Asian Studies Program

Director: Martha KaplanProfessors: Andrew Davison (Political Science), Martha Kaplana (Anthropology), Seungsook Moon (Sociology), Anne Pike-Tay (Anthropology), Peipei Qiu (Chinese and Japanese), Bryan Van Norden (Philosophy), Yu Zhou (Earth Science and Geography); Associate Professors:Christopher Bjork (Education), Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase (Chinese and Japanese), Wenwei Du (Chinese and Japanese), E.H. Rick Jarowab (Religion), Haoming Liu (Chinese and Japanese), Himadeep Muppidib (Political Science), Michael Walsh (Religion); Assistant Professors: Sophia Harveya (Film), Hua Hsu(English), Julie E Hughes (History), Karen Hwang (Art), Hiraku Shimodaab (History), Fubing Su (Political Science); Visiting Instructors: Yuko Matsubara (Chinese and Japanese), Anne Parries (Chinese and Japanese).

The Asian Studies Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Asia with courses and advising in anthropology, art history, economics, education, film, geography, history, language and literature, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology. It promotes a global understanding of Asia that recognizes interactions between Asian societies and relationships between Asia and the rest of the world that cross and permeate national boundaries. While majors focus on a particular region of Asia (e.g., East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, West Asia or Middle East) including language study, intermediate and advanced coursework, and a senior thesis in this area, they are also expected to be familiar with some other parts of Asia through the introductory courses and some coursework outside their area of specialty. A correlate sequence in Asian Studies is also offered.

While majors take courses on Asia offered in a wide range of disciplines, they are also expected to choose one or two disciplines in which they develop a theoretical or methodological sophistication that they apply to their study of Asia, particularly in their thesis and senior seminar work. Students interested in developing a concentration in Asian American Studies should consult with the program director.

A student’s program of study for the major or correlate is designed in close consultation with the director and an advisor. Students should obtain an application form, which includes a statement of interest, from the program office or the Asian Studies website prior to meeting with the program director. This should be done by the end of the first semester of the sophomore year if the student plans to apply for study abroad. The director and members of the program faculty review the application and make suggestions for modifications. Any changes to a plan of study should be discussed with the advisor in advance; significant changes are reviewed by the director.

Study Abroad: Study abroad in some region of Asia (e.g., East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia) greatly enhances a student’s learning experience and understanding of Asia and is highly recommended for program majors. Advice and literature on different programs are available through the Office of the Dean of Studies (Study Away office), Asian Studies, and the Department of Chinese and Japanese.

Asian Studies Courses: Courses approved for the Asian Studies major and correlate include courses offered by the Asian Studies Program, including cross-listed courses, (see Section I below) and approved courses (courses on Asia offered in other departments, see Section II below). A list of Asian Studies courses approved for majors is prepared and posted on the Asian Studies website before preregistration each semester. Courses not on the list, which may be appropriate to an individual student’s plan of study, are considered for approval by the director and steering committee upon special petition by the student major, after consultation with the advisor.

Requirements for the Concentration in Asian Studies: 12 units of which at least 7 are normally taken at Vassar. After declaration of the major, all courses taken towards the major must be graded. Students may request, however, that up to 1 unit of independent study or field work be counted towards the major.

  1. Introductory-Level Study: Two introductory level courses either offered by Asian Studies, cross listed, or from the approved course list (excluding language courses
  2. Language: Competency in one Asian language through the intermediate college level must be achieved and demonstrated by completion of relevant courses or special examination. Normally, 100-level language work does not count toward the major. A maximum of four units of Asian language study may be counted toward the 12 units for the major. Chinese and Japanese are offered by the Department of Chinese and Japanese. Hindi, Korean, and Turkish may be taken through the Self-Instructional Language Program. The language studied should be directly relevant to the area of emphasis and approved by the director.
  3. Intermediate-Level Study: A minimum of 3 units of intermediate course work (200-level) of direct relevance to Asia in at least two disciplines, selected from the list of program courses and approved courses below. Recommendation: At least two of these courses should be related to the student’s regional focus within Asia and at least one should be outside the area of regional specialty.
  4. Advanced-Level Work: A minimum of 3 units at the 300-level including the designated Asian Studies “Senior Seminar”, 1 unit of thesis work (Asian Studies 300-301 or Asian Studies 302), and at least one additional 300-level seminar from the lists of program courses and approved courses below. The senior seminar and the thesis constitute the Senior Year Requirement.
  5. Discipline-Specific Courses: Majors are expected to choose one or two disciplines in which they take courses and develop a theoretical or methodological sophistication that they bring to bear on their study of Asia, particularly in their thesis and senior seminar work. Introductory work in each discipline should be taken early to fulfill prerequisites for upper level work in the chosen discipline.
  6. Area-Specific Courses: Majors should try to include three or four courses (not including language study) that focus on a student’s geographical area of specialization within Asia, and two courses that include a geographic area other than the region of focus.

Requirements for the Correlate Sequence in Asian Studies: 6 units of coursework on Asia (program courses, cross-listed courses, or approved courses) including one 100-level course and at least one 300-level seminar. Courses chosen for the correlate should reflect a topical, or area, or methodological focus. Asian language study is recommended but not required. Up to two units can be taken outside the College, through Study Away or other programs. Up to two units of Asian language study may be counted toward the correlate. Up to three 100-level courses may be counted (however, at least one has to be a content course). One course can be double-counted for a major and for the correlate sequence. After declaring a correlate sequence, no NRO courses can be taken to fulfill the requirements. Students may request that up to 1 unit of independent study or fieldwork be counted towards the correlate.

A short “Declaration of Correlate” proposal form is available on line at the Asian Studies Program website, and in the Asian Studies program office. On this form students prepare a short, one paragraph proposal and a list of the six planned courses, after consulting the course list in the catalog and the online schedule of classes and discussing the sequence with an adviser. Declaration proposals should describe the focus of the coursework and how it complements the student’s major. The proposal must be approved by the program director.

Correlate sequence in Asian American Studies: Each 6 unit correlate sequence in Asian American Studies is designed in consultation with an advisor from the Asian Studies program and the Asian Studies Director. The correlate should include (1) courses on Asian American studies (2) at least one course on global or transnational Asian studies/Asian diasporas or on diasporas and migration in general (3) at least one course on Asia (AS program courses, cross-listed courses, or approved courses), (4) other relevant courses on race and/or ethnicity in American society. The correlate will ordinarily include at least one 100-level and at least one 300-level course.

A short "Declaration of Asian American Studies Correlate" proposal form is available on line at the Asian Studies Program website, and in the Asian Studies Program office in New England Building.

I. Program Courses

101 Approaching Asia (1)

Topic for 2010/11: Challenges in a Globalizing Era. This course surveys some major challenges facing Asian countries entering the age of globalization. Major topics include economic development, democratization, security, energy, environment, population, and regional institutionalization. It attempts to highlight convergence as well as divergence in this dynamic region. One major objective of this course is to arouse the students' interests in more in-depth examination of Asian politics, economy and society in advanced courses. Mr. Su.

103 Hindus and Muslims in South Asia, 712-1857 (1)

(Same as History 103). Ms. Hughes.

111 Social Change in South Korea Through Film (1)

This course explores cultural consequences of the dramatic and tumultuous transformation of South Korea, in four decades, from a war-torn agrarian society to a major industrial and post-industrial society with dynamic urban centers. Despite its small territory (equivalent to the size of Indiana State) and relatively small population (48 million people), Korea became the eleventh largest economy in the world. Such rapid economic change has been accompanied by Korea's recent rise to a major center of the global popular cultural production in Asia. In particular, Korean movies have enjoyed growing popularity in the region. Employing the medium of film and scholarly articles, we examine multifaceted meanings of the Korean War, industrialization, urbanization, and the recent process of democratization for the lives of ordinary women and men. Ms Moon.

122 Encounters in Modern East Asia (1)

(Same as History 122). This course introduces the modern history of China, Japan, and Korea through various "encounters," not only with each other but also with the world beyond. We compare how each nation answered modernity's call by examining topics such as imperialism, colonialism, cultural exchange, popular protest and historical remembrance. The course begins in the nineteenth-century with challenges against the dynastic regime of each country, traces how modern nationhood emerges through war, revolution, and imperial expansion and considers some global issues facing the region today. Mr. Shimoda.

Two 75-minute periods.

152 Religions of Asia (1)

(Same as Religion 152) This course is an introduction to the religions of Asia (Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Zen, Shinto, etc.) through a study of practices, sites, sensibilities, and doctrines. The focus is comparative as the course explores numerous themes, including creation (cosmology), myth, ritual, action, fate and destiny, human freedom, and ultimate values. Mr. Walsh.

Open to all students.

Two 75-minute periods.

214 The Tumultuous Century: Twentieth Century Chinese Literature (1)

(Same as Chinese and Japanese 214) Mr. Liu.

216 Food, Culture, and Globalization (1)

(Same as Sociology 216) Ms. Moon.

217 Japan in the Age of the Samurai (1)

This course explores pre-modem Japan from the late-1100s to the mid-1800s, when it was ruled by a warrior class, or the samurai. Social and cultural developments at the popular as well as elite levels are emphasized, and assigned readings include many primary materials in translation. The most distinctive feature of the course is a weekly screening of classic Japanese feature films dealing with the course themes. This course offers not only an historical introduction to pre-modern Japanese society and culture, but also a graphic impression of how the past is visualized in contemporary Japan. Mr. Shimoda.

One 75-minute period.

One 2-hour film screening.

218 Global Asia (1)

(Same as Geography 218) Thematic exploration of the magnitude of Asia's rise in the global economy, politics, culture, and the environment. This course provides an in-depth discussion on some central topics with pan-Asia significance as well as a methodological introduction to multidisciplinary studies. To illuminate interactions among Asian countries and their relationships with the rest of the world, this course focuses on the following themes: positioning Asia in global history, the emergence of Asian nationalisms, the U.S. military empire in Asia in post-1945 era, Asian economies and globalization, and postcolonialities in Asia. This course has a unique format in which Asian Studies faculty members lead the thematic sections in their areas of specialty with one instructor being responsible for the organization of the course. Ms. Zhou.

Two 75-minute periods.

222 Narratives of Japan: Fiction and Film (1)

(Same as Japanese and Media Studies 222)

231 Hindu Traditions (1)

(Same as Religion 231a). Mr. Jarow.

233 Buddhist Cultures (1)

(Same as Religion 233) Mr. Walsh.

235 Religion in China (1)

(Same as Religion 235) An exploration of Chinese religiosity within historical context. We study the seen and unseen worlds of Buddhists, Daoists, and literati, and encounter ghosts, ancestors, ancient oracle bones, gods, demons, buddhas, dragons, imperial politics, the social, and more, all entwined in what became the cultures of China. Some of the questions we will try to answer include: how was the universe imagined in traditional and modern China? What did it mean to be human in China? What is the relationship between religion and culture? What do we mean by ‘Chinese religions’? How should Chinese culture be represented? Mr. Walsh.

Not offered in 2011-12.

236 The Making of Modern East Asia (1)

(Same as Geography 236) Ms. Zhou.

237 Indian National Cinema (1)

(Same as Film 237) Ms. Harvey.

238 China: National Identity and Global Impact (1)

(Same as Geography 238 and International Studies 238) As recently as the 1980s, China was widely regarded as an exotic, mysterious and closed continent with marginal influence on world affairs. Today, it is a region deeply tied to every consumer and every global policy maker. China is at the center of an intellectual attempt to recast global history away from a long-held Eurocentric model. It also is a vital region in on-going global efforts to combat poverty, injustice, climate change, and achieve peace, economic stability and sustainable development. This course is dedicated to introducing China both as a vast and complex territory with a distinct cultural history, and as a constantly changing place with sustained but varied interactions with the rest of the world. The course critically examines the role of geographical knowledge in shaping our international perspectives. It introduces the history and geography of China, discusses the formation of Chinese national identity and examines its relationships with its external and internal "others." We also engage with the current debates on economical changes, environmental crises, and the international relations of China. Ms. Zhou.

Two 75-minute periods.

239 Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinemas (1)

(Same as Film 239) This survey course is designed to introduce students to the dynamic and diverse film texts emerging from and about Southeast Asia. It examines how these texts imagine and image Southeast Asia and/or particular nations within the region. More specifically, the course focuses on the themes of urban spaces and memory/trauma as they operate within texts about Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Timor-Leste. The course reading material is designed to provide (1) theoretical insights, (2) general socio-cultural and/or political overviews, and (3) more specific analyses of film texts and/or filmmakers. Ms. Harvey. 

Two 75-minute periods, plus outside screenings.

250. Zen and the West (1)

252 Modern South Asian History (1)

(Same as History 252) This course introduces the major events and figures of modern South Asian history by exploring how Indian identity has been constituted and complicated in the colonial and post-colonial periods. Why have certain peoples, practices, and characteristics been included or excluded at different times? How have some tried to contest the terms of membership? Topics include nationalism, regionalism, gender, and Hindu-Muslim relations. Readings draw on historical scholarship, primary sources, and fiction. Ms. Hughes.

Two 75-minute periods.

254 Chinese Politics and Economy (1)

(Same as Political Science 254) This course offers a historical and thematic survey of Chinese politics, with an emphasis on the patterns and dynamics of political development and reforms since the Communist takeover in 1949. In the historical segment, we examine major political events leading up to the reform era, including China's imperial political system, the collapse of dynasties, the civil war, the Communist Party's rise to power, the land reform, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and the initiation of the reform. The thematic part deals with some general issues of governance, economic reform, democratization, globalization and China's relations with Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States. This course is designed to help students understand China's contemporary issues from a historical perspective. For students who are interested in other regions of the world, China offers a rich comparative case on some important topics such as modenrization, democratization, social movement, economic development, reform and rule of law. Mr. Su.

Two 75-minute periods.

255 Subaltern Politics (1)

(Same as Political Science 255) What does it mean to understand issues of governance and politics from the perspective of non-elite, or subaltern, groups? How do subalterns respond to, participate in, and/or resist the historically powerful forces of modernity, nationalism, religious mobilization, and politico-economic development in postcolonial spaces? What are the theoretical frameworks most appropriate for analyzing politics from the perspective of the subaltern? This course engages such questions by drawing on the flourishing field of subaltern studies in South Asia. While its primary focus is on materials from South Asia, particularly India, it also seeks to relate the findings from this area to broadly comparable issues in Latin America and Africa. Mr. Muppidi.

256 The Arts of China (1)

(Same as Art 256) Landscape Painting and Portraiture from the Song dynasty to the Present (960-2010). Chinese painters of the Song dynasty onward wielded their brush with profound awareness of the past. Discussions focus on the impact of the painters' construction of the past on the overall history of Chinese painting, as well as other important art historical issues, such as: tradition vs. the individual; amateurism vs. professionalism; the critic vs. the historian; and imitation vs. forgery. Ms. Hwang-Gold.

Prerequisite: Art 105-106, or by permission of instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.

257 Reorienting America: Asians in American History and Society (1)

(Same as Sociology 257 and American Culture 257) Ms. Moon.

258b. The Arts of Japan:The Three Shogunates (1)

(Same as Art 258) Topic for 2010/11:The Three Shogunates: Japanese Art from the Kamakura through the Edo Periods (1185-1868). This course examines Japanese art of the period during which feudal lords governed out of a military government called the bakufu. We will consider the role of the warlords, monks, and merchants in developing new kinds of visual forms and aesthetics in a wide range of media—including sculpture, painting, ceramics, woodblock prints, architecture, and tea utensils. Ms. Hwang-Gold.

Prerequisite: Art 105-106, or by permission of instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.

259 The Arts of East Asia (1)

(Same as Art 259) An introduction to the arts of China, Korea, and Japan from the Neolithic period to the present. The course surveys a broad range of media, including ceramics, sculpture, calligraphy, painting, architecture, lacquer, and woodblock prints, with particular focus on the ways in which each of the three cultures has negotiated the shared "East Asian" cultural experience and its sense of a distinct self. The works to be examined invite discussions about appropriation, reception, and reinterpretation of images and concepts as they traversed the East Asian cultural sphere. Ms. Hwang-Gold.

Two 75-minute periods.

Prerequisite: Art 105-106, or by permission of instructor

Not offered in 2011-12.

262 India, China, and the State of Postcoloniality (1)

(Same as Political Science 262) Mr. Muppidi.

263 Critical International Relations (1)

(Same as Political Science 263) The study of world politics is marked by a rich debate between rationalist and critical approaches. While rationalist approaches typically encompass realist/neo-realist and liberal/neo-liberal theories, critical approaches include social constructivist, historical materialist, post-structural and post-colonial theories of world politics. This course is a focused examination of some of the more prominent critical theories of international relations. It aims to a) familiarize students with the core concepts and conceptual relations implicit in these theories and b) acquaint them with the ways in which these theories can be applied to generate fresh insights into the traditional concerns, such as war, anarchy, nationalism, sovereignty, global order, economic integration, and security dilemmas of world politics. Mr. Muppidi.

Two 75-minute periods.

274 The Ideology of the Islamic Revolution in Iran (1)

(Same as Political Science 274). Mr. Davison.

275 Comparative Education (1)

(Same as Education 275) Mr. Bjork.

277 Post-Orientalist Hermeneutics (1)

(Same as Political Science 277). Mr. Davison.

285 Paleoanthropology of East Asia and Australia (1)

(same as Anthropology 285)

Using the theories and methods of biological and medical anthropology this course reviews the major themes of research in the paleoanthropology and prehistory of East Asia and Australia. It outlines colonization of these geographic regions by human ancestors and early modern humans. It presents evidence for highly complex hunter-gatherer social systems across East Asia and Australia, followed by the expansion of economies based on domesticated plants and animals. Perspectives on human health and disease are emphasized throughout the course. Ms. Pike-Tay.

290a or b. Field Work (1/2 or 1)

Prerequisites: 2 units of Asian Studies Program or approved coursework and permission of the program director.

298a or b. Independent Study (1/2 or 1)

Prerequisites: 2 units of Asian Studies Program or approved coursework and permission of the program director.

300a. Senior Thesis (1/2 or 1)

A 1-unit thesis written over two semesters.

Full year course 300-301.

301b. Senior Thesis (1/2 or 1)

A 1-unit thesis written over two semesters.

Full year course 300-301.

302a or b. Senior Thesis (1)

A 1-unit thesis written in the fall or spring semester. Students may elect this option only in exceptional circumstances and by special permission of the program director.

305 People and Animal Histories in Modern India (1)

(Same as Environmental Studies 305 and History 305) This course examines human interactions with animals in India from the colonial period through the present. How have various groups and important individuals defined the proper relationship between themselves and the animals around them? What challenges and advantages have animals and people met with as a result? As we explore how people have served their social, political, economic, national, and religious interests through animals, we learn how human values and beliefs about animals have in turn helped shape Indian environments. Ms. Hughes.

One 2-hour meeting.

306 Women's Movements in Asia (1)

(Same as Sociology and Women's Studies 306) Ms. Moon.

345 Violent Frontiers: Colonialism and Religion in the Nineteenth Century (1)

(Same as Religion 345) Mr. Walsh.

358 Seminar in Asian Art (1)

(Same as Art 358) Ms. Hwang-Gold.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

One 2-hour period.

360 Asian Studies Senior Seminar (1)

The Senior Seminar addresses topics and questions that engage several areas of Asia and Asian Studies as a discipline. Topic may change yearly. The senior seminar is a required course for Asian Studies senior majors; ordinarily it may be taken by other students as well.

Note: for 2010/11 the Asian Studies Senior Seminar will be Poli 366:Worlding International Relations. Mr. Muppidi.

363 Transcending the Limit: Literary Theory in the East-West Context (1)

Alternate years:

364 The West in Japanese Literature since the Nineteenth Century (1)

(Same as Japanese 364). This course examines the influence of the West on Japanese literature after the nineteenth century and follows the process of the construction of modern Japanese identity. Authors may include: Natsume Sôseki, Akuagawa Ryûnosuke, Tanizaki Junichirô, Kojima Nobuo, Murakami Ryû and Yamada Amy. Translated Japanese literary works are closely read, and various theoretical readings are assigned. This course emphasizes discussion and requires research presentations. This course is conducted in English. Ms. Dollase.

Prerequisite: one 200-level course in language, literature, culture or Asian Studies, or permission of instructor.

369a. Political Economy of Development Aid (1)

(Same as Economics 369a) Instructor to be announced.

Not offered in 2009/10.

374 The Origins of the Global Economy (1)

(Same as Economics 374) Ms. Jones.

384. The Literature of India (1)

Mr. Jarow.

385 Asian Healing Traditions (1)

(Same as Religion 385). This seminar offers a comprehensive view of the traditional medical systems and healing modalities of India and China and examines the cultural values they participate in and propound. It also includes a "laboratory" in which hands-on disciplines (such as yoga and qi-gong) are practiced and understood within their traditional contexts. From a study of classical Ayur Vedic texts, Daoist alchemical manuals, shamanic processes and their diverse structural systems, the seminar explores the relationship between healing systems, religious teachings, and social realities. It looks at ways in which the value and practices of traditional medical and healing systems continue in Asia and the West. Mr. Jarow.

Prerequisites: Hindu Traditions (Religion 231) or by permission of instructor.

387 Remembering War in East Asia (1)

(Same as History 387) More than a half-century after World War II, pitched battles continue to rage throughout Asia—this time on the field of historical memory. Even as the war itself recedes into the distant past for countries such as China, Japan, and Korea, questions about how to remember their shared experiences grow only more complex and politicized. Recent conflicts over war memory have brought down ministers of state, sparked mass protests, and engendered much diplomatic wrangling. How has this devastating tragedy been remembered, forgotten, and contested by all sides involved? This seminar takes a multi-disciplinary approach—historiographical, political, literary, and visual—to examine topics including the Nanjing Massacre, "comfort women," atomic bombs, rehabilitative postwar literature, and cinematic representations of war. Mr. Shimoda.

No prerequisites.

One two-hour period.

388 The Spiritual Gifts of Modern India (1)

(Same as Religion 388) Since Swami Vivekananda brought the message of "raja yoga" to the Parliament of World Religions on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1893, a number of spiritual teachers from India have achieved notoriety on the world stage and have had a major impact in the formulation of a world and secular "spirituality" in our time. Through phenomenological and historical studies, as well as through close reading and study of primary texts, this course considers the works of these major figures, including Sri Aurobindo, Ramana Maharshi, Ananda Mayi Ma, and Bhagavan Sri Osho Rajneesh. Mr. Jarow.

Prerequisites: Religion 152 and /or Religion 231 (231 gets priority).

Alternate years.

399a or b. Senior Independent Study (1/2 or 1)

Prerequisites: 2 units of Asian Studies Program or approved coursework and permission of the program director.

II. Approved Courses

In addition to the Program courses listed above, there are approved courses given in other departments and programs. These can count towards an Asian Studies major or correlate. Look under the respective departments for course descriptions and semester or year offered. An updated list of approved courses is available in the Asian Studies Program Office and on-line on the Asian Studies Program web site before preregistration. Students are also urged to consult the additional course offerings of Asian Studies Program faculty members listed under their home departments; while these courses may not focus specifically on Asia, they often include case studies, examples, or materials related to regions of Asia.

Anthropology 240 Cultural Localities (when topic is Asian) (1)

Anthropology 360 Problems in Cultural Analysis (when topic is Asian) (1)

Anthropology 363 Nations, Globalization, and Post-Coloniality (when topic is Asian) (1)

Chinese 160 Introduction to Classical Chinese (1)

Chinese 215 Masterpieces of Traditional Chinese Literature (1)

Chinese 216 Classics, Canon, and Commentary in China (1)

Chinese 217 Chinese Film and Contemporary Fiction (1)

Chinese 360 Classical Chinese (1)

Chinese and Japanese 120 Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Literature: Traditions, Genres, and Methodology (1)

Chinese and Japanese 250 Special Topics in Chinese and Japanese (1)

Chinese and Japanese 350 Seminar in Chinese Philosophy: Comparative Methodology (1)

Chinese and Japanese 361 Chinese and Japanese Drama and Theatre (1)

Chinese and Japanese 363 Seminar in Transcending the Limit: Literary Theory in the East-West Context (1)

Economic 273 - Development Economics (1)

English 229 Asian/American Literature, 1946-present (1)

English 370 Transnational Literature (1)

Film 280 Contemporary Southeast Asia Cinemas (1)

Geography 276 Spaces of Global Capitalism (1)

Geography 340 Advanced Regional Studies (when topic is Asian) (1)

History 223 Modern Chinese Revolutions (1)

History 224 Modern Japan, 1868 - Present (1)

History 255 The British Empire (1)

History 279 The Vietnam War (1)

History 381 Love and Death in Tokugawa Japan 1603-1868 (1)

Japanese 222 Narratives of Japan: Fiction and Film (1)

Japanese 223 The Gothic and Supernatural in Japanese Literature (1)

Japanese 224 Japanese Popular Culture and Literature (1)

Japanese 364 The West in Japanese Literature since the Nineteenth Century (1)

Music 212 Advanced Topics in World Musics (1)

Philosophy 110 Early Chinese Philosophy (1)

Philosophy 210 Neo-Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism (1)

Political Science 150 Comparative Politics (when taught by an Asian Studies faculty member) (1)

Political Science 160 International Politics (when taught by an Asian Studies faculty member) (1)

Political Science 268 The Politics of Globalization (1)

Political Science 358 Comparative Political Economy (when taught by an Asian Studies faculty member) (1)

Political Science 363 Decolonizing International Relations (1)

Political Science 366 Worlding International Relations (1)

Religion 250 Across Religious Boundaries: Understanding Differences (when topic is Asian) (1)

Religion 320 Studies in Sacred Texts (when topic is Asian) (1)

Religion 350 Comparative Studies in Religion (when topic is Asian) (1)

Religion 355 The Politics of Sacred Space (1)