Asian Languages and Cultures Classes

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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated December 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ASIA 111-01  Introduction to Asian Studies
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am MAIN 009 James Laine
 
ASIA 150-01  Language and Gender in Japanese Society
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 110 Satoko Suzuki
*First Year Course only; cross-listed with JAPA 150-01, LING 150-01 and WGSS 150-01*

Japanese is considered to be a gendered language in the sense that certain linguistic forms are associated with gender. Male characters in Japanese animation often use boku or ore to refer to themselves, while female characters often use watashi or atashi. When translated into Japanese, Hermione Granger (a female character in Harry Potter series) ends sentences with soft-sounding forms, while Harry Potter and his best friend Ron use more assertive forms. Do these fictional representations reflect reality? How did gendered language come about? Are Japanese women and men always expected to sound feminine/masculine? How do people who do not align their identity with femininity or masculinity deal with gendered forms? These are some of the questions discussed in this course. Students will have opportunities to learn about historical background of gendered language and find out about current discourse on language and gender. No Japanese language ability is required.

ASIA 170-01  Art of the East I: China
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm ARTCOM 102 Kari Shepherdson-Scott
*Cross-listed with ART 170-01*

ASIA 274-01  The Great Tradition in China before 1840
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 010 Yue-him Tam
*Cross-listed with HIST 274-01*

ASIA 277-01  The Rise of Modern Japan
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm MAIN 010 Yue-him Tam
*Cross-listed with HIST 277-01*

ASIA 294-01  Opulence and Decadence: China, Europe, and the Early Modern World
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am NEILL 216 Rivi Handler-Spitz
*Cross-listed with CHIN 294-01*

ASIA 294-02  Dialects, Multilingualism and the Politics of Speaking Japanese
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 110 Satoko Suzuki
*Cross-listed with JAPA 294-01 and LING 294-01*

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated December 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ASIA 171-01  Art of the East II: Japan
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm ARTCOM 102 Kari Shepherdson-Scott
*Cross-listed with ART 171-01*

ASIA 211-01  Indian Philosophies
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 112 Joy Laine
*Cross-listed with PHIL 211-01*

ASIA 260-01  Narratives of Alienation: 20th Century Japanese Fiction and Film
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 110 Arthur Mitchell
*Cross-listed with JAPA 260-01*

ASIA 294-01  Buddhist Fascists
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 111 Erik Davis
*Cross-listed with RELI 294-01; this class is part of a Spring 2015 cluster in the department focusing on the theme of religion and conflict. Classes will meet at the assigned time, but there will also be a few joint meetings for outside speakers and dinners.**

ASIA 294-02  Making Sacred: Religious Images and Spaces in Asia
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm ARTCOM 102 Kari Shepherdson-Scott
*Cross-listed with ART 270-01 and RELI 294-03; counts as fine arts distribution*

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