Course of the Week

ASIA 367: Contemporary Korean Culture

ASIA 367: Contemporary Korean Culture

An introduction to the literature, drama, music, and art of Korea today. Particular attention will be paid to the continuing influence of traditional themes and forms.

ASIA 329: Gender in Southeast Asia

ASIA 329: Gender in Southeast Asia

A critical examination of what it means to be a woman or a man within the social and cultural context of Southeast Asia. What “masculinity” and “femininity” signify in Indonesia’s society; how these concepts are reaffirmed or challenged.

ASIA 327: Korean Popular Music in Context

ASIA 327: Korean Popular Music in Context

History, contexts, and the genres of Korean popular music. Students will analyze specific artists and songs using a range of approaches. While an understanding of basic concepts of music will be helpful, no previous exposure to ethnomusicology or music performance is required.

ASIA 370: The Sanskrit Cosmopolis: India and the World, 200-1500 CE

ASIA 370: The Sanskrit Cosmopolis: India and the World, 200-1500 CE

Languages, religions, art forms, and political structures of Asian societies shaped by creative encounters with Sanskrit.

ASIA 211: Sex, Sexual Ethics, and Asian Religions
CHIN 465: Fantasy in Chinese Literature
ASIA 300: Writing and Culture in East Asia
ASIA 382: Buddhism in China

ASIA 382: Buddhism in China

History, thought, and practices of Chinese Buddhism from its beginnings until the twentieth century.

ASIA 362: Pre-Modern Japanese Fiction (in translation)

ASIA 362: Pre-Modern Japanese Fiction (in translation)

The influential genre of early tales and fiction in pre-modern Japan.

ASIA 375: Global Chinese Cinemas