Full Course Listing

Program and course descriptions for all undergraduate courses taught by the department can be found in the Arts & Science Calendar. Course descriptions are below. Not all courses are taught in this current academic year. 2012-2013 courses are listed here. 

Chinese

EAS100 Y1 Modern Standard Chinese I [48T/48S]
This introductory course is intended for students with no background in Mandarin or any Chinese dialect. The course consists of mandatory lectures and tutorials. Students study a minimum of 550 Chinese characters. Interviews are required of all students who wish to enrol in the course.
Exclusion: EAS101Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS101 Y1 Modern Chinese I for Students with Prior Background [24T/48S]
This course is designed for students who can understand elementary Mandarin or any Chinese dialect because of their cultural or family backgrounds. The course consists of mandatory lectures and tutorials. Students will learn a minimum of 650 characters. Interviews are required of all students who wish to enrol in the course.
Exclusion: EAS100Y1, EAS290Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS200 Y1 Modern Standard Chinese II [48T/48S]
This course is a continuation of EAS100Y. Those students who are suitable for this course but are not familiar with some of the content covered in EAS100Y, especially Hanyu Pinyin, must make an effort to catch up on their own. The course consists of mandatory lectures and tutorials. Interviews are required of all students who wish to enrol inthe course.
Prerequisite: EAS100Y1 (minimum grade 67%)
Exclusion: EAS101Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS201 Y1 Modern Chinese II for Students with Prior Background [24T/48S]
This course is a continuation of EAS101Y. Those students who are suitable for this course but are not familiar with some of the content of EAS101Y, especially Hanyu Pinyin, must make an effort to catch up on their own. The course consists of mandatory lectures and tutorials. Interviews are required of all students who wish to enroll in the course.
Prerequisite: EAS101Y1 (minimum 70%)
Exclusion: EAS200Y1, EAS290Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS290 Y1 Chinese Language for Non-Mandarin Speakers I [72S]
This course is for students who speak a Chinese dialect and have acquired basic knowledge of written Chinese. It teaches students to speak Mandarin and helps students develop their skills in reading both literary and modern texts.
Exclusion: EAS101Y1, EAS201Y1, EAS300Y1, EAS400Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS300 Y1 Modern Standard Chinese III [48S]
This intermediate-level language course is a continuation of EAS200Y1. It aims at further developing students’ language abilities and preparing students for studying Chinese at an advanced level. By the end of this course, students should be able to converse in paragraph-length discourse and write expository essays in Chinese. Interviews are required of all students who wish to enrol in the course.
Prerequisite: EAS200Y1 (minimum 70 %)
Exclusion: EAS201Y1, EAS290Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS400Y1 Modern Standard Chinese IV [72S]
This fourth-year Chinese course aims to develop students’ language abilities further at an advanced level. The course focuses on reading essatsm advertisements, news and stories. In this course, students will improve their reading comprehension, strengthen their writing skills and advance their speaking and listening skills through class discussions and oral presentations. Interviews are required of all students who wish to enrol in the course.
Prerequisite: EAS300Y1(minimum 73%), EAS201Y1(minimum 78%)
Exclusion: EAS290Y1, EAS390Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

Japanese

EAS120Y1 Modern Standard Japanese I [48L/72T]
This course is designed for those with no or a very limited Japanese language background. The course aims to build students basic written and spoken skills in the language as well as provide relevant cultural information. By the end of this course, students should expect to be able to read and write simple passages, as well as 220 kanji, and to engage in simple daily conversations. The course consists of mandatory lectures and tutorials. Newly admitted students must attend the mandatory interview to enroll in the course. Returning students with no background do not attend the interview or take the placement test. Returning students who have formally or informally studied Japanese must take the placement test.
Exclusion: EAS121H1, EAS122Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS121H1 Japanese I for Students with Prior Background [24L/36T]
This course is for those with some background in the Japanese language. Ability to read and write hiragana and katakana, as well as approximately 100 basic kanji is required to enroll in this course. Students are also required to have basic proficiency in the language, including the ability to describe the locations of objects and people; to describe past and non-past events and states; and to provide reasons for actions and statements. Students must also have some knowledge of basic counters. The course consists of mandatory lectures and tutorials. Students are required to pass the placement test to enroll in the course.
Exclusion: EAS120Y1, EAS222Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS122Y0 Summer Japanese in Japan I [TBA]
Japanese for those who have never studied or know little about the language. Those who have successfully completed this course are able to take EAS121H1 or EAS220Y1 based on the result of a placement test. Prerequisite: passing the placement test prepared by the host school
Exclusion: EAS120Y1
Recommended Preparation: Hiragana and Katakana characters
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS220Y1 Modern Standard Japanese II [72L/48T]
An advanced beginners’ level language course. An introduction to complicated sentence structures and basic vocabulary for daily life. All four language skills are emphasized and approximately 300 kanji are introduced. Some cultural aspects are introduced as well. Both lectures and tutorials are mandatory. Open only to those whose Japanese level is equivalent to N5 of Japanese Language Proficiency test and/or to those who have successfully completed a full-year Japanese language course at another academic institution. Those who have not taken EAS120Y1/EAS121H1 must pass the placement test to take this course.
Prerequisite: EAS120Y1/EAS121H1 (minimum 67%).
Exclusion: EAS223Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS222Y0 Summer Japanese in Japan IIa [TBA]
Japanese for those who know a little about the language. Familiar with Hiragana, katakana and some kanji as well as basic sentence patterns. Those who have successfully completed this course are able to take EAS220Y1 or EAS320Y1Y, depending on the result of an interview and/or placement test.
Prerequisite: Passing the placement test prepared by the host school
Exclusion: EAS120Y1, EAS121H1
Recommended Preparation: Two-thirds of the content covered in EAS120Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS223Y0 Summer Japanese in Japan IIb [TBA]
Japanese for those who have completed a course equivalent to EAS120Y1/EAS121H1 or passed Level 4 of the JLPT. Those who have successfully completed this course are able to take EAS320Y1 based on the result of a placement test.
Prerequisite: Passing the placement test prepared by the host school
Exclusion: EAS220Y1Y
Recommended Preparation: One-third of the content covered in EAS220Y1Y
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS320Y1 Modern Standard Japanese III (formerly EAS348H1, 349H1) [120S]
This is a lower intermediate level course. Appropriate for those who have learned Japanese for two years in an academic institution and/or who have passed N4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. A strong foundation in beginners’ level grammar and knowledge of 500 basic kanji are required. The course stresses equal development of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). All the classes are conducted in a seminar setting. Those who have not taken EAS220Y1or do not have the appropriate
Prerequisite need to pass the placement test.
Prerequisite: EAS220Y1 (70% minimum)
Exclusion: EAS349H1,EAS322Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS321Y0 Summer Japanese in Japan IIIa [TBA]
Lower intermediate Japanese for those who have completed a course equivalent to EAS220Y1 or passed Level 3 of the JLPT. Those who have successfully completed this course are able to take EAS320Y1,EAS460H1, or EAS461H1 based on the result of a placement test; for EAS460H1 an interview will also be required.
Prerequisite: Passing the placement test prepared by the host school
Recommended Preparation: The contents covered in
EAS220Y1 DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS322Y0 Summer Japanese in Japan IIIb [TBA]
Lower intermediate Japanese for those who have completed a course equivalent to EAS320Y1 or passed Level 3 of the JLPT. Those who successfully have completed this course are able to take EAS320Y1, EAS460H1, or EAS461H1 based on the result of the interview and/or the placement test.
Prerequisite: Passing the placement test prepared by the host school
Exclusion: EAS320Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS460H1 Modern Standard Japanese IVa (formerly EAS460Y1) [72S]
This is a high intermediate level course. Focused on oral/aural communication. Emphasis is on acquisition of vocabulary, spoken styles and commutation strategies that are required to carry formal/informal conversation in contemporary Japanese society. Native or near-native speakers are not permitted to take this course. Those who have not taken EAS320Y1and/or do not have appropriate Prerequisite must take the placement test which is followed by an interview.
Prerequisite: EAS320Y1Y
Exclusion: EAS460Y1, EAS463Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS461H1 Modern Standard Japanese IVb (formerly EAS461Y1) [72S]
This is a high intermediate level course. Focused on advanced reading and writing skills. Emphasis is on acquisition of advanced grammar, vocabulary/kanji and expressions especially in authentic written Japanese texts. East Asian Studies Native or near-native speakers are not permitted to take this course. Those who have not taken EAS320Y1 and/or do not have appropriate Prerequisite must take the placement test to take the course.
Prerequisite: EAS320Y
Exclusion: EAS461Y1, EAS463Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS462Y0 Summer Japanese in Japan IVa [TBA]
Upper Intermediate Japanese for those who are prepared to take Level 2 of the JLPT. Those who have successfully completed this course might be able to take EAS460Y1 and/ or EAS461Y1 depending on the result of a placement test; for EAS460H1 an interview will also be required.
Prerequisite: Passing the placement test prepared by the host school
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS463Y0 Summer Japanese in Japan IVb [TBA]
Advanced Japanese for those who have completed a course equivalent to EAS460H1 or EAS461H1 or passed Level 2 of the JLPT.
Prerequisite: Passing the placement test prepared by the host school
Exclusion: EAS460Y1, EAS461Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

Korean
EAS110Y1 Modern Standard Korean I [96S]
This course is designed to help students build communication skills in the Korean language. Through an integration of listening, speaking, reading and writing, this course aims to provide a solid foundation in beginning level Korean. This course assumes that students do not have any prior knowledge of Korean. All students who wish to enrolin the course are subject to a placement interview. For details about the placement interview, refer to the Registration Handbook and Timetable.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS210Y1 Modern Standard Korean II [48S]
As a continuation of EAS110Y1Y, this course is designed to help students increase their communication skills in the Korean language. Students in this course are expected to perform basic communicative functions, read and write paragraph-level texts, and conjugate verbs/adjectives accurately. All students who wish to enrol in the course are subject to a a placement interview regardless of fulfillment of Prerequisite requirement. For details about the placement interview, refer to the Registration Handbook and Timetable.
Prerequisite: EAS110Y1 (67% minimum)
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS216Y1 Modern Standard Korean for Students with Prior Background [48S]
For students with limited prior background in spoken and/or written Korean. Reading, speaking, writing and grammar are equally emphasized. Access is limited and based on the results of a placement interview.
Prerequisite: Placement test
Exclusion: EAS210Y1, EAS110Y1
Recommended Preparation: Limited prior background in spoken/or written Korean
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS310Y1 Modern Standard Korean III [96S]
As a continuation of EAS210Y1Y, this course is designed to help students improve their Korean competence at an intermediate level. The class focuses not only on oral fluency and grammar but also on reading comprehension and discussions on various issues related to contemporary Korea. Basic Hanja will be introduced. All students who wish to enrol in the course are subject to a placement interview regardless of fulfillment of Prerequisite requirement. For details about the placement interview, refer to the Registration Handbook and Timetable.
Prerequisite: EAS210Y1 (67% minimum)
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS410Y1 Modern Standard Korean IV [48S]
As a continuation of EAS310Y1Y, this course is designed for advanced-level learners of Korean. By reading short essays/articles and watching films, this course aims to improve students’ proficiency in speaking, writing, listening, and reading. All classroom and online discussions are conducted entirely in Korean. All students who wish to enrol in the course are subject to a placement interview regardless of fulfillment of Prerequisite requirement. For details aout the placement interview, refer to the Registraion Handbook and Timetable.
Prerequisite: EAS310Y1 (70% minimum)
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS415H1 Advanced Readings in Korean (formerly EAS415Y1) [48L]
This course provides various readings of original texts and newspapers for students with knowledge and language ability at least equivalent to those who have successfully completed EAS210Y1. Besides extensive reading, the course introduces 800 Chinese characters often used in mixed-scripts.
Prerequisite: EAS210Y1
Exclusion: EAS415Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

Sanskrit

EAS282Y1 Elementary Sanskrit (formerly EAS180Y1)[96S]
Elementary Sanskrit covers script, phonology, grammar and syntax to enable a student to read simple narrative Sanskrit texts with the help of a dictionary after one year.
Prerequisite: Adequate knowledge of English grammatical terminology
Exclusion: EAS180Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS379H1 The History, Structure and Politics of the Hindi Language [24P]
This course traces the origins and development of Hindi/Urdu via a multitude of Northern Indian dialects to the present day Modern Standard Hindi. The linguistic development in the late 19th and the 20th centuries is intimately linked to the emerging Indian, especially Hindu, nationalism. The politically complicated relationship between Hindi and Urdu will be highlighted. Knowledge of the devanagari script is required. Recommended Preparation: 1 year of Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit East Asian Studies 159
or other Indo-Aryan language DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS381H1 Sanskrit Narrative Literature [24S]
Ethics and worldly wisdom was taught in classical and medieval India through animal fables like the Hitopadea and the Pacatantra. Along with the later tales of the Kathsaritsgara these stories provide suitable readings for beginning Sanskritists and serve as an introduction to ancient Indian social and cultural life.
Prerequisite: EAS282Y1 or equivalent
Exclusion: EAS382H1/Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS383H1 Sanskrit Epic Literature [24S]
The Mahbhptrata and the Rmyana epics provide suitable and relatively easy readings for students who have completed an Introductory Sanskrit course. The epics illustrate the social, cultural and ethical values of classical and medieval India and play an important role even in modern India.
Prerequisite: EAS282Y1 or equivalent
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS480H1 Advanced Sanskrit I [24S]
Reading in classical Sanskrit poetry and prose.
Prerequisite: EAS382Y
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS482H1 Advanced Sanskrit II (formerly EAS482Y)
[24S]
Technical Sanskrit: readings from alamkarastra, dharmastra, darana and other non-literary texts.
Prerequisite: EAS382Y1
Exclusion: EAS482Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS Society-Culture Courses

All Society-Culture courses are instructed in English.

100-seri es courses
EAS103H1 Premodern East Asian History [24L/12T]
Examines how various histories of East Asia can be written by examining specific themes in the histories of China, Japan and Korea to roughly 1600. Required of EAS
specialists and majors.
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS105H1 Modern East Asian History (formerly EAS202Y,H and 204Y) [24L/12T]
Examines how various histories of East Asia can be written by examining specific themes in the histories of China, Japan and Korea from roughly 1600 to the outbreak of the
Cold War. Required of EAS specialists and majors.
Prerequisite: EAS103H1
Exclusion: EAS202Y1/H1,EAS204Y1, HIS107Y1, not open
to students who took EAS102Y1 in 2001-2002
DR=HUM; BR=3

200-seri es courses
EAS209H1 Approaches to East Asia (formerly EAS209Y1) [24L/12T]
Intended for EAS specialists and majors, this course introduces various approaches, theories, and methodologies for the advanced study of East Asian society and culture.
Required of EAS specialists and majors.
Prerequisite: EAS105H1
Exclusion: EAS209Y1
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS211Y0 Chinese Art [48L]
A survey of the visual arts of China from earliest times to the end of the traditional era: the aesthetics and historical/cultural context of painting, calligraphy, sculpture,
architecture, and the other arts. Field trip is included.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS215H1 History of Chinese Thought: Tang through Ming Periods [24L/24P]
This course examines the vibrant middle period of Chinese history a period of profound transformation in which some of the most distinctively traditional forms of thought, religious belief, artistic and literary expression, and scholarly practices emerged and developed in China. Topics studied include: the establishment of empire as a norm in China (and its implications); the rise of the literati and literati culture; the examination system; Neo-Confucian philosophy; visual culture; the sciences of the body; and popular and print
culture.
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS217Y1 Major Aspects of Contemporary Korea [48L]
A range of perspectives on contemporary Korea will be addressed. The focus is on the last four decades of political economic and socio-historical change on the Korean
peninsula. Focus on South Korea with some consideration of North Korea. Subjects include the developmental state, democratization, neoliberalism, transnationalism, and
multiculturalism.
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS230H1 Critical Approaches to Chinese Literature [24L]
Examines key questions in Chinese literature from the earliest times to 1800. Texts will include poety and narratives in English translation. It is designed to introduce important themes, approaches and theories to help students understand the “how” and “why” of writing and literary form in China.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS235H1 Perceptions of China in Japanese Literature [24L]
Lectures on Japanese literary negotiations with China, the Chinese and Chineseness, ranging from celebration of the same cultural practice, to nativist resistance to China the
hegemonic, to aestheticization of China the ex-otic/erotic. Required readings are available in English translation, which include: Tale of Genji, Tale of Middle-Councillor Hamamatsu
(medieval romance); Haku Rakuten (No Play); Battles of Coxinga (Kabuki play); Three-Cornered World (by Soseki); Wild Goose (by Ogai).
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS237Y1 Japanese Cinema: Film Form and the Problems of Japanese Modernity [48S]
How film aesthetics relate to the most profound sociohistorical problems of Japanese modernity. How various film makers employ cinematic form to engage the social
problems of their moment. East Asian Studies 160 DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS241H1 History of Chinese Philosophy [39L]
This is an introductory course, both historical and systematic, to the major philosophical traditions in China, such as Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and their historical
development from ancient to modern times in four periods: the emergence of Confucianism, Daoism, and other minor schools; the introduction of Buddhism and the development of various sects of Chinese Mahayana Buddhism; the development of modern Chinese Philosophy. Major thinkers, basic concepts and texts, and their historical contexts will be the focus of discussion.
Exclusion: PHL237H1
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS245H1 Pre-Modern Japanese History [24L]
A survey of the history of pre-modern Japan from earliest recorded histories to the establishment of the Tokugawa regime in the seventeenth century. Uses a wide range
of translated primary Japanese texts to illuminate the emergence of cultural forms and their conjunction with social, economic, religious and political trends.
Prerequisite: EAS103H1
Exclusion: EAS246H1 taken prior to 2010-11.
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS246H1 Early Modern Japanese History [24L]
A survey of the history of Japan from about 1600 until the disintegration of the Tokugawa regime in the mid-19th century. Uses a wide range of translated primary Japanese
texts to illuminate the emergence of cultural forms and their conjunction with social, economic, religious and political trends.
Recommended Preparation: EAS102Y1/EAS103H1/
EAS105H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS247H1 History of Capitalism in Modern Japan
[24L]
This course provides an historical narrative of the development of the capitalist mode of production in Japan, from the mid-19th century to the present day. Readings will
include texts from various disciplines: economics, philosophy, social and labor history, literature.
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS251H1 Aesthetics and Politics in 20th Century Korea [24L]
This lecture course examines key questions and texts in the history of literature from the Korean peninsula during the twentieth century, exploring how aesthetic form has refracted
the experiences of colonialism, division, and the formation of opposing nation-states.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS256H1 Chinese Literature (Pre-Qin to Tang) (formerly EAS336H1) [24L]
A survey course of major works in premodern Chinese literature, including poetry, essays, and short narratives from the pre-Qin through Tang eras (11th BCE 10th C CE).
Readings are available in translation and in the original. All lectures and coursework are in English. Enrolment priority: Students enrolled in an EAS subject POST.
Exclusion: EAS336Y1/EAS336H1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS257H1 Chinese Literature (Song to Qing) (formerly EAS337H1) [24L]
A survey course of major works in premodern Chinese literature, including poetry, essays, short narratives and drama from the Song through Qing dynasties (10thC 19thC).
Readings are available in translation and in the original. All lectures and coursework are in English. Enrolment priority: Students enrolled in an EAS subject POST.
Exclusion: EAS337Y1/H1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS271H1 20th Century Korean History [24L]
A survey of the history of Korea from the Tonghak uprising and Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895, through the colonial period, division, and civil war, to the democratization
movement.
Exclusion: EAS271Y1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS271Y1 20th Century Korean History [48L]
A survey of the history of Korea from the Tonghak uprising and Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895, through the colonial period, division, and civil war, to the democratization
movement.
Exclusion: EAS271H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS272H1 Post-War Korean Society & Culture [24L]
This course focuses on critical analysis of South Korean film and literature as a way of understanding political and cultural contexts of post-Korean War South Korean Society
and Culture. This class is devoted to developing critical perspectives on historical context and cultural representation of Korea. In particular, it introduces students to ongoing
construction of identities about marginalized Koreans through major political incidents, such as Kwangju uprising, and LA incident.
Prerequisite: EAS271Y1/EAS271H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS284H1 Modern Chinese Literature [24L]
This course offers a critical examination of twentieth century Chinese literature. It aims to explore the various ways of being modern as well as different meanings of writing Chinese literature. We will focus upon the important developments of literary writing over time, from the inception of New Literature in the 1910s, the development of realism and modernism of the 1930s, to the emergency of post-revolution and postmodernist writings of the 1990s. Great emphasis is also placed on generating a dialogue on interpretations of key works. In doing so, we will be exercising the skills of reading literary works in terms of
aesthetic choices and strategies of cultural politics.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS289Y1 Environment and East Asia [48L]
A course about the general issue of environmental crisis, with a special focus on its representations in the media, film, and writing about East Asia.
DR=HUM; BR=1 + 3
East Asian Studies 161

EAS295Y0 Selected Topics in East Asian Studies, 200- level [TBA]
This course allows students to pursue the specialized study of specific topics tailored to the research and study opportunities available in Hong Kong and the expertise and
interests of the instructor. Available only in the Woodsworth college Hong Kong Summer Program.
DR=HUM; BR=None; BR=None

EAS297H1 Texts, Images and Objects in East Asia [24P]
Understanding East Asian Civilizations through Texts, Images and Objects exhibited in ROM. With lectures on the theoretical and historical background, students will study
various types of texts, paintings, bronzes, architectures, sculptures, porcelains and other objects, pending on the focus of each year, and explore their historical, aesthetic and
critical meanings.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS299Y1 Research Opportunity Program
Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. Details on page 33.
DR=HUM; BR=None

300-seri es courses

JMC301Y1 State & Society in 20th Century China [48L]
This course explores China’s efforts to construct a modern and effective political order in the face of powerful demographic and revolutionary challenges. The clash between competing ideologies, political and social movements and institutional alternatives in the context of rapid social and economic change are analyzed. (Given by the Departments of East Asian Studies and Political Science.)
Prerequisite: EAS102Y1/EAS105H1/HIS280Y1/HIS328Y1/
JMC201Y1/POL215Y1
DR=HUM/SOC SCI; BR=3

EAS307H1 Chinese Political Philosophy [24S]
The course analyses both historically and systematically the development of Chinese political philosophy from ancient times to the present day.
Prerequisite: PHL237H1
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS309H1 Modern Chinese Prose [24S]
A survey of representative works of prose written by twentieth-century Chinese writers. This course focuses on reading texts, as well as analyzing their textual structure,
aesthetic values, and historical context. Readings are available in translation and in the original.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS311H1 A History of Japanese Monsters [24L]
This course will examine the historical development of Japanese monsters, from roughly the 7-8th centuries to modern times. We will focus on how the changing understanding of monsters in society has embodied certain fissures in Japanese culture, especially with regard to gender and class.
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/EAS209H1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS314H1 Culture & World After Hiroshima & Nagasaki [24L]
Exploration of literature, film and other cultural production related to the atomic bombing and other nuclear catastrophes from transnational, inter-Asia and transpacific
perpectives. Primarily focuses on but necessarily limited to the cultural texts, intellectual concepts and social thoughts generated out of the history of Hiroshima nd Nagasaki
atomic destruction.
Prerequisite: Completion of 8.0 FCEs
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS315H1 The “Yellow Peril”: Past & Present [24L]
Beginning with the Chinese Exclusion Acts, the Asian presence in North America has often been considered a serious social menace. This course explores the Asian/North American response to the past and present “Yellow Peril” constituted as a gendered, sexualized, classed, and racialized epistemological and affective structure of knowledge.
Prerequisite: Completion of 8.0 FCEs
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS318H1 Rethinking Modernism: The Perspectives of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong [24L]
Modernism is one of the important cultural heritages of the last century that call for critical reflection in light of novel perspectives and new methodologies. Postmodern critical
thinking and postcolonial scholarship have in particular made significant impact on ways of rethinking modernism across national histories. This course takes various forms
of modernism(s) across China, Taiwan and Hong Kong as the object of study, and the postcolonial and postmodernist approaches to modernism as will include refashioned
methodological possibilities. Readings of major modernistic writings, cinema and arts from the above localities. The goal of this course is not to find a better definition for modernism
but to release modernisms to fresh ways of thinking and imagination.
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS327H1 Japanese Fiction and the Nation [24L/4T]
The focus is on modern Japanese literature, with special attention given to literatures relation to the nation. Students track how this literature transforms throughout Japanese
modernity and how its meaning and effects function to simultaneously tie together and pull apart national identity.
Prerequisite: At least one course in literature or East Asian
Studies
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS330H1 Narrative Strategies in Modern Japanese Fiction [24L]
Discussion of narratives by Natsume Soseki, Mori Ogai, Tanizaki Junichiro, and Ibuse Masuji, with attention to issues in narratology and contemporary narrative studies
such as: the voice and perspective; the gender and power relationships of the narrator-narratee-narrated; the act of narrating, writing, listening and reading; and metafictional paradox. Reading are assigned from secondary and theoretical materials. All readings are available in English.
East Asian Studies 162 DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS333H1 Modernism and Colonial Korea [24L]
This course considers the problem of colonial modernism through a close reading of literary and other cultural tests from early 20th century Korea. It asks what it means to enter
modernity under colonial rule, and questions the relationship between imperialism, writing and subjectivity in particular. Topics covered include the role of literature in elaborating
new concepts of subjectivity, literature and the fine arts as assimilatory practices, the emergence of urban space and consequent reconfiguration of notions of the rural, and
changing notions of time and space in the cultural products of nativism. Readings of literary works will be accompanied by showings of paintings and photographs from the period,
as well as discussion of theoretical essays on modernism.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS334Y1 The Chinese Novel (formerly EAS334H1) [24L]
The development of Chinese fiction from earliest times with emphasis on the twentieth century. Readings in English translation; lectures in English. Normally offered during
summer.
Exclusion: EAS334H1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS338H1 Classical Daoism [48L/24P]
This course will examine some major issues of classical Daoist thought, such as Dao and cosmos, body and self, human nature, language and knowledge, political visions
etc., based on both textual and ideological analysis of some Daoist works such as the Laozi, the Zhuangzi, and some Huanglao Daoist texts, to be updated with recently unearthed
manuscripts in silk and bamboo slips.
Prerequisite: PHL237H1/EAS241H1
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS340Y1 The Chinese: Society & Culture (formerly EAS340H1) [48L]
The course explores issues of identity, self, and community among other topics in a broad exploration of cultural transformation in China.
Exclusion: EAS340H1
Recommended Preparation: EAS102Y1/EAS103H1/
EAS105H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS344H1 Topics in Chinese Society and Culture [24S]
This course examines, through philosophical, religious and literary texts, the various ways in which pre-modern Chinese thinkers, from antiquity to the seventeenth century, conceived and represented the emotions, and the role that emotions played in the evolving conception of selfhood.
Recommended Preparation: One course on modern China or East Asia or equivalent
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS345Y1 The Rise of Greater China: Issues & Topics (formerly EAS345H1) [48S]
This course looks at China in regional perspective, including issues of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Peoples Republic of China economic integration. The role of overseas Chinese
communities globally and in Southeast Asia also receives attention. The form and focus of the course varies according to class and instructor interests. Normally, offered only in the
Hong Kong Summer Program.
Exclusion: EAS345H1
Recommended Preparation: One course on modern China or East Asia or equivalent
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS346H1 Self and Imagination in Pre-Modern China [48L]
In this course we will explore the diverse and intriguing ways in which subjectivity was conceived in pre-modern China (up to the twelfth century) by way of the various images thinkers invoked to make sense of it. Works studied include: Warring States philosophical treatises; Buddhist and religious Daoist texts on meditation and self-cultivation; literary theory and poetry; philosophical prose essays by literati; and painting.
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS347H1 Everyday Life in Modern Japan [24L]
The history of modern Japan as revealed by the problem of everyday life and its relationship to capitalism. Using a range of literary, philosophical, economic and ethnographic materials that deal with the development of capitalism in Japan, Japanese colonialism, imperialism and fascism, the course explores ways to specify and critique what is called everyday life.
Recommended Preparation: EAS247H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS357H1 Mao’s China and Beyond [24L]
This course introduces major issues and events in contemporary Chinese history from the success of the Communist revolution in 1949 to Chinas postsocialist transitions toward a capitalist modernity in the 1980s and early 1990s. It examines Chinas multifaceted
transformations both chronologically and thematically, in its socioeconomic, political, and cultural aspects. Topics include the development and victory of the Chinese Communist
revolution; the rule and legacy of Mao Zedong, particularly the Hundred Flowers movement, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution; economic reform and political repression (especially the Tiananmen crisis in 1989) in the era of Deng Xiaoping. Close attention will also be paid to the impact of global factors on Chinas domestic development. Readings are assigned from both secondary literature and English translations of primary materials.
Exclusion: EAS364
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS358Y1 Classical Chinese (formerly EAS206Y1)[48S]
An introduction to the Classical Chinese language with emphasis on grammatical analysis and translation into English. Open only to students enrolled in an EAS major or
specialist subject POSt.
Prerequisite: at least 4 EAS half courses
Exclusion: EAS206Y1, EAS306Y1, EAS335Y1
Recommended Preparation: two or more years of Modern Standard Chinese
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS361Y1 Zen Buddhism [48L]
This course serves as an introduction to the Zen Buddhist traditions of China, Korea, and Japan. A heavy emphasis is placed on the radical views of history, language, ritual,
self, and enlightenment espoused by these traditions. The course also examines issues related to Zen monasticism, East Asian Studies 163. The development of koans, and the definition of orthodoxy in both premodern and modern Zen. Students will be asked
to explore these and other topics by paying close attention to the historical, doctrinal, and institutional contexts from which they arose. Readings include both primary material in
translation and secondary scholarship.
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS362Y1 Classical Japanese [48S]
Introduction to classical Japanese, followed by readings of various short works by classical authors.
Prerequisite: EAS220Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS364H1 China’s Cultural Revolution: History and Memory [24L]
No understanding of contemporary Chinese is possible without understanding the ramifications of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). This course
seeks to consider this tumultuous episode as a field of historical research and conceptual inquiry: What was the meaning of culture in the Cultural Revolution? To what extent
was it revolutionary? What did really it mean to talk about class and class struggle during the movement? How is the Cultural Revolution remembered and represented? And, how
do we understand Chinas globalizing present in the historical context of the Cultural Revolution? This course invites you to explore such questions by critically examining a wide variety of sources, including scholarly accounts, official documents,
personal memoirs, oral histories, and literary works.
Exclusion: EAS357H
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS366H1 Lovers & Madmen in Chinese Literature [24L]
A thematic introduction to some of Chinas major literary texts by taking as our guide the lover and the madman as both writer and subject. We will use the idea of lover and madman to explore issues such as social and behavioral boundaries, desire, violence, narrative compulsion, and the re-imagination of tradition.
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/EAS209H1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS368Y1 The Philosophy of the Buddha (formerly EAS260Y1) [48S]
The philosophy of the Buddha as preserved in the Pali Canon and its development in the Early Schools in India.
Exclusion: EAS260Y1
Recommended Preparation: RLG206Y1
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS372H1 Postwar Korean History [24L]
This heavy writing course offers a selective introduction to debates and problems in the writing of north and south Korean history.
Prerequisite: EAS272H1, EAS209H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS373H1 Choson History [24L]
This course examines various approaches economic, social, gender, political, international, and cultural to the history of Choson Korea.
Prerequisite: EAS271H1/EAS272H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS374H1 Modern Japan and Colonialism [48L]
This course interrogates the history of Modern Japan from the perspective of Japans colonial exploits in East Asia. The course will also address the political-economy and culture of the military Occupation of Japan by the Supreme Command of the Allied Powers. Texts from economics, philosophy and literature will be used.
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS375H1 Postwar Japan: Crisis, Apocalypse [24L]
This writing and reading intensive course explores the history of the postwar period in Japan and its former colo-nies in order to delineate a way to think of the idea of apocalypse in relation to the phenomenon of crisis in ad-vanced capitalism. Through an examination of the history of capitalist crisis in postwar Japan, the course will in-vestigate themes of
apocalypse in atomic-bomb literature, television and Godzilla, radical students movements of the 1960s, ecologicalindustrial disasters, worker art movements, debates on modernity and fascism, avant-garde theatre, popular music, the phenomenon of the “freeter”, religious movements, nationalism and populism, and the so-called “ageing
population” problem. The course will revolve around texts by philosophers, economics, novelists, essayists, artists and critics, as well as some films and audio recordings.
Exclusion: EAS347H1, EAS374H1
Recommended Preparation: EAS247H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS3 78H1 Edo, Osaka, and Kyoto: Urban Life in Early Modern Japan [24L]
An exploration of most important cities of Tokugawa Japan. Among the largest cities of the early modern world, the three were home to a vibrant urban culture and remarkable
economic activity. The framework is historical, but the texts will be divers buildings, maps, screen paintings, prints, film, and novels will be studied.
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/EAS209H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS3 89Y1 History of Korean Religion [48L]
This course offers a broad overview of Korean religious
tradition.
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS3 93H1 Topics in Buddhism [24L]
Topics will vary according to the instructor’s interest. A subtitle will be provided to indicate topic to be discussed for the academic session.
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS39 3Y1 Topics in Buddhism [48L]
Topics will vary according to the instructors interest. A subtitle
will be provided to indicate topic to be discussed for the academic session.
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS39 4H1 Film Culture in Contemporary China [24L]
This course discusses variations of documentary film and DV culture in contemporary China as forms of cultural, communal, and political practices. We will be focusing on
those films and videos that seek to address important global issues such as peace and climate change in cross-media approach and in personal tone. East Asian Studies 164  We will be asking what new tendencies are there in the films and videos, where can we
trace them back to, and what fresh possibilities are they to bring forth to our aesthetic and public life.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS39 5Y0 Selected Topics in East Asian Studies, 300-level
This course allows students to pursue the specialized study of specific topics tailored to the research and study opportunities available in Hong Kong and the expertise and
interests of the instructor. Available only in the Woodsworth College Hong Kong Summer Program.
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS39 6H1 Practical Learning in East Asia [24L]
This course explores the development of Practical Learning and its ramification in East Asia. We focus on how it originates from late Ming China as shixue and ramified
to Korea as silhak and Japan as jitsugaku, and mediates between classical and modern East Asia and lays the foundation for Asian theories of modernity.
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS39 7H1 Literary Lives in Late Imperial China [24L]
In-depth examination of five to six selected men and women through close reading of their literary repertoire and through biography and autobiography. The material will introduce
concepts such as memory, literati identity, aesthetic theories, gender, and social transformations in the Ming and Qing period. Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/H1
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/EAS209H1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS398H0 Independent Experiential Study Project
An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Details on page 33.
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS399Y0 Independent Experiential Study Project
An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Details on page 33.
DR=HUM; BR=None

400- series courses
EAS40 3Y1 Specialist Research Seminar [48S]
Students will work on their own research projects with the goal of completing a polished, original research paper of 25-30 pages. The first semester focuses on research methodology, while the second half is conducted as a writing course, focusing on (re)writing, editing and peer review.
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/EAS209H1 and permission of the
instructor
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS40 6Y1 Thinking about things: Material Culture in East Asia [48S]
Intensive seminar exploring theories of the object, the histories of objects in East Asia, and critical thinking about the process of research. Through theoretical readings, class
and individual research projects, the seminar asks how to formulate research questions, use the internet and other resources, and present discoveries in a class conference.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS40 7H1 Textual Analysis of Classical Chinese Philosophy [24S]
Readings of texts from ancient and medieval Chinese philosophy. Beginning by linguistic (especially semantic) analysis of key words, structure and meaning of sentences,
paragraphs and text as a whole. Philosophical analysis proceeds from linguistic analysis.
Prerequisite: PHL237H1, Or EAS241H1
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS40 8H1 Modern Taiwanese Literature [24S]
A general survey of modern Taiwanese literature from 1949 until today. It attempts to examine issues such as historical/cultural context, oral/written language, self-identification, gender, human rights, etc., central to understanding the Taiwanese experience. Readings are available in translation and in the original.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS40 9H1 The Cosmopolitan City in Premodern China: Changan (formerly EAS367H1) [24S]
This research-intensive course will introduce multiple ways of looking at the ancient capital of Changan (present-day Xian). Focus will be on the rich literary, cultural and material
tradition associated with it from the onset of the dynastic era to the Golden Age of the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD).
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/H1
Exclusion: EAS367H1
Recommended Preparation: Some familiarity with Chinese history in the middle period
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS41 1H1 Art and Archaelogy of Early China I [24P]
With extensive introduction to recent archaeological discoveries in China, this course explores development of ancient societies from prehistory to the Bronze Age of China,
and to offer students with an understanding of the origins and formation of Chinese civilizations.
Prerequisite: Only for third or fourth year Arts & Science
students.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS41 2H1 Technology and Material Cultures of Ancient China [24P]
This course introduces students to the technology and material culture of prehistoric and Bronze-Age China. The course is designed for students to have an understanding
of the development of ancient technologies (e.g. bronze, jade, and lacquer) and associated life of ancient China from archaeological perspectives.
Prerequisite: EAS411H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS41 3H1 Medieval Chinese Civilization [24S]
This course explores the intellectual culture of the Six Dynasties in China (3rd through 6th centuries C.E.), a vibrant period in which many new forms of thought and expression
flourished. Texts studied include historical anecdotes, Buddhist and Daoist scriptures, self-cultivation manuals, philosophical exegeses, and treatises on music, art, and poetics.
East Asian Studies 165
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/H1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS414H1 Body/Mind Health in Chinese Philosophy [24S]
Textual and conceptual analysis of theories and practices related to physical health and mental sanity in Chinese philosophical schools such as Confucianism, Daoism and
Chinese Mahayana Buddhism.
Prerequisite: EAS241H1/PHL237H1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS41 8H1 Topics in Chinese Art Theories [24S]
This course will focus on theories of Chinese arts by critically analyzing various theoretical texts on music, painting, calligraphy, literature, in the form of special treatises and
documents recorded in the Classics.
Prerequisite: PHL237H1, EAS458H1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS42 0H1 Travels, Travelers and Travel Accounts in Asia [24S]
This intensive seminar focuses on the circulation of people (and as consequence, words and ideas) throughout East Asia and Central Asia in the premodern era. Texts include the
diaries of the Japanese monk Ennin, as we try to understand the world such travellors searched for or encountered.
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS43 1H1 Advanced Topics in Japanese Cinema [24S]
The focus ranges from the examination of cross-cultural theoretical problems (such as Orientalism) to a directorbased focus, from the examination of genre (such as documentary or the category of genre itself) to the way film intersects with other cultural forms and technologies (such as Video and New Media).
Prerequisite: EAS237Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS43 2H1 Korean Cultural Studies Seminar [24S]
The Korean Cultural Studies Seminar provides the opportunity for in-depth reading and research into a specific topic in the cultural and intellectual history of Korea. Topics
will vary each semester but might include colonial period print culture, the New Woman, the history of photography, and modernism.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS43 8H1 Architecture in Pre-modern China [24S]
Survey of Chinas architecture from the Song dynasty. Subjects include design (including fengshui); the role of architects and craftsmen; building techniques and materials;
and the logistics and financing of building projects. Seminar format, with readings (Yingzao fashi, Lu Ban jing, geomantic treatises), and visits to the Royal Ontario Museum.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of Chinese preferred
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS43 9H1 The Global Bildungsroman: Narratives of Development, Time and Colonialism [24S]
Through a sustained reading of several novels this course studies Bildungsroman, the story of an individual’s coming of age, in the context of twentieth-century political, cultural,
and social developments of imperialism, anti-colonialism, human rights discourse, and globalization. Our focus will be novels from the (post)colonial world and theoretical essays
on the Bildungsroman form. The course aims to provide a model for rethinking literary history and literary genres within a global context. Authors may include Yi Kwangsu, Wu Zhouliu, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Kang Younghill, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Camara Laye, amongst others.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS44 4H1 The City, Body and Text in Modern Japanese Literature [24S]
Examines how the city and body exert formative forces on the text, and how the practice of writing and reading texts might inform the ways we, corporeal beings, experience
the city as manifested in the nineteenth century Japanese literature. Required readings are available in English.
Prerequisite: at least one course in literature, cinema, or visual art successfully completed.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS44 8H1 East Asian Studies Archive: Language, Number, Money [24S]
This course inquires into salient problems of the historical archive in relation to the experience of modernity in East Asian societies. What is the meaning of the modern archive in East Asia? How is the knowledge of the modern archive produced in relation to the production of quantitative knowledge (e.g., in demographic or economic statistics)?
How should we approach the relationship between number and language? How is this knowledge transformed into state knowledge as well as into what we call common sense?
A seminar with a research component; students will be required to submit a substantial research paper at the end of the course.
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS45 6H1 Japan as seen by ?: Reference, Apparatus, Operation [24S]
Discusses how images of Japan, charged with varied degrees of desire for empirical knowledge, have contributed to contemporary novels and plays by David Mitchell, Ruth
L. Ozeki, David Mamet, Joy Kogawa, Kazuo Ishiguro, Marguerite Duras, and David Hwang. All the readings, including Japanese literary and theoretical, are available in English.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS45 7H1 Special Topics in Modern Japanese History [24S]
Analyzing contemporary monographs on modern Japanese history. This course will offer a critical survey of existing methodologies and approaches to writing about Modern
Japan.
Prerequisite: EAS247H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS45 8H1 Classical Chinese II (formerly EAS306Y1) [24S]
As a continuation of EAS358Y1 (formerly EAS206Y1), this course helps students to gain more in-depth control of grammatical structures and to read longer texts in classical
Chinese with greater ease. Requirements include a major research/translation project. Open only to students enrolled in an EAS Major or Specialist subject POSt.
Prerequisite: EAS206Y1 (minimum 79%)
Exclusion: EAS306Y1, EAS335Y1
Recommended Preparation: three or more years of Modern East Asian Studies 166
Standard Chinese, EAS206Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS46 2H1 Ethnographic Literature on Korea: Class, Gender & Family [24S]
This is a seminar course for upper level undergraduate students who are interested in reading ethnographic literature. This course introduces contemporary ethnographic
literature written in English on South Korea. Despite the textual focus on anthropological writing, it covers interdisciplinary inquiry into cultural and historical concepts
that have shaped peoples lives in South Korea. This class is run as a dynamic seminar course with class discussions structured around students presentations, and with writing
and rewriting research paper.
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/H1 for EAS students
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS46 4H1 The Korean War [24S]
An advanced research seminar on the Korean War.
Prerequisite: EAS271Y1/EAS271H1
Recommended Preparation: EAS209Y1/EAS209H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS46 5H1 Domesticity and Family in 20th Century East Asia [24S]
A comparative approach to issues in the modern history of domesticity and family in East Asia.
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/EAS209H1
Recommended Preparation: EAS209Y1/H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS46 7H1 Photographic Narratives of Japan [24S]
Reads and discusses seminal theoretical literature, photo roman (by, e.g., Abe, Nakagami), and narratives about photography (by, e.g., Tanizaki, Kanai, Horie), to examine
the rhetorical complicity and coercion of the two modes of representation which both emerged in the modern and nationalistic age, and persist, in the wake of the newer
media, as dominant registers of everyday life and departures from there.
Prerequisite: At least one course in humanities (literature, art history, philosophy); or reading proficiency in Japanese
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS466H1 History, Everyday Life, and North Korea [24S]
This essay driven course explores the difficulty of examining North Korean history by using comparative methods developed through the study of other socialist societies and
theories of everyday life.
Prerequisite: EAS271H1, EAS209H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS47 3H1 Modern Korean History Seminar [24S]
An examination of recent research results in the modern Korean history field, focusing especially on the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Prerequisite: EAS271Y1/EAS271H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS47 5Y1 Issues in East Asian Historiography [48L/48T]
This course analyses select topics in the historiography of East Asian. Students are expected to write a major research paper of 30-40 pages in the second semester.
Recommended Preparation: EAS209Y1/EAS209H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS47 8Y1 Samurai Culture [48S]
Intensive seminar exploring one of Japan’s most recognizable figures, the samurai. This course investigates the historical reality of warrior life along with the legends, with
focus on the ways in the warrior’s world found expression in religion, art, and literature. The seminar leads to the preparation of a significant research paper (25-30 pp)
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/H1, EAS245H1/EAS246H1/EAS247H1
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS484Y1 The Japanese Empire [48S]
Course surveys historical literature on the Japanese Empire. A heavy reading and writing course intended for majors and specialists in East Asian Studies. The second semester will
require a major research paper.
Prerequisite: EAS209Y1/EAS209H1
Recommended Preparation: Courses in modern East Asian
history.
DR=HUM; BR=3

EAS485H1 Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit [24S]
This course will study Buddhist narrative literature written in a particular kind of Sanskrit which actually is a Sanskritized version of vernacular languages. Its vast literature, such as
the Mahvastu, the Sukhvativyha, the Saddharmapundarika and the Jtakas belongs mainly to Mahyana Buddhism.
Prerequisite: EAS282Y1, EAS381H1 and EAS383H1 or equivalent
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS486H1 Aspects of Classical and Medieval Indian Culture Through Sanskrit Texts [24S]
This course presents diverse mundane aspects of Indian social and culture life through selected texts on music, dance, agriculture, medicine, theatre, sports and games,
hunting, cuisine, gardening, and so on. Although these texts illuminate and explain classical and medieval Hindu culture, they have rarely been translated into English.
Prerequisite: EAS282Y1, EAS381H1 and EAS383H1 or equivalent.
DR=HUM; BR=1

EAS490H1 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics: Syntax and Semantics [72L]
This course introduces Japanese grammatical items in a scientifically and theoretically oriented manner. The goals of the course are: to gain knowledge of the basic characteristics
of sentence structure and meaning in Japanese; to become familiar with selected theoretical analyses; and to develop a repertoire of linguistic vocabulary.
Prerequisite: EAS349H1
Recommended Preparation: LIN100Y1, LIN204H1
DR=HUM; BR=2

EAS495Y1 Topics in East Asian Studies [48S]
A guided research course on a common topic of the students choice. Students are required to produce a 20-30 page paper based on the selected topic.
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS496H1 Topics in East Asian Studies [24S]
An in-depth study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean culture, history and/or literature. Content in any given year depends on the instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Varies from year to year
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS497H1 Beyond Orientalism [24S]
This course will confront the Orientalist view of the world by looking at one Asian nation regularly exempted from that paradigmJapan. By examining, among other topics, Japans
emperor system, its construction of a national history, and its own imperialism, this course hopes to point toward other ways of thinking about East and West.
Recommended Preparation: EAS202Y1/204Y1/
EAS209H1/247Y1/EAS374H1
DR=HUM

Independent Studies

EAS434H1 Independent Studies [TBA]
A scholarly project chosen by the student, approved by the Department, and supervised by one of its instructors. Consult the website (eas.utoronto.ca) for more information.
Prerequisite: Five EAS courses
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS434Y1 Independent Studies [TBA]
A scholarly project chosen by the student, approved by the Department, and supervised by one of its instructors. Consult the website (eas.utoronto.ca) for more information.
Prerequisite: Five EAS courses
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS435H1 Independent Studies [TBA]
A scholarly project chosen by the student, approved by the department, and supervised by one of its instructors. Consult the website (eas.utoronto.ca) for more information.
Prerequisite: Five EAS courses
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS435Y1 Independent Studies [TBA]
A scholarly project chosen by the student, approved by the Department, and supervised by one of its instructors. Consult the website (eas.utoronto.ca) for more information.
Prerequisite: Five EAS courses
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS436H1 Independent Studies [TBA]
A scholarly project chosen by the student, approved by the department, and supervised by one of its instructors. Consult the website (eas.utoronto.ca) for more information.
Prerequisite: Five EAS courses
DR=HUM; BR=None

EAS436Y1 Independent Studies [TBA]
A scholarly project chosen by the student, approved by the department, and supervised by one of its instructors. Consult the website (eas.utoronto.ca) for more information.
Prerequisite: Five EAS courses
DR=HUM; BR=None

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