Asian Studies Courses

Asian Studies: ANS

Lower-Division Courses

ANS 301M. Introductory Topics in Asian Studies.

Discussion of various problems involving language, history, and culture in Asia. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 3: History of East Asia to 1800. Same as History 305K. A survey of the traditional history and culture of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
Topic 4: History of East Asia since 1800. Same as History 305L. A survey of the modern history of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
Topic 6: Asia's Futures. Same as Government 314 (Topic 5: Asia's Futures). Current issues, visible trends, and projections for Asia's future.
Topic 11: Introduction to Buddhism. Same as Religious Studies 312C. A structural and historical overview of Buddhism through the examination of various schools, doctrines, biographical narratives, and contemporary ethical issues. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 301M (Topic 11), Religious Studies 312 (Topic: Introduction to Buddhism), 312C.
Topic 13: Forbidden Romance in Modern Chinese Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 305 (Topic 1). Introduction to modern Chinese literature from the late Qing Dynasty (latter half of the nineteenth century) to the present. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 301M (Topic: Forbidden Romance in Modern Chinese Literature), 301M (Topic 13), Comparative Literature 305 (Topic: Forbidden Romance in Modern Chinese Literature), 305 (Topic 1).
Topic 14: East Asian Martial Arts Films. Explores the concept of East Asian from the cinematic perspective, focusing on the martial arts film genre. Additional hours required for film screenings. Asian Studies 301M (Topic: Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting) and 301M (Topic 14) may not both be counted.
Topic 15: Introduction to Islam. Same as History 306N (Topic 7), Islamic Studies 310, and Religious Studies 319. The beliefs, theology, history, and main social and legal institutions of Islam, including the concept of God and society, the role of women, and Islamic government and movements. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 301M (Topic 15), History 306N (Topic 7), Islamic Studies 310, Religious Studies 319.
Topic 16: Introduction to Japanese Film. Broad survey of Japanese cinema, including silent films, feature films, documentaries, and anime, that covers the basic history of Japanese cinema. Background in Japanese not required, all films are subtitled in English. Additional hours may be required for film/media screenings. Asian Studies 301M (Topic: Introduction to Japanese Film) and 301M (Topic 16) may not both be counted.
Topic 17: Introduction to Politics in East Asia. Same as Government 314 (Topic 11). Introduction to politics and political systems of Japan, China, Taiwan, North Korea, and South Korea. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 301M (Topic: Introduction to Politics in East Asia), 301M (Topic 17), Government 314 (Topic: Introduction to Politics in East Asia), 314 (Topic 11).

ANS 301R. History of the Religions of Asia.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 306D and Religious Studies 302. Eastern religions: an introduction to the basic forms and the historical development of the religious traditions of India, China, and Japan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 301R, Core Texts and Ideas 304 (Topic: History of Religions of Asia), 306D, 310 (Topic: History of Religions of Asia), Religious Studies 302.

ANS 302C. Introduction to China.

Same as History 302C. Introduction to Chinese civilization, past and present, including religion, literature, arts, philosophy, and history. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 302C, History 302C, 306N (Topic: Introduction to China).

ANS 302D. Introduction to Korean Culture and History.

Introduction to Korea's history, culture, and civilization from antiquity to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 301M (Topic 10) and 302D may not both be counted.

ANS 302J. Introduction to Japan.

Introduction to Japanese civilization, past and present, including religion, literature, arts, philosophy, and history. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ANS 302K. Introduction to South Asia.

Same as Anthropology 310L (Topic 5: Introduction to India). Introduction to Indian and south Asian civilization, past and present, including religion, literature, arts, philosophy, and history. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic 5), Asian Studies 302K, History 306N (Topic: Introduction to India).

ANS 307C. Introduction to the History of India.

Same as History 307C. Survey of the history of the Indian subcontinent from prehistoric times to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ANS 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Asian Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Asian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

ANS 320C. Genji to Godzilla: Adaptations of the Japanese Classics.

Examine how premodern, modern, and contemporary classics of Japanese literature, film, and theater get adapted over the centuries, and how culture, politics, gender, genre, and medium influence the adaptation process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 320 (Topic 2) and 320C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 320D. Classical Indian Literature in Translation.

Explore narrative literature and poetry composed in the three classical languages of India (Old Tamil, Sanskrit, and Prakrit). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 320 (Topic: Classical Indian Literature) and 320D cannot both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 321M. Politics in Japan.

Same as Government 321M. Survey of postwar Japanese politics; the occupation, governmental institutions, interest groups, protest movements, industrial policy, the government-business relationship, and political and economic reform. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 321M and Government 321M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

ANS 322M. Politics in China.

Same as Government 322M. Survey of twentieth-century China: historical trends; 1911 revolution; Warlord-Nationalist period; Communist revolution; post-1949 issues; new social and political institutions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 322M, 361 (Topic: Politics in China), Government 322M. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

ANS 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Asian Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Asian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

ANS 338L. East Asian International Relations.

Same as Government 338L. Survey of Russian/Soviet, Japanese, Chinese, and American foreign policies of the twentieth century, emphasizing Pacific-region interests; historical policies; intermittent conflicts, such as China versus Japan, Korean War, Indochina Wars; China's emergence as a nuclear power. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 338L, 361 (Topic: East Asian International Relations), Government 338L. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

ANS 340C. Japanese Religion and Western Imagination.

Same as Anthropology 324D and Religious Studies 352D. Examines Japanese religious traditions, with a focus on Zen, through the perspective of people living in non-Japanese societies since the end of World War II. Explores different ways in which non-Japanese have imagined Japanese religious and ethical ideas and both explained Japanese behavior and adopted ideas about Japan into their writings about philosophy and life. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Japanese Religion and Western Imagination), 340C, Anthropology 324D, 324L (Topic: Japanese Religion and Western Imagination), Religious Studies 352 (Topic: Japanese Religion and Western Imagination), 352D. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340D. History of Hindu Religious Traditions.

Same as Anthropology 322N, History 364C, and Religious Studies 321. History of major doctrines, practices, and institutions that shaped the development of Hinduism; how religions adapt to social and cultural change and often provide the catalyst for change. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322N, 324L (Topic 23), Asian Studies 340 (Topic 4), 340D, History 364C, 364G (Topic 1), Religious Studies 321. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340E. History of Indian Buddhism.

Same as Religious Studies 322. The institutional, social, economic, and doctrinal history of Buddhism in India. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic 5), 340E, Religious Studies 322. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340F. Goddesses in World Religions and Cultures.

Same as Anthropology 322J, Religious Studies 373G, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 30). Historical and cross-cultural overview of the relationship between feminine and religious cultural expressions through comparative examinations and analyses of various goddess figures in world religions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322J, 324L (Topic: Goddesses in World Religions and Cultures), Asian Studies 340 (Topic 7), 340F, Religious Studies 373 (Topic 3), 373G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 30). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340G. Ritual and Religion in Korea.

Same as Religious Studies 352R. Examine major religious traditions of Korea; focus on the recent history and contemporary practice, and the relation between religion and politics during Korea's colonial (1910-1945) and postcolonial eras. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Ritual and Religion in Korea), Asian Studies 340 (Topic 10), 340G, Religious Studies 352 (Topic 4), 352R. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340I. Saints and Shrines in Islam.

Same as Religious Studies 358S. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Saints & Shrines In Islam), 340 (Topic 23), 340I, Religious Studies 358 (Topic 23), 358S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340J. Jainism: Religion of Non-Violence.

Same as Religious Studies 341F. Survey of the history, doctrines, institutions, and practices of Jainism from its origins to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Jainism: Relig of Non-Violence), 340J, Religious Studies 341 (Topic: Jainism: Relig of Non-Violence), 341F. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340L. Post-Mao China: Change and Transformation.

Same as History 340L. Examines in a historical context the Chinese economy, society, politics, and culture during the reform era that began in the late 1970s. Explores the transformation of rural and urban economies and related social consequences; government systems, political ideologies, and popular values; and China's integration into the global system and its impact on China's role in world politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340L, 361 (Topic: Post-Mao China: Change and Transformation), History 340L, 364G (Topic: Post-Mao China: Change and Transformation). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340M. Modern China.

Same as History 340M. History of China from the intrusion of the West circa 1500 to the Communist revolution. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340P. European Expansion in Asia.

Same as History 340P. European exploration, the commerce of the East India Companies, and the beginnings of empire in South and Southeast Asia from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340R. European Empires in Asia.

Same as History 340R. The British in India and Malaya, the Dutch in Indonesia, and the French in Indochina since 1800. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340S. The Chinese in the United States.

Same as Asian American Studies 325D and History 340S. History of the Chinese in the United States from their first arrival in significant numbers during the California Gold Rush of the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 325 (Topic: Chinese in the United States), 325 (Topic 3), 325D, Asian Studies 340S, History 340S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340T. Taiwan: Colonization, Migration, and Identity.

Same as Asian American Studies 325E and History 340T. Explores issues of ethnicity, empire, and modernization in East Asia from the sixteenth century to the present, as seen through encounters between Taiwan and aborigines, Han Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, the imperial Qing, Japanese, mainland Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), and the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 325 (Topic 4), 325E, Asian Studies 340T, History 340T. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340U. Devotional Literature of India.

Same as Religious Studies 341U. Discuss the songs of major saints. Examine how holy men and women expressed their religiosity through the medium of songs and poetry over the centuries and consider the role these songs had in shaping the religious communities of India. All works will be studied in translation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Devotional Lit Of India), 340U, Religious Studies 341 (Topic: Devotional Lit Of India), 341U. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340V. Religions in Contact.

Same as Religious Studies 373N. Critically examine the theories (religious othering, conversion, reinterpretation, appropriation, etc.) of how one religion responds to contact with another. Explore the ways in which religious actors grapple with religious plurality, draw or ignore boundaries, and form religious identities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following my be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Religions in Contact), 340V, Religious Studies 373 (Topic: Religions in Contact), 373N. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 340W. Shia Islam.

Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 8) and Religious Studies 359E. Examine how the first century of Islamic history inaugurated debates concerning authority, piety, and justice and how these debates have continued to the present. Explore the social forces and ideologies that shaped Shiism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Shia Islam), 340W, Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Shia Islam), 340 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Shia Islam), 359E. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 341K. Origins of Modern Japan.

Same as History 341K. Japan to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, with a focus on the culminating age of samurai rule, the Tokugawa period (1600-1867). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 341M. Imperial Japan.

Same as History 341M. Japan from the Meiji transformation through war, defeat, and occupation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 341N. Postwar Japan.

Same as History 342C. Japan since the war and occupation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 341P. Shamanism and the Primitive.

Same as Anthropology 325W, Religious Studies 352G, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic 12). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Shamanism & the Primitive), 325W, Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Shamanism & the Primitive), 341P, Religious Studies 352 (Topic: Shamanism & the Primitive), 352G, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic: Shamanism & the Primitive), 345 (Topic 12). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 342D. Political Economy of Japan.

Same as History 342D. Historical development of the Japanese economy since early modern times. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 346C. Ancient India.

Same as History 346C. History and culture of South Asia from its protohistoric beginnings in the Indus Valley through the period of the early empires of the Mauryas and Guptas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 346D. Medieval India.

Same as History 346D. History and culture of South Asia from approximately 500 to 1500, with emphasis on religious and political institutions and the emergence of regional cultures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 346M. Early Modern India.

Same as History 346M. The history and culture of South Asia from approximately 1500 to 1750. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 346M, History 346M, Religious Studies 341 (Topic 6). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 346N. The Indian Subcontinent, 1750-1950.

Same as History 346N. Examines the cultural and political movements and events that led to formation of the two nation-states India and Pakistan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 346N and History 346N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 347K. Governments and Politics of South Asia.

Same as Government 347K. A survey of political developments, governmental organization, and economic and social problems in South Asia. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

ANS 361. Topics in Asian Studies.

Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, and sociology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 5: Cultures of Southeast Asia. Asian Studies 361 (Topic 5) is same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 8: Cultures of Southeast Asia). Comparative study of the peoples of Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, and other countries. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Gandhi and Gandhism. Same as History 350L (Topic 5) and Religious Studies 341C. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 6), History 350L (Topic 5), Religious Studies 341 (Topic 5), 341C. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Musics of India. Asian Studies 361 (Topic 11) is same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 13: Musics of India) and Music 342 (Topic 3: Musics of India). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 22: Japanese Foreign Policy. Same as Government 365C. An introduction to the foreign and domestic determinants of Japanese foreign policy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 22), Government 365C, 365L (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 23: International Relations of East and Southeast Asia. Same as Government 365D. An introduction to the international relations of East and Southeast Asia, with particular attention to postwar economic and security issues, the changing political landscape of the post-Cold War period, and the development and functions of regional institutions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 23), Government 365D, 365L (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 24: The Two Koreas and the United States. Same as Asian American Studies 325F. The political, social, and cultural relationship between North and South Korea, and between the Koreas and the United States, since 1945. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: The Two Koreas and the US), Asian American Studies 325 (Topic: The Two Koreas and the US), 325 (Topic 7), 325F, Asian Studies 361 (Topic 24), Government 360N (Topic: The Two Koreas and the US), History 364G (Topic: The Two Koreas and the US). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing
Topic 25: Capitalism, Consumption, and Civil Society in Korea. Contemporary social and political life in urban South Korea, including such topics as corporations, factory work, consumption, activism, popular culture, and changing gender systems and roles. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Capitalism, Consumption, and Civil Society in Korea) and Asian Studies 361 (Topic 25) may not both be counted.
Topic 27: Anthropology of the Himalayas. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Anthropology of the Himalayas) and Asian Studies 361 (Topic 27) may not both be counted.
Topic 28: The Chinese in Diaspora. Same as Asian American Studies 325C and History 350L (Topic 65). Explores narratives of migration, race, ethnicity, and a wide range of experiences of acculturation and assimilation from the perspective of a sending society--China--which has one of the longest and most diverse histories of sending people overseas. Over the last millennia, Chinese have migrated around the world and made homes under a great range of adversity and opportunity, producing many stories of human differences and commonalities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 325 (Topic 2), 325C, Asian Studies 361 (Topic 28), History 350L (Topic 65). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 29: Biomedicine, Ethics, and Culture. Same as Religious Studies 373M. Examines ethical questions such as the allocation of medical resources, stem cell research and cloning, organ transplantation, abortion, human experimentation, prolonging life and the right to die, suicide, euthanasia, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, explored from a global perspective. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Biomedicine, Ethics, and Culture), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Biomedicine, Ethics, and Culture), 361 (Topic 29), Religious Studies 373 (Topic: Biomedicine, Ethics, and Culture), 373M. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 30: Why Chinese Has No Alphabet. Same as Linguistics 350E. Introduction to the history and evolution of the Chinese writing system and language. No background in Chinese language, culture, or linguistics is required. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 30), Linguistics 350 (Topic: Why Chinese Has No Alphabet), 350E. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 31: Global Markets and Local Cultures. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 49). Examines contemporary theories of globalization, including materials exploring global governance, international monetary policy, migration regulation, offshoring, and cultural hybridity. Focuses on case studies in Asia and elsewhere that reveal how these practices impact particular communities. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Global Markets and Local Cultures), 324L (Topic 49), Asian Studies 361 (Topic 31), 372 (Topic: Global Markets and Local Cultures), 372 (Topic 26). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 32: The History of Chinese Language and Translation. In-depth study of the Chinese language and culture focusing on the cultural, social, historical, and political background against which the Chinese language has evolved and continues to evolve. Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Lost in Translation: Chinese Language and Literature) and 361 (Topic 32) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 33: Mughal India in History and Memory. Same as History 350L (Topic 67) and Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 20). Focuses on South Asia during the era of the Mughal empire (1550-1750), continuing through the symbolic relevance of the Mughal dynasty in British India and in India today. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Mughal India in History and Memory), 361 (Topic 33), History 350L (Topic: Mughal India in History and Memory), 350L (Topic 67), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Mughal India in History and Memory), 372 (Topic 20).
Topic 34: Modernization in East Asia. Same as History 364R. Examines the different historical experiences of mainland China and Taiwan in the context of the East Asian model of development. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 34), History 364G (Topic 8), 364R. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 36: Political Economy of Asia. Same as Government 365E. Explores the political economies of East Asia with an emphasis on Japan, China, South Korea, and Taiwan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Political Economy of Asia), 361 (Topic 36), Government 365E, 365L (Topic: Political Economy of Asia), 365L (Topic 4). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 38: Religion and Family in Japanese Society. Same as Religious Studies 352F. Explores the structures of family, kinship, and religion in Japan since 1868 and their roles in the creation and expression of national and individual identities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Religion and Family in Japanese Society), Asian Studies 361 (Topic 38), 372 (Topic: Religion and Family in Japanese Society), Religious Studies 352 (Topic 9), 352F. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 39: Anthropology of Globalization. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Anthropology of Globalization), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Anthropology of Globalization), 361 (Topic 39).
Topic 40: Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation. Same as Government 365F. Addresses the nature, functional principles, leadership, and policy-making process of contemporary Asian regionalism in comparison to the experiences of European integration. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation), 361 (Topic 40), Government 365F, 365L (Topic: Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation), 365L (Topic 5). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 41: Uprising in India-1857. Same as History 350L (Topic 92). Introduces the problems faced with the uprising of 1857 in India, the most violent and widespread attempt ever made to destroy the British empire in South Asia. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Uprising in India-1857), 361 (Topic 41), History 350L (Topic: Uprising in India-1857), 350L (Topic 92).
Topic 43: Slavery and South Asian History. Same as History 367F. Discuss the presence of slavery in the subcontinent in the third century BCE to the twentieth century. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Slavery and South Asian History), 361 (Topic 43), History 364G (Topic: Slavery and South Asian History), 364G (Topic 16), 367F. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 44: Gender and Modern India. Same as History 367D and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 75). Examines gender and the shifting nature of modernity between precolonial and colonial periods in the Indian subcontinent. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Gender and Modern India), 361 (Topic 44), History 364G (Topic: Gender and Modern India), 364G (Topic 13), 367D, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender and Modern India), 340 (Topic 75). Additional prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Topic 46: Business and Society in South Asia. Same as History 367C. Introduction to the long history of commerce and enterprise in the Indian sub-continent up to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 46), History 364G (Topic 12), 367C. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 48: Global Economies: Asia and the United States. Same as Asian American Studies 325L. Examines key trends in the economies of the United States and Asia, with emphasis on the links between these two major trading blocs. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 325 (Topic: Global Economies: Asia & US), 325 (Topic 11), 325L, Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Global Economies: Asia & US), 361 (Topic 48). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 49: Development And Its Critics. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 4). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Development And Its Critics), 324L (Topic 4), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Development And Its Critics), 361 (Topic 49). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 50: Asian Mobilities. Same as Asian American Studies 330J. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 330 (Topic: Asian Mobilities), 330 (Topic 7), 330J, Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Asian Mobilities), 361 (Topic 50). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 361C. Political Economy of Development in Postwar Korea.

Same as Asian American Studies 325M. Explore the political economy of South Korean development during the postwar period. Examine the history, society, and culture of South Korea. Discuss compressed modernity, developmental state, social movements, gender politics, financial crisis, urbanization, migration, and recent globalization of Korean popular culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 325 (Topic: Pol Econ Devel Postwar Korea), 325M, Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Pol Econ Devel Postwar Korea), 361C. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 361D. History of Food and Healing in China and Taiwan.

Same as History 367Q. Explore the cultural, historical, philosophical, social, and scientific background against which the connection between food and healing has evolved through Chinese history. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Hist Food/Heal China Taiwan), 361D, History 364G (Topic: Hist Food/Heal China Taiwan), 367Q. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 361E. Urban Experiences In East Asia.

Same as Urban Studies 330F. Explores the process of urbanization in East and Southeast Asia focusing on the politics of capital accumulation and distribution. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Urban Experiences In East Asia), 361E. Urban Studies 354 (Topic: Urban Experiences In East Asia), 330F. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 361F. Ethnic Politics in Taiwan and Asia.

Same as Government 366J. Explore ethnic politics in Taiwan including some comparison with ethnic politics in neighboring countries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Ethnic Polit in Taiwan/Asia), 361F, Government 365L (Topic: Ethnic Polit in Taiwan/Asia), 366J. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

ANS 361G. State Building in China and Taiwan.

Same as Government 365O. Compare and contrast the state building process in mainland China and Taiwan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: State Build in China/Taiwan), 361G, Government 365L (Topic: State Build in China/Taiwan), 365O. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

ANS 361M. Big Asian Histories.

Same as Anthropology 322F and History 340V. Examines ways in which Asia and other areas of the globe have had connected intellectual, artistic, and social developments with focus on world histories centrally involving Asia from the medieval period to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322F, 324L (Topic: Big Asian Histories), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Big Asian Histories), 361M, History 340V, 364G (Topic: Big Asian Histories). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 361N. Self and Culture in North Korea.

Same as Anthropology 322E. Aims to understand North Korea's historical development and its current workings as a social, cultural, and political/ideological system. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322E, 324L (Topic: Self & Culture In North Korea), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Self & Culture In North Korea), 361N. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 362. Research in Asian Studies.

Individual instruction for Asian studies majors and nonmajors. Discussion, research, and the writing of papers about various general and specialized Asian subjects. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of coursework in Asian studies and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the undergraduate adviser.

ANS 372D. A Tale of Five Chinese Cities.

Explore themes of modernization, migration, international relations, gender, and labor through literary and cinematic texts about Beijing, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Taipei. Consider certain historical moments and the notion of Chineseness in an increasingly and culturally deterritorialized world. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 372 (Topic 11) and 372D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372E. Globalizing East Asian Popular Culture.

Takes the globalization of popular culture as an analytical lens through which to reflect modernity, (trans)nationalism, gender politics, and identity formations in East Asia. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Globalizing E Asian Pop Cultr) and 372E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372F. Veiling in the Muslim World.

Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 22), Religious Studies 358V, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14), 372F, Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 22), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5), 358V, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372G. Precolonial India, 1200-1750.

Same as History 346G. Surveys the history of South Asia during the era prior to British colonial rule. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Precolonial India, 1200-1750), 372G, History 346G, 364G (Topic: Precolonial India, 1200-1750). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372J. Women and Gender in China.

Same as History 350L (Topic 46) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 18). Examine women and gender in China from imperial times to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 21), 372J, History 350L (Topic 46), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 18). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372K. Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in Indian Religions and Cultures.

Same as Anthropology 322O, Religious Studies 341M, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 25). A comprehensive historical overview of gender issues as they are represented in the textual traditions of South Asia. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322O, 324L (Topic 40), Asian Studies 372 (Topic 25), 372K, Religious Studies 341 (Topic 3), 341M, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 25). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372L. Confucianism.

Same as Religious Studies 352E. Explore the philosophical and historical context of Confucianism, from its origins in ancient China through the early empire and beyond. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 32), 372L, Core Text and Ideas 375 (Topic: World of Confucians), Religious Studies 352 (Topic 10), 352E. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372M. Taiwan: From Coloniality to Postcoloniality.

Examine how Taiwan has transformed itself since the end of Japanese colonialism in 1945 through literature, films, and other cultural products, such as popular music and arts, in postcolonial Taiwan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 372 (Topic 37) and 372M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372N. Japanese Concepts of Body and Self.

Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 69) and Religious Studies 352S. Exploration of anthropological literature describing Japanese conceptions of self and body, and analysis of the intersection of these conceptions of self with Japanese ideas about religion, morality, aging, and medicine. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Japanese Concepts of Body and Self), 324L (Topic 69), Asian Studies 372 (Topic 41), 372N, Religious Studies 352 (Topic 8), 352S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372P. South Asian Migration to the United States.

Same as Asian American Studies 325J, History 365G (Topic 14), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 35). Examines the South Asian diaspora in the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 325 (Topic: South Asian Migration to the United States), 325 (Topic 9), 325J, Asian Studies 372 (Topic: South Asian Migration to the United States), 372 (Topic 43), 372P, History 365G (Topic: South Asian Migration to the United States), 365G (Topic 14), Women and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: South Asian Migration to the United States), 340 (Topic 35). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372Q. Women and Wealth in South Asia.

Same as History 350L (Topic 94) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 68). Addresses the questions surrounding poverty of South Asian women by combining legal, political and social histories of the subcontinent over four centuries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Women and Wealth in South Asia), 372 (Topic 47), 372Q, History 350L (Topic: Women and Wealth in South Asia), 350L (Topic 94), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women and Wealth in South Asia), 340 (Topic 68). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 372R. Japanese Popular Culture: Anime, Manga, and the Otaku.

Same as Asian American Studies 320J. Examine a wide variety of Japanese popular media within the historical context during which these unique cultural forms developed. Focus on the popular manga and anime Japan has exported since becoming an economic superpower in the 1980s, the utopian/dystopian expression in Japanese sci-fi narratives of this era, and the complex interplay of gender and technology in the new post-human societies these narratives envision. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 320 (Topic: Jpn Pop Cul:Anime/Manga/Otaku), 320J, Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Jpn Pop Cul:Anime/Manga/Otaku), 372R. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 373C. Decoding Classical Chinese Poetry.

Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 41). Introduction to the classical Chinese poetic tradition from the seventh century B.C.E. through the ninth century C.E., focusing on the literary, cultural, historical, social, political, philosophical, and religious background against which representative works arose. Conducted in English and all readings will be in English translation. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 10), 373C, Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 41). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 373D. Popular Literature and Culture in Modern China.

Examine modern Chinese literature and culture in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong from the popular culture perspective. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 372 (Topic 28) and 373D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 373E. Modern Japanese Literature in Translation.

Conducted in English. Analyze literature written by Japanese authors in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with attention to a work's content, style, and form, as well as the socio-historical context of its production and reception. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 372 (Topic 34) and 373E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 373F. Suicide in Japanese Fiction.

Conducted in English. Examine Japanese literary and visual culture, including poetry, novels, plays, film, and manga, to analyze how artists grapple with themes of suicide in their works and lives in response to personal and national tragedies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 372 (Topic 35) and 373F may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 373G. Epics and Heroes of India.

Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic 2), Core Texts and Ideas 344, and History 350L (Topic 54). Focus on India's classical epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, with emphasis placed on understanding the epic characters in relation to the heroic traditions of premodern India, as well as on the role of the epics in contemporary Indian political and religious culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic 2), Asian Studies 372 (Topic 40), 373G, Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 11), 344, History 350L (Topic 54). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 373J. Chinese Film and Literature.

Analyze selected literary and cinematic texts from China in the last century. Explore how the Chinese people encounter modernity and cope with its consequences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 6), 373J, Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Chinese Film and Literature). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 374C. Buddhist Art.

Same as Art History 348N and Religious Studies 341T. Explores the development of Buddhist art in South Asia, the land of its origin as well as its spread elsewhere. Focus on the question of what is Buddhist art. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 348N, 372 (Topic: Buddhist Art), Asian Studies 372 (Topic 24), 374C, Religious Studies 341 (Topic 8), 341T.

ANS 374D. Gender and Art in the Muslim World.

Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358W, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 62). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 46), 374D, Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 20), 358W, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 62). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 374E. Chinese Literati Art.

Same as Art History 372 (Topic 1). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 372 (Topic: Chinese Literati Art), 372 (Topic 1), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Chinese Literati Art), 372 (Topic 42), 374E. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 678H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 678HA, admission to the Asian Studies Honors Program; for 678HB, Asian Studies 678HA.

ANS 379. Capstone Seminars in Asian Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For Asian studies majors, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies; for others, upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Writing and Authority in Early China. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Writing and Authority: Early China), 379 (Topic 1), History 364G (Topic: Writing and Authority: Early China).
Topic 3: The Art of the Body in India. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322M (Topic: Art of the Body in India), Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Art of the Body in India), 379 (Topic 3), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Art of the Body in India).
Topic 4: Indian Poetry and Religions. Same as Religious Studies 341P. Explores the intersections of religion and poetry in the history of Indian literature as expressed in multiple settings and variations including hymns, chants, bhajans, poetic narratives, and new poetic conventions that deal with caste and gender identities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 379 (Topic 4), Religious Studies 341 (Topic 11), 341P. Additional prerequisite: For Asian studies majors, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Transnational Korea. Same as Asian American Studies 330F. Recent and contemporary manifestations of the Koreas in the world and the world in the Koreas. Subjects include labor and marriage migration, educational sojourning, transnational adoption, tourism, international sport, corporate expatriation, and media flows. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Transnational Korea), Asian American Studies 330 (Topic 5), 330F, Asian Studies 379 (Topic 6). Additional prerequisite: For Asian studies majors, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 8: Radical Religion: Ascetics and Holy Persons. Same as Religious Studies 375S (Topic 4). Explores asceticism and the concepts, practices, and goals associated with this radical way of life through case studies from various religions. Subjects include theories of the body and of culture, as well as issues of social status, gender, devotion, and violence. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 379 (Topic: Radical Religion: Ascetics), 379 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 375S (Topic: Radical Religion: Ascetics), 375S (Topic 4).
Topic 9: Art of Autobiography in Japan. Examines autobiographies written by prominent artists and intellectuals in Japan from the tenth century to the present. Subjects include the authors' lives and legacies, and how these works are informed by both the historical and cultural contexts in which they were written and by the genre itself. All reading, writing, and discussion will be in English. Asian Studies 379 (Topic: Art of Autobiography in Japan) and 379 (Topic 9) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: Comparing Religions. Same as Religious Studies 375S (Topic 2). A discussion of major comparative approaches in the study of religion. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Introduction to Comparative Religion), 340 (Topic 11), 379 (Topic 10), Religious Studies 373 (Topic: Introduction to Comparative Religion), 375S (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: For Asian studies majors, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies; for others, upper-division standing and at least six semester hours of coursework in religious studies.
Topic 11: The Cultural Outsider: Memoirs of East Asia. Same as History 340U. Focus is on the cultural outsider's perceptions of East Asia in greater travel dating from as early as Marco Polo up to works published in contemporary America. Selected memoirs and travelogues are presented from the perspective of the cultural outsider, written by missionaries, colonizers, journalists, POW's, scholars, students, and tourists. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 379 (Topic: Cul Outsider: Memoirs/E Asia), 379 (Topic 11), History 340U, 364G (Topic: Cul Outsider: Memoirs/E Asia). Additional prerequisite: For Asian studies majors, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Gender and Labor in Global Asia. Same as Anthropology 324P. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Gender & Labor in Global Asia), 324P, Asian Studies 379 (Topic: Gender & Labor in Global Asia), 379 (Topic 12), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender & Labor in Global Asia). Additional prerequisite: For Asian studies majors, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Cultural Memory and the Classic Chinese Novel. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 57). Examine the metaphors and mythology from Chinese cultural memory that are present in classic novels, within literary and socio-historical contexts. Explore a cross-section of influential works from classical literature and the major founding schools of Chinese thought. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 379 (Topic: Cul Mem/Classic Chinese Nov), 379 (Topic 13), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Cul Mem/Classic Chinese Nov), 323 (Topic 57), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Cul Mem/Classic Chinese Nov). Additional prerequisite: For Asian studies majors, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies; for others, upper-division standing.

Graduate Courses

ANS 180C, 380C. Conference Course in Asian Studies.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Asian studies. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

ANS 381. Topics in Chinese Culture and Society.

Study of various aspects and periods of Chinese culture and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics. Same as Government 390L (Topic 19: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ANS 382K. Topics in Korean Culture and Society.

Studies of various aspects and periods of Korean culture and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

ANS 383. Topics in Japanese Culture and Society.

Study of various aspects and periods of Japanese culture and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 4: Japanese Politics. Same as Government 390L (Topic 20: Japanese Politics). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 5: Japanese Religion. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384. Topics in South Asian Culture and Society.

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 2: Communalism in Colonial India. Same as History 382N (Topic 4: Communalism in Colonial India).
Topic 3: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia. Same as Government 390L (Topic 17: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 5: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India. Same as History 382N (Topic 1: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies (Topic 5), History 382N (Topic 1), Religious Studies 394T (Topic: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India).
Topic 6: South Asian Diaspora.
Topic 7: Middle Indic Languages and Literature. Survey of the Middle Indic languages of South Asia, the communities that used these languages, and the literature composed in them. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Middle Indic Languages and Literature) and 384 (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Basic reading comprehension of Sanskrit equivalent to one academic year's study of Sanskrit.
Topic 8: The Body in Indian Medicine and Myth. Same as Religious Studies 394T (Topic 1). Examines issues of embodiment in South Asia in various life stages, including conception, infancy, childhood, adulthood, and death drawn from various historical periods, medical traditions, religious narratives, and sociological and anthropological studies. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Body in Indian Medicine/Myth), 384 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 394T (Topic: Body in Indian Medicine/Myth), 394T (Topic 1).

ANS 384C. Core Studies in South Asia.

An introduction to research methods used in South Asian studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Core Studies in South Asia) and 384C may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384E. Asceticism.

Examines ascetic contexts of various religious traditions, definitions of asceticism, the relationship between ascetic beliefs and ascetic practices, and the benefits and risks of using a comparative approach to study asceticism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Asceticism) and 384E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384F. Folklore and Oral Performance in South Asia.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Folklore and Oral Performance in South Asia) and 384F may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384G. Gender and the Body in South Asian Text and Practice.

An introduction to how gender is used as a category of analysis across the humanities and social science disciplines; and how the body is used as an object for analysis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Gender and the Body in South Asian Text and Practice) and 384G may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384P. Theatre, Gender, and Performance in South Asia.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Theatre, Gender, and Performance in South Asia) and 384P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 385. Topics in Chinese Language and Literature.

Study of various aspects and periods of Chinese language and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Chinese Film and Literature.
Topic 3: Modern Chinese Literature.

ANS 385D. Development of the Literary Field in Modern China.

Applies French theorist Pierre Bourdieu's work on cultural production to the study of the development of modern and contemporary literature in China and Taiwan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 385 (Topic: Development of the Literary Field in Modern China) and 385D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 385H. High and Popular Culture in Modern Chinese Societies.

Explores the production and consumption of elitist (high) and popular cultures in modern Chinese societies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 385 (Topic: High and Popular Culture in Modern Chinese Societies) and 385H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 385M. Modern and Postmodern Chinese Literary Culture.

Examines the complex phenomena of modernism and postmodernism in literature and the arts in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 385 (Topic: Modern and Postmodern Chinese Literary Culture) and 385M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 385S. Critical Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature.

Survey of English-language critical scholarship on modern Chinese literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 385 (Topic: Critical Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature) and 385S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 386. Topics in Japanese Language and Literature.

Study of various aspects and periods of Japanese language and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 2: Modern Japanese Literature. Asian Studies 386 (Topic 2) and Japanese 384 (Topic 3: Modern Japanese Literature) may not both be counted.

ANS 387K. Topics in Korean Language and Literature.

Studies in various aspects and periods of Korean language and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

ANS 388. Topics in South Asian Language and Literature.

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian language and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

ANS 388C. Critical Approaches to the Study of South Asian Texts.

Introduction to analyzing South Asian literature through the exploration of Indian classics on connoisseurship, reader response, style, and suggestion, as well as modern and contemporary works on literary theory from the West. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 388 (Topic: Critical Approaches to the Study of South Asian Texts) and 388C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 388M. Translating India.

Introduction to literary translation from a wide range of Euro-American and South Asian stances and viewpoints, focusing on the political nature of the act and the art of translation in colonial and post-colonial contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Translating India) and 388M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 389C. Topics in Asian History.

Studies in various historical periods of different Asian countries or regions. Topics may be comparative or single-area. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Japan Since 1945. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 383 (Topic 2: Japan Since 1945) and 389C (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Topic 2: War and Defeat in Japanese History and Memory. Interdisciplinary exploration of the Japanese experience and memory of the Pacific War, including topics such as Hiroshima, comfort women, the US occupation, and contemporary controversies surrounding textbooks and the Yasukuni Shrine. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 383W and 389C (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 390. Topics in Asian Studies.

Study of various Asian studies-related topics that do not focus on any single geographic region. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 2: Authoritarian Political Systems. Same as Government 390L (Topic 7). Comparative study of authoritarian and totalitarian patterns of government, past and present, Western and non-Western; special emphasis on Communist and Fascist systems.
Topic 6: Intellectual History of Indo-Iranian Islam. Same as History 388K (Topic 2) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 37).
Topic 7: Feminist Theory. Asian Studies 390 (Topic: Feminist Theory) and 390 (Topic 7) may not both be counted.
Topic 8: Asian Modernities. Theory and criticism in the study of Asia, with particular attention to the origins and rise of modern comparative literary and cultural studies. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Asian Modernities) and 390 (Topic 8) may not both be counted.
Topic 9: Space and Place-Making In East Asia. Examines developmentalism, postcolonialism, neoliberalism, and compressed modernity in East and Southeast Asia. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ANS 390C. Core Readings in Modern East Asia.

Various aspects of East Asian history, culture, and society. Designed for new graduate students in the Department of Asian Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 390M. Aesthetic Modernism in East Asia.

Examines modernist trends in literature and the arts since the early twentieth century in places such as China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 390 (Topic: Aesthetic Modernism in East Asia) and 390M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 391. Asia and the World.

Study of various subjects with Asian studies-related content. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Comparative Ethnic Conflict. Same as Government 390L (Topic 21: Comparative Ethnic Conflict). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 3: European Imperialism: British Empire. Same as History 380L (Topic 1) and Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 12). Study of the British empire in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 3), History 380L (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 12). Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Topic 4: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. Same as Anthropology 391 (Topic 32: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism).
Topic 6: International Business Fellows Seminar. Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 380, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380. Multidisciplinary seminar for students in area studies, business administration, law, and public policy. The faculty includes both academics and business leaders. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 6), International Business 395 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 380, Public Affairs 388K (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380.
Topic 7: Women in Islamic Societies. Same as History 382N (Topic 2: Women in Islamic Societies) and Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 7: Women in Islamic Societies). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 7), History 382N (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 7).
Topic 8: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice. Same as Religious Studies 390T (Topic 2). A historical and comparative survey of the concepts and rituals of sovereignty in Muslim societies across the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia, with an emphasis on the pre-modern era. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), 391 (Topic 8), History 381 (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), 386 (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), Religious Studies 390T (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), 390T (Topic 2).

ANS 391H. Ethnographies of Global Asia.

Same as Anthropology 391 (Topic 34). Methods and ethnographic study of transnational Asia and the Asian diaspora. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 391 (Topic: Ethnography of Global Asia), 391 (Topic 34), Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Ethnography of Global Asia), 391H. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 392. Topics in the Social Science of Asia.

Examination of topics relating to the anthropology, sociology, politics, or economics of one or more Asian countries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

ANS 394. Tools and Methods in Asian Research.

Study of the major research tools and methods used in current Asian scholarship. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 395. Proseminar: Core Readings and Methods in Asian Studies.

Various theories and methods used in the field of Asian studies, including disciplinary history, controversies, and the diversity of approaches within the field. Designed for new graduate students in the Department of Asian Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 390 (Topic: Proseminar in Asian Studies) and 395 may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 397C, 697C, 997C. Comprehensive Examination Preparation.

Restricted to doctoral students in the Department of Asian Studies. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on a form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

ANS 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Asian studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Asian Studies 698A.

ANS 398L. Pedagogy for Language Instruction.

Individual instruction in language pedagogy. Individual instruction. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant in a language course in the Department of Asian Studies, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ANS 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Asian studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

ANS 398T. Supervised Teaching in Asian Studies.

Teaching under the close supervision of a faculty member. Includes weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultation, and reports throughout the teaching period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and written consent of instructor on a form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

ANS 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

Professional Courses