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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.

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