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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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ASIAN 120. Understanding Japan: A Multidisciplinary Introduction.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to the study of Japan. It aims to introduce key terms and concepts used in Japanese studies, but to do so critically by reflecting on the history and the utility of these concepts. It will also expose students to the various disciplines represented in Japanese studies at Michigan, exploring some of the approaches and methodologies used in the humanities and the social sciences. The course will begin by covering basic factual information about geography and history. The core of the course will consist of lectures by faculty from various disciplines, who specialize in the study of Japan. Each faculty member will introduce a concept (or perhaps a group of concepts) that has played an important role in his or her field. A literature specialist might talk about the issues of "tradition" or of the "subject" as they have developed in Japanese literary studies; a historian might address "modernity" or "gender"; a political scientist or an economist might address issues of the "nation-state" or "development." Students should emerge from the course familiar with some fundamental issues in the study of Japan and better equipped to make choices about furthering their interests.

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ASIAN 122 / HISTORY 122. Modern East Asia.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James Lee , Mark C Elliott

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 122.001.

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ASIAN 220 / RELIGION 202. Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions.

Instructor(s): Pranke

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 222 / GTBOOKS 222. Great Books of Japan.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): E Ramirez-Christensen

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Japanese is not required. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Great Books 222.001.

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ASIAN 224. Traditions of Poetry in India.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

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 251. Undergraduate Seminar in Chinese Culture.

Section 001 Looking at Traditional China Through Its Most Famous Novel: The Story of the Stone.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Chinese language is required. (3). (HU). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will present an introduction to late imperial China through the acclaimed translation by David Hawkes and John Minford of its most acclaimed famous and complex novel, The Story of the Stone (5 volumes, Penguin, 1977-1986). The Story of the Stone is simultaneously a tragic love story and the chronicle of the decline of an enormous aristocratic household. With its reputation as a "veritable encyclopedia of traditional Chinese life" it provides an excellent window on a vanished society. This fictional portrait of eighteenth-century China will be supplemented by secondary readings and a variety of visual materials shown in class. Requirements will include two short papers, a midterm take-home, a final exam, and active class participation.

Textbooks:

  • Cao Xueqin and Gao E, The Story of the Stone, vols. 1-5, David Hawkes and John Minford, trs. (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1973-1986).
  • Dore J. Levy, Ideal and Actual in The Story of the Stone (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999).
  • Susan Mann, Precious Records: Women in China's Long Eighteenth Century (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997). (Recommended, not required)

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ASIAN 253. Undergraduate Seminar in South and Southeast Asian Culture.

Section 001 History of Hinduism. Meets with College Honors 251.001.

Instructor(s): Donald R Davis Jr

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of any Asian language required. (3). (HU). May be elected twice for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 253. Undergraduate Seminar in South and Southeast Asian Culture.

Section 002 Sacred Texts & History - India.

Instructor(s): Donald R Davis Jr

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of any Asian language required. (3). (HU). May be elected twice for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 302(402). Rewriting Identities in Modern Japan.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 304 / RELIGION 304. Sikhism II.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: S&SEA 303. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 360(475) / PHIL 360 / RCHUMS 375 / HISTART 387. The Arts and Letters of China.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 381. Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior or senior standing and concentration in Asian Studies. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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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 repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 440. National Cinema of Asia.

Section 001 Dialogue of Violence: Cinema in WWII's Pacific Theater. Meets with Film-Video 455.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~amnornes/violence.html

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ASIAN 455. Topics in Asian Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Twila Z Tardif

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Psychology 457.002.

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ASIAN 455. Topics in Asian Studies.

Section 002 History of Hinduism.

Instructor(s): Davis Jr

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 455. Topics in Asian Studies.

Section 003 Sacred Text & History in India.

Instructor(s): Davis Jr

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 472. The Korean War.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry H Em

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 481 / RELIGION 483. Zen Buddhism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert H Sharf

Prerequisites & Distribution: One previous course in Buddhist Studies recommended. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 489. Korean Buddhism.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIAN 220 or 230. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 492. Topics in S&SEA Studies.

Section 001 Philippines Studies Seminar. [credits?].

Instructor(s): L A Peter Gosling , Gayl D Ness

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 492. Topics in S&SEA Studies.

Section 002 Religion, Security & Violence. [1 credit]. Meets with REES 405.002 and MENAS 334.001.

Instructor(s): Michael D Kennedy

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Middle Eastern and North African Studies 334.001.

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ASIAN 499. Independent Study-Directed Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 8 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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