Courses

EA 201G: East Asian Traditions
A survey of the history and culture of East Asian societies up to about 1700 CE; the evolution of political and social structures; readings in major works and traditions of philosophy, poetry, and fiction.

EA 210G: East Asia: Nationalism and Revolution
Studies the social history of nationalist, fascist, and communist movements in 19th and 20th-century China, Korea, and Japan, based on recent scholarly research, historical documents, literature, and art.

EA 300H: Classical Chinese
Introduction to the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of Classical Chinese; readings of excerpts from original texts in early history and philosophy such as the Confucian Analects and Daoist fables. Prerequisite: CN 202.

EA 305: Lives of Chinese Sages
Studies the ideals of sagehood and supernatural power in Chinese tradition, primarily from classical, Daoist, and Chan (Zen) Buddhist perspectives. Emphasis on biographies of Chinese sages, their writings, philosophy, and poetry. Prerequisite: EA 201G or PL 103G.

EA 316E: Asian Environmental Issues
A vigorously interdisciplinary survey of major environmental issues in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia addressing both cultural background and scientific and policy dimensions.

EA 498: Senior Seminar & Comprehensive Exam
Readings in key ideas in East Asian Studies, such as East/West dichotomies, Orientalism, and nationalism, and cultural politics in China and Japan. Includes a language proficiency exam in Chinese or Japanese.

EA 499: Senior Project