Winter '00 Course Guide

Courses in Asian Studies (Division 323)

Winter Term, 2000 (January 5 April 26, 2000)

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Waitlist policy for all courses is 1 get on the waitlist and go to the first day of class and talk to the instructor.

Students wanting to begin language study in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, at a level other than first year, must take a placement exam to be held on Tuesday, January 4, 1-3pm. Test locations will be posted outside of the Department office in 3070 FB.


Asian St. 122/Hist. 122. Modern Transformation of East Asia.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ernest Young (epyoung@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 122.001.

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Asian St. 152/Japanese 150/History 142. Introduction to Japanese Civilization.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Keller Kimbrough (kimbroug@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Japanese 150.001.

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Asian St. 154(249)/Korean 150/Hist. 144. Introduction to Korean Civilization.

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Korean 150.001.

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Asian St. 221/Great Books 221/Chinese 221. Great Books of China.

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Great Books 221.001.

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Asian St. 223/S&SEA 223/Rel. 223. Bhagavad-Gita: The Activist View of Hinduism.

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This class introduces Hinduism to students through an intensive study of this single most important scriptural text, the Bhagavad-Gita. We spend half the time going over the text-in-translation, chapter by chapter. The other half of the class time is devoted to critical issues relating to the text, i.e., history of the text, its transmission, its location within the history of Hinduism, its connections with political/cultural history, its ancient and modern interpretations. The grade is based on class participation, two papers, and two in-class examinations.

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Asian St. 225/S&SEA 225/Rel. 225. Hinduism.

Section 001 Hinduism: History and Culture. Meets with Anthropology 298.002 and History 392.001

Instructor(s): Rich Freeman (richfree@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 298.002.

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Asian St. 230/Buddhist Studies 230/Phil. 230/Rel. 230. Introduction to Buddhism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Luis Gómez (lgomez@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 230.001.

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Asian St. 250/Buddhist Studies 250. Undergraduate Seminar in Buddhist Studies.

Section 001 Rebirth and Salvation in Theravada Buddhism.

Instructor(s): Patrick Pranke (ppranke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of an Asian language 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, Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The early Buddhist community evolved an array of ethical strategies and contemplative techniques intended to deliver the believer to happy rebirth and ultimately freedom from rebirth. In this course we will examine formulations of the Buddhist path to happy rebirth and liberation as articulated in the literature of the Theravada school. Having examined the growth and development of the classical tradition, we will turn our attention to the contemporary Theravadin world and explore modern permutations of the path in the orthodox and popular traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.

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Asian St. 252/Japanese 250. Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Culture.

Section 001 Courtesans and Bathhouses: the Floating World in the Literature of Early Modern Japan

Instructor(s): Keller Kimbrough (kimbroug@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, Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines some of the conceptions and evocations of the Floating World the ever-changing realm of love, longing, grief, and death in which we all live in the literature and art of Edo-period Japan, approximately the 17th through 19th centuries. In particular, we will explore issues of love, duty and honor, women's indentured servitude in the so-called "pleasure quarters," and the nature of sexuality and the homoerotic in works of early-modern Japanese fiction. Authors to be read and discussed include Ihara Saikaku, Ejima Kiseki, Jippensha Ikku, Ryûtei Tanehiko and other representatives of the "new" Edo urban literature, as well as the early-20th century writers Higuchi Ichiyô and Nagai Kafû, who wrote wistfully of the demise of the licensed quarters during Japan's transition to modernity. Knowledge of Japanese is neither expected nor required. Students from a variety of disciplines and academic backgrounds are invited to attend.

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Asian St. 254/Korean 250. Undergraduate Seminar in Korean Culture.

Section 001 Culture and Politics in Modern Korea. Meets with History 197.001

Instructor(s): Henry Em (henryem@umich.edu)

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, Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines the history of discourses on gender, class, and nation in modern Korea. For most topics, a brief introduction to theory sets the stage for our examination of Korean writers, activists, and movements in 20th century Korea.

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Asian St. 321/S&SEA 321. Sikh History II (19th Century-Present).

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See South & Southeast Asia 321.001.

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Asian St. 375/Japanese 375. Japanese Popular Music.

Section 001 From Bushi to Boredoms

Instructor(s): Hugh De Ferranti (hbd@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Japanese 375.001.

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Asian St. 380. Topics in Asian Studies.

Section 001 Survey of Japanese Painting. Meets with History of Art 391.001

Instructor(s): Maribeth Graybill

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History of Art 391.001.

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Asian St. 381. Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior or senior standing and concentration in Asian Studies. (3). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This colloquium is an intensive, research-oriented seminar designed for all those interested in exploring specific Asia-related topics or themes. These topics can be historical or contemporary, humanities or social science related. Students are expected to research and offer presentations to the class on topics chosen in consultation with the instructor. Though all Asian Studies concentrators are required to take this course, it is open to all interested students.

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Asian St. 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 St. 399. Directed Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

No Description Provided

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Asian St. 402/Japanese 402. Rewriting Identities in Modern Japan.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Japanese 402.001.

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Asian St. 412/Japanese 412. Topics in Japanese Culture.

Section 001 Temple and Icon in Seventh-Century Japan. (1 credit). Meets with History of Art 600.065. Meets January 13 to February 24.

Instructor(s): McCallam

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 3 times. May be elected for a total of 12 credits.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Japanese 412.001.

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Asian St. 462/S&SEA 462. Writing, Culture, and History: Perspectives on Indonesia.

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See South & Southeast Asia 462.001.

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Asian St. 466/Chinese 466/Phil. 456. Interpreting the Zhuangzi.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip Ivanhoe (ivanhoe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Asian Studies 263 or another introductory philosophy course is recommended. (3). (Excl).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chinese 466.001.

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Asian St. 472/Chinese 472. Traditional Chinese Drama and Fiction in Translation.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Rolston (drolston@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Chinese required. (3). (HU).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chinese 472.001.

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Asian St. 473/Korean 473/Hist. 473. Modern Korea.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry Em

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Korean 473.001.

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Asian St. 475/Chinese 475/RC Hums. 475/Phil. 475/Hist. of Art 487. The Arts and Letters of China.

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chinese 475.001.

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Asian St. 476/Chinese 476/RC Hums. 476. Writer and Society in Modern China.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alexander DesForges

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Chinese is required. (4). (HU).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chinese 476.001.

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Asian St. 480/Buddhist Studies 480/Phil. 457/Rel. 480. Topics in Buddhism.

Section 001 Buddhist History and Culture in Burma

Instructor(s): Patrick Pranke (ppranke@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 480.001.

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Asian St. 484/Buddhist Studies 484. Buddhist Tantra.

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 484.001.

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Asian St. 491. Topics in Japanese Studies.

Section 001 Developing Archival Skills in Japanese Studies

Instructor(s): Masae Suzuki

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

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Asian St. 491. Topics in Japanese Studies.

Section 002 Japan, China, Korea, and the United States: Performing Across Borders. Meets Feb 24-March 30. Attendance at Friday, March 24 performance is mandatory.

Instructor(s): Brett Johnson

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The ever-changing relationships among Japan, China, Korea, and the United States can be seen through different filters, each interpretation particular to the eye of the beholder. Memories of war and peace, of idealism and heroic effort, as well as enslavement, destruction, and death. This course will use as its focal point a live theater performance titled "Forgiveness" which is to be performed in Ann Arbor on March 24, 2000. The performance features artists drawing on Chungak and Pansori traditions from Korea, Japanese Noh Theater, and Chinese Jinju (Peking Opera). It features artists from those countries as well. The class will be organized as a colloquium, meeting to discuss issues related to the performance and to the historical relations between these countries that the performance may invoke. The class will attend the performance as well as guest lectures from "Forgiveness" director Chen Shi-Zheng, and faculty experts on China, Korea, and Japan. The course will take advantage of various "Master Class" performances/seminars that will be given by the performers, and other ancillary events being created around the performance. The class will meet for 6-7 sessions in February and March (a total of 14 hours of class time). Students will have required readings, and grading will be based on class participation, and a take-home essay exam.

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Asian St. 492. Topics in S&SEA Studies.

Section 001 Topic?

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

No Description Provided

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Asian St. 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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