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Fall Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


ASIAN 419(SSEA 420). Hindi-Urdu Poetry from 1800 to the Present.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Siddiqi

Prerequisites: Second-year proficiency in Hindi-Urdu. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 475(JAPANESE 475). Japanese Cinema.

Section 001 Meets with Film Video 441.003.

Instructor(s): Mark H Nornes (amnornes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: A knowledge of Japanese is not required. (3). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/filmvid/441/003.nsf

This course will survey the history of Japanese cinema with the aim of understanding a vital aspect of twentieth century Japanese culture. While structured chronologically, students will develop sophisticated approaches to understand what a national cinema is, how it relates to national identity, and how it fits into the global film scene. All aspects and genres of Japanese film come under consideration, including both the art film and more popular forms. We will start with the early cinema, and proceed through the silent era sword films, the classics of the 1950s, documentary, the avant-garde, ending with the recent explosion in animation art. Course requirements include outside screenings, papers, and a final.

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ASIAN 491. Topics in Japanese Studies.

Section 001 Contemporary Japanese Politics. Meets 10/15 - 11/14. (Drop/Add deadline=October 21).

Instructor(s): Ikuo Kabashima

Prerequisites: (1).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Seminar on contemporary Japanese politics, concentrating on electoral behavior and attitudes. Students will review research on these topics written in English, and in Japanese for those with language competence. It is planned that the students will jointly prepare an article, based in part on Japanese election and survey data, for possible submission to a refereed English language journal. This course is appropriate for students with an interest in Japanese politics an/or political behavior in general, either graduate students or advanced undergraduates. Those with skills in quantitative methods are welcome but that is not required. Admittance will be by permission of the instructor. Anyone who migh tbe interested is urged to get in touch with Prof. John Campbell (jccamp@umich.edu) as soon as possible.

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ASIAN 492. Topics in S&SEA Studies.

Section 001 Rereading "Letters From A Javanese Princess." (1 credit). Meets 9/19-10/17. Meets with Institute for the Humanities 411.002. and Women's Studies 481.001 (Drop/Add deadline=September 23).

Instructor(s): Goenowan Mohamad, Nancy Florida (nflorida@umich.edu)

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A series of seminars on the traces of the "West" in Indonesian political and literary ideas, using translations of the letters of Kartini, the daughter of a Javanese regent at the beginning of the twentieth century, as a primary source for discussion. The main topics to be covered include the questions of woman, Islam, and the nation.

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ASIAN 492. Topics in S&SEA Studies.

Section 002 Indonesian Islam. (1 credit). Mini course meeting through October 25. Meets with AAPTIS 593.002 (Drop/Add deadline=September 23).

Instructor(s): Nurcholish Madji

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This mini-course explores the past development and current place of Islam in Indonesia. It begins with a brief overview of the history of Islam in Indonesia, tracing the region's Islamization beginning in the 15th century, Islam and politics in the nationalist movements of the late 19th and early 20th century, and Islam and the Indonesian revolution in the late 1940s that led to the country's independence in 1949. Particular attention will be given to Islam in contemporary Indonesia, addressing such topics as the characteristics and diversity of Islamic practice, Islam as a focus of nationalism, and Islam and politics. The course is open to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Requirements: Classes will consist of orientation lectures and directed discussions of assigned readings. Students are expected to attend four 3-hour class sessions (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on September 6, 13, 20, and 27) and one of two public lectures to be given by the instructor (on September 13 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. or date TBA). A 10-page paper on themes raised in the course will be due on the last day of class. Room TBA.

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ASIAN 499. Independent Study-Directed Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: (1-4). (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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ASIAN 550. Seminar in Cultural and Comparative Studies of Asia.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mark H Nornes (amnornes@umich.edu), Nancy K Florida (nflorida@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/asian/550/001.nsf

The aim of this seminar is to introduce students to a set of topics relevant to the study of Asian cultures. Pairing readings in social theory with monographs pertaining to a particular nation or region, the course seeks to introduce students to critical theories, and effective ways of using them in the study of cultures across national and/or disciplinary boundaries.

In this seminar the student is introduced to a set of theoretical topics that are relevant to the comparative and critical study of Asia. Rather than focusing on a particular region, historical period, or disciplinary perspective, the course seeks to equip students with tools essential for a sophisticated and compelling analysis of a variety of regions, historical periods, and disciplinary perspectives. These tools will allow them to move more easily across the disciplines of Asian studies by, among other things, exploring the historical foundations of those disciplines.

The readings will offer a variety of strategies for understanding Asian cultures, pairing readings in social theory with monographs that concern specific Asian materials. It is our hope that students will thereby gain a purchase on critical theory and productive ways of using it in the study of cultures across national and/or disciplinary boundaries. The seminar is designed both to provide an introduction to Asian Studies as a field and to encourage the development of critical skills.

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ASIAN 550. Seminar in Cultural and Comparative Studies of Asia.

Section 002 Global Outreach: Educating Kids about the World Meets with REES 405.001 and Sociology 389.504

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 798. MA Essay SSEA Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Center MA Students. Graduate standing. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Master's Essay is a substantial research paper reflecting interdisciplinary training and the ability to use Western language literature and SSEA language sources. The thesis is usually undertaken in the last term of the degree program, under the supervision of two Center faculty. Students in the joint degree programs should refer to the appropriate sections in the handbook for additional requirements specific to their program.

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ASIAN 799. Master's Essay in Japanese Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Master's student in Asian Studies. Graduate Standing. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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