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 EAS MA student who wishes to take an undergraduate-level course must meet with the DGS and gain approval. Students must fill out the Permission to Enroll in A Course Below the 500 Level Form and submit it to The Graduate School before 5:00 p.m. two business days before the last day of the drop/add period. As of Summer 2018, undergraduate courses will not be applicable towards the requirements for a graduate degree (courses previously approved under prior policy will still be accepted towards degree requirements).

If a desired course is not listed as an East Asia course, EAS MA students can petition the DGS to count the course toward the degree requirement if at least 1/3 of the graded work (such as exams, weekly writing assignments, and mid-term or final papers) is on East Asia. Students must fill out the Request to Take Unlisted East Asian Courses Form and submit it to the DGSA before 5:00 p.m. two business days before the last day of the drop/add period.

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 2019

Course # Title Instructor
AMES 190S SP Topics in AMES (SEM): Korean Popular Music Jung Min Lee
♦ AMES 211 Melodrama East and West Ning Zhang
AMES 233 Global Chinese Cities Ning Zhang
AMES 270T-5 Voices in Global Health: Mandarin Tutorial Yan Liu
AMES 308S Bilingualism Hae-Young Kim
** AMES 455S World of Gaming Aimee Kwon
AMES 456S Chinese Culture and Ideology Kang Liu
AMES 490S/690S-02 Special Topics (SEM): Local/Global Mao Young Ji Lee
AMES 605 East Asian Cultural Studies Leo Ching
AMES 690S-01 Special Topics (SEM) Images of Women in China Ning Zhang
ARTHIST 378/778S Chinese Buddhist Art Stanley Abe
ARTHIST 432S Pleasure Quarters to Tokyo Pop Magdalena P Kolodziej
** ARTHIST 724S Copied and Duplication Stanley Abe
CHINESE 102 First-Year Chinese II Departmental Staff
CHINESE 204 Intermediate Chinese Yan Liu/Chi-Ju Hsieh
CHINESE 205 Intermed-Mid Chinese Chi-Ju Hsieh
CHINESE 232 Interm CHN, Heritage Learners Ya-Chuan Chou/Yujia Ye
CHINESE 306 Advanced Chinese II Qiang Zhang
CHINESE 321S Business/Interculture in China Shu Ting Hsu
CHINESE 333 Adv CHN, Heritage Learners Qiang Zhang
CHINESE 371S Classic Chinese Mod Context I Tianshu He
CHINESE 408S Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc II Yujia Ye
CHINESE 450S Understanding China & The US Yan Liu
CHINESE 456 Chinese Culture and Society Kang Liu
CULANTH 241/ AMES 231 Migrant China Ralph Litzinger
CULANTH 360/ AMES 360 Global Apple Ralph Litzinger
** ⇒ ECON 379 Emerging Markets Giovanni Zanalda
** ECON 908 Economic History (Workshop) Giovanni Zanalda
♦ HISTORY 201 Globalization and History Giovanni Zanalda
** HISTORY 203 History of Global Health  Nicole Elizabeth Barnes
HISTORY 220/ AMES 136 China Antiquity To 1400 Sucheta Mazumdar
HISTORY 227/ AMES 169 Emergence of Modern Japan Simon C Partner
** HISTORY 548S Global History of Medicine Nicole Elizabeth Barnes
** HISTORY 550S Life Stories: How to Write Them, What They Mean Simon C Partner
JPN 102 Elementary Japanese  Hitomi Endo/Naoko Kurokawa
JPN 204 Intermediate Japanese  Azusa Saito
JPN 306 Advanced Japanese Naoko Kurokawa
JPN 407S Issues in Japanese Lang/Soc I Azusa Saito
JPN 471S/771S Topics in Classical Japanese John Tucker
KOREAN 102 Elementary Korean Eunyoung Kim/Barohny Eun
KOREAN 204 Intermediate Korean Barohny Eun
KOREAN 306S Advanced Korean Eunyoung Kim
KOREAN 407S Issues in Korean Lang/Soc I Eunyoung Kim
** LINGUIST 471S / SOCIOL 471S       Language and Politics Gareth O Price
** LINGUIST 490S SP Topics in Linguistics, Language and the Media                                                  Gareth O Price
** PHIL 216 Problems in Ethical Theory David Wong
PHIL 263 Chinese Philosophy David Wong
** POLSCI 317 Global Corruption Melanie Manion
** POLSCI 338 Political Economy of SE Asia Edmund J Malesky
** POLSCI 764S PE of Corruption & Governance Melanie Manion
RELIGION 176 Japanese Religions Rebecca Mendelson
** RELIGION 281 Beat Generation Spirituality David N Need
RELIGION 327S/ AMES 386S Tibetan Buddhism David N Need
RELIGION 581S Religion in Modern Asia Richard Jaffe
RELIGION 780 Xitian Movement: China Xi Lian
** SCISOC 290S 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
TIBETAN 302 Advanced Modern Tibetan II Departmental Staff
TIBETAN 702 Elementary Tibetan II Departmental Staff
TIBETAN 704 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 2018

Course # Title Instructor
AMES 132S Chinese Lit/Cult in Translation Departmental Staff
AMES 165S The World of Japanese Pop Cult Leo Ching
AMES 172S Korean Lit/Cult in Translation Nayoung Aimee Kwon
AMES 190S Modern Chinese Cinema Departmental Staff
AMES 335 Chinatowns: A Cultural History Eileen Chow
AMES 412S Vampire Chronicles Carlos Rojas
AMES 432S Storyworlds Eileen Chow
AMES 435S Chinese Media and Pop Culture Kang Liu
**AMES 440S Games and Culture Leo Ching, Shai Ginsburg
AMES 565S World of JPN Pop Leo Ching
AMES 790S Topics in Asian Humanities Carlos Rojas
ARTHIST 232 Japanese Art, 1600-Present  Magdalena P Kolodziej
CHINESE 101 First-year Chinese I Departmental Staff
CHINESE 105 First Year Chinese in Review I Kun Shan (Carolyn) Lee
CHINESE 131 Literacy in Chinese Departmental Staff
CHINESE 203 Intermediate Chinese Departmental Staff
CHINESE 305 Advanced Chinese Departmental Staff
CHINESE 331 Modern Chinese Media Tianshu He
CHINESE 332 Chinese Translation Yan Liu
CHINESE 333 Advanced Literacy in Chinese Qiang Zhang
CHINES 407S Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc I Yujia Ye
CHINESE 435S Chinese in the Humanities I Departmental Staff
CHINESE 455 Modern Chinese Culture Kang Liu
**CULANTH 302 Fieldwork Methods Ralph A Litzinger
**CULANTH 360S/AMES 360S Global Apple Ralph A Litzinger
**CULANTH 341 Life and Death Anne Allison
**CULANTH 423 Sex and Money Anne Allison
**ECON 305 History Int Fin & Mon Crises Giovanni Zanalda
**ECON 881 Topics in Applied Microecon Daniel Xu
ETHICS 195S/PUBPOL 209S Human Rights and Legal Redress: Seeking Justice through Human Rights Juliette Duara
**GLHLTH 761S Introductory Demographic Measures and Concepts  Maria-Giovanna Merli
GSF 290S Adoption Ethics Juliette Duara, Kathy K Rudy
♦HISTORY 101 Problems in Hist Globalization Prasenjit Duara, John J. Martin
HISTORY 226/AMES 167 Ancient and Early Modern Japan Simon Partner
HISTORY 323/AMES 239 China and the Silk Roads World: 500-1500  Sucheta Mazumdar
HISTORY 454S/AMES 437S Globalization: Asia and Asian America Sucheta Mazumdar
HISTORY 504S/AMES 504S East Asia's Twentieth Century Simon Partner
JPN 101 Elementary Japanese Naoko Kurokawa
JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese Departmental Staff
JPN 305 Advanced Japanese Azusa Saito
JPN 471S/JPN 771S/AMES 771S Topics of Classical Japanese John Tucker
KOREAN 101 Elementary Korean Barohny Eun
KOREAN 203 Intermediate Korean Eunyoung Kim
KOREAN 305 Advanced Korean Eunyoung Kim
KOREAN 391 Independent Study Departmental Staff
KOREAN 408S Issues in Korean Lang/Soc II Hae-Young Kim
KOREAN 455S Korean Politics and Society Jung Min Lee
LINGUIST 201 Intro to Linguistics Gareth Price
LINGUIST  217FS Language, Thought, and Culture Gareth Price
**LIT 390S Special Topics in Film  Markos Hadjioannou,
Rey Chow
**PHIL 502S Comparative Ethics  David Wong
POLSCI 324S Chinese Politics  Melanie Manion
**POLSCI 630 Probability and Basic Regression Edmund J Malesky
**POLSCI 721 Authoritarian Institutions Edmund J Malesky
♦RELIGION 120/AMES 114 Buddhism Richard Jaffe
♦RELIGION 175/AMES 115 Religions of Asia David N Need
RELIGION 245/MUSIC 234/AMES 120 Music in East Asa Jonathan Kramer
RELIGION 247/AMES 247 T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought David N Need
**RELIGION 323 Buddhist Meditation Richard Jaffe
**RELIGION 782 The Next Christendom Xi Lian
**RELIGION 783 Christianity's Encounter with Other Religions and Cultures: The Case of East Asia Xi Lian
SOCIOL 290S  Data Analytics & Visualization Lisa A. Keister
SOCIOL 341/541 US and Asian Pacific Bai Gao
SOCIOL 344 Tech and Org Environments Bai Gao
**SOCIOL 345 Nat/Reg/Global Economy Mary Hovsepian
TIBETAN 101 Elementary Tibetan Departmental Staff
TIBETAN 203 Intermediate Tibetan Departmental Staff
TIBETAN 701 Elementary Tibetan I Departmental Staff
TIBETAN 703 Intermediate Tibetan I 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.

Spring 2018 Course Archive

Fall 2017 Course Archive