How does a historical general become a god? How does an exemplary emperor turn into an evil villain? Is a warrior in a novel the same as a figure made of pixels in a video game? This course investigates the central element to animate the famous Chinese tale Romance of the Three Kingdoms: its heroes. We explore these characters in terms of...
This course introduces the core texts of Japanese narrative, lyric, and thought, ca. 700-1800, with reference to visual and material culture. Topics include performance and the self; gender, marriage politics, and transgressive love; folk arts, transnational influences, and appropriation; ritual, religious transcendence, and death. All readings...
Introductory Chinese, (CHI 1001) and its subsequent course (CHI 1002), are introductory Chinese courses for true beginners. This course will be taught at half the pace of instruction compared to Elementary Chinese (CHI 101/CHI 102). The goal is to develop students' competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 4:30 pm. LOCATION: East Pyne 010. SPEAKER(S): Jewher Ilham, Nury Turkel, Andréa Worden. Over a million Uyghurs have been arbitrarily detained in concentration camps in China's Xinjiang Province. What exactly is going on in Xinjiang, why is China treating the Uyghurs in this fashion, and why has so little been done so far?...
At noon on December 4, there will be a departmental colloquium seminar in Jones 202 at which Willard Peterson in the Department of East Asian Studies will speak.
Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 202 Jones. SPEAKER: Robert E. Hegel (Washington University). The academic study of old Chinese vernacular novels and short stories is barely a century old. Until the 1920s, China’s educated elite often dismissed vernacular fiction as too “popular” and too didactic to be worthy of serious appreciation.
At noon on November 20, there will be a departmental colloquium seminar in Jones 202 at which Anna Shields in the Department of East Asian Studies will speak.
Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 202 Jones. SPEAKER: Fabio Lanza (University of Arizona)
In the years between 1958 and 1962, the Urban Commune movement was promoted as a radical effort to change the daily lives of Chinese city residents, including their relationship to work, eating, care of the self and of the family.
Fri, Nov 15, 2019, 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 202 Jones. SPEAKER: Nhung Tuyet Tran (University of Toronto). In 1718, in the coastal city of Quy Ninh, in what is now Vietnam’s south central coast, a group of students reprinted the “Guide for Young Learners by Category and Rhyme (指南幼學備品協韻)” in honour of their teacher.
At noon on November 13, there will be a departmental colloquium seminar in Jones 202 at which Brian Steininger in the Department of East Asian Studies will speak.