwar Japan
EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
EAST 385 (3) Society and Community in Korea
EAST 390 (3) The Chinese Family in History
EAST 453 (3) Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 454 (3) Topics: Chinese Cinema
EAST 456 (3) Chinese Drama and Popular Culture
EAST 457 (3) Brushwork in Chinese Painting
EAST 461 (3) Inventing Modern Japanese Novel
EAST 462 (3) Japan in Asia
EAST 464 (3) Image, Text, Performance
EAST 466 (3) Feminism and Japan
EAST 467 (3) Topics: Japanese Cinema
EAST 490 (3) Confucius and the Classics
EAST 491 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 1
EAST 492 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 2
EAST 493 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 1
EAST 494 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 2
EAST 501 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 1
EAST 502 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 2
EAST 503 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 1
EAST 504 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 2
EAST 515 (3) Seminar: Beyond Orientalism
EAST 550 (3) Classical Chinese Poetry Themes and Genres
EAST 551 (3) Technologies of Self in Early China
EAST 552 (3) The Yijing (Book of Changes)
EAST 559 (3) Advanced Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 562 (3) Japanese Literary Theory and Practice
EAST 563 (3) Images, Ideograms, Aesthetics
EAST 564 (3) Structures of Modernity: Japan
EAST 569 (3) Advanced Topics: Japanese Literature
EAST 582 (3) Japanese Culture and Society

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 329 (3) Modern Chinese Society and Change
ANTH 331 (3) Prehistory of East Asia
ANTH 431 (3) Problems in East Asian Archaeology
ANTH 500 (3) Chinese Diversity and Diaspora

Economics (ECON)

ECON 335 (3) The Japanese Economy
ECON 411 (3) Economic Development: A World Area

History (HIST)

HIST 208 (3) Introduction to East Asian History
HIST 218 (3) Modern East Asian History
HIST 308 (3) Formation of Chinese Tradition
HIST 318 (3) History of Japan 1
HIST 328 (3) The Qing Empire
HIST 337 (3) Japanese Intellectual History 1
HIST 338 (3) Twentieth-Century China
HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 352 (3) Japanese Intellectual History 2
HIST 358 (3) Medieval to Early Modern China
HIST 359 (3) History of Japan 2
HIST 439 (3) History of Women in China
HIST 441 (3) Topics: Culture and Ritual in China
HIST 442 (3) Asian Diaspora: Chinese Overseas
HIST 443 (3) China in the Modern World
HIST 445 (3) Late Imperial China
HIST 485D1 (3) Seminar in Japanese History
HIST 485D2 (3) Seminar in Japanese History
HIST 497D1 (3) Topics in Chinese History
HIST 497D2 (3) Topics in Chinese History
HIST 579 (3) The Arts of Healing in China
HIST 581 (3) The Art of War in China

Management (ORGB)

ORGB 380 (3) Cross Cultural Management

Political Science (POLI)

POLI 323 (3) Developing Areas/China and Japan
POLI 349 (3) Foreign Policy: Asia

Religious Studies (RELG)

RELG 253 (3) Religions of East Asia
RELG 264 (3) Introductory Tibetan 1
RELG 265 (3) Introductory Tibetan 2
RELG 339 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism
RELG 344 (3) Mahayana Buddhism
RELG 352 (3) Japanese Religions
RELG 354 (3) Chinese Religions
RELG 364 (3) Intermediate Tibetan 1
RELG 365 (3) Intermediate Tibetan 2
RELG 442 (3) Pure Land Buddhism
RELG 443 (3) Japanese Esoteric Buddhism
RELG 451 (3) Zen: Maxims and Methods
RELG 452 (3) East Asian Buddhism
RELG 464 (3) Advanced Tibetan 1
RELG 465 (3) Advanced Tibetan 2
RELG 549 (3) Japanese Buddhist Philosophy
RELG 557 (3) Asian Ethical Systems
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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Supplementary East Asian Language (18 credits)

This program may not be expanded to the Major Concentration East Asian Studies.

The program offers students who have a background in an East Asian language the opportunity to study this language at the advanced level (300-level and above), including the classical language.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

There are two options.

1) 18 credits in second, third, and/or fourth level language courses in a single East Asian language, including the classical language.

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2) 15 credits in a single East Asian language at advanced levels, including the classical language, and

3 credits at the 300-level or above in East Asian culture, literature, or society courses related to the East Asian language of study chosen in consultation with the departmental program adviser.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration East Asian Studies (36 credits)

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

36 credits selected as specified below.

Introduction to East Asian Culture

6 credits, two of the following courses:

EAST 211 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 212 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

East Asian Language

6 to 9 credits of East Asian language courses selected from the list below.

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

EAST 220 (9) First Level Korean
EAST 220D1 (4.5) First Level Korean
EAST 220D2 (4.5) First Level Korean
EAST 230 (9) First Level Chinese
EAST 230D1 (4.5) First Level Chinese
EAST 230D2 (4.5) First Level Chinese
EAST 240 (9) First Level Japanese
EAST 240D1 (4.5) First Level Japanese
EAST 240D2 (4.5) First Level Japanese
EAST 320 (9) Second Level Korean
EAST 320D1 (4.5) Second Level Korean
EAST 320D2 (4.5) Second Level Korean
EAST 330 (9) Second Level Chinese
EAST 330D1 (4.5) Second Level Chinese
EAST 330D2 (4.5) Second Level Chinese
EAST 340 (9) Second Level Japanese
EAST 340D1 (4.5) Second Level Japanese
EAST 340D2 (4.5) Second Level Japanese
EAST 420 (3) Third Level Korean 1
EAST 421 (3) Third Level Korean 2
EAST 430 (6) Third Level Chinese
EAST 430D1 (3) Third Level Chinese
EAST 430D2 (3) Third Level Chinese
EAST 440 (6) Third Level Japanese
EAST 440D1 (3) Third Level Japanese
EAST 440D2 (3) Third Level Japanese
EAST 520 (3) Fourth Level Korean 1
EAST 521 (3) Fourth Level Korean 2
EAST 530 (6) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 530D1 (3) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 530D2 (3) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 533 (3) Classical Chinese 1
EAST 534 (3) Classical Chinese 2
EAST 535 (3) Chinese for Business 1
EAST 536 (3) Chinese for Business 2
EAST 537D1 (3) China Today Through Translation
EAST 537D2 (3) China Today Through Translation
EAST 540D1 (3) Fourth Level Japanese
EAST 540D2 (3) Fourth Level Japanese
EAST 543 (3) Classical Japanese 1
EAST 544 (3) Classical Japanese 2
EAST 547 (3) Advanced Translation in Japanese

East Asian Literature, Culture and Society

21 to 24 credits of courses in East Asian Literature, Culture and Society selected from the list below. At least 6 credits must be taken at the 400- or 500-level.

East Asian Studies (EAST)

EAST 214 (3) Japanese Animation & New Media
EAST 215 (3) Introduction to East Asian Art
EAST 303 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 1
EAST 304 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 2
EAST 305 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 1
EAST 306 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 2
EAST 307 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 1
EAST 308 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 2
EAST 313 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 1
EAST 314 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 2
EAST 315 (3) Survey: Modern Korean Literature in Translation
EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
EAST 352 (3) Critical Approaches to Chinese Literature
EAST 353 (3) Approaches to Chinese Cinema
EAST 354 (3) Taoist and Buddhist Apocalypses
EAST 356 (3) Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
EAST 362 (3) Japanese Cinema
EAST 363 (3) Aesthetics and Politics of Vision Premodern Japan
EAST 364 (3) Mass Culture and Postwar Japan
EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
EAST 385 (3) Society and Community in Korea
EAST 390 (3) The Chinese Family in History
EAST 453 (3) Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 454 (3) Topics: Chinese Cinema
EAST 456 (3) Chinese Drama and Popular Culture
EAST 457 (3) Brushwork in Chinese Painting
EAST 461 (3) Inventing Modern Japanese Novel
EAST 462 (3) Japan in Asia
EAST 464 (3) Image, Text, Performance
EAST 466 (3) Feminism and Japan
EAST 467 (3) Topics: Japanese Cinema
EAST 490 (3) Confucius and the Classics
EAST 491 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 1
EAST 492 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 2
EAST 493 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 1
EAST 494 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 2
EAST 501 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 1
EAST 502 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 2
EAST 503 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 1
EAST 504 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 2
EAST 515 (3) Seminar: Beyond Orientalism
EAST 550 (3) Classical Chinese Poetry Themes and Genres
EAST 551 (3) Technologies of Self in Early China
EAST 552 (3) The Yijing (Book of Changes)
EAST 559 (3) Advanced Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 562 (3) Japanese Literary Theory and Practice
EAST 563 (3) Images, Ideograms, Aesthetics
EAST 564 (3) Structures of Modernity: Japan
EAST 569 (3) Advanced Topics: Japanese Literature
EAST 582 (3) Japanese Culture and Society

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 329 (3) Modern Chinese Society and Change
ANTH 331 (3) Prehistory of East Asia
ANTH 431 (3) Problems in East Asian Archaeology
ANTH 500 (3) Chinese Diversity and Diaspora

Economics (ECON)

ECON 335 (3) The Japanese Economy
ECON 411 (3) Economic Development: A World Area

Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power

History (HIST)

HIST 208 (3) Introduction to East Asian History
HIST 218 (3) Modern East Asian History
HIST 308 (3) Formation of Chinese Tradition
HIST 318 (3) History of Japan 1
HIST 328 (3) The Qing Empire
HIST 337 (3) Japanese Intellectual History 1
HIST 338 (3) Twentieth-Century China
HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 352 (3) Japanese Intellectual History 2
HIST 358 (3) Medieval to Early Modern China
HIST 359 (3) History of Japan 2
HIST 439 (3) History of Women in China
HIST 441 (3) Topics: Culture and Ritual in China
HIST 442 (3) Asian Diaspora: Chinese Overseas
HIST 443 (3) China in the Modern World
HIST 445 (3) Late Imperial China
HIST 485D1 (3) Seminar in Japanese History
HIST 485D2 (3) Seminar in Japanese History
HIST 497D1 (3) Topics in Chinese History
HIST 497D2 (3) Topics in Chinese History
HIST 579 (3) The Arts of Healing in China
HIST 581 (3) The Art of War in China

Management (ORGB)

ORGB 380 (3) Cross Cultural Management

Political Science (POLI)

POLI 323 (3) Developing Areas/China and Japan
POLI 349 (3) Foreign Policy: Asia

Religious Studies (RELG)

RELG 253 (3) Religions of East Asia
RELG 264 (3) Introductory Tibetan 1
RELG 265 (3) Introductory Tibetan 2
RELG 339 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism
RELG 344 (3) Mahayana Buddhism
RELG 352 (3) Japanese Religions
RELG 354 (3) Chinese Religions
RELG 364 (3) Intermediate Tibetan 1
RELG 365 (3) Intermediate Tibetan 2
RELG 442 (3) Pure Land Buddhism
RELG 443 (3) Japanese Esoteric Buddhism
RELG 451 (3) Zen: Maxims and Methods
RELG 452 (3) East Asian Buddhism
RELG 464 (3) Advanced Tibetan 1
RELG 465 (3) Advanced Tibetan 2
RELG 549 (3) Japanese Buddhist Philosophy
RELG 557 (3) Asian Ethical Systems
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours East Asian Studies (60 credits)

According to Faculty regulations, Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

Required Courses (6 credits)

Honours thesis:

EAST 498D1 (3) Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies
EAST 498D2 (3) Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies

East Asian Language (24 credits)

24 credits of an East Asian language selected from the list below.

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

EAST 220 (9) First Level Korean
EAST 220D1 (4.5) First Level Korean
EAST 220D2 (4.5) First Level Korean
EAST 230 (9) First Level Chinese
EAST 230D1 (4.5) First Level Chinese
EAST 230D2 (4.5) First Level Chinese
EAST 240 (9) First Level Japanese
EAST 240D1 (4.5) First Level Japanese
EAST 240D2 (4.5) First Level Japanese
EAST 320 (9) Second Level Korean
EAST 320D1 (4.5) Second Level Korean
EAST 320D2 (4.5) Second Level Korean
EAST 330 (9) Second Level Chinese
EAST 330D1 (4.5) Second Level Chinese
EAST 330D2 (4.5) Second Level Chinese
EAST 340 (9) Second Level Japanese
EAST 340D1 (4.5) Second Level Japanese
EAST 340D2 (4.5) Second Level Japanese
EAST 420 (3) Third Level Korean 1
EAST 421 (3) Third Level Korean 2
EAST 430 (6) Third Level Chinese
EAST 430D1 (3) Third Level Chinese
EAST 430D2 (3) Third Level Chinese
EAST 440 (6) Third Level Japanese
EAST 440D1 (3) Third Level Japanese
EAST 440D2 (3) Third Level Japanese
EAST 520 (3) Fourth Level Korean 1
EAST 521 (3) Fourth Level Korean 2
EAST 530 (6) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 530D1 (3) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 530D2 (3) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 533 (3) Classical Chinese 1
EAST 534 (3) Classical Chinese 2
EAST 535 (3) Chinese for Business 1
EAST 536 (3) Chinese for Business 2
EAST 537D1 (3) China Today Through Translation
EAST 537D2 (3) China Today Through Translation
EAST 540D1 (3) Fourth Level Japanese
EAST 540D2 (3) Fourth Level Japanese
EAST 543 (3) Classical Japanese 1
EAST 544 (3) Classical Japanese 2
EAST 547 (3) Advanced Translation in Japanese

East Asian Literature, Culture and Society (30 credits)

30 credits of courses in East Asian Literature, Culture and Society.

6 credits of introductory courses in East Asian Culture from:

EAST 211 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 212 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

East Asian Studies (EAST)

24 credits chosen from the list below of which at least 6 credits must be at the 400-level or above. One 400-level course must be taken before commencing the thesis.

EAST 214 (3) Japanese Animation & New Media
EAST 215 (3) Introduction to East Asian Art
EAST 303 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 1
EAST 304 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 2
EAST 305 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 1
EAST 306 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 2
EAST 307 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 1
EAST 308 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 2
EAST 313 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 1
EAST 314 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 2
EAST 315 (3) Survey: Modern Korean Literature in Translation
EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
EAST 352 (3) Critical Approaches to Chinese Literature
EAST 353 (3) Approaches to Chinese Cinema
EAST 354 (3) Taoist and Buddhist Apocalypses
EAST 356 (3) Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
EAST 362 (3) Japanese Cinema
EAST 363 (3) Aesthetics and Politics of Vision Premodern Japan
EAST 364 (3) Mass Culture and Postwar Japan
EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
EAST 385 (3) Society and Community in Korea
EAST 390 (3) The Chinese Family in History
EAST 453 (3) Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 454 (3) Topics: Chinese Cinema
EAST 456 (3) Chinese Drama and Popular Culture
EAST 457 (3) Brushwork in Chinese Painting
EAST 461 (3) Inventing Modern Japanese Novel
EAST 462 (3) Japan in Asia
EAST 464 (3) Image, Text, Performance
EAST 466 (3) Feminism and Japan
EAST 467 (3) Topics: Japanese Cinema
EAST 490 (3) Confucius and the Classics
EAST 491 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 1
EAST 492 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 2
EAST 493 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 1
EAST 494 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 2
EAST 501 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 1
EAST 502 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 2
EAST 503 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 1
EAST 504 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 2
EAST 515 (3) Seminar: Beyond Orientalism
EAST 550 (3) Classical Chinese Poetry Themes and Genres
EAST 551 (3) Technologies of Self in Early China
EAST 552 (3) The Yijing (Book of Changes)
EAST 559 (3) Advanced Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 562 (3) Japanese Literary Theory and Practice
EAST 563 (3) Images, Ideograms, Aesthetics
EAST 564 (3) Structures of Modernity: Japan
EAST 569 (3) Advanced Topics: Japanese Literature
EAST 582 (3) Japanese Culture and Society

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 329 (3) Modern Chinese Society and Change
ANTH 331 (3) Prehistory of East Asia
ANTH 431 (3) Problems in East Asian Archaeology
ANTH 500 (3) Chinese Diversity and Diaspora

Economics (ECON)

ECON 335 (3) The Japanese Economy
ECON 411 (3) Economic Development: A World Area

Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power

History (HIST)

HIST 208 (3) Introduction to East Asian History
HIST 218 (3) Modern East Asian History
HIST 308 (3) Formation of Chinese Tradition
HIST 318 (3) History of Japan 1
HIST 328 (3) The Qing Empire
HIST 337 (3) Japanese Intellectual History 1
HIST 338 (3) Twentieth-Century China
HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 352 (3) Japanese Intellectual History 2
HIST 358 (3) Medieval to Early Modern China
HIST 359 (3) History of Japan 2
HIST 439 (3) History of Women in China
HIST 441 (3) Topics: Culture and Ritual in China
HIST 442 (3) Asian Diaspora: Chinese Overseas
HIST 443 (3) China in the Modern World
HIST 445 (3) Late Imperial China
HIST 485D1 (3) Seminar in Japanese History
HIST 485D2 (3) Seminar in Japanese History
HIST 497D1 (3) Topics in Chinese History
HIST 497D2 (3) Topics in Chinese History
HIST 579 (3) The Arts of Healing in China
HIST 581 (3) The Art of War in China

Management (ORGB)

ORGB 380 (3) Cross Cultural Management

Political Science (POLI)

POLI 323 (3) Developing Areas/China and Japan
POLI 349 (3) Foreign Policy: Asia

Religious Studies (RELG)

RELG 253 (3) Religions of East Asia
RELG 264 (3) Introductory Tibetan 1
RELG 265 (3) Introductory Tibetan 2
RELG 339 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism
RELG 344 (3) Mahayana Buddhism
RELG 352 (3) Japanese Religions
RELG 354 (3) Chinese Religions
RELG 364 (3) Intermediate Tibetan 1
RELG 365 (3) Intermediate Tibetan 2
RELG 442 (3) Pure Land Buddhism
RELG 443 (3) Japanese Esoteric Buddhism
RELG 451 (3) Zen: Maxims and Methods
RELG 452 (3) East Asian Buddhism
RELG 464 (3) Advanced Tibetan 1
RELG 465 (3) Advanced Tibetan 2
RELG 549 (3) Japanese Buddhist Philosophy
RELG 557 (3) Asian Ethical Systems
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component East Asian Studies (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours Program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." 

According to Faculty regulations, Joint Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

Required Courses (3 credits)

EAST 495D1 (1.5) Joint Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies
EAST 495D2 (1.5) Joint Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies

Introduction to East Asian Culture

6 credits, two of the following courses:

EAST 211 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 212 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

Required Course (3 credits)

EAST 495D1 (1.5) Joint Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies
EAST 495D2 (1.5) Joint Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies

Complementary Courses (33 credits)

33 credits selected as specified below.

Introduction to East Asian Culture

6 credits, two of the following courses:

EAST 211 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 212 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

East Asian Language

18 credits in an East Asian language above the introductory level selected from the following courses:

EAST 320 (9) Second Level Korean
EAST 320D1 (4.5) Second Level Korean
EAST 320D2 (4.5) Second Level Korean
EAST 330 (9) Second Level Chinese
EAST 330D1 (4.5) Second Level Chinese
EAST 330D2 (4.5) Second Level Chinese
EAST 340 (9) Second Level Japanese
EAST 340D1 (4.5) Second Level Japanese
EAST 340D2 (4.5) Second Level Japanese
EAST 420 (3) Third Level Korean 1
EAST 421 (3) Third Level Korean 2
EAST 430 (6) Third Level Chinese
EAST 430D1 (3) Third Level Chinese
EAST 430D2 (3) Third Level Chinese
EAST 440 (6) Third Level Japanese
EAST 440D1 (3) Third Level Japanese
EAST 440D2 (3) Third Level Japanese
EAST 520 (3) Fourth Level Korean 1
EAST 521 (3) Fourth Level Korean 2
EAST 530 (6) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 530D1 (3) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 530D2 (3) Fourth Level Chinese
EAST 533 (3) Classical Chinese 1
EAST 534 (3) Classical Chinese 2
EAST 535 (3) Chinese for Business 1
EAST 536 (3) Chinese for Business 2
EAST 537D1 (3) China Today Through Translation
EAST 537D2 (3) China Today Through Translation
EAST 540D1 (3) Fourth Level Japanese
EAST 540D2 (3) Fourth Level Japanese
EAST 543 (3) Classical Japanese 1
EAST 544 (3) Classical Japanese 2
EAST 547 (3) Advanced Translation in Japanese

East Asian Studies (EAST)

9 credits chosen from the following East Asian Studies courses, at least 3 credits must be at the 400-level or above.

EAST 303 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 1
EAST 304 (3) Current Topics: Chinese Studies 2
EAST 305 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 1
EAST 306 (3) Current Topics: Japanese Studies 2
EAST 307 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 1
EAST 308 (3) Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 2
EAST 313 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 1
EAST 314 (3) Current Topics: Korean Studies 2
EAST 315 (3) Survey: Modern Korean Literature in Translation
EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
EAST 352 (3) Critical Approaches to Chinese Literature
EAST 353 (3) Approaches to Chinese Cinema
EAST 354 (3) Taoist and Buddhist Apocalypses
EAST 356 (3) Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
EAST 362 (3) Japanese Cinema
EAST 363 (3) Aesthetics and Politics of Vision Premodern Japan
EAST 364 (3) Mass Culture and Postwar Japan
EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
EAST 385 (3) Society and Community in Korea
EAST 390 (3) The Chinese Family in History
EAST 453 (3) Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 454 (3) Topics: Chinese Cinema
EAST 456 (3) Chinese Drama and Popular Culture
EAST 457 (3) Brushwork in Chinese Painting
EAST 461 (3) Inventing Modern Japanese Novel
EAST 462 (3) Japan in Asia
EAST 464 (3) Image, Text, Performance
EAST 466 (3) Feminism and Japan
EAST 467 (3) Topics: Japanese Cinema
EAST 490 (3) Confucius and the Classics
EAST 491 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 1
EAST 492 (3) Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 2
EAST 493 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 1
EAST 494 (3) Special Topics: East Asian Studies 2
EAST 501 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 1
EAST 502 (3) Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 2
EAST 503 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 1
EAST 504 (3) Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 2
EAST 515 (3) Seminar: Beyond Orientalism
EAST 550 (3) Classical Chinese Poetry Themes and Genres
EAST 551 (3) Technologies of Self in Early China
EAST 552 (3) The Yijing (Book of Changes)
EAST 559 (3) Advanced Topics: Chinese Literature
EAST 562 (3) Japanese Literary Theory and Practice
EAST 563 (3) Images, Ideograms, Aesthetics
EAST 564 (3) Structures of Modernity: Japan
EAST 569 (3) Advanced Topics: Japanese Literature
EAST 582 (3) Japanese Culture and Society
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East Asian Studies (EAST)

Location

Location

  • 3434 McTavish Street
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X9
  • Telephone: 514-398-6742
  • Fax: 514-398-1882
  • Email: asian [dot] studies [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/eas

About East Asian Studies

About East Asian Studies

Heirs to ancient cultures and traditions that are rich and complex, East Asian societies are among the most dynamic and rapidly developing in the world today and are having an increasing impact on the global scene, economically, politically and culturally. The study of the languages and cultures of East Asia, whether at the Major or Minor Concentration or Honours level, offers the student an intellectually challenging and personally stimulating educational experience. While offering a different perspective on the human condition, East Asian Studies provides excellent preparation for a future career in the professions, international business management, education, law, journalism and communications, in addition to the necessary training for advanced study at the graduate level.

For complementary courses in the East Asian field, please refer to the Departmental listing and the list of courses offered by other departments and in other faculties.

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