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Fall Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Studies


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ASIAN 111 / HISTORY 151. Indian Civilization.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Thomas R Gordon (ttraut@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/history/151/001.nsf

See History 151.001.

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ASIAN 112 / HISTORY 152. Southeast Asian Civilization.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Victor B Lieberman (eurasia@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 152.001.

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ASIAN 121 / HISTORY 121. East Asia: Early Transformations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 121.001.

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ASIAN 154(249) / KOREAN 150 / HISTORY 144. Introduction to Korean Civilization.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Eun-Su Cho (eunsucho@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Korean 150.001.

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ASIAN 203 / HISTART 203. Chinese Art and Religion.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Qiang Ning (ningq@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 203.001.

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ASIAN 224 / SSEA 224. Traditions of Poetry in India.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Peter E Hook (pehook@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pehook/ssea250.html

Throughout readings and discussion this course introduces the student to six traditions of poetry in India:

  1. Vedic-Upanishadic mystic poetry
  2. Tamil Sangam love poetry
  3. Classical Sanskrit and Prakrit court poetry
  4. Medieval devotional poetry
  5. Urdu metaphysical poetry
  6. Modern secular poetry.

We will read translations of selections from each of these six traditions, appraise them as sources of aesthetic enjoyment from our own points of view and where possible evaluate them in the context of their own place and time. In coming to terms with traditions far removed in space and time the student will come to know something of Indian aesthetic theories and the continually renegotiated role of the poet in forming and transforming the ways in which people interpret their own life experience. The course will include an hour exam and five out of seven short (3-4 pp) papers, at least one of which will be a close reading and explication of an individual poem, and at least one other will compare notions of what makes poetry poetry in India and the West. Translation and/or transcreation is an option for one of these assignments. Additionally each student will be responsible for setting out the biographical and historical context of a listed poet in a class presentation. The list includes Baba Farid, Basavanna, Bihari, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Ghalib, Iqbal, Kabir, Kalidasa, Mir, Mira Bai, Nammalavar, Tagore, and Tukaram. Other names may be added depending on the specific interests of students. I will attempt to create an environment that encourages the free and active participation of everyone in the class.

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ASIAN 225 / SSEA 225 / RELIGION 225. Hinduism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Madhav Deshpande (mmdesh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See South & Southeast Asia 225.001.

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ASIAN 230 / BUDDHST 230 / PHIL 230 / RELIGION 230. Introduction to Buddhism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Donald Lopez (dlopez@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 230.001.

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ASIAN 254 / KOREAN 250. Undergraduate Seminar in Korean Culture.

Section 002 Korean Thought and Culture

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Korean language is required. (3). (HU). May be repeated with department permission for a total of six credits.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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ASIAN 263 / PHIL 263 / CHIN 263. Introduction to Chinese Philosophy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip J Ivanhoe

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Philosophy 263.001.

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ASIAN 300(400) / JAPANESE 300. Love and Death in Japanese Culture.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen (qmz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Japanese is not required. (4). (HU).

Upper-Level Writing Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Japanese 300.001.

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ASIAN 320 / SSEA 320. Sikh History I (16th-18th Centuries).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Pashaura Singh (psingh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See South & Southeast Asia 320.001.

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ASIAN 361 / CHIN 361. Writer and Society in Premodern China.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Shuen-Fu Lin (lsf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/asian/361/001.nsf

See Chinese 361.001.

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ASIAN 380. Topics in Asian Studies.

Section 001 South Asian Travels Narrative Identity in Displacement. Meets with Comparative Literature 372.001.

Instructor(s): Christi Merrill

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Comparative Literature 372.001.

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ASIAN 395. Honors Thesis.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors candidate in Asian Studies and permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). May be elected a total of four times. May be elected for a maximum of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Honors students in Asian Studies should use this course number for their Honors thesis, but will normally work with whatever faculty member is closest to the subject of the thesis.

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ASIAN 428 / POLSCI 428 / PHIL 428 / SOC 426. China's Evolution Under Communism.

Section 001 Politics and Development in China.

Instructor(s): Mary Gallager (metg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/428/001.nsf

See Political Science 428.001.

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ASIAN 473 / KOREAN 473 / HISTORY 473. Modern Korea.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry H Em

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Korean 473.001.

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ASIAN 480 / BUDDHST 480 / PHIL 457 / RELIGION 480. Topics in Buddhism.

Section 001 Theories and Practices of Buddhist Meditation.

Instructor(s): Luis O. Gomez (lgomez@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Asian Studies 230. (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/buddhst/480/001.nsf

See Buddhist Studies 480.001.

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ASIAN 491. Topics in Japanese Studies.

Section 001 Historical Perspectives on Japanese Architecture and Space. Meets with History 590.001. Mini-course (5 weeks) 10/15, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31, 11/5, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14. (Drop/Add deadline=October 19).

Instructor(s): Jordan Sand

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course surveys Japanese history from ancient to modern times through thematic studies of architecture and city design. Japanese architecture has provided a key point of reference for modern architects around the world. Recent reinterpretations of native tradition by Japanese architects have been equally influential in the field of postmodern design. Historical study reveals that Japanese architecture comprises not one, but many traditions, each of which evolved in interaction with changes in the social and political environment. We will use close contextual analyses of particular sites and spaces to move beyond the cultural generalizations, and see "tradition" in its complexity.

Topics will include Shinto shrines and the imperial state, the cult of tea and teahouse aesthetics, vernacular dwellings, the spatial semiotics of Edo-Tokyo, and Japanese design in the context of nineteenth-century Orientalism.

A substantial amount of our material for study will be visual, and the work of the course will demand a lot of hard looking (as well as a little experimentation in building).

Prerequisites: No previous knowledge of either Japan or architecture is required.

Requirements and Grading: The course requirements consist of one 10-15 page analytic paper and participation in class discussions. Papers should discuss either one of the additional readings or a particular building, artwork, or other object, in relation to its historical context. There will also be two or three short quizzes and visual exercises.

Performance will be weighted as follows: Paper50%, Discussion30%,Exercises20%

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ASIAN 492. Topics in S&SEA Studies.

Section 001 A Society Through Celluloid: Tamil Cinema and its audience

Instructor(s): Theodore Baskaran

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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ASIAN 499. Independent Study-Directed Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed readings or research in consultation with a member of the Asian Studies faculty.

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