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Basic vocabulary and most important grammatical features of classical Sanskrit.
Tibetan literature, textual genres, and book and printing culture from the seventh century to the present.
Features and evolution of major pre-Chinese poetry from the 11th century B.C.E. to the 10th century C.E.; analytical reading of signature poems by selected poets in English translation in the pre-modern Chinese poetic tradition during this historical period.
The features and evolution of pre-Chinese poetry from the 10th century to the 19th century; analytical reading of signature poems by selected poets in English translation in the pre-modern Chinese poetic tradition during this historical period.
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.
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.
Major Sanskrit and Prakrit literary genres as developed in the Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jaina traditions, including folktales of riddle, intrigue, etc. Ramayana, Mahabharata.
This course will examine the Zhuangzi in its entirety, surveying its themes, arguments, and the tensions that exist between its component parts.
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This course is based on conversation practice and weekly composition assignments based on viewing one designated Korean television program per week.