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EAS Department of East Asian Studies


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Introduction

The Department of East Asian Studies offers instruction to students who wish to learn about the historic civilizations of China, Japan and Korea and what has happened to them as a consequence of their encounter with Western civilization during the past century. The disciplines pursued in the Department fall mostly within the humanities; additional courses on Asia are given by other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Science (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Religion), and the Department of East Asian Studies recommends such courses to its students.

Courses offered by the Department of East Asian Studies fall into two main categories: a) Courses which can profitably be taken by students in other disciplines who wish to broaden their horizons. These encompass a variety of topics in Chinese and Japanese history, literature, philosophy, fine arts, music, and theatre, and they require no knowledge of Chinese or Japanese language. b) Courses for intending specialists in Chinese and Japanese Studies. For Specialist Study it is essential to know Chinese or Japanese (students generally concentrate on one or the other), and a full range of courses is given in both languages from the first year onwards. In the junior-level courses, emphasis is placed on the spoken language, but students are introduced to Chinese or Japanese script in the First Year.

Students interested in Chinese or Japanese language should consult the Department for advice in choosing the appropriate courses. Language courses offered by the Department may also be taken by students of Linguistics and others who need to know Chinese or Japanese for special purposes.

In addition to Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies, the Department of East Asian Studies offers a program of Korean Studies. Korea, the third major civilization of East Asia, may itself be an area of concentration; the study of Korea is also important for students interested in China and Japan. The Department of East Asian Studies also offers a number of courses in Indian art and literature, and Sanskrit. (For specialist requirements, see listing under "South Asian Studies Program".) Students seeking counselling should first contact the Undergraduate Co-ordinator. In addition, all other members of the Department freely provide advice and information, and the Undergraduate Co-ordinator may direct students to them.

Undergraduate Co-ordinator and

Enquiries: Robarts Research Library, 14th Floor, (946-3624)

Faculty Members

Professors Emeriti
M. Dolezelova, MA, Ph D R. Tsukimura, MA, Ph D
F.P. Hoff, MA, Ph D (V) A.H.C. Ward, MA
A.V. Liman, MA A.K. Warder, BA, Ph D
W.A. Schlepp, B Sc, BA, Ph D
Professor and Acting Chair of the Department
V.C. Falkenheim, MA, Ph D
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
R.W.L. Guisso, BA, D Phil
University Professor
J.C. Ching, MA, Ph D, LHD, FRSC
Professors
R.W. Chu, BLS, MA H.V. Luong, MA, Ph D
M.W. Donnelly, MA, Ph D L.C.D.C. Priestley, MA, M Phil, Ph D
R. Hayhoe, Ph D D.B. Waterhouse, MA, LRAM, FRSC (U)
C.H. Hsu, MA, M Phil, PH D
Associate Professors
E-J. Baek, MA, Ph D S. Sandahl, MA, Ph D
K. Nakajima, MA, M Phil (N) S. Uyenaka, MA, Ph D
K. Ruitenbeck, MA, Ph D
Assistant Professors
Y.G. Kim, MA M Ed, Ed D A. Schmid, MA Ph D
G. Sanders, MA, Ph D H.J. Wylie, Ph D
Lecturer
H.Y. Im, M Ed, MA
Senior Tutors
M. Haneda, MA

EAST ASIAN PROGRAMS


1. Enrolment in the programs listed below is open to students who have completed four courses; no minimum GPA required.
2. Students with an adequate knowledge of Chinese, Japanese or Korean language should consult the Undergraduate Coordinator about the language requirement in their program.
3. A student can simultaneously enrol in two separate programs sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies. However, with the exception of EAS 102Y, no other courses can be counted twice towards the requirement of two EAS programs.
4. EAS 102Y cannot be replaced by another course for the purpose of fulfilling program requirements.

CHINESE STUDIES (B.A.)

Consult Department of East Asian Studies.

Specialist program (Hon.B.A.): S04181 (13 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)
First Year: EAS 102Y
Higher Years: Seven courses from Group A and five courses from Group B, including no more than one additional 100-series course and at least four 300/400-series courses

Major program Major program: M04181 (7 full courses or their equivalent)
First Year: EAS 102Y
Higher Years: Three courses from Group A and three courses from Group B including no more than one additional 100-series course and at least two 300/400-series courses

Minor program Minor program: R04181 (4 full courses or their equivalent)

Two courses from Group A and two courses from Group B, including no more than one 100-series course and at least one 300/400-series course

EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES(B.A.)

Consult Department of East Asian Studies.

Major program Major program: M03351 (7 full courses or their equivalent including at least two 300/400 series courses)
1. EAS 102Y
2. Three language courses from either Group A, C, or E
3. Three literature courses from Group A, C or E

Minor program Minor program: R03351 (4 full courses or their equivalent)

Four courses from Group A, C, or E, including at least one language and one literature course, and also one 300/400 series course

EAST ASIAN STUDIES (B.A.)

Consult Department of East Asian Studies.

Specialist program (Hon.B.A.): S10581 (13 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)
1. EAS 102Y
2. Three sequential language courses (see below - Group A: Chinese; Group C: Japanese; Group E: Korean)
3. Nine additional courses from Groups A - F, none of which may be 100-series courses, and at least four of which must be 300/400-series with one course at the 400-level, with a minimum four course concentration in one Group below

Major program Major program: M10581 (7 full courses or their equivalent)
1. EAS 102Y
2. Two sequential language courses (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
3. Four additional courses from Groups A - F, none of which may be 100-series courses, and at least two of which must be 300/400-series, with a minimum of two course concentration in one Group below

Minor program Minor program: R10581 (4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. EAS 102Y
2. Plus any three additional EAS courses from Groups A - F including at least one 300/400-series course and no further 100-series courses

JAPANESE STUDIES (B.A.)

Consult Department of East Asian Studies.

Specialist program (Hon.B.A.): S16751 (13 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)
First Year: EAS 102Y
Higher Years:
1. Additional courses to a total of five from Group C and five courses from Group D, including at least two 300/400-series courses and no more than one additional 100-series course
2. EAS 362Y
3. EAS 421Y

Major program Major program: M16751 (7 full courses or their equivalent)
First Year: EAS 102Y
Higher Years: Additional courses to a total of three from Group C and three courses from Group D including at least two 300/400-series courses and no more than one additional 100-series course

Minor program Minor program: R16751 (4 full courses or their equivalent)

A total of four courses to be chosen with two from Group C and two from Group D including no more than one 100-series course and at least one 300/400-series course

KOREAN STUDIES (B.A.)

Consult Department of East Asian Studies.

Major program Major program: M23011 (6 full courses or their equivalent)
First Year: EAS 102Y
Higher Years: Five courses chosen from Groups E and F including no more than one 100-series course and at least two 300/400-series courses

Minor program Minor program: R10841 (4 full courses or their equivalent)

Four courses from Group E or F Group A: Chinese Language & Literature: EAS 100Y, 101Y, 103Y, 200Y, 201Y, 206Y, 233H, 290Y, 300Y, 302Y, 306Y, 334Y, 336Y, 400Y, 442Y, 445Y

Group B: Chinese Culture & History: EAS 208Y, 227Y, 233H, 331Y, 340H, 360Y, 451H, 471H, 472Y; JMC 201Y

Group C: Japanese Language & Literature: EAS 120Y, 121H, 220Y, 237Y, 320Y, 321H, 322H, 323Y, 362Y, 460H, 461H

Group D: Japanese Culture & History: EAS 221Y, 227Y, 312H, 331Y, 342H, 343H, 352Y, 353Y, 421Y, 451H, 471H, 472Y

Group E: Korean Language & Literature: EAS 110Y, 111Y, 210Y, 250H, 310Y, 314Y, 410Y, 465H, 466H

Group F: Korean Culture & History: EAS 227Y, 270Y, 271Y, 331Y, 370H, 371Y, 451H, 470H, 471H, 472Y, 473H

Group G: South Asian Courses: EAS 260Y, 282Y, 330Y, 360Y, 382Y, 385Y, 480Y, 482Y

Other courses accepted by EAS: ASI 300Y; ECO 335Y; GGR 342H, 343H, 347H; HIS 280Y (excluding EAS 102Y), 281Y, 346Y, 380Y, 385Y, 465Y, 485Y; PHL 237H, 337H, 489H; POL 335H, 431Y, 435H; RLG 206Y (excluding EAS 260Y), 274H, 275H, 371H, 450H, 455H; WLD 200Y

Note: Please consult the EAS Undergraduate Handbook for more information regarding the acceptability of these courses

EAST ASIAN STUDIES

— See also South Asian Studies

EAST ASIAN COURSES

(see Section 4 for Key to Course Descriptions) For Distribution Requirement purposes,, all EAS courses are classified as HUMANITIES COURSES.

HUM199Y
First Year Seminar 52T

Undergraduate seminar that focuses on specific ideas, questions, phenomena or controversies, taught by a regular Faculty member deeply engaged in the discipline. Open only to newly admitted first year students. It may serve as a breadth requirement course; see First Year Seminars: 199Y.

The World Literature Program also includes courses from this department; see under WLD

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

NOTE 1. The Department reserves the right to place students in the language course appropriate to their level of language skill. For EAS 290Y and all language courses at the 100-level, preference is given to students who need these courses to fulfil the requirements for Specialist and Major programs in the Department.

NOTE 2. FOR BALLOTED COURSES

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Students must follow the balloting procedures as outlined in the March Access Timetable and in the EAS Undergraduate Handbook. Students cannot enrol in these courses without balloting at the Department. Ineligible students will be removed from the courses even if the course appears on their timetable.

EAS100Y
Modern Standard Chinese I 26P, 104S

An introductory course in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin), with equal emphasis on reading, speaking, and grammar. Open only to students with no prior experience in any Chinese dialect.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS101Y
Modern Chinese I for Students with Prior Background 26P,104S

This course is intended for students with limited prior background in spoken and/or written Chinese. Reading, speaking, writing and grammar are equally emphasized. Access is limited and based on a placement interview.
Exclusion: EAS100Y, 290Y or those with native fluency
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS103Y
Beginning Spoken Chinese 104L

An introductory course for students who only wish to learn spoken Mandarin Chinese for daily living and general social communication in contemporary Chinese society. Text materials are mainly in the Pinyin Romanization system; only a small number of Chinese characters are introduced. Especially recommended for students in disciplines other than Chinese.
Exclusion: EAS100Y, 101Y; not open to students with any prior knowledge of Chinese.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS104Y
Elementary Vietnamese 78S

An introductory course for students with no knowledge of Vietnamese. With equal emphasis on reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS110Y
Modern Standard Korean I 104S

An introductory Korean language course open to students with no prior knowledge of Korean. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are covered but the main emphasis is given to spoken Korean.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS111Y
Elementary Written Korean 52S

Main elements of Korean grammar, readings and compositions for students who speak or understand Korean or for students with standing in Grade 9 (Ontario) Korean.
Exclusion: Not open to students with standing in Grade 10 Korean, EAS110Y
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS120Y
Modern Standard Japanese I 117S

An introduction to the main elements of the Japanese language, and the development of hearing, speaking, reading and writing skills. Along with the hiragana and katakana systems of writing, approximately 200 kanji are introduced. Open only to students with no prior background in Japanese.
Exclusion: EAS121H
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS121H
Japanese I for Students with Prior Background 13L, 45.5S

This course is intended for students with limited prior background in spoken and written Japanese. (Enrolment is limited and permission of instructor is required before enrolment.)
Exclusion: EAS120Y
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS200Y
Modern Standard Chinese II 26P, 104S

Continuation of EAS100Y: grammar, reading, composition, and oral work. Reading texts include adapted versions of modern Chinese novels, plays, essays, and selected readings: proverbs and set phrases, short compositions, poetry of the Tang dynasty.
Exclusion: EAS290Y
Prerequisite: EAS100Y

EAS201Y
Modern Chinese II for Students with Prior Background 26P, 104S

Continuation of EAS101Y. Reading, speaking, writing and grammar are equally emphasized. Readings from 20th century works on Chinese history, society and literature are introduced.
Exclusion: EAS200Y, 290Y
Prerequisite: EAS101Y

EAS206Y
Classical Chinese I 52S

An introductory reading course in Classical Chinese with emphasis on grammatical analysis and translation into English.
Exclusion: EAS290Y
Prerequisite: EAS100Y/101Y. This is a balloted course

EAS210Y
Modern Standard Korean II 104S

Students study grammatical structure in depth through reading various forms of writing. More attention given to idiomatic expressions with emphasis on the use of language in actual context.
Prerequisite: EAS110Y/111Y

EAS220Y
Modern Standard Japanese II 117S

Emphasis on communicative skills in spoken and written Japanese. Introduction of an additional 300/400 kanji. Instruction in the use of character dictionaries.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS237Y
Japanese Cinema 52S

An examination of modernism/post-modernism in Japanese post-war cinema, with emphasis on theories of alienation and social fragmentation.
Prerequisite: INI112Y

EAS250H
Korean Literature 26L

An introductory survey of major works and representative writers in Korean literature.

EAS282Y
Elementary Sanskrit (formerly EAS180Y) 104S

An introduction to the language of traditional Indian civilization. No previous knowledge of Sanskrit is required. (Offered in alternate years)
Exclusion: EAS180Y

EAS290Y
Chinese Language for Non-Mandarin Speakers I 78S

For students who speak a Chinese dialect other than Mandarin and have acquired a basic knowledge of written Chinese. Gives basic knowledge of spoken Mandarin and ability to read both literary and modern texts. Language laboratory work mandatory.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS299Y
Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. See Research Opportunity Program for details.

EAS300Y
Modern Standard Chinese III 104S

An intermediate level language course. Original writings chosen from the literature and social history of modern China. Oral discussion, written composition, selective translation, and techniques of reading for comprehension.
Exclusion: EAS201Y, 290Y
Prerequisite: EAS200Y
Recommended preparation: EAS206Y

EAS302Y
Contemporary Chinese Newspapers 52L

An intermediate level language course. Development of reading skills using Chinese newspapers on contemporary Chinese politics, international relations, social and economic development. Also improvement of oral skills through drills and discussion.
Exclusion: EAS290Y
Prerequisite: EAS201Y/300Y

EAS306Y
Classical Chinese II (formerly EAS335Y) 52S

The continuation of EAS206Y. An intensive reading course of selected classical Chinese texts.
Prerequisite: EAS206Y

EAS310Y
Modern Standard Korean III 104S

Expansion of vocabulary, practice in reading comprehension and active skills of writing and conversation are emphasized. Students participate in discussions and compose short essays. Selected readings include different styles of work on Korean culture, history, society and literature.
Prerequisite: EAS210Y

EAS314Y
Sino-Korean I 52S

Designed for those who have finished at least EAS210Y and need the ability to read mixed-script original texts or newspapers in Korean. There are 1800 Chinese characters commonly used in every day life. Of these 1800, 800 characters are introduced.
Prerequisite: EAS210Y

EAS320Y
Modern Standard Japanese III 130S

Emphasis on communicative skills in spoken and written Japanese. Additional stress on mastery of 500 new characters and extensive reading in adapted and original writings.
Prerequisite: EAS220Y

EAS321H
Computer-assisted Composition in Japanese I 78S

Intended to upgrade general proficiency in Japanese through computer-assisted instruction in composition.
Prerequisite: EAS220Y. This is a balloted course.

EAS322H
Computer-assisted Composition in Japanese II 78S

Intended to upgrade general proficiency in Japanese through computer-assisted instruction in composition.
Prerequisite: EAS220Y. This is a balloted course.

EAS323Y
Japanese Fiction in Translation 52S

A general survey course. Reading and discussion topics from both classical and modern Japanese fiction in translation. First Term: Genji, Heike, Court Ladies' Diaries, Mediaeval Buddhist literature, etc. Second Term: Outstanding 20th century writers. (Offered in alternate years)
Prerequisite: At least one course in literature (Japanese, Chinese or English) and permission of the instructor

EAS334Y
The Chinese Novel 52S

The development of Chinese fiction from premodern times to the twentieth century. Readings are available in translation and in the original.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS336Y
Chinese Literature 52S

A survey course of major works in premodern Chinese literature, including poetry, essays, short narratives and drama. (For the Chinese novel, see EAS334Y.) Readings are available in translation and in the original.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS340H
The Chinese: Society and Culture in Transition 26S

The course explores issues of identity, self, and community among other topics in a broad exploration of cultural transformation in China. Normally offered in Woodsworth College's Hong Kong Summer Program.
Recommended preparation: EAS102Y

EAS362Y
Classical Japanese 78S

Introduction to classical Japanese, followed by readings of various short works by classical authors.
Prerequisite: EAS220Y

EAS382Y
Intermediate Sanskrit (formerly EAS280Y/380Y) 72S

Continuation of the study of Sanskrit grammar with readings from the Upanisads, the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and other selected prose and poetry texts. (Offered in alternate years)
Exclusion: EAS280Y/380Y
Prerequisite: EAS180Y/282Y

EAS400Y
Modern Standard Chinese IV 104S

A continuation of EAS300Y. Further study of texts from the literature and history of Modern China with particular emphasis on translation into English, grammar, and oral discussion.
Exclusion: EAS290Y
Prerequisite: EAS300Y

EAS410Y
Modern Standard Korean IV 78S

Emphasis on communicative skills, grammatical structure, efficient reading ability and composition. Readings from original writings on various aspects of Korean culture.
Prerequisite: EAS310Y

EAS442Y
Chinese Poetry I 104S

Essential works of Chinese poetry from the pre-Qin period to the Six Dynasties. Based on close reading and translation of original texts. Recommended only for those pursuing advanced studies in this field. Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisite: EAS306Y

EAS445Y
Chinese Poetry II 104S

Essential works of Chinese poetry from the Tang and Song dynasties. Based on close reading and translation of original texts. Recommended only for those pursuing advanced studies in this field. Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisite: EAS306Y

EAS460H
Modern Standard Japanese IVa 52S

For students who wish to improve their communicative skills in spoken Japanese. Emphasis is on acquisition of vocabulary and style related to interactions in contemporary Japanese society. Class meets once a week and continues for the whole year.
Prerequisite: EAS320Y (Modern Standard Japanese III) or equivalent

EAS461H
Modern Standard Japanese IVb 52S

This course focuses on written Japanese, using materials relevant to contemporary Japanese society, with emphasis on reading comprehension and mastery of Joyo kanji. The class meets once a week and continues for the whole year.
Prerequisite: EAS320Y (Modern Standard Japanese III) or equivalent

EAS465H
Korean Linguistics 26S

Concepts of general linguistics. A synoptic description of Modern Standard Korean: sound patterns and grammatical structures. (Offered in alternate years)
Prerequisite: EAS310Y

EAS466H
History of the Korean Language 26S

The historical formation of the Korean language and its dialects. Historical phonology and morphology, and problems of syntax and lexicon. Reading and linguistic analysis of early Korean texts. (Offered in alternate years)
Prerequisite: EAS210Y

EAS480Y
Advanced Sanskrit I 52S

Selected readings from classical Sanskrit poetry, novel and drama. (Offered in alternate years)
Prerequisite: EAS280Y/382Y

EAS482Y
Advanced Sanskrit II 52S

Selected readings from technical texts (for example, dharmasastra, darsana, vyakarana, alamkarasastra).
Prerequisite: EAS280Y/382Y
Co-requisite: EAS480Y

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

EAS227Y
Introduction to East Asian Art 52L

Art and archaeology of Asia. Historical and cultural background. Lecture course illustrated with slides.

EAS233H
History of China's Performing Arts 26L

An historical overview of Chinese theatre, a reading of selected texts, viewing of videotaped performances and class discussions of the characteristics of this art form.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS330Y
Arts of Buddhism I 52L

Buddhism as seen through the arts in ancient and mediaeval cultures of South and Southeast Asia (mainly India, Nepal, Tibet, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, and Java). Lectures on selected types and periods in architecture, sculpture, painting, ritual chant, and dance-drama. Illustrated with slides and other material. (Designed as one of a pair and given in alternate years with EAS331Y)

EAS331Y
Arts of Buddhism II 52L

Buddhism as seen through the arts in ancient and mediaeval cultures of Central and East Asia (mainly Afghanistan, Turkestan, Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan). Lectures on selected types and periods in architecture, sculpture, painting, ritual chant, and dance-drama. Illustrated with slides and other material. (Designed as one of a pair, and given in alternate years with EAS330Y)

EAS342H
Art and Religious Experience in Japan 26L

Experience, ritual, discipline and training in Japanese art and religion. Art as religion, and religion as art. Shinto, mountain cults, shamanism, divination, esoteric Buddhism, Zen, the folk arts movement, music, internationalism in modern Japanese culture. Illustrated with slides and other material. Designed to be taken with EAS343H.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

EAS343H
Judo in Japanese Culture 26L, 26P

Judo and its cultural background, explored through lectures on Japanese mind-body theories and attitudes, education, religion, combat systems, arts of performance, etc. Historical, comparative and analytic viewpoints. Illustrated with slides and other material. Practical training in judo offered as part of the course (no previous experience required). Designed to be taken with EAS342H.
Prerequisite: This is a balloted course

HISTORY, RELIGION AND THOUGHT

EAS102Y
History of East Asian Civilization 52L, 26T

Highlights of Chinese, Japanese and Korean civilization prior to the eighteenth-century. The focus is on political, social and intellectual history, as well as on the interactions among the three cultures. Highly recommended for EAS students taking specialist, major, and minor programs, and the Asia-Pacific program.
Exclusion: HUM101Y

JMC201Y
Modern China in Revolution 52L, 26T

The history, social context, and political theory of revolutionary trends in China, from the Reform Movement of the 1890's to recent developments. (Given by the Departments of East Asian Studies, History, and Political Science)
Recommended preparation: EAS102Y

EAS208Y
Taoist Philosophy 52S

Non-action and creativity in the Tao Te Ching and the Chuang Tzu.

EAS221Y
Ancient and Mediaeval Japanese History 52S

General history – emergence of Japanese state to the beginning of Tokugawa regime. Emphasis on development of distinctively Japanese features of the national culture and on ethos and lifestyles of the people. (Offered in alternate years)
Recommended preparation: EAS102Y

EAS260Y
The Philosophy of the Buddha 52S

The philosophy of the Buddha as preserved in the Pali Canon and its development in the Early Schools in India.
Exclusion: RLG206Y

EAS270Y
Introduction to Korean Civilization 52S

The historical development of the Korean political system and society; philosophical, religious, artistic and literary aspects of its culture. Korea's relationship to Chinese civilization and its role in transmitting civilization to Japan. Films and slides may be used for illustration.

EAS271Y
Modern Korean History 52L

Survey of political, socio-economic, and cultural developments in the Korean peninsula from the 18th century to the present. Emphasis on developments in the late Choson dynasty which shaped Korea's modern experience, the Japanese colonial period, and the formation of separate states in the north and south.

EAS312H
Modern Japanese Intellectual History (formerly EAS312Y) 26S

Examination of the Japanese tradition and its modern development through lives and works of major intellectual, literary, and political figures. Emphasis on 19th and 20th century reactions to modernization.
Recommended preparation: EAS102Y

EAS352Y
Essentials of Contemporary Japan 26S

A broad perspective on today's Japan. Emphasis is on the last 25-30 years, from the time of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. First term deals with history, political systems, law, and economic structures. Second term deals with responses of the Japanese people to the context in which they live — business, education, gender relations, leisure.
Recommended preparation: EAS102Y

EAS353Y
Social History of Tokugawa Japan 52S

A historical survey of the life and culture of people in 17th to mid-19th century Japan, with emphasis on the relationship between the authorities and inhabitants of the city of Edo. (Offered in alternate years). Prerequisite: EAS102Y

Recommended Preparation: EAS221Y

EAS360Y
Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy 52S

Close study of selected Indian and Chinese Mahayana texts in translation, with emphasis on Madhyamaka and Hua-yen.
Exclusion: EAS333Y
Prerequisite: EAS260Y/RLG206Y

EAS370H
Humanistic Studies on Korea 26L

A course in Korean literature, history, religion, or philosophy, taught in English. Offered by a visiting professor from the Republic of Korea. The appointment is arranged each year by the Department of East Asian Studies and the Ministry of Education, Seoul. Further information is available from the Department of East Asian Studies.
Recommended preparation: EAS270Y

EAS371Y
Introduction to Korean Thought 52L

An examination of the thought and works of major Korean scholars in which comparisons are made to Chinese and Japanese scholars and their works.
Prerequisite: EAS270Y

EAS385Y
Cultures of India 26L, 39S

Presentation of Indian culture by combining texts with slides, films etc. of Indian art, artifacts, dance, textiles, and music.

Recommended Preparation: HIS282Y, RLG205Y, RLG361H

EAS451H
Woman in the East Asian Tradition 26 S

This course explores the status and role of woman in traditional cultures of China, Korea and Japan from the beginnings of history to the 20th century.
Prerequisite: EAS102Y

EAS470H
Religion in Korea 52S

The religious beliefs of the Korean people, shamanism, Buddhism, Christianity, minor cults and the new religions. (Offered in alternate years)
Prerequisite: EAS270Y

EAS471H
East Asian Historiography 26S

This course examines fundamental issues, methodologies, and theories necessary for the advanced study of the history of China, Korea and Japan.
Prerequisite: Three East Asian History courses. This is a balloted course

EAS472Y
Nations and Nationalisms of East Asia 52S

This course examines recent writings which have highlighted the problems in writing the history of China, Korea and Japan as "national" history.
Prerequisite: One course in the history of East Asia. This is a balloted course

EAS473H
Modern Korean History Seminar 26S

An examination of recent research results in the modern Korean history field, focusing especially on the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Prerequisite: EAS210Y

GENERAL

EAS421Y
Japanese Source Materials and Reference Works 52S

Introduction to basic materials, reference works, and study guides in the fields of history, literature, religion, philosophy, etc. Emphasis on developing skills for independent work. Intended primarily for students in Japanese Studies.
Prerequisite: EAS320Y

EAS434H/435H
Independent Studies TBA

A scholarly project chosen by the student, approved by the Department, and supervised by one of its instructors. Consult with the EAS Undergraduate Handbook for more information.
Prerequisite: Five EAS courses

EAS436Y/437Y
Independent Studies TBA

A scholarly project chosen by the student, approved by the Department, and supervised by one of its instructors. Consult with the EAS Undergraduate Handbook for more information.
Prerequisite: Five EAS courses


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