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ASIA 448: Narrative and Performance in South Asia

ASIA 448: Narrative and Performance in South Asia

Key theoretical issues in the production and enactment of folk narratives in traditional and modern South Asian cultures. Intended for advanced undergraduates in Asian folklore studies.

ASIA 340/HIST 379: History of Later Imperial China

ASIA 340/HIST 379: History of Later Imperial China

History of China from the end of Tang to the eve of its modern transformation. Students will acquire the analytical skills and tools to understant the political, socio-economic, and cultural changes in imperial China. Please go to HIST 379 to register for this course in the 2019W term.

ASIA 348: Great Literary Works of Classical India in Translation

ASIA 348: Great Literary Works of Classical India in Translation

Major Sanskrit and Prakrit literary genres as developed in the Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jaina traditions, including folktales of riddle, intrigue, etc. Ramayana, Mahabharata.

ASIA 384: The Zhuangzi (Chuang-Tzu)

ASIA 384: The Zhuangzi (Chuang-Tzu)

This course will examine the Zhuangzi in its entirety, surveying its themes, arguments, and the tensions that exist between its component parts.

Brand New ASIA Courses for Winter 2019/20!

Brand New ASIA Courses for Winter 2019/20!

The Department of Asian Studies is excited to announce several brand new, never-before-offered, courses for the Winter 2019/20 session. Check out three of these exciting new courses!

KORN 415: Korean Conversation and Composition

KORN 415: Korean Conversation and Composition

This course is based on conversation practice and weekly composition assignments based on viewing one designated Korean television program per week.

Featured Persian/Iranian Courses for W19

Featured Persian/Iranian Courses for W19

Check out some of our featured courses for the upcoming Winter 2019/20 taught by Assistant Professor Mostafa Abedinifard.

Featured South Asian Courses for W19

Featured South Asian Courses for W19

Check out some of our featured courses for the upcoming Winter 2019/20 taught by Instructor in Hindi-Urdu Sunil Bhatt.

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.