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ASIA 375 – Seats Available!

ASIA 375 – Seats Available!

A survey of Chinese cinemas in global perspective, covering films, filmmakers, producers, audiences, markets, industries, and critical discourse since the early twentieth century. Covers both cinematic culture and filmmaking technique.

ASIA 344A

ASIA 344A

“Topics in Japanese Cultural History”: The Tale of Genji

New Cantonese Language Courses!

New Cantonese Language Courses!

The Department of Asian Studies is thrilled to offer Canada’s first for credit university Cantonese Language program.

Punjabi Canadian History

Punjabi Canadian History

2015W Courses Exploring the Punjabi Canadian Experience

ASIA 360A (001): The Visual Culture of Modern Japan: 1868 to 2015

ASIA 360A (001): The Visual Culture of Modern Japan: 1868 to 2015

In this course, we will explore the changes undergone by modern Japanese society through an examination of visual media: magazines, kamishibai, films, manga and anime. Highlights include Japanese modernization (1868-1920s), the Fifteen Year War (1931-45), the post-war economic miracle (1954-73) the economic crisis (1990s), and recent cultural and political trends. No previous knowledge of Japanese language, […]

Persian courses

Persian courses

Now offering heritage and non-heritage courses

ASIA 410

ASIA 410

International Relations in Premodern East Asia

New Course! ASIA 310 – History of Iran

New Course! ASIA 310 – History of Iran

ASIA 310A – History of Iran: From the Sasanians to the Safavids The course examines the political history and cultural legacy of the Sasanians, the Arab conquests of Iran in the seventh to eighth centuries, the rise of native Iranian dynasties in the eastern Islamic lands, and the history of greater Iran under the rule of Turkic […]

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