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East Asian Studies (EAST)

East Asian Studies (EAST)

Location

Location

  • Department of East Asian Studies
  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 425
  • Montreal QC H3A 3R1
  • Telephone: 514-398-3650
  • Email: asian [dot] studies [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/eas

About East Asian Studies

About East Asian Studies

The Department of East Asian Studies is committed to offering a rigorous, innovative and interdisciplinary environment in which students learn a variety of critical and historical approaches to the study of East Asian arts, cultures, histories, languages, literatures, media, and social practices.

The research expertise of our faculty members spans a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, from anthropology; archeology; art history; ethnic studies; film and media studies; gender and women's studies; history and literature; to religion both institutional and popular. The unique curriculum of East Asian Studies allows students to gain an intellectually rich, historically informed, theoretically sophisticated, and materially grounded understanding of China, Japan, and Korea as spaces of dynamic formation and transformation, all the while developing proficiency in languages of the region.

Undergraduate and graduate students may choose from a wide range of courses offered both by the Department and by other departments in the Faculty of Arts, and in other faculties that encourage the development of strong intellectual connections with multiple disciplines. The Department offers majors, honours, and joint honours programs and minor programs in East Asian Language and Literature; East Asian Cultural Studies; a supplementary non-expandable minor focusing on advanced language; and is developing an Asian Media Studies focus, as the Department has a vibrant group of film and media specialists.

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

East Asian Studies (EAST) Faculty

East Asian Studies (EAST) Faculty

Chair
R. Philip Buckley; Ph.D.(Louvain)
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.) (joint appt. with History)
Associate Professor
Adrienne Hurley; B.A.(Colo.), M.A.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Calif.)
Assistant Professors
Michelle Cho; B.A.(N'western), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.)
Yuriko Furuhata; B.A.(Int'l. Christian), M.A.(N. Mexico), Ph.D.(Brown)
Bennett Gwen; B.A.(N'western), M.A., Ph,D.(Calif.-LA) (joint appt. with Anthropology)
Jeffrey Moser; B.A.(Calif.), M.A.(National Taiwan Univ.), Ph.D.(Harv.) (joint appt. with Art History)
Gavin Walker; B.A., M.A.(Penn.), Ph.D.(C'nell) (joint appt. with History)
Lecturers
Jennie Chang; B.A.(Taiwan), M.A.(Harv.)
Myung Hee Kim; B.A., M.A.(Montr.)
Yasuko Senoo; B.Ed.(Japan), M.A.(McG.)
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)
G. Victor Hori (Religious Studies)
Sandra Teresa Hyde (Anthropology)
Erik Kuhonta (Political Science)
John Kurien (Economics)
Catherine Lu (Political Science)
Lorenz Lüthi (History and Classical Studies)
Junko Shimoyama (Linguistics)
Sarah Turner (Geography)
Juan Wang (Political Science)

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.

For more information, see Minor Concentration East Asian Language and Literature (18 credits).

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.

For more information, see Minor Concentration East Asian Cultural Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Supplementary Minor Concentration 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.

For more information, see Supplementary Minor Concentration East Asian Language (18 credits).

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

For more information, see Major Concentration East Asian Studies (36 credits).

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.

For more information, see Honours East Asian Studies (60 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component East Asian Studies (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2014-2015 (last updated Mar. 4, 2014) (disclaimer)