Undergraduate Asian Studies
2017 Fall Term
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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.
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.
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.
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.
TOPICS IN JAPANESE STUDIES
Asian Studies 488
An intensive study of selected topics in Japanese Studies. Subject matter will vary depending on the department and faculty member responsible for this course. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree (for different topics only).
Asian Studies 497
Asian Studies 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.