94-95 LS&A Bulletin

Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC)

3070 Frieze Building

764-8286

Professor Donald J. Munro, Acting Chair (1994-95)

May be elected as a departmental concentration program in Chinese or Japanese

Professors

Robert Lyons Danly, Japanese literature, particularly fiction of the Edo and Meiji-Taisho periods

Madhav Deshpande, Sanskrit language, literature and linguistics

Kenneth J. DeWoskin, Early Chinese narrative literature, criticism, and aesthetics

Luis O. Gómez, Buddhist religion and philosophy (Indian and Chinese Mahayana)

Peter E. Hook, Indo-Aryan languages and linguistics

Shuen-fu Lin, Pre-modern Chinese literature, especially classical poetry and poetics; Sung periods

Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Autochthonous Buddhist traditions of Tibet

Donald J. Munro, Chinese philosophy

Associate Professors

William H. Baxter, III, Chinese language and linguistics

Yi-tsi Feuerwerker, Chinese fiction and literary criticism

Ken K. Ito, Modern Japanese literature, particularly Meiji and Taisho fiction

Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen, Premodern Japanese literature, particularly poetry, criticism, and Heian prose

Assistant Professors

Nancy K. Florida, Indonesian language and literature

Paul C. Forage, Chinese history

T. Griffith Foulk, Buddhist studies (Japan and China)

David Rolston, Chinese language and literature (traditional Chinese fiction and Chinese criticism of the novel)

David Solnit, Thai language and literature

Visiting Assistant Professors

C.W. Huntington, So. Asia Studies

Pashaura Singh, Sikh Studies

Lecturers

Minoru Aizawa, Japanese language

Montatip Krishnamra Brown, Thai language

Sungdai Cho, Korean Language

Prathima Christdas, Japanese Language

Shoko Emori, Japanese Language

Hsin-hsin Liang, Chinese language

Misao Kozuka, Japanese language

Thi Nga Nguyen, Vietnamese Langauge

Ning Qian, Chinese Language

Yoko Shook, Japanese Language

Mohammad Tahsin Siddiqi, Hindi-Urdu language

Margaretha Sudarsih, Indonesian language

Hilda Tao, Chinese language

Keiko Unedaya, Japanese language

Professors Emeriti James I. Crump, Harriet C. Mills, Paz B. Naylor

The department offers instruction in the languages, literatures, linguistics, and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and South and Southeast Asia. The wide range of courses includes some which do not require any knowledge of any particular language. These include survey courses in traditional and modern Chinese and Japanese literature, Chinese and Japanese civilization, Chinese philosophy, and a sequence of courses on Buddhism in India, Tibet, China, and Japan. The department offers undergraduate concentrations only in Chinese and Japanese, but undergraduates are encouraged to consult departmental advisors about appropriate electives, about introducing an Asian component into a concentration plan focused in another department, as well as about developing a plan of study leading to a concentration in Chinese or Japanese.

The department's core courses in the modern languages of East, South and Southeast Asia are designed to develop proficiency in the basic skills of speaking, aural comprehension, reading, and writing. Students are required to make extensive use of the language laboratory. In the advanced courses, reading is emphasized. To speed student progress toward a working knowledge of the languages, intensive work in Chinese and Japanese is usually offered during the summer (students must apply for admission to the summer program). Courses in classical Chinese, classical Japanese, literary Tibetan, and Sanskrit are designed mainly to develop a student's reading ability.

The faculty and staff in the department reserve the right to require students with previous background in an Asian language to take a placement test. Students will be placed in language classes according to the department's best assessment of the student's language skill and previous training. In particular, the department's first-year language courses are designed for students with little or no previous exposure to the language in question. Students having previous experience with a language may be required to begin study at a higher level of instruction.

Please Note: Undergraduates with native or near native ability in Chinese or Japanese are not encouraged to concentrate in their respective languages in this department. It is our belief that these students, who by background have already completed the language requirements for a concentration in either Chinese or Japanese, are better served by a concentration in some other field, such as English, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Religion, History, etc. On the other hand, students who have a native or near native command of Japanese and who wish to take the language courses required for concentration in Chinese, are welcome to do so. Students with a language background in Chinese likewise may consider a concentration in Japanese.

Area Centers. The department is part of a larger network of teaching and scholarship on Asia at the University of Michigan. Three area centers, the Center for Chinese Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, and the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, bring together faculty in the department with Asian area specialists elsewhere on campus. The Centers, subsidized by the U.S. Department of Education, organize and sponsor numerous extra-curricular activities including informal lunch talks, lectures and colloquia by visiting scholars, and films and exhibits.

Overseas Study. The University of Michigan is a co-sponsor of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei and the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama. Students may apply to these programs during their second year of courses (or thereafter) in the appropriate language. Admission is based on national competition, and space is limited. However, Michigan students have proven successful in gaining entrance to these programs. The overseas centers provide an opportunity to master spoken Chinese or Japanese and to improve reading and research skills. Limited financial aid is available from both the University and the overseas centers to students who are admitted. Application for admission and aid is made directly to the administrative offices located at Stanford University (Stanford, California); however, the Michigan representatives to the respective programs are available to advise interested students. For information, contact the undergraduate advisor in Chinese or Japanese. The University of Michigan's Center for South and Southeast Asia is a member of the Consortium on Teaching Indonesian in Indonesia and of the inter-university program, the Southeast Asian Studies Institute (SEASI) held each summer in the United States (at different locations each year). The Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies (KCJS) is an undergraduate academic year program in Kyoto co-sponsored by nine universities in the United States, including the University of Michigan. This center, developed in cooperation with the University of Kyoto, opened in September of 1989. The program provides a select group of undergraduates with an academic challenge of study in Japanese language and culture. Prerequisites: at least one year of prior enrollment in Japanese language courses at the college level (five hours per week minimum). Application deadline: January 31. Applications are available from the Center for Japanese Studies, 108 Lane Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290. The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) is an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled at the University of Michigan to study Japanese language, society and culture in Japan. Located in Shiga Prefecture, on Lake Biwa, (near Kyoto and Osaka), the JCMU offers academic courses and programs for university credit. The program is open to undergraduates from any of the fifteen state-supported universities in Michigan, as well as students from Shiga Prefecture. Prerequisites: applicants must have been enrolled full-time for at least one year at one of the state-supported universities in Michigan. Applicants must apply through their home institution. Application deadline: March 1. Applications available from the Center for Japanese Studies, 108 Lane Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290.

Advising. Appointments are scheduled directly with the advisor. Students who have a formal or informal interest in East Asia are encouraged to consult a concentration advisor.


Chinese Language and Literature

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Prerequisites to Concentration. Chinese 102 or 361.

Concentration Requirements. All students are expected to complete a minimum of 38 credits consisting of two departmental courses in literature in translation (selected from the sequence Chinese 471, 472, 473, 476), 20 credits of language courses beyond the first-year level, and 9 credits in cognate courses in the social sciences and humanities relating to East Asia (e.g., area-related courses in anthropology, history, history of art, linguistics, philosophy, political science, religion, or other appropriate disciplines).

Honors Concentration. Candidates for the Honors concentration must meet all requirements for the concentration in Chinese and must elect Chinese 391 and 392 and, if possible, Chinese 393 and 394. Recommendations for the departmental designation of "Honors," "high Honors," and "highest Honors" in Chinese are made on the basis of the student's performance in the Honors courses and the quality of his or her Honors thesis.


Japanese Language and Literature

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Prerequisites to Concentration. Japanese 102 or 361.

Concentration Requirements. Students who elect Japanese language and literature as their field of concentration must have completed one year of Japanese (Japanese 101/102 or 361). Concentrators will then be required to take a minimum of 38 additional hours. These 38 hours must include at least two departmental courses in literature in translation (Japanese 401-402), 20 credits of language courses beyond the first-year level (equivalent to the third-year level), and six credits in social science or humanities courses relating to East Asia. Six additional credits are required, composed either of additional cognates or advanced language courses (Japanese 407/408 or 461).

Honors Concentration. Candidates for the Honors concentration must meet all requirements for the concentration in Japanese and must elect Japanese 391 and 392 and, if possible, Japanese 393 and 394. Recommendations for the departmental designation of "Honors," "high Honors," or "highest Honors" in Japanese are made on the basis of the student's performance in the Honors courses and the quality of his or her Honors thesis.


Courses in Buddhist Studies (Division 332)

220/Asian Studies 220/Rel. 202. Introduction to World Religions: South and East Asia. (4). (HU).

230/Asian Studies 230/Phil. 230/Rel. 230. Introduction to Buddhism. (4). (HU).

316/Asian Studies 316/Rel. 316. Japanese Religion. (3). (Excl).

325/Rel. 323. Buddhism in Zen Perspective. (3). (HU).

405. Classical Tibetan. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

406. Classical Tibetan. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

480/Asian Studies 480/Phil. 457/Rel. 480. Problems in Buddhism. Buddhist Studies 230 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

484. Buddhist Tantra. Buddhist Studies 230. (3). (Excl).

485. Chinese Buddhism. Buddhist Studies 230 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

486. Japanese Buddhism. Buddhist Studies 230 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

487. Buddhism in India Buddhist Studies 230 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

488. Tibetan Buddhism. Buddhist Studies 230 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

527. History of Buddhist Studies. Buddhist Studies 230. (3). (Excl).


Courses in Chinese (Division 339)

101. Beginning Chinese. I. (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

102. Beginning Chinese. Chinese 101 or equivalent. II. (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

201. Second-Year Chinese. Chinese 102 or equivalent. I. (5). (LR).

202. Second-Year Chinese. Chinese 201 or equivalent. II. (5). (LR).

225. Calligraphy. Chinese 101 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits.

250. Topics in Chinese Civilization. No knowledge of Chinese required. (1-3). (Excl).

301. Reading and Writing Chinese. Permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Chinese 101, 102, or 361. I. (4). (LR).

302. Reading and Writing Chinese. Permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Chinese 201, 202, or 362. II. (4). (LR).

361. Intensive Beginning Chinese. Permission of instructor. (10). (LR).

362. Intensive Second-Year Chinese. Chinese 102 or 361, and permission of instructor. (10). (LR).

378. Advanced Spoken Chinese. Chinese 202 or 362. (2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of four credits.

391. Honors Course in Chinese. Permission of the department. (2). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

392. Honors Course in Chinese. Permission of the department. (2). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

393. Honors Course in Chinese. Permission of the department. (2). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

394. Honors Course in Chinese. Permission of the department. (2). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

399. Directed Readings. Permission of the Department. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

405. Third-Year Chinese. Chinese 202 or 362. I. (5). (Excl).

406. Third-Year Chinese. Chinese 405. II. (5). (Excl).

411. Intensive Third-Year Chinese. Chinese 202 or 362 and permission of instructor. (10). (Excl).

431. Contemporary Social Science Texts. Chin. 406 or equivalent. I. (5). (Excl).

432. Contemporary Social Science Texts. Chin. 431 or equivalent. II. (5). (Excl).

451. Literary Chinese. Chinese 202 or 362. (4). (Excl).

452. Literary Chinese. Chinese 202 or 362. (4). (Excl).

461. Readings in Modern Chinese. Chinese 406 or equivalent. I. (5). (Excl).

462. Readings in Modern Chinese. Chinese 461 or equivalent. II. (5). (Excl).

468/Phil. 468. Classical Chinese Thought (To A.D. 220). Upperclass standing; no knowledge of Chinese required. (3). (HU).

469/Phil. 469. Later Chinese Thought (A.D. 220-1849). Upperclass standing; no knowledge of Chinese required. (3). (HU).

471. Classical Chinese Literature in Translation. No knowledge of Chinese required. (3). (HU).

472. Traditional Chinese Drama and Fiction in Translation. No knowledge of Chinese required. (3). (HU).

475/Asian Studies 475/Hist. of Art 487/RC Hums. 475/Philosophy 475. The Arts and Letters of China. (4). (HU).

476/RC Hums. 476/Asian Studies 476. Writer and Society in Modern China. (4). (HU).

478/Hist. 449. Genghis and Khubilai: A Cultural History of the Mongol Empire. Hist. 121 is recommended. (3). (HU).

480. Upperclass Seminar in Chinese Humanities. Two of Chinese 471, 472, 473; or permission of instructor. Knowledge of Chinese is not required. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

505/Phil. 505. Modern Chinese Thought. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

588. Sinological Tools and Methods. Chinese 452 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).


Courses in Japanese (Division 401)

101. Beginning Japanese. I. (5). (LR). Lab fee ($7) required.

102. Beginning Japanese. Japanese 101 or equivalent. II. (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($9) required.

201. Second-Year Japanese. Japanese 102 or equivalent. I. (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($9) required.

202. Second-Year Japanese. Japanese 201 or equivalent. II. (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($9) required.

250. Calligraphy. Japanese 101 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits.

361. Intensive Beginning Japanese. Permission of instructor. (10). (LR).

362. Intensive Second-Year Japanese. Japanese 102 or 361, and permission of instructor. (10). (LR).

378. Advanced Spoken Japanese. Japanese 202 or 362. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

379. Advanced Spoken Japanese II. Japanese 378 or equivalent. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of two credits.

391. Honors Course in Japanese. Permission of the department. (2 each). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

392. Honors Course in Japanese. Permission of the department. (2 each). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

393. Honors Course in Japanese. Permission of the department. (2 each). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

394. Honors Course in Japanese. Permission of the department. (2 each). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

399. Directed Reading. Permission of the department. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

401. Japanese Literature in Translation: Classical Periods to 1600. A knowledge of Japanese is not required. (3). (HU).

402. Japanese Literature in Translation: Edo and Modern Periods. A knowledge of Japanese is not required. (3). (HU).

405. Third-Year Japanese. Japanese 202 or equivalent. I. (5). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($9) required.

406. Third-Year Japanese. Japanese 405 or equivalent. II. (5). (Excl).

407. Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese Literature. Japanese 406. (3). (Excl).

408. Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese Literature. Japanese 407. (3). (Excl).

411. Intensive Third-Year Japanese. Japanese 202 or 362, and permission of instructor. (10). (Excl).

413. Accelerated Readings in Japanese. Japanese 102 or 361 or equivalent. I. (5). (Excl).

414. Accelerated Readings in Japanese. Japanese 102 or 361 or equivalent. II. (5). (Excl).

416. Communicative Competence for Japan Oriented Careers. Japanese 406, 411 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

417. Communicative Competence for Japan-Oriented Careers II. Japanese 406, 411, or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

421. Intensive Introduction to Technical Japanese. Japanese 202, 362, or permission of instructor. A maximum of 10 credits may be elected through Japanese 421, 445, and 446. IIIb. (10). (Excl).

445. Readings in Technical Japanese. Japanese 406, 421, 411, or permission of instructor. A maximum of 10 credits may be elected through Japanese 421, 445, and 446. I. (4). (Excl).

446. Readings in Technical Japanese. Japanese 445, or permission of instructor. A maximum of 10 credits may be elected through Japanese 421, 445, and 446. II. (4). (Excl).

450. Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Literature. Japanese 401 or 402, or permission of instructor. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 6 credits with permission of the instructor.

461. Social Science Readings in Japanese. Japanese 406. (4 each). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

475. Japanese Cinema. A knowledge of Japanese is not required. (2). (Excl). Special fee (not to exceed $20) required.

490. Introduction to Japanese Linguistics. Japanese 102 or 361; or permission of the instructor. (3). (HU).

541. Classical Japanese. Japanese 406 and 408, or permission of instructor. (4). (Excl).

542. Classical Japanese. Japanese 541 or permission of instructor. (4). (Excl).

551. Classical Japanese Prose. Japanese 542. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

552. Medieval Japanese Prose. Japanese 542. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

553. Classical Japanese Poetry. Japanese 542. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

554. Modern Japanese Literature. Japanese 408 or permission of instructor. (3 each). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

561. Japanese Historical and Documentary Texts. Japanese 542 or permission of the instructor. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit more than once with permission of instructor.


Courses in Korean (Division 409)

101. Beginning Korean. I. (5). (LR).

102. Beginning Korean. Korean 101 or equivalent. II. (5). (LR).

201. Second Year Korean. Korean 102 or equivalent. I. (5). (LR).

202. Second Year Korean. Korean 201 or equivalent. II. (5). (LR).

401. Third Year Korean. Korean 202 or equivalent. I. (5). (Excl).

402. Third Year Korean. Korean 401 or equivalent. II. (5). (Excl).

491. Individual Study of Korean Language. Korean 402 and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 8 credits with permission of instructor.


Courses in South and Southeast Asia (S&SEA) (Division 483)

S&SEA Language Courses

101. Beginning Thai. (5). (LR).

102. Beginning Thai. S&SEA 101 or equivalent. (5). (LR).

103. Beginning Indonesian. (5). (LR).

104. Beginning Indonesian. S&SEA 103 or equivalent. (5). (LR).

105. Elementary Hindi-Urdu. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 315. (4). (LR).

106. Elementary Hindi-Urdu. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 315. (4). (LR).

107. Beginning Tagalog. (4). (LR).

108. Beginning Tagalog. S&SEA 107 or equivalent. (4). (LR).

109. Beginning Sanskrit. (3). (LR).

110. Beginning Sanskrit. S&SEA 109 or equivalent. (3). (LR).

111. Beginning Punjabi. (4). (LR).

112. Beginning Punjabi. S&SEA 111. (4). (LR).

115(381). Beginning Vietnamese. (5). (LR).

116(382). Beginning Vietnamese. S&SEA 115 or permission of instructor. (5). (LR).

201. Intermediate Thai. S&SEA 102 or equivalent. (5). (LR).

202. Intermediate Thai. S&SEA 201 or equivalent. (5). (LR).

203. Intermediate Indonesian. S&SEA 104. (5). (LR).

204. Intermediate Indonesian. S&SEA 203. (5). (LR).

205. Intermediate Hindi-Urdu. S&SEA 106. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 316. (4). (LR).

206. Intermediate Hindi-Urdu. S&SEA 205. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 316. (4). (LR).

207. Intermediate Tagalog. S&SEA 108 or equivalent. (3). (LR).

208. Intermediate Tagalog. S&SEA 207 or equivalent. (3). (LR).

211. Intermediate Punjabi. S&SEA 112. (3). (LR).

212. Intermediate Punjabi. S&SEA 211. (3). (LR).

215(481). Intermediate Vietnamese. S&SEA 116. (5). (LR).

216(482). Intermediate Vietnamese. S&SEA 215. (5). (LR).

301. Reading and Writing for Native Speakers. Native speaking ability in a South/Southeast Asian language and permission of instructor. (4). (Excl).

302. Reading and Writing for Native Speakers. Native speaking ability in a South/Southeast Asian language and permission of instructor. (4). (Excl).

309. Advanced Sanskrit. S&SEA 110 or equivalent. (3). (LR).

310. Advanced Sanskrit. S&SEA 309 or equivalent. (3). (LR).

315(305). Reading and Writing Hindi-Urdu. Speaking and listening comprehension proficiency (as determined by interview). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 105 or 106. (4). (LR).

316(306). Reading and Writing Hindi-Urdu. Speaking and listening comprehension proficiency (as determined by interview). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 205 or 206. (4). (LR).

401. Advanced Thai. S&SEA 202 or equivalent. (4). (Excl).

402. Advanced Thai. S&SEA 401 or equivalent. (4). (Excl).

403. Advanced Indonesian. S&SEA 204. (4). (Excl).

404. Advanced Indonesian. S&SEA 403. (4). (Excl).

405(305). Advanced Hindi-Urdu. S&SEA 206 or 316. (3). (Excl).

406(306). Advanced Hindi-Urdu. S&SEA 206 or 316. (3). (Excl).

415(597). Advanced Vietnamese. S&SEA 216 or 302. (4). (Excl).

416(598). Advanced Vietnamese. S&SEA 415. (4). (Excl).

419. Urdu Poetry. S&SEA 206, 316, or 405, or equivalent knowledge of Hindi-Urdu (as determined by interview and placement exam). (1). (Excl).

420. Hindi-Urdu Poetry from 1800 to the Present. S&SEA 206, 316, or 405, or equivalent knowledge of Hindi-Urdu (as determined by interview and placement exam). (3). (HU).

463. Advanced Readings of Modern Indonesian Texts I. S&SEA 404 or equivalent. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

464. Advanced Readings of Modern Indonesian Texts II. S&SEA 404 or equivalent. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

487. South Asian Languages. A course in phon-ology and a course in syntax. (3). (Excl)

491. Individual Study of South and Southeast Asian Language. Permission of instructor. (1-5). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of ten credits.

S&SEA Courses in English

225/Religion 225. Hinduism. (3). (HU).

303/Religion 303. Sikhism. (3). (HU).

304/Religion 304. Sikhism II. SSEA 303. (3). (HU).

320. Sikh History I (18th-19th Centuries). (3). (Excl).

321. Sikh History II (19th Century-Present). (3). (Excl).

410. South Asian Literature, Science, and the Arts. (3). (HU).

462. Writing, Culture, and History: Perspectives on Indonesia. (3).


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