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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Studies

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Asian Studies
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ASIAN

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Asian Studies.


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 120/Japanese 120. Understanding Japan: A Multidisciplinary Introduction.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Japanese 120.001.

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ASIAN 122/Hist. 122. Modern East Asia.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Leslie B Pincus (lpincus@umich.edu), Henry Em (henryem@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

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

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/history/122/001.nsf

See History 122.001.

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ASIAN 150. First Year Seminar in Asian Studies: Civilizations of Asia.

Section 001 Who Own's Culture?: Debates in Contemporary Cross Cultural Performance. Meets with Theater 399.004.

Instructor(s): Claire Conceison (claireco@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Asian Languages 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 permission of instructor for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar, Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Theatre and Drama 399.004.

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ASIAN 222/Great Books 222/Japanese 222. Great Books of Japan.

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Great Books 222.001.

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ASIAN 231/Buddhist Studies 231/Rel. 231. Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 231.001.

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ASIAN 251/Chinese 250. 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. 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 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:

1. Cao Xueqin and Gao E, The Story of the Stone, vols. 1-5, David Hawkes and John Minford, trs. (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1973-1986).

2. Dore J. Levy, Ideal and Actual in The Story of the Stone (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999).

3. 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/S&SEA 250. Undergraduate Seminar in South and Southeast Asian Culture.

Section 001 Religion in Modern India. Meets with College Honors 251.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of any 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.

This course is about the diversity of religious life in modern India. It will begin with the examination of the following three points, namely, (1) that ancient layers of India's religious life are alive and well in contemporary India; (2) that the hybrid discourse of the "secular state" is itself a religious discourse in modern India; and (3) that India's unique agony over religion is instructive for rethinking some of our most general notions about "religion" and "secularization." In this course we will discuss the overall periodization of the various layers of India's religious life, namely,

  1. the Indus Valley (c. 3000-1500 BCE)
  2. the Indo-Brahmanical (c. 1500-600 BEC)
  3. the Indo-Sramanical (c.600 BCE-300BCE)
  4. the Indic (Hindu-Buddhist-Jain) (c. 300-1200)
  5. the Indo-Islamic (c.1200-1757)
  6. the Indo-Anglian (c. 1757-present).

We will then apply the overall analysis to the five salient religious crises in contemporary India: the Sikhs in the Punjab, the Muslim issue in Kashmir, the Shah Banno case and the Muslim Women's Bill, the Mandal Commission Report on Other Backward Classes, and the controversy in Ayodhya. We will also examine the role of ethnic and racial conflicts that led to these crises.

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ASIAN 253/S&SEA 250. Undergraduate Seminar in South and Southeast Asian Culture.

Section 002 Contemporary Hinduism

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of any 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.

This course looks at the varieties of belief and practice in contemporary Hinduism, at the level of family, village, town and city in India, and at the spread of Hinduism abroad in the diaspora of South Asians through the contemporary world. After brief review of the spiritual, philosophical, and social background of traditional Hinduism, we will look at the transformations and adaptations of Hinduism to the modern world in India and abroad. We will read key Hindu thinkers (from swamis and yogis to politicians), and use a variety of writings, films, and resources on topics ranging from village-level rituals to Hinduism on the Internet. The aim is to provide an overview of essential Hindu doctrines and practices, such as karma, rebirth, yoga, ritual worship, pilgrimage, etc., and to place these in their modern context of spiritual disciplines, devotional religion (bhakti), the different gods and their sects, and their relation to social life, gender, caste, and community. The course format is a small seminar, limited to 20 students, with several short writing assignments, active participation in class and discussion, and a proposed field-trip to a local temple. First preference is given to Freshmen, with others by permission.

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ASIAN 380. Topics in Asian Studies.

Section 001 Art and Architecture of the Indian subcontinent from the 1st through the 17th Centuries, C.E. Meets with History of Art 493.001

Instructor(s): Alka A Patel (alkap@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History of Art 493.001.

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ASIAN 381. Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators.

Section 001 Research Seminar on Asia-Related topics or themes.

Instructor(s): Alexander Des Forges (desforge@umich.edu)

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. Although all Asian Studies concentrators are required to take this course, it is open to all interested students.

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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 402/Japanese 402. Rewriting Identities in Modern Japan.

Section 001.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Japanese 402.001.

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

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Political Science 428.001.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy K 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 463/MHM 463. Music of Southeast Asia.

Section 001 Meets with Musicology 563.001

Instructor(s): Rodger

Prerequisites & Distribution: Undergraduates only. (2). (HU).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Music History and Musicology 463.001.

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ASIAN 472/Chinese 472. Traditional Chinese Drama and Fiction in Translation.

Section 001.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chinese 472.001.

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ASIAN 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: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/asian/475/001.nsf

See Chinese 475.001.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alexander Des Forges (desforge@umich.edu)

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 491. Topics in Japanese Studies.

Section 001 Developing Archival Skills in Japanese Studies.

Instructor(s): Yoshiko Umezawa

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A visiting expert in early modern Japanese history offers a rare access to the intricate realities of Tokugawa Japanese society (1600-1868) through hands-on reading of documents in English translation and Japanese original. Shogunal and domain codes that represent the outer structure of governance, court cases that reveal how people actually lived, peasants' testaments that show the power of real economic value, and appeals by theaters and entertainers that speak for the era's cultural vigor are examples of what we may read in the course. Students enrolling in this course should have some prior familiarity with the early modern history of Japan. History 592, "Early Modern Japan," will incorporate this course. Students will be evaluated on the basis of (1) class attendance and participation and (2) one five-page paper that analyzes documents.

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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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