Undergraduate Asian Studies
2018 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.
GENDER AND FAMILY IN JAPAN
Asian Studies 347
This course will examine forms of masculinity, femininity, sexuality, and family in contemporary Japan, and their historical development. Students will learn how gender, sexuality, and family are historically and socially constructed, how they are recreated through social interaction, how power inequalities are embedded in gender and family relations, how these inequalities impact individuals (and vice versa).
Asian Studies 385
An examination of violent socio-political upheavals in China beginning with the White Lotus Rebellion and culminating with the Communist Revolution.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF ASIA
Asian Studies 460
A comparative study of the political structures, institutions, and processes of the nations of Asia.