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ASIA 354: Introduction to Japanese Cinema

ASIA 354: Introduction to Japanese Cinema

Register now Instructor: Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu Dr. Yoshimizu’s postdoctoral project is concerned with ways in which contemporary Japanese popular culture represents the history of Japanese women who engaged in sex work in British Columbia and the state of Washington in the early 20th century. She is particularly interested in studying Japanese women’s non-fiction writings on […]

ASIA 208: Cultural Foundations of South Asia

ASIA 208: Cultural Foundations of South Asia

Register now Instructor: Dr. Allison Busch Allison Busch is Visiting Associate Professor of Hindi-Urdu literature in the department of Asian Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Hindi literature from the University of Chicago in 2003. Her expertise is in the early modern period (c. 1500-1800), with a special interest in India’s courtly traditions. Her book […]

ASIA 254: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film

ASIA 254: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film

Register now Instructor: Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu Dr. Yoshimizu’s postdoctoral project is concerned with ways in which contemporary Japanese popular culture represents the history of Japanese women who engaged in sex work in British Columbia and the state of Washington in the early 20th century. She is particularly interested in studying Japanese women’s non-fiction writings on […]

Featured Summer Course: Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime

Featured Summer Course: Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime

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Summer Term 2 2017

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ASIA 377 – History of Korean Thought

ASIA 377 – History of Korean Thought

Register now Understanding the quickly-shifting religious landscape of East-Asia is important for anyone who interacts with the region or studies it. Korea offers a matchless blend of global and local tradition, and is changing rapidly. Therefore, understanding Korean spirituality offers the student a unique view on the spirituality of the 21st century. In this course […]

What You Need to Know About Cinematic Culture and the Depiction of Muslims in South Asia

What You Need to Know About Cinematic Culture and the Depiction of Muslims in South Asia

Term One – ASIA 438: The Cinematic Lives of Muslims in South Asia Register now This 400 level course introduces students to the study of film as this media has informed culture, politics and subjectivity in the South Asian context. Film was introduced in South Asia during the British era, but media scholars concur this […]

ASIA 373 History of Hong Kong

ASIA 373 History of Hong Kong

This year’s course explores the history, culture, and identities of Hong Kong from the port’s pre-colonial settings in the early nineteenth century to its post-colonial contexts. Register now Its goals are to help students develop the language and tools to understand the metamorphoses of this most unusual metropolis as well as to further their skills […]

Featured Course: ASIA 441B Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation

Featured Course: ASIA 441B Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation

Story of the Stone (石頭記, also known by its alternate title A Dream of Red Mansions, 紅樓夢) is the most accessible of China’s pre-modern novels for a variety of reasons we will explore during the semester.

Featured Course: ASIA 441A Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation

Featured Course: ASIA 441A Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation

Three Kingdoms, the first of the “great six” pre-modern masterworks of Chinese fiction, coalesced into a full-length novel sometime around 1500 and has remained popular ever since, never more so than at the present moment.

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