Every semester, Duke offers a variety of courses focused on East Asia in multiple academic disciplines. These courses can be used to meet minor, major, certificate, and/or degree requirements. 

An interdisciplinary track EAS MA student who wishes to take a course that is not on the approved list below must meet with the DGS and gain approval from the DGS so that the course can count toward the MA degree. There must be a written record of this approval such as an e-mail or a signed document confirming that the DGS has approved the course. 

Course descriptions and schedules for current and prospective students are available at DukeHub.
Consult your adviser for additional information about any courses listed below.

East Asian Studies Courses, Spring 2018

Course # Title Instructor
AMES 141S Audiovisual Cultures Guo-Juin Hong
AMES 178S / RELIGION 180S Migration and Human Rights Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Hwansoo Kim
AMES 183 The China Dream Carlos Rojas
AMES 270T-5 Voices in Global Health: Mandarin Tutorial Yan Liu
AMES 435S / POLSCI 435 Chinese Media and Pop Culture Xuenan Cao
AMES 436 Graphic Asia Eileen Chow
**AMES 440S / POLSCI 440S Games and Culture Leo Ching, Shai Ginsburg
AMES 476S Archiving and Visualizing Asia Nayoung Aimee Kwon
AMES 511 Documentary/East Asian Culture Guo-Juin Hong
**AMES 518S Second Language Pedagogy Hae-Young Kim
AMES 605 East Asian Culture Study Leo Ching
AMES 750 CAH ProSeminar Carlos Rojas
**ARTHIST 724S Copied and Duplication Stanley Abe
CHINESE 102 First-Year Chinese II Tianshu He/Staff
CHINESE 204 Intermediate Chinese Yan Liu/Qiang Zhang
CHINESE 205 Accelerated Intermed Chinese Chi-Ju Hsieh
CHINESE 232 Literacy in Chinese II Ya-Chuan Chou/Yujia Ye
CHINESE 306 Advanced Chinese II Qiang Zhang
CHINESE 321S Business/Interculture in Chinese Multiple
CHINESE 333 Advanced Literacy in Chinese Yan Liu
CHINESE 371S Classic Chinese Mod Context I Tianshu He
CHINESE 391 Independent Study Departmental Staff
CHINESE 408S Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc II Yujia Ye
CHINESE 456 Chinese Culture and Society Eileen Chow
**CULANTH 201 / LINGUIST 201 Intro to Linguistics Gareth O Price
**ECON 305 History Int Fin & Mon Crises Giovanni Zanalda
**ECON 613 Applied Econometrics: Micro Yi (Daniel) Xu
**ECON 908 Economic History (Workshop) Giovanni Zanalda
♦ HISTORY 201 Globalization and History Giovanni Zanalda
HISTORY 216S / SES 373S Between Moscow, Beijing, Delhi Mustafa O Tuna
HISTORY 227 / AMES 169 Emergence of Modern Japan Departmental Staff
HISTORY 239 / AMES 142 History of Chinese Medicine Nicole Elizabeth Barnes
HISTORY 454S / AMES 437S CAP SEM: Globalization Asia Sucheta Mazumdar
HISTORY 514S / AMES 531S Culture/Env in Modern China Prasenjit Duara
JPN 102 Elementary Japanese  Hitomi Endo/Naoko Kurokawa
JPN 204 Intermediate Japanese  Azusa Saito
JPN 306 Advanced Japanese Naoko Kurokawa
JPN 391 Independent Study Departmental Staff
JPN 407S Issues in Japanese Lang/Soc I Hitomi Endo
KOREAN 102 Elementary Korean Eunyoung Kim
KOREAN 204 Intermediate Korean Barohny Eun
KOREAN 306S Advanced Korean Eunyoung Kim
KOREAN 391 Independent Study Departmental Staff
KOREAN 455S Korean Politics and Society Jinyoung Seo
Language and Politics Gareth O Price
LINGUIST 490S SP Topics in Linguistics, Lanugage and the Media Gareth O Price
**PHIL 216 Problems in Ethical Theory David Wong
**PHIL 502S Comparative Ethics David Wong
**POLSCI 229 Institutions & Self Governance Emerson Niou
**POLSCI 390S-2 / PUBPOL 290S / SCISOC 290S-2 Spec Top in Pol Instituions: Sexuality and the Law Juliette Duara
**POLSCI 555S Politics of Market Competition Bora Park 
**POLSCI 631L Deduct/Analytical Approaches Emerson Niou
RELIGION 273 / AMES 2XX Astrology & Religion David N Need
♦ RELIGION 324 Zen Buddhism Richard Jaffe
**RELIGION 328 / AMES 286 Buddhism and Sexuality Hwansoo Kim
RELIGION 780 Chrisitian Movement: China Xi Lian
**SCISOC 290S-1 Topics in Genome Sciences Juliette Duara
**SOCIOL 344 Tech and Org Environments Bai Gao
TIBETAN 102 Elementary Tibetan II Departmental Staff
TIBETAN 204 Intermediate Tibetan II Departmental Staff


**All assignments must be done on East Asia to be applied to the MA in East Asian Studies.
⇒ These courses count as capstone courses for the undergraduate certificate in East Asian Studies.
♦ These courses count as gateway courses for the undergraduate certificate in East Asian Studies.


East Asian Studies Courses, Fall 2017

Course #, Title, Instructor

AMES 332S, Storyworlds, Eileen Chow
AMES 384S/489S, Language and Migration, Eileen Chow
AMES 409, Chinese Im/migration, Carlos Rojas
AMES 431, Modern Chinese Cinema, Guo-Juin Hong
AMES 435S, Chinese Media and Pop Culture, Kang Liu
AMES 438S/549S, Techno-Orientalism, Nayoung Aimee Kwon
AMES 463S/563S, Nightmare Japan, Leo Ching
AMES 490S, Special Topics Visualizing Cultures , Departmental Staff
AMES 495, Collaborative Research (Gamelab intro), Leo Ching, Shai Ginsburg
AMES 580S, Buddhism and Christianity, Richard Jaffe
AMES 631S, Modern Chinese Cinema, Guo-Juin Hong
AMES 738, Theories of Minority Discourse, Carlos Rojas
AMES 790S, Topics in Asian Humanities, Nayoung Aimee Kwon
ARTHIST 378, Chinese Buddhist Art, Stanley Abe
CHINESE 101, First-year Chinese I, Tianshu He
CHINESE 105, First Year Chinese in Review I, Kun Shan (Carolyn) Lee
CHINESE 131, Literacy in Chinese, Departmental Staff
CHINESE 203, Intermediate Chinese, Yan Liu
CHINESE 305, Advanced Chinese, Qiang Zhang
CHINESE 333, Advanced Literacy in Chinese, Chi-Ju Hsieh
CHINES 407S, Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc I, Departmental Staff
CHINESE 435S, Readings in Contemp Chinese Lit I, Departmental Staff
CHINESE 455, Modern Chinese Culture, Kang Liu
♦ ECON 379, Emerging Markets, Giovanni Zanalda
ECON 881, Topics in Applied Microecon, Daniel Xu
GLHLTH 761S, Demographic Measures/Concepts, Maria-Giovanna Merli
♦ HISTORY 101, Introduction to Global History, Prasenjit Duara
♦ HISTORY 159S, Gtwy Sem: Grandparents (Seminar), Simon Partner
HISTORY 227, Emergence of Modern Japan, Simon Partner
HISTORY 323, China and the Silk Roads, Sucheta Mazumdar
HISTORY 507S, Asian Studies: Fields & Methods, Sucheta Mazumdar
JPN 101, Elementary Japanese, Hitomi Endo
JPN 203, Intermediate Japanese, Naoko Kurokawa
JPN 305, Advanced Japanese, Azusa Saito
JPN 471S, Topics in Classical Japanese, John Tucker
JPN 771S, Topics in Classical Japanese, John Tucker
KOREAN 101, Elementary Korean, Barohny Eun
KOREAN 203, Intermediate Korean, Barohny Eun
KOREAN 305, Advanced Korean, Eunyoung Kim
KOREAN 391, Independent Study, Departmental Staff
KOREAN 407S, Issues in Korean Lang/Soc I, Eunyoung Kim
LINGUIST 213FS, The Politics of Language, Gareth Price
LIT 190S, Sp Topics: Intro to Literature Global China, Xuenan Cao
PHIL 263, Chinese Philosophy, David Wong
POLSCI 317S, Global Corruption, Melanie Manion
POLSCI 333S, Democracy and Social Choice, Emerson Niou
POLSCI 726S, Informal Institutions, Melanie Manion
RELIGION 246S, Music in South Asia, Jonathan Kramer
RELIGION 247, T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought, David Need
RELIGION 323, Buddhist Meditation, Richard Jaffe
♦ RELIGION 330S, Atheism and Buddhism, Hwansoo Kim
⇒ RELIGION 580S, Buddhism and Christianity, Richard Jaffe
RELIGION 782, The Next Christendom, Xi Lian
RELIGION783, Xty Other Rel. Cultures, Xi Lian
RELIGION 912S, Theorizing Religion, Hwansoo Kim
SES 370S, Islam in Asia, Mustafa Tuna
SOCIOL 341/541, US, China and the Asian Pacific, Bai Gao
SOCIOL 344, Tech and Org Environments, Bai Gao
SOCIOL 345, Nat/Reg/Global Economy, Mary Hovsepian
SOCIOL 346S, Asians in American Higher Ed, Li-Chen Chin
SOCIOL 730S, Prosem: Compa/Hst Sociol, Gary Gereffi
TIBETAN 101, Elementary Tibetan, Rinzin Dorjee
TIBETAN 203, Intermediate Tibetan, Rinzin Dorjee
TIBETAN 701, Elementary Tibetan I, Rinzin Dorjee
TIBETAN 703, Intermediate Tibetan I, Rinzin Dorjee
VMS 525S, Camera Asia, Sumathi Ramaswamy, Gennifer Weisenfeld

**All assignments must be done on East Asia to be applied to the MA in East Asian Studies.
⇒ These courses count as capstone courses for the undergraduate certificate in East Asian Studies.

These courses count as gateway courses for the undergraduate certificate in East Asian Studies.

Spring 2017 Course Archive
Fall 2016 Course Archive