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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, Fall 2019

AMES 141S Audiovisual Cultures Guo-Juin Hong
AMES 165S The World of Japanese Pop Cult Departmental Staff
AMES 195 Intro to AMES Leo Ching
AMES 290S SP Topics in AMES: Asian AM Gender & Sexuality Departmental Staff
AMES 335 Chinatowns: A Cultural History Eileen Chow
AMES 390S SP Topics: Japanese as a Second Language Departmental Staff
AMES 435S Chinese Media and Pop Culture Kang Liu
AMES 439 Queer China Carlos Rojas
AMES 476S/576S Archiving and Visualizing Asia Nayoung Aimee Kwon
AMES 511 Documentary/East Asian Culture Guo-Juin Hong
AMES 551S Translation: Theory/Praxis Eileen Chow
AMES 738 Theories of Minority Discourse Carlos Rojas
AMES 790S Topics in Asian Humanities Departmental Staff
CHINESE 101 First-year Chinese I Departmental Staff
CHINESE 105D First Year Chinese in Review I Kun Shan Carolyn Lee
CHINESE 131 First year Chinese: Heritage Learners Departmental Staff
CHINESE 203 Intermediate Chinese Departmental Staff
CHINESE 305D Advanced Chinese Departmental Staff
CHINESE 331D Modern Chinese Media Tianshu He
CHINESE 332 Chinese Translation Yan Liu
CHINESE 333 Advanced Chinese: Heritage Learners Departmental Staff
CHINES 407S Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc I Shu-Ting Hsu
CHINESE 435S Chinese in the Humanities I Departmental Staff
CHINESE 455 Modern Chinese Culture Kang Liu
**CULANTH 360/AMES 360 Global Apple Ralph A Litzinger
**CULANTH 502S Eco-Media: Studies in Planetary Futures  Ralph A Litzinger
EAS 700 East Asian Studies Core Course Richard Jaffe
**ECON 305 History Int Fin & Mon Crises Giovanni Zanalda
**ECON 881 Topics in Applied Microecon: R&D, Productivity & Tech Chng Daniel Xu
**GLHLTH 761S Demographic Measures/Concepts  Maria-Giovanna Merli
♦HISTORY 101 Intro to Global History Jehangir Y Malegam, Prasenjit Duara
HISTORY 135/AMES 207 Silk Roads and China Sucheta Mazumdar
♦HISTORY 209S Islam in Asia Mustafa O Tuna
HISTROY 239/AMES 142 History of Chinese Medicine Nicole Elizabeth Barnes
HISTORY 454S/AMES 437S                  Globalization Asia  Sucheta Mazumdar
JPN 101 Elementary Japanese Naoko Kurokawa
JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese Azusa Saito
JPN 305 Advanced Japanese Departmental Staff
KOREAN 101 Elementary Korean Eunyoung Kim
KOREAN 203 Intermediate Korean Barohny Eun
KOREAN 305 Advanced Korean Hae-Young Kim
KOREAN 455S Korean Politics and Society: Nat'l Identity & Music Mod Kor                                Jung Min Lee
**LINGUIST 201 Intro to Linguistics Gareth Price
**LINGUIST  217FS Language, Thought, and Culture Gareth Price, Luciana Fellin
MUSIC 210-6/AMES 145 Chinese Music Ensemble Jennifer Chang, Hsiao-Mei Ku
**PHIL 703S Proseminar in Ethics  David Wong
**POLSCI 630 Probability and Basic Regression Edmund J Malesky
POLSCI 725S Research on Chinese Politics Melanie Manion
♦RELIGION 175/AMES 115 Religions of Asia Seth Roller Ligo
RELIGION 247/AMES 247 T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought David N Need
RELIGION 321S/AMES 331S Buddhist Ethics David N Need
**RELIGION 782 The Next Christendom Xi Lian
**RELIGION 783 Xty Other Rel. Cultures Xi Lian
**SOCIOL 223S Data Analytics for Business 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
**SOCIOL 346S Asians in American Higher Education Li-Chen Chin
TIBETAN 101 Elementary Tibetan I Departmental Staff
TIBETAN 203 Intermediate Tibetan I Departmental Staff
TIBETAN 301 Advanced Modern Tibetan I 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.

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.
 

Fall 2018 Course Archive

Spring 2018 Course Archive