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East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

All students taking language courses in this department for the first time must take a regularly scheduled placement test in the appropriate language; those with no background must come to the department office for a brief interview. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite courses is required for continuation.

EALL 140 Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture (3) The purpose of this course is to provide students with interesting perspectives and some general knowledge of Chinese language, literature, and culture, and to let students sample what the Chinese faculty has to offer. DH

EALL 271 Japanese Literature in Translation—Traditional (3) Survey of all major forms from the earliest era to mid-19th century. DL

EALL 272 Japanese Literature in Translation—Modern (3) Survey from mid-19th century to present; emphasis on fiction. DL

EALL 273 Survey of Japanese Literature—KIC (3) Survey of traditional and modern Japanese literature in translation, covering all major genres. Only offered at Konan University in Japan. Not open to students with 271 or 272. DL

EALL 281 Korean Literature in Translation—Traditional (3) Survey of Korean literature from earliest times with emphasis on development and cultural context; all readings in English translation. Students write essays about the readings. DL

EALL 282 Korean Literature in Translation—Modern (3) Survey of 20th-century Korean literature with emphasis on development and cultural context; all readings in English translation. Students write essays about the readings. DL

EALL 325 (Alpha) Japanese Film: Art and History (3) Study and analysis of Japanese film; its history and relationship to cultural, social, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts. (B) 1900-1960; (C) 1960-present; (D) special topics. Pre: upper division standing or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 325) DH

EALL 360 Literary Traditions of East Asia (3) Selected works of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature in English; relationships and parallels. Pre: one of ENG 250–257 or consent. DL

EALL 361 Chinese Literature: Ancient (3) Survey of all major genres from antiquity until the ninth century. Pre: one of ENG 250–257 or consent. DL

EALL 362 Chinese Literature: Pre-modern (3) Survey of all major genres from the ninth into the 20th–century. Pre: one of Eng 250–257 or consent. DL

EALL 363 (Alpha) 20th-Century Chinese Literature and Culture (3) Survey of 20th–century Chinese literature in translation. Includes a variety of genres from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong: (B) 1919–1949; (C) 1949–present. Pre: 361, 362, or one of Eng 250–257; or consent. DL

EALL 364 20th-Century Literature by Chinese Women (3) A survey and critical examination of contemporary Chinese women writers from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. This course traces a genealogy of women’s writing from the early 1920s up until now through novels, poetry, drama, and film. Pre: one of 271, 361, ENG 250, or WS 151. (Cross-listed as WS 346) DL

EALL 365 (Alpha) Traditional Chinese Fiction in Translation (3) Survey of pre-modern Chinese fiction in translation. (B) short story; (C) novel. Pre: 361 or 362 or one of ENG 250-257; or consent. DL

EALL 371 (Alpha) Traditional Japanese Literature (3) Reading and analysis of English translations of selected important works in the classical tradition. No knowledge of Japanese required: (B) prose fiction and literary miscellany; (C) drama and poetry. DL

EALL 372 (Alpha) Modern Japanese Literature (3) Reading and analysis of English translations of selected important works in modern Japanese literature. No knowledge of Japanese required: (B) fiction; (C) poetry, drama, and criticism. DL

EALL 384 Modern Korean Women Writers and Culture (3) Study of fiction by modern Korean women writers in the changing context of Korean culture. A-F only. Pre: 282 or consent.

EALL 472 East-West Encounter Literature (3) Critical examination of selected literary works depicting East-West encounters from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. Pre: two courses from 271, 272, ENG 250, or ENG 255; or consent of department chair/program director. DL

EALL 473 Chinese Diaspora and Visual Media (3) Course focuses on the role of visual media in shaping social relationships and cultural practices of Chinese communities living in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Northern America. Includes examinations of films, theatre and musical productions, video-culture, art exhibitions, and photography. Pre: any 300-level course in EALL, AMST, ENG, ES, or WS; or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 473) DH

EALL 474 Transnational Chinese Popular Culture (3) Course surveys a variety of Chinese popular cultural forms which are transnational in nature, i.e. extending beyond the national boundaries of the PRC. The cultural influences of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore will be traced through examining soap-operas, karaoke-culture, rock music, martial arts, commercial novels, video games, and children animation. Pre: any 300-level course in EALL, AMST, ENG, ES, or WS; or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 474) DH

EALL 491 Senior Colloquium in East Asian Literature (3) Comparative perspectives; some works studied in the original. Pre: third-level East Asian language. DL

EALL 492 (Alpha) Study of East Asian Languages (V) Less commonly taught languages of East Asia: (B) Manchu; (C) Mongolian. Recommended: previous experience in history, linguistics, or languages. Pre: consent.

EALL 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1)

EALL 590 Intensive Japanese for Reading Knowledge (4) Open to graduate students only. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

EALL 591 Intensive Japanese for Reading Knowledge (4) Open to graduate students only. CR/NC only. Pre: 590 or consent.

EALL 601 Method of Teaching East Asian Languages (3) Identification and analysis of problems in language learning, teaching, testing. Development of teaching strategies for East Asian languages. Pre: CHN 451, JPN 451, or KOR 451.

EALL 603 (Alpha) Bibliographical and Research Methods (3) Traditional and modern references and other library materials basic to research in all areas of East Asian studies: (C) Chinese; (J) Japanese; (K) Korean. Pre: CHN 402 for (C); JPN 407 (alpha) for (J); KOR 402 for (K).

EALL 691 Introduction to Classical Tibetan (3) Introduction to Classical Tibetan grammar and vocabulary with emphasis on the earliest Tibetan texts; reading and analysis of pre-classical, classical and postclassical texts. Meets 3 hours a week.

EALL 699 Directed Research (V) CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

EALL 700 Thesis Research (V)

EALL 735 Seminar in Comparative East Asian Literature (3) Comparison of authors, modes, topics, and genres in poetry and prose; theoretical and practical criticism. Pre: consent.

EALL 750 Seminar in Comparison of East Asian Languages (3) Comparison of lexicon, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, etc., of two or more East Asian languages, contact influence on them. Pre: CHN 451, CHN 452, or JPN 451; or consent.

EALL 800 Dissertation Research (1)