Course of the Week
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.
“Topics in Japanese Cultural History”: The Tale of Genji
The Department of Asian Studies is thrilled to offer Canada’s first for credit university Cantonese Language program.
2015W Courses Exploring the Punjabi Canadian Experience
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, […]
Now offering heritage and non-heritage courses
International Relations in Premodern East Asia
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 […]