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Asian Studies (ASAN)

School of Pacific and Asian Studies

ASAN 201 Introduction to Asian Studies: East Asia (3) Understanding East Asia through multidisciplinary approaches. Examines the interrelationship of policies, economy, literature, religion, the arts, and history as the basis for such an understanding. DH

ASAN 202 Introduction to Asian Studies: South/Southeast Asia (3) Understanding South and Southeast Asia through multidisciplinary approaches. Examines the interrelationship of policies, economy, literature, religion, the arts, and history as the basis for such an understanding. DH

ASAN 241 Civilizations of Asia (3) Historical survey of major civilizations of Asia from earliest times: East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. (Cross-listed as HIST 241) DH

ASAN 242 Civilizations of Asia (3) Continuation of 241. (Cross-listed as HIST 242) DH

ASAN 308 Chinese Political Economy (3) Interdisciplinary review and analysis of the social and political issues in contemporary China, the interchange between state and society in national policies, the relationship between cultural tradition and technological modernization in the social transformation process. A-F only. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. (Cross-listed as POLS 308) DS

ASAN 310 Asian Humanities (3) Multidisciplinary. Classics of literature, philosophy, and religion shaping Asian beliefs and values. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. DH

ASAN 312 Contemporary Asian Civilization (3) Multidisciplinary examination of problems and issues affecting peoples and institutions of contemporary Asia: ethnic, language, religious, and cultural differences; population growth; public health; economic development; political and social change; environmental problems; etc. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. DS

ASAN 320 (Alpha) Asian Nation Studies (3) Multidisciplinary examination of major Asian countries; cultural, social, economic, and political lives of their peoples. (C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia; (Z) Other. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. Repeatable three times in different alphas. DS

ASAN 323 The Way of Tea in Japanese History and Culture (3) History and culture of Japan as revealed in study and practice of tea ceremony: Zen, aesthetics, calligraphy, architecture, ceramics, gardens, politics. (Cross-listed as HIST 323) DH

ASAN 324 Chado-the Way of Tea Practicum (2) Actual practice of the tea ceremony as history and culture of Japan. Repeatable one time. Pre: 323 (or concurrent), HIST 323 (or concurrent), or consent. DA

ASAN 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 EALL 325) DH

ASAN 330 Chinese Film: Art and History (3) Study and analysis of Chinese film; its history and relationship to cultural, social, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. (Cross-listed as EALL 330) DH

ASAN 360 Buddhist Philosophy (3) Survey of central thinkers and schools. Pre: any course 100 or above in PHIL, CHN, JPN, PALI, SNSK, or TIB; or consent. (Cross-listed as PHIL 360) DH

ASAN 361 Southeast Asian Literature in Translation (3) Survey in English traditional and modern literatures of Southeast Asia. A-F only. (Cross-listed as IP 361) DL

ASAN 364 20th-Century Chinese Women Writers (3) A survey and critical examination of contemporary Chinese women writers from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Traces a genealogy of women's writing from the early 1920s up until now through novels, poetry, drama, and film. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. (Cross-listed as EALL 364 and WS 346) DL

ASAN 393 (Alpha) Field Study in Asia (3) Students may submit proposals to have academic course work, field research, or work experience in Asia. See specific center for guidelines and procedures. (C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia; (Z) Other. Repeatable one time.

ASAN 406 Modern Philippines (3) Survey of major developments from pre-colonial through Spanish and American colonial periods, the revolution, Japanese occupation, and post-war republic. (Cross-listed as HIST 406) DH

ASAN 410 Gender and Politics in U.S.-Okinawa Relations (3) Examines gender in Okinawa in relation to historical dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region with attention to issues such as militarism and violence, colonialism and memory, and tourism and commodification of indigenous culture. A-F only. Pre: WS 151 or consent. (Cross-listed as WS 410)

ASAN 462 Contested Issues in Contemporary Japan (3) Familiarizes students with public discourse in Japan by analyzing key current issues widely debated in the Japanese media and in public forums in light of their political, historical, cultural, social and economic contexts. A-F only. Pre: 201, 202, 312, 320J, ANTH 483, ANTH 484, ECON 317, POLS 307H, SOC 357, or upper level undergraduate standing; or consent. DS

ASAN 463 Gender Issues in Asian Society (3) Construction of gender identities in contemporary Asia. How these interface with other aspects of social difference and inequality (e.g., with class, religion, ethnicity). Pre: 201 and 202, or any WS course; or consent. (Cross-listed as WS 463) DS

ASAN 464 J-pop, J-rock, and Idols: Japanese Popular Music and Society (3) Examines modern Japan through popular music. Examines genres from early modern Japanese music, to postwar enka and idol groups, up to today's J-pop and J-rock. A-F only. (Summer only)

ASAN 465 Japan Cool: Anime, Manga, and Film (3) Focus on the world of Japanese anime, manga, and films. What can one learn about Japan from these products? Focus on issues of gender, national identity, and race. A-F only. (Summer only)

ASAN 469 Ethnic Diversity in China (3) Surveying Tibetans, Mongols, Manchus, Muslims, and other minorities, as well as analyzing the nature of minority/majority identity in China from an anthropological perspective. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. DS

ASAN 470 Sustainable Development in East Asia (3) Interdisciplinary investigation of development in East Asia is an urgent issue. Status and role of Asian business; current technological, economic, and financial developments; impact on world economy. Pre: 201, 312, or BUS 314; or consent. (Cross-listed as FIN 470)

ASAN 473 Chinese Diaspora and Visual Culture (3) Examines films focusing on the social relationships and cultural practices of the Chinese diaspora, i.e. Chinese communities living outside China (e.g. Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe). Weekly film discussions in class, readings on visual culture, media studies, and film criticism. Course material will also include theater productions, art exhibitions, and other visual material depending on availability. Pre: any 300- or 400-level DL or DH course. (Cross-listed as EALL 473) DH

ASAN 474 Transnational Chinese Popular Culture (3) Survey of contemporary Chinese popular entertainment forms that are produced and appreciated transnationally. Examples include martial arts genres, kung fu films, commercial novels, ballroom dancing, karaoke culture, music videos and rock music. Material will be selected based upon availability and readings will include critical essays from the fields of popular culture, media studies, and literary criticism. Pre: any 300- or 400-level DL or DH course. (Cross-listed as EALL 474) DH

ASAN 480 Culture and Economy of Southeast Asia (3) An exploration of the cultural and economic development of the countries of Southeast Asia from early times to the present day, with an emphasis on the effects of outside influences. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. DH

ASAN 485 Contemporary Chinese Development (3) Development and planning in contemporary China: economic policy and institutional structure in the development and urbanization process; urban and rural transformation in a socialist economy. Pre: upper division standing or consent. DS

ASAN 488 Asian Cities: Impact of Culture and History on Urban Design (3) Review of a variety of Asian cities; examination of how culture and history, the key determinants of urban design, impact on selected Asian city scapes. Pre: 312 or PLAN 310. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as PLAN 488)

ASAN 491 (Alpha) Topics in Asian Studies (3) Selected topics in Asian studies. (B) Buddhist studies; (C) China; (G) Asia; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia; (Z) Other. Pre: 201 or 202, or consent. Repeatable two times. DS

ASAN 492 Women and Revolution (3) Conditions under which women's activism and participation in protest and revolutionary movements developed in the 19th- and 20th-centuries. Cross-cultural comparisons. (Cross-listed as HIST 492 and WS 492) DH

ASAN 493 Globalization in Asia (3) Globalization affects the economic, political, and cultural lives of people in Asia. Transformations by capitalism in agricultural and industrial sectors of contemporary societies. Perspective is historical and global; approach is interdisciplinary. Repeatable two times. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. DS

ASAN 495 Encountering Tourism in Asian-Pacific Societies (3) A critical examination and current impact of tourism on contemporary Asian and Pacific Island societies. Topics include colonial antecedents, social impacts, cultural and environmental concerns, case studies (including Hawai'i). Pre: 201 or 202, or consent. (Cross-listed as PACS 495) DS

ASAN 496 Religions of Island Southeast Asia (3) A comparative, interdisciplinary examination of indigenous beliefs, Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism in island Southeast Asia, and how they have been adjusted because of economic and social change. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. DH

ASAN 499 Directed Reading (V) Repeatable three times. Pre: consent.

ASAN 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Repeatable six times. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

ASAN 501 Practicum in Asian Studies (V) Repeatable two times (for a maximum of three times) with consent.

ASAN 600 Asian Studies Seminar: Scope and Methods (3) Scope of Asian studies as a field; contributions of major disciplines to study of Asia; resources and methods of research; preparation of research proposal. (C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia. Pre: graduate standing.

ASAN 608 Politics and Development: China (3) Consists of three parts: key theories for socialist transition as basis for seminar discussion, policy evolution to illustrate the radical changes, and emerging and prominent current development and practice. Pre: one of 600, POLS 308, or POLS 341; or consent. (Cross-listed as POLS 645C and PLAN 608)

ASAN 611 Comparative Muslim Societies in Asia (3) Will compare Muslim societies and cultures in Asia with each other and with the so-called "core" Middle Eastern Muslim societies. Pre: 600 or consent.

ASAN 612 20th Century Literary and Cultural Studies (3) Critical scholarship in Chinese literature and cultural studies, broadly defined to include the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and others. Reading knowledge of Chinese desirable but not required. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as EALL 611)

ASAN 620 Problems/Issues of Contemporary Asia (3) Analysis from multidisciplinary perspective: rural development, urbanization, international relations, ethnicity, religion, language, etc. Repeatable one time with different topics. Pre: 312 or consent.

ASAN 623 Gender in Asian Performing Arts (3) Performance is a rich site for gender construction, critique, and articulation in Asia. This seminar examines gender reflected in traditional music, dance, and theatre, including character role and performer persona; approaches of performance and culture studies, and an "Asian way." A-F only. (Once a year)

ASAN 624 Culture and Colonialism (3) Analysis of theories and debates (cultural studies, feminist writings, post-colonial issues). Case studies of the transformation and creation of "traditional" cultures under colonialism. Pre: 310 or 312, or consent.

ASAN 625 Comparative Development in East and Southeast Asia (3) Comparative developmental analysis of Asia's leading economic powers. Considers Japanese political and economic developmental model; discusses problems for continued Asian growth; examines Korea, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and other Asian nations. Pre: 312, 600, or consent.

ASAN 626 Capitalism in Contemporary Asia (3) Historically grounded theoretical examination of capitalism in 20th-century Asia; multidisciplinary approach to fundamental change in political and economic structures and institutions, prospects for the future. Pre: 600 or 625, or consent.

ASAN 627 Ethnic Nationalism in Asia (3) Contemporary theories of ethnic and cultural nationalism from perspective of Asia. Issues of nation-state, power hierarchies, modernity, and identity in contemporary societies. Pre: 310 (or concurrent) or 312 (or concurrent), or consent.

ASAN 629 Asian Security Cultures (3) Comparative study of conceptualizations, practices and institutions of national security in Asia in light of their geographic and historic contexts. Pre: 310 and 312, or consent. (Once a year)

ASAN 636 Culture and Urban Form in Asia (3) Cultural and historical impact on urban form, contention of tradition and modernity in urban space, spatial expression of state and society, perception and utilization of urban design, evolution of urban form in selected Asian capitals. Pre: 312, ARCH 341, PLAN 310, or PLAN 600. (Cross-listed as PLAN 636)

ASAN 638 Asian Development and Urbanization (3) Examination of the linkage between national and urban development in Asian industrializing economies; review of development theories and policy issues applied in selected Asian economies; illustration of planning responses and consequences. Pre: (600 or PLAN 630) with a grade of B or above. (Cross-listed as GEOG 638 and PLAN 638)

ASAN 651 East Asia Now (3) Views East Asia as an interactive region. Examines common historical and cultural, economic and political themes including various experiences with the West. Focus upon present state of the region. A-F only. Pre: 310, 312; or consent.

ASAN 652 Contemporary Japanese Studies Seminar (3) Selected human and physical features that represent economic, social, and political life. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as GEOG 652)

ASAN 653 Major Authors in Modern Korean Literature (3) Advanced study of major Korean fiction writers from the 1910s to the present with emphasis on critical reading of their lives and writings to arrive at informed appraisal of their contribution to modern Korean literature. Repeatable one time. Pre: KOR 494 or consent. (Cross-listed as KOR 652)

ASAN 664 Topics and Issues in Modern Korean Literature (3) Intensive study of selected topics and issues in modern/contemporary Korean fiction, focusing on texts that problematize critical socio-cultural issues in the evolving contexts of modern Korean intellectual history. Repeatable one time. Pre: KOR 494 or consent. (Cross-listed as KOR 664)

ASAN 671 The Splendor that was Southeast Asia (3) Interdisciplinary examination of the classical civilizations of Southeast Asia, the 9th to 14th centuries. Includes Pagan, Sukhothai, Angkor, Dai Viet, Srivijaya, and Majapahit. Considers historical themes and patterns, issues in Southeast Asian studies. A-F only. Pre: 310, 312; or consent.

ASAN 686 Law and Society in China (V) Overview of the historical foundations of Chinese law and introduction to the present legal system in the People's Republic of China. Repeatable one time. (Cross-listed as LWPA 586)

ASAN 694 Topics in Buddhist Studies (3) Seminar on selected topics in Buddhist studies. Repeatable three times. Pre: PHIL 360, PHIL 406, REL 475, or REL 490; or consent.

ASAN 699 Directed Research (V) Individual problems and research. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

ASAN 700 Thesis Research (V) Repeatable nine times.

ASAN 705 Asian Research Materials and Methods (3) Bibliography, reference tools, and research methods in sources on Asia in Western and Asian languages. Discussion of published and archival repositories. Repeatable one time. (Cross-listed as LIS 705)

ASAN 750 (Alpha) Research Seminar in Asian Studies (3) (C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia. Pre: 600 or consent.

ASAN 792 Orientalism and Visual Culture (3) Investigates artistic representations, appropriations, and exchanges constructed on the basis of East/Orient vs. West/Occident differences. Includes analysis of: Orientalizing artistic traditions throughout history, history and concept of Orient, post-colonial critique of Orientalism. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. 2-3 years) (Cross-listed as ART 792)