Courses

EAS Courses (Fall 2018)

Japanese Society and Culture
During the decades after World War II, Japan became the world's second largest economy and a highly productive, technologized society. While Americans once regarded Japan as a land of "corporate warriors," today Japan has become known for its popular culture, critiques of environmental destruction, and gentler variety of capitalism. We explore key social issues including gender, labor, affect, sports, media, poplular culture, biopolitics, law, demography and population control.
Instructors: Amy Beth Borovoy
Chinese Martial Arts Classics: Fiction, Film, Fact
This course provides an overview of Chinese martial arts fiction and film from earliest times to the present day. The focus will be on the close-reading of literary, art-historical, and cinematic texts, but will also include discussion of the significance of these works against their broader historical and social background. Topics to be discussed: the literary/cinematic pleasure of watching violence, the relationship between violence and the law, gender ambiguity and the woman warrior, the imperial and (trans)national order of martial arts cinema, and the moral and physical economy of vengeance.
Instructors: Pieter Christiaan Aize Keulemans
Japan's Media Mix: Anime/Cinema/Gaming
This course surveys Japan's vibrant media mix cultures spanning the histories of anime, cinema and gaming through the intersections of film and media studies. Charting the emergence of media mix cultures and "new" media technologies from silent film to augmented reality in Japan, this course introduces students to major works of anime (animated feature films, television series, and other formats), cinema, and video games. We will examine the changing contours of work and play, sentiment and sensation, thought and materiality, and the forms of mediation and social relation that defined Japan's modern media mix ecologies and platforms.
Instructors: Franz K. Prichard
Nomadic Empires: From the Scythian Confederation to the Mongol Conquest
In telling histories of East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, various groups of nomadic people often loomed large in the background and served as the foil to the travail of their sedentary neighbors. In this course we put the nomadic peoples of Inner Asia front and center, and ask how the nomadic way of life and mode of state building served as agents of change in pre-modern Eurasia.
Instructors: Xin Wen
Junior Seminar
This seminar teaches the research and writing skills needed to produce a thesis as an East Asian studies major. Through mini-projects and guest lectures, the class introduces the various disciplines and methodologies used to study East Asia, including history, anthropology, political science, history, literature, and media studies. In addition, the class teaches techniques of research and writing: how to formulate a research question, find and use appropriate sources, write a research proposal, craft a compelling introduction and convincing conclusion.
Instructors: Franz K. Prichard
Postwar Japanese Narrative: Modern to Postmodern
This course examines postwar Japanese experience through major literary, cinematic, and intellectual achievements. The objective is first to analyze a multitude of struggles in the aftermath of the Asia-Pacific War, and then to inquire into the nature of post-industrial prosperity in capitalist consumerism and the emergence of postmodernism. The course will cover representative postwar figures such as, Oe Kenzaburo, Dazai Osamu, Mishima Yukio, as well as contemporary writers such as Murakami Haruki. Topics include the rise of democratic ideas, unsolved issues of war memories, and the tension between serious and "popular" fiction writing.
Instructors: Atsuko Ueda
North Korean Imaginaries
North Korea is the subject of an array of often contradictory political and aesthetic representations, each of which make claims to truth. This course sets out to scrutinize these very real and productive imaginaries. Primary engagements will include official speeches and documents, artistic productions and defector testimonies from North Korea, as well as historical research, policy analysis, journalism, and non-state activities from outside the nation's borders. The task of understanding this most troubled of states will be challenged by visits from journalists, former intelligence or policy consultants, defectors, and religious groups.
Instructors: Steven Chung
Intellectual History of China to the Fifth Century
Critical consideration of a selection of monumental contributions to early Chinese thought, and the uses to which they were put by later Chinese thinkers. Readings will be from English translations such as: [Analects],[ Lao-tzu], [Chuang-tzu], [Mencius],[ I-ching] and secondary works. All assignments are available on reserve.
Instructors: Willard James Peterson
Chinese Intellectual History
Methods, sources, and problems of research in history of Chinese thought.
Instructors: Willard James Peterson
Special Topics in Chinese History: Stone Inscriptions in China
This course introduces texts of different genres carved into stones in China from the Han to the Qing dynasty. Compared to printed texts and manuscripts, stone inscriptions are a group of sources that remain underutilized and are often read only in transcriptions. Combining close reading of the texts with perspectives from art history and archaeology, this course places these texts back onto the stones and in the social and cultural contexts of their production. The exploration of these inscriptions will help students open up possibilities of their research in various disciplines from history and literature to religion and art history.
Instructors: Xin Wen

Chinese-language courses (Fall 2018)

Elementary Chinese I
An introductory course in modern spoken and written Chinese, emphasizing oral-aural facility and the integration of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Instructors: Jing Wang
Intensive Elementary Chinese
Chinese 103 is designed for students who already have some familiarity with spoken Mandarin or any Chinese dialect. This course will emphasize the integration of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Intermediate Chinese I
While reinforcing the knowledge students have acquired thus far, this course will further develop the students' audio-lingual proficiency and bring their reading and writing ability to a higher level.
Introduction to Classical Chinese I
Chinese 301 provides basic training for students in classical Chinese and introduces students to theme-based readings about important cultural aspects of pre-modern China, such as the concept of Dao, life and death, Confucian ethics, etc. Each theme consists of passages selected from Chinese classics and short essays or stories full of wisdom and wit from later dynasties. This course will not only improve your four skills in Chinese language (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) but also enhances your general understanding of traditional Chinese philosophy and culture.
Instructors: Chih-p'ing Chou
Third-Year Modern Chinese I
Designed to further develop the student's overall language skills through reading and discussion of contemporary issues published in Chinese media.
Intensive Third-Year Modern Chinese I
Chinese 305 will further develop student's overall language skills through readings and discussion of contemporary issues published in Chinese media. This course is designed for students who have familiarity with spoken Mandarin or any Chinese dialect.
Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I
This course consists of reading and discussion of selections from Chinese media on contemporary Chinese political, economic, and social issues.
Intensive Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I
This course consists of reading and discussion based on newspaper articles and essays by famous Chinese intellectuals on contemporary Chinese political, economic, and social issues. Students will also be exposed to literary writings.
Instructors: Chih-p'ing Chou
Readings in Modern Chinese Intellectual History
This course is designed for students who have had advanced training in modern Chinese. The focus of readings is modern Chinese intellectual history. Topics that will be discussed include language reform, women's emancipation, the encounter of western civilization, the rise of communism, etc.
Instructors: Chih-p'ing Chou

Japanese-language courses (Fall 2018)

Elementary Japanese I
An intensive introduction to modern Japanese stressing oral-aural facility, but including an introduction to written Japanese.
Instructors: Shinji Sato, Tomoko Shibata, Yukari Tokumasu
Intermediate Japanese I
This course aims to give a thorough mastery of modern colloquial Japanese (Tokyo speech) by consistent review and reinforcement of major grammatical points and more advanced vocabulary and grammar. Students will reinforce four major skills by using speaking - listening drills, readings, and written exercises.
Instructors: Hisae Matsui
Advanced Japanese I
This course is designed to further students' reading ability. Students will have ample opportunity to hear and use increasingly more sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical constructions through discussion and composition. Japanese video will also be incorporated into the course. Reading materials include "Tobira" and selected readings from works in the original language.
Instructors: Hisae Matsui
Integrative Advanced Japanese I
This course focuses on speaking, reading, listening, and writing with the goal of preparing students to continue on to JPN 306 in the Spring. Reading materials include novels, essays, etc. Video materials are also used to enhance listening skills. The goal of this course is "advanced" level according to the ACTFL/ETS guidelines.
Instructors: Tomoko Shibata
Readings in Modern Japanese I
This course is targeted to students whose Japanese proficiency is at an advanced or superior level. Students will (1) discuss various issues using dramas, short novels and editorials, and (2) learn business Japanese. Through these activities, students will develop critical thinking skills as well as Japanese language skills.
Instructors: Yukari Tokumasu
Contemporary Japanese Language and Culture I
This course emphasizes continued development of the four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) used in academic or professional settings. Materials include novels, essays, reports, films, and documentaries. The goal of this course is "superior" level according to the ACTFL/ETS guidelines.
Instructors: Shinji Sato, Tomoko Shibata

Korean-language courses (Fall 2018)

Elementary Korean I
Elementary Korean is designed for beginning students who intend to build a solid foundation for further study in the Korean language. The course provides four balanced language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - needed for basic communication. It emphasizes the ability to use Korean appropriately and introduces students to useful information concerning culture and daily life in Korea.
Instructors: Ho Jung Choi, Yuseon Yun
Elementary Korean I
Elementary Korean is designed for beginning students who intend to build a solid foundation for further study in the Korean language. The course provides four balanced language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - needed for basic communication. It emphasizes the ability to use Korean appropriately and introduces students to useful information concerning culture and daily life in Korea.
Instructors: Ho Jung Choi, Yuseon Yun
Intensive Korean I
The first part of Intensive Korean is designed for heritage students who have already had considerable amount of exposure to the Korean language and culture but have not received any formal instruction before their arriving at Princeton. It covers the Elementary Korean material focusing on vocabulary building, grammar, reading and writing.
Instructors: Eunjung Ji
Intensive Korean I
The first part of Intensive Korean is designed for heritage students who have already had considerable amount of exposure to the Korean language and culture but have not received any formal instruction before their arriving at Princeton. It covers the Elementary Korean material focusing on vocabulary building, grammar, reading and writing.
Instructors: Eunjung Ji
Intermediate Korean I
Intermediate Korean is designed for students who have learned the basics of the Korean language and want to improve their language skills. Complex sentences and grammar are covered while the basics are reviewed. Balancing four language skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing -- is emphasized.
Instructors: Eunjung Ji, Jae Rim Yoon
Intermediate Korean I
Intermediate Korean is designed for students who have learned the basics of the Korean language and want to improve their language skills. Complex sentences and grammar are covered while the basics are reviewed. Balancing four language skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing -- is emphasized.
Instructors: Eunjung Ji, Jae Rim Yoon
Advanced Korean I
Advanced Korean is designed to develop fluency in both oral and literary skills. Expansion of vocabulary, practice in reading comprehension as well as active skills of conversation and writing are stressed through short readings and class discussion. Readings include different styles of writings on various topics including Korean culture, society, and history.
Instructors: Ho Jung Choi, Jae Rim Yoon
Advanced Korean I
Advanced Korean is designed to develop fluency in both oral and literary skills. Expansion of vocabulary, practice in reading comprehension as well as active skills of conversation and writing are stressed through short readings and class discussion. Readings include different styles of writings on various topics including Korean culture, society, and history.
Instructors: Ho Jung Choi, Jae Rim Yoon
Integrative Korean I
This fourth-year Korean course is designed to promote students' proficiency to the advanced-mid level and to enhance their continued development of literacy skills in Korean. Various authentic reading materials are reviewed in class discussion, presentation skills are emphasized, and a wider range of formal vocabulary is introduced.
Instructors: Jae Rim Yoon
Integrative Korean I
This fourth-year Korean course is designed to promote students' proficiency to the advanced-mid level and to enhance their continued development of literacy skills in Korean. Various authentic reading materials are reviewed in class discussion, presentation skills are emphasized, and a wider range of formal vocabulary is introduced.
Instructors: Jae Rim Yoon

EAS courses (Spring 2018)

Manga: Visual Culture in Modern Japan
This course examines the comic book as an expressive medium in Japan. Reading a range of works, classic and contemporary, in a variety of genres, we consider: How has the particular history of Japan shaped cartooning as an art form there? What critical approaches can help us think productively about comics (and other popular culture)? How can we translate the effects of a visual medium into written scholarly language? What do changes in media technology, literacy, and distribution mean for comics today? Coursework will combine readings, written analysis, and technical exercises. All readings in English. No fine arts experience required.
Instructors: Brian R. Steininger
The Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization: A History of Japan until 1600
This course is designed to introduce the culture and history of Japan, and to examine how one understands and interprets the past. In addition to considering how a culture, a society, and a state develop, we will try to reconstruct the tenor of life in "ancient" and "medieval" Japan and chart how patterns of Japanese civilization shifted through time.
Instructors: Thomas Donald Conlan
Old Novels, New Media: The Three Kingdoms as History, Fiction, and Video Game
How does a two-thousand-year-old story transform into a video game? Why do Chinese women continue to write fan-fiction about a story that is so outdated and masculine? This class investigates a tale of ancient China, The Three Kingdoms, tracing its changes through time, across nations, and different media. The story began as history in the 3rd century, but was soon adapted to a variety of media: poetry, opera, novel, film, TV-series, popular songs, and video-games. By investigating different incarnations of the Three Kingdoms legend, this class explores the ways in which the ancient story was adapted, remaining popular until today.
Instructors: Pieter Christiaan Aize Keulemans, Yiyi Luo
Introduction to Chinese Literature
An introduction to some of the most important texts, writers, and topics of Classical Literature from antiquity through the Song dynasty. All readings are in English, and no previous background in Chinese or Asian culture is required. Topics include: nature of the Chinese language; the beginnings of poetry; development of narrative and historical writing; classical Chinese poetics; literature of protest, dissent, and political satire; love poetry; religious and philosophical ideas in Chinese literature.
Instructors: Anna Marshall Shields
Chinese Cinemas
This course is an introduction to contemporary Chinese cinemas in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. From postwar musicals and pan-Asian blockbusters, to new wave avant-garde films and experimental documentaries, the diversity of Chinese cinemas reflects cinema's relations to global capitalism, Asia's democratization movements, financial crises, and the arrival of (post)socialism. Creating urban nomads, songstresses, daydreamers, travelers, and terrorists, Chinese cinemas put on full display the forces of globalization in shaping the aesthetics and politics of film. Selections broadly include popular commercial films to rare art house productions.
Instructors: Erin Yu-Tien Huang
Nomadic Empires: From the Scythian Confederation to the Mongol Conquest
In telling histories of East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, various groups of nomadic people often loomed large in the background and served as the foil to the travail of their sedentary neighbors. In this course we put the nomadic peoples of Inner Asia front and center, and ask how the nomadic way of life and mode of state building served as agents of change in pre-modern Eurasia.
Instructors: Xin Wen
Mind, Body, and Bioethics in Japan and Beyond
The seminar will examine key concepts of the mind, the body, and the nature-culture distinction. We will study these issues in the context of Japanese beliefs about the good society, making connections between "lay culture," Japanese notions of social democracy, and "science culture." Topics include: diagnosis and care of the mentally ill, the politics of disability, notions of human life and death, responses to bio-technology, the management of human materials such as organs, cultural definitions of addiction and co-dependency, and the ethics of human enhancement.
Instructors: Amy Beth Borovoy
Dangerous Bodies: Cross-Dressing, Asia, Transgression
This course examines "dangerous bodies" - bodies that transgress existing gender and racial norms in Chinese and Sinophone cultures. Situated at the intersection of literary, film, performance, gender and ethnic studies, this course provides an introduction to the shifting social meanings of the body in relation to historical masculinity, femininity, and Chineseness. We examine different cross-dressed figures, ranging from Mulan, cross-dressed male opera singer, WWII Japanese/Chinese spy, to experimental queer cinema, in a study that unpacks whether these transgressive bodies represent social change or a tool for restoring traditional norms.
Instructors: Erin Yu-Tien Huang
Korean Travel Narratives, 1100s-1930s
Knowledge about the world transformed over history: civilization, empire, East-West encounter, and postcolonial homelessness are frames that link identity and space. Reading travelogues by Koreans and about Korea, we will pursue two goals. We will analyze the epistemic coordinates of travelogue that produces knowledge about self and other. And we will note the changing historical contexts around Korea, which defined the modes of mobility for shipwreck survivors, prisoners of war, Christian missionaries, Japanese colonial officials, and communist guerilla fighters. Korea will provide us with a concrete vantage point upon the larger world.
Instructors: Ksenia Chizhova
Conversion, Media and the Cold War in Asia
The seminar explores conversion in media discourses and practices of the Cold War, with a focus on Asia. Conversion is approached as a protean figure spanning religious doctrine, forces of economic mobility, cross-cultural encounters, and states of political subjectivity. Its media forms include portrayals of brainwashing, control of networks and content, and ideas about media's hypnotic power. The seminar inquires into how conversion attained heightened conceptual force during the Cold War and will examine quasi-scientific notions of brainwashing, the proliferation of religious cults, and the hardening of ideological binarism.
Instructors: Steven Chung
Love and Violence through Words: Modern Chinese Literature in the Age of Revolution
This course will introduce you to important works in modern Chinese literature from late 19th century to the present, which have served as tools of propaganda, national defense, cultural revolution, self-fashioning, gender-conscious communication, or complete depoliticization. Therefore, the multiple literary genres of novel, folklore tale, theater and poetry will be analyzed against related forms of film, opera, music-drama and painting. Our reading of the texts will be set in the context of the turbulent twentieth century, through which you will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the critical moments in modern Chinese history.
Instructors: Guangchen Chen
Intellectual History of China from the Ninth to the 19th Century
The course centers on the changing role of the intellectual elite -- how they were recruited, their relationship to holders of powers, their attitudes toward the past and their cultural heritage. The aim of the course is to provide a clearer understanding of the burdens and privileges of intellectuals in Chinese society.
Instructors: Willard James Peterson
Chinese Intellectual History
Methods, sources, and problems of research in Chinese thought, including examination of some broad interpretations of intellectual development of China. A reading knowledge of Chinese or Japanese is required for the study of selected problems areas through seminar discussion, oral reports, and research papers.
Instructors: Willard James Peterson
Readings in East Asian Film and Media
The seminar explores major and recent writing in English on East Asian film and media. Its aim is to deepen participant knowledge of the theoretical orientations, critical debates, and historical research within the emerging and fluid field. Monographs and key edited volumes will make up the core readings, supplemented by both standalone critical writing and film and media texts.
Instructors: Steven Chung
Readings in Chinese Literature: Literary Anthologies, Collections, and Collectanea
This course examines the practices of collecting and anthologizing literary texts in a wide variety of forms during the Tang and Song dynasties. We begin by looking at a range of pre-Tang models for collecting literary material in different forms and consider their different approaches to compilation, including selection criteria, and organization, and then examine the impact of their choices on canonization and transmission. We study collection practices in state-sponsored anthologies; in primers and literary composition guides in individual literary collections; and finally in large collectanea.
Instructors: Anna Marshall Shields
20th-Century Japanese Literature
Readings in selected texts in modern Japanese literature.
Instructors: Atsuko Ueda
Introduction to Kanbun
Introduction to the basics of reading Chinese-style Classical Japanese and its related forms. Texts: Literary and historical texts from both China and Japan.
Instructors: Keiko Ono
Manuscripts of Medieval China (400 - 1400)
This course introduces manuscripts of medieval China preserved in different forms from caves in Dunhuang and tombs in South China to calligraphic works and manuscripts found on the back sides of printed texts. It helps students to independently approach medieval manuscripts by introducing knowledge about the paper, formal and cursive writing, non-standard characters, and methods of punctuation on medieval manuscripts. It also introduces types of texts found only in manuscript forms, and offers ways of thinking about the culture of writing and reading in medieval China.
Instructors: Xin Wen
Readings in Japanese Academic Style II
The second half of the two-semester course, which trains students in reading the particular style of Japanese academic writing. The second semester particularly focuses on academic writings from Meiji to the 1950s, including brief introduction of necessary Classical Japanese Grammar for this purpose. Course conducted in English.
Instructors: Keiko Ono
Readings in Ancient and Medieval Japanese History
This course is designed to introduce fundamental themes and debates about ancient and medieval Japanese history, and how conceptualizations of Japan have changed over time from the third century CE through 1600. Approximately two books, or a comparable number of articles, are required each week, and wherever possible, a brief passage of Japanese scholarship will be presented as well. Reading knowledge of modern Japanese is desirable.
Instructors: Thomas Donald Conlan
Japanese Film and Media Studies: Dispossession, Documentary, and the Geopolitics of Image Media
This course examines the vivid perspectives of Japanese documentary media from 1945 to present as the focal point of our consideration of the geopolitics of image media. We will explore major documentary works that critically engage issues of cultural identity, environmental devastation, regional community, and historical memory to raise questions about the changing prospects and politics of image media. Our shifting focal points will capture key transformations in the archipelago's urban and media environments from the dynamic views of Japan's most influential writers, critics, and media practitioners.
Instructors: Franz K. Prichard
The Chinese Erotic Novel Jin Ping Mei
The primary aim of the course is to read a good part of the one hundred chapters of this work. To do so the course employs different editions, looks carefully at some of its illustrations, compares the novel with some of its source material, and investigates briefly a sampling of the novel's sequels and adaptations.
Instructors: Pieter Christiaan Aize Keulemans

Chinese-language courses (Spring 2018)

Elementary Chinese II
Continuation of Chinese 101. To develop basic competence in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese.
Instructors: Shutan Dong, Yike Li, Ding Wang-Bramlett, Jing Xie
Elementary Chinese II
Continuation of Chinese 101. To develop basic competence in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese.
Instructors: Shutan Dong, Yike Li, Ding Wang-Bramlett, Jing Xie
Intermediate Chinese II
Continuing the intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese, this course shifts the emphasis to the reading of modern cultural and social issues.
Instructors: Wei Gong, Ning Liu, Tingting Wang, Ding Wang-Bramlett
Intermediate Chinese II
Continuing the intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese, this course shifts the emphasis to the reading of modern cultural and social issues.
Instructors: Wei Gong, Ning Liu, Tingting Wang, Ding Wang-Bramlett
Intensive Intermediate Chinese
An intensive course covering 105 and 107 in one semester for students who have finished 103 which covers 101 and 102. The course will emphasize reading and writing skills and the analysis of grammar. After 108, students are ready for third year courses.
Instructors: Qifan Ding, Xiang Lv, Jing Wang, Xin Zou
Intensive Intermediate Chinese
An intensive course covering 105 and 107 in one semester for students who have finished 103 which covers 101 and 102. The course will emphasize reading and writing skills and the analysis of grammar. After 108, students are ready for third year courses.
Instructors: Qifan Ding, Xiang Lv, Jing Wang, Xin Zou
Introduction to Classical Chinese II
The purpose of this course is, first and foremost, to introduce and master the fundamental grammar of classical Chinese and to read short, original texts, from different periods and genres. It also provides theme-based readings about important cultural aspects of pre-modern China, such as conceptions of life and death, filial piety, warfare, conflicts between marriage and romance, and the development of ideas of utopia. Questions such as these were at the heart of Chinese intellectual debates.
Instructors: Yike Li, Jing Wang
Introduction to Classical Chinese II
The purpose of this course is, first and foremost, to introduce and master the fundamental grammar of classical Chinese and to read short, original texts, from different periods and genres. It also provides theme-based readings about important cultural aspects of pre-modern China, such as conceptions of life and death, filial piety, warfare, conflicts between marriage and romance, and the development of ideas of utopia. Questions such as these were at the heart of Chinese intellectual debates.
Instructors: Yike Li, Jing Wang
Third-Year Modern Chinese II
A continuation of CHI 303, designed to improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of newspaper essays and commentaries.
Instructors: Luanfeng Huang, Jing Xie, Xin Zou
Third-Year Modern Chinese II
A continuation of CHI 303, designed to improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of newspaper essays and commentaries.
Instructors: Luanfeng Huang, Jing Xie, Xin Zou
Intensive Third-Year Modern Chinese II
A continuation of 305, designed to further improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of essays published in contemporary Chinese newspapers and magazines.
Instructors: Shutan Dong, Xiang Lv
Intensive Third-Year Modern Chinese II
A continuation of 305, designed to further improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of essays published in contemporary Chinese newspapers and magazines.
Instructors: Shutan Dong, Xiang Lv
Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II
A continuation of 403. Reading and discussion of scholarly writings in the fields of Chinese literature and modern Chinese intellectual history.
Instructors: Qifan Ding, Wei Gong
Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II
A continuation of 403. Reading and discussion of scholarly writings in the fields of Chinese literature and modern Chinese intellectual history.
Instructors: Qifan Ding, Wei Gong
Intensive Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II
Continued reading and discussion of scholarly writings on modern Chinese literature. This course also exposes students to the social issues China has faced in recent years, while discussing various aspects of contemporary Chinese society.
Instructors: Ning Liu, Tingting Wang
Intensive Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II
Continued reading and discussion of scholarly writings on modern Chinese literature. This course also exposes students to the social issues China has faced in recent years, while discussing various aspects of contemporary Chinese society.
Instructors: Ning Liu, Tingting Wang
Advanced Chinese: Contemporary Literature and Film
This is an advanced Chinese language class that incorporates contemporary Chinese literature and film. It is open to students who have completed at least three years of modern Chinese at the college level or the equivalent. Students will have opportunities to explore and discuss important topics in contemporary China through reading/watching and discussing Chinese literary texts and movies/documentaries. The class is taught in Chinese and all discussions/homework will be in Chinese.
Instructors: Luanfeng Huang, Jing Wang
Advanced Chinese: Contemporary Literature and Film
This is an advanced Chinese language class that incorporates contemporary Chinese literature and film. It is open to students who have completed at least three years of modern Chinese at the college level or the equivalent. Students will have opportunities to explore and discuss important topics in contemporary China through reading/watching and discussing Chinese literary texts and movies/documentaries. The class is taught in Chinese and all discussions/homework will be in Chinese.
Instructors: Luanfeng Huang, Jing Wang

Japanese-language courses (Spring 2018)

Elementary Japanese II
Continuation of JPN 101, which emphasizes the basic four skills to achieve survival proficiency level.
Instructors: Shinji Sato, Tomoko Shibata, Yukari Tokumasu
Intermediate Japanese II
The course aims at a thorough mastery of modern colloquial Japanese by consistent review and reinforcement of major grammatical points covered in JPN 101, 102, and 105. It is also intended to give students advanced vocabulary and expressions through aural-oral drills, readings, and written exercises. Emphasis will increasingly be on reading, but oral work will still comprise fundamental aspect of the course.
Instructors: Hisae Matsui, Christopher Jeffre Schad
Advanced Japanese II
The course is designed to further students' proficiency in the four language skills aiming for ACTFL-ETS advanced level. Learning materials include the Japanese anime "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away)" and selected readings from works in the original language.
Instructors: Hisae Matsui, Christopher Jeffre Schad
Integrative Advanced Japanese II
Four skills approach to advanced Japanese with a focus on reading, listening and speaking. Reading materials include novels, essays, etc. Video materials are also used to enhance listening skills. The goal of this course is "advanced" level according to the ACTFL/ETS guidelines.
Instructors: Tomoko Shibata
Readings in Modern Japanese II
One or two short novels will be used to read for critical thinking. Reading is under focus but speaking, listening and writing (including translation) are intensively practiced. This course is designed to help students develop critical thinking through reading and discussing Japanese novels.
Instructors: Yukari Tokumasu
Readings in Modern Japanese II
This course is targeted to students whose Japanese proficiency is at an advanced or superior level. While reading is under focus, speaking, listening, and writing are intensively practiced. Materials include novels, essays, articles, and films.
Instructors: Yukari Tokumasu
Readings in Classical Japanese
Selections from outstanding works of Classical Japanese prose and verse from Nara to early Showa period, particularly in the genres of history, philosophy, and poetry.
Instructors: Keiko Ono
Contemporary Japanese Language and Culture II
This course emphasizes continued development of four skills used in academic or professional settings. Materials include novels, essays, reports, films, and documentaries.The goal of this course is "superior" level according to the ACTFL/ETS guidelines.
Instructors: Shinji Sato

Korean-language courses (Spring 2018)

Elementary Korean II
A continuation of KOR 101. Continued development of proficiency in basic communication by balancing four language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Instructors: Eunjung Ji, Yuseon Yun
Intermediate Korean II
A continuation of KOR 105. Continued development of four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in Korean. Complex grammatical structures and irregularities are taught while the basics are reviewed. Idiomatic expressions are introduced. Journals are kept for writing practice.
Instructors: Ho Jung Choi, Jae Rim Yoon
Intensive Korean II
A continuation of Korean 103. It covers the Intermediate Korean material focusing on complex grammatical structures, reading, and writing. Journals are kept for writing practice. The students who have successfully completed KOR 103 and KOR 108 will be placed in KOR 303 if they wish to continue.
Instructors: Ho Jung Choi, Eunjung Ji, Jae Rim Yoon
Advanced Korean II
A continuation of KOR 301. Continued development of proficiency in speaking and reading through short readings and class discussion. Vocabulary learning and discourse skills are emphasized.
Instructors: Ho Jung Choi
Integrative Korean II
This course is a continuation of KOR303, focusing on stabilizing literacy development through a variety of authentic reading materials, class discussions, presentations and various writing assignments. Expanding advanced-level vocabulary based on Chinese characters is also emphasized.
Instructors: Jae Rim Yoon
Contemporary Korean Language and Culture II
Reading and discussion of thoughts and issues within contemporary Korean society. Readings are drawn from a variety of sociocultural and historical as well as sociolinguistic topics including family, marriage, education, technology, and the changes of the Korean language. Class discussions are conducted in Korean.
Instructors: Yuseon Yun