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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 April 26)

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ASIAN 120 / JAPANESE 120. Understanding Japan: A Multidisciplinary Introduction.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Rosenfeld (dmrosen@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Japanese 120.001.

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ASIAN 122 / HISTORY 122. Modern East Asia.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sidney DeVere Brown

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

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 122.001.

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ASIAN 221 / GTBOOKS 221 / CHIN 221. Great Books of China.

Section 001.

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

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Great Books 221.001.

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ASIAN 224 / SSEA 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 251 / CHIN 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. (3). (HU). May be repeated with department permission.

First-Year Seminar, Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Japanese 302.001.

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

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 321.001.

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

Section 001.

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

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Chinese 360.001.

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ASIAN 380. Topics in Asian Studies.

Section 001 Muslims Under and After Socialism: Former Soviet Union, China and Eastern Europe. Meets with AAPTIS 491.001, AAPTIS 591.001, History 449.001, Anthropology 458.003.

Instructor(s): Morgan Liu (morgman@umich.edu)

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 491.001.

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ASIAN 381. Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators.

Section 001 Asia In Theory.

Instructor(s): Nancy Florida (nflorida@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.

In this course, students will be invited to investigate ways in which Asia has been formed as a subject of scholarly study. Drawing on a variety of materials that concern Asian and Asianist culture, history, and literature, the course will explore the colonial and postcolonial formation of the subject of Asia and its translation into modern academic discourse. The students will learn to address critically a selection of theoretical works that concern South, Southeast, and East Asian subjects. They will also develop and present their own original projects on Asian topics of their choice.

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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 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 / POLSCI 428 / PHIL 428 / SOC 426. China's Evolution Under Communism.

Section 001 Politics and Development in China.

Instructor(s): Mary Gallagher (metg@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 469 / CHIN 469 / PHIL 469. Later Chinese Thought.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip Ivanhoe

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing; no knowledge of Chinese required. (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ivanhoe/phil469.htm

See Chinese 469.001.

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ASIAN 481 / BUDDHST 481 / RELIGION 483. Zen Buddhism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert H Sharf (rsharf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One previous course in Buddhist Studies recommended. (4). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 481.001.

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ASIAN 492. Topics in S&SEA Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIAN 499. Independent Study-Directed Readings.

Instructor(s):

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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