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JAPN 453: Readings in Modern Japanese Literature

JAPN 453: Readings in Modern Japanese Literature

This is an advanced course in reading and analyzing Japanese literary texts. Read works by your favourite Japanese authors such as Murakami Haruki, Oe Kenzaburo, Banana Yoshimoto, and more!

ASIA 337: The Korean People in Modern Times

ASIA 337: The Korean People in Modern Times

ASIA 337 is a journey tracing the cultural, social and economic changes Korea has undergone as it has entered the modern world.

ASIA 431: Tibetan Literature, Genres, and Book Culture

ASIA 431: Tibetan Literature, Genres, and Book Culture

Tibetan literature, textual genres, and book and printing culture from the seventh century to the present.

ASIA 412: Pre-Modern Chinese Poetry (Pre-Qin to Tang)

ASIA 412: Pre-Modern Chinese Poetry (Pre-Qin to Tang)

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.

ASIA 413: Pre-Modern Chinese Poetry (Tang to Qing)

ASIA 413: Pre-Modern Chinese Poetry (Tang to Qing)

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.

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!