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Undergraduate Asian Studies

2017 Fall Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN RELIGIONS (GH)

Asian Studies 111

An introduction to the major religious traditions in the cultural areas of South, Southeast, and East Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto.


3 Units

EAST ASIAN TRADITION (GH)

Asian Studies 130

An introduction to the intellectual, social, and political traditions of China and Japan up to about 1800. The course will analyze the Confucian tradition, Chinese administrative systems, and the dynastic cycle. Japanese cultural and political development will also be discussed.


3 Units

CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY

Asian Studies 358

This course is an overview of post-Mao Chinese society. It focuses on the institutional, demographic, cultural, economic, and political transformation in China since 1978. Included are changes in rural and urban social life, mass migration, changing family and gender relations, social and economic inequalities, ethnic and regional diversity, and rising social tensions.


3 Units

GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (GS)

Asian Studies 361

A study of contemporary and historical interrelationships between the natural environment and the economic, political and cultural activities in South and Southeast Asia. Countries studied include: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Phillipines.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Asian Studies 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

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