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Fall Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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ASIAN 111 / Hist. 151. Indian Civilization.

Section 001.

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

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

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 151.001.

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ASIAN 112 / Hist. 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 / Hist. 121. East Asia: Early Transformations.

Section 001.

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 / Hist. 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 224 / S&SEA 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 / S&SEA 225 / Rel. 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 / Buddhist Studies 230 / Phil. 230 / Rel. 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 252 / Japanese 250. Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Culture.

Section 001 Reiterations: Filming Fiction in Japan.

Instructor(s): Ken K Ito (kenkito@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Japanese language is required. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated with department permission.

First-Year Seminar, Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIAN 252 / Japanese 250. Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Culture.

Section 002 The Japanese Encounter with the West.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Japanese language is required. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated with department permission.

First-Year Seminar, Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will focus on the various phases of Japan's encounter with the West in the 16th-century introduction of Christianity and from the mid-19th century opening to the present. We will examine the shifting representations of the West in the Japanese imagination, for example, as object of aspiration and identification, as "barbarian" enemy and rival, all-powerful bully, protective father-figure, as space of erotic fantasy, and so on. In sum, what roles has "the West" played as the Other in the ongoing project of Japanese self-definition, and why? Readings will include both contemporary fiction and cultural studies materials. Requirements: discussions, four 2-page essays, and a final paper.

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

Section 001 Culture and Politics in Modern Korea.

Instructor(s): Henry H Em

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Korean language is required. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated with department permission for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar, Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

Section 002 Educational Perspectives on Korean Thought and Culture.

Instructor(s): Seongho Lee

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Korean language is required. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated with department permission for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar, Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to the history of educational ideas, approaches, and institutions in Korea, beginning from the Koryo dynasty (10th-14th centuries CE) and extending through to contemporary times. We will investigate the causes and processes behind changes in educational theory, practice, and institutions and thereby seek to understand the cultural foundations of Korean culture and society.

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ASIAN 263 / Phil. 263 / Chinese 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).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Japanese 300.001.

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ASIAN 320 / S&SEA 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 / Chinese 361. Writer and Society in Premodern China.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chinese 361.001.

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ASIAN 395. Honors Thesis.

Section 001.

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 / Poli. Sci. 428 / Phil. 428 / Soc. 426. China's Evolution Under Communism.

Section 001 Politics and Development in China.

Instructor(s): Kenneth Lieberthal (kliebert@umich.edu)

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

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Political Science 428.001.

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ASIAN 473 / Korean 473 / Hist. 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 / Buddhist Studies 480 / Phil. 457 / Rel. 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: No Homepage Submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 480.001.

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ASIAN 489 / Buddhist Studies 489 / Korean 489. Korean Buddhism.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Buddhist Studies 220, or any introductory course on Buddhism. (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 489.001.

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ASIAN 499. Independent Study-Directed Readings.

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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