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China Studies Spring 2019 Course list

April 1, 2019

The following courses on China are being offered during Spring Quarter. Links redirect to relevant time schedule.

HSTAS 211 History of Chinese Civilization (5) I&S
Intensive survey of Chinese civilization from earliest times to today. Introduces all students, including East Asian history majors, to the general sweep of Chinese history. Social, cultural, and intellectual developments.

ASIAN 201 Literature and Culture of China: Ancient and Classical (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduction to ancient and classical Chinese literature in its cultural context. Texts in English translation.

JSIS A 404 Religion in China (5) I&S
Covers major doctrinal and practical themes and patterns and their historical developments in Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and popular religion; their mutual interactions and influences as well as the relationship between the state and religion.

RELIG 455 Seminar on East Asian Religions: Religion in China (5) I&S
Examines dynamic new religious movements in PRC, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan that combine or adapt ancient Asian faiths (such as Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto).

JSIS A 456 Topics in Chinese Social History (5) I&S
Surveys major issues and approaches to the study of the role of the Chinese people in China’s historical development. Historical focus of course varies with instructor. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 456.

JSIS A 459 United States-China Relations (5) I&S
Surveys the history of United States-China relations and examines the evolution of bilateral relations, particularly since 1949. Focus on the period since 1972 and the major issues as they have evolved since that time, including trade, human rights, security, and Taiwan. Offered: jointly with POL S 419.

CHIN 385 Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century China (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduction to Chinese popular culture from the turn-of-the-century to the present. Topics include cinema, popular music, and popular fiction; emphasis varies from year to year.

CHIN 463 History of Chinese Literature (5) VLPA
Chinese literature from the Yuan to recent times.

ART H 311 Arts of Imperial China (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduces the role of painting in the history of Imperial China from the fourth to the seventeenth century. Topics for reading and discussion include political forces, regional geography, social structure, gender, traditional philosophies, and religious and spiritual influences.

GEOG 435 Industrialization and Urbanization in China (5) I&S
Examines the impacts of industrialization strategies adopted by the People’s Republic of China on urbanization and rural-urban relations. Topics include: economic development strategies, industrial geography, rural industrialization, urban development patterns, migration, and urbanization policies.

HSTAS 490 Topics in Asian History: Historical Perspectives on Chinese Identities (5) I&S