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 2020

  Course # Title Instructor
** AMES 240S/LIT 440S/POLSCI 440S/ICS 440S/CULANTH 440S/VMS 255S Games and Culture: Politics, Pleasure and Pedagogy  Leo Ching/Shai Ginsburg
  AMES 270T/GLHLTH 270T Voices in GH: Mandarin Tutorial Yan Liu
  AMES 309/AMI 268/RIGHTS 309 Chinese IM/Migration Carlos Rojas
AMES 410S/CULANTH 366S/ICS 410S Trauma and Space in Asia Thomas Lamarre
AMES 438S/CULANTH/AMI/GSF/LIT/SXL/VMS/ICS 407S Techno-Orientalism: Asian/America, (Post)Human and Science Fiction  Nayoung Aimee Kwon
  AMES 456S/POLSCI 456S Chinese Culture and Ideology Kang Liu
  AMES 605/CULANTH 605/LIT 571/ICS 605 East Asian Cultural Studies Leo Ching
  AMES 631/AMI 632/LIT 632 National Cinemas Guo-Jun Hong
  ARTHIST 378/VMS 378 Chinese Buddhist Art Stanley Abe
  ARTHIST 590S Special Topics: Sculpture in Global Terms Stanley Abe
  CHINESE 102 First-Year Chinese II Departmental Staff
  CHINESE 204 Intermediate Chinese Yan Liu/Ya-Chuan Chou
  CHINESE 205 Intermed-Mid Chinese Chi-Ju Hsieh/Jia Yan
  CHINESE 232 Interm CHN, Bilingual Learners Ya-Chuan Chou/Jia Yan/Carolyn Lee
  CHINESE 306 Advanced Chinese II Chi-Ju Hsieh
  CHINESE 321S Business/Interculture in China Shu Ting Hsu
  CHINESE 333 Adv CHN, Bilingual Learners Shu Ting Hsu
  CHINESE 371S Classic Chinese Mod Context I Tianshu He
  CHINESE 408S Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc II Shu Zhang 
  CHINESE 450S Understanding China & The US Yan Liu
  CHINESE 456 Aspects of Chinese Culture and Society Kang Liu
  CULANTH 241/ AMES 231 Migrant China Ralph Litzinger
  CULANTH 520/LIT 522/AMI 522 Eco Media Ralph Litzinger
ECON 379/ICS 379 Emerging Markets: Finance, Trade, Institutions and the World Economy Giovanni Zanalda
  HISTORY 183S/AMES 187S/ICS 183S/RIGHTS 183S/PUBPOL 175S Gtw Sem: Civ Rights/Asian American Sucheta Mazumdar
** HISTORY 203/GLHLTH 203 History of Global Health  Margaret Humphreys
  HISTORY 220/AMES 136 China Antiquity To 1400 Sucheta Mazumdar
  HISTORY 223/AMES 234 Survey of Modern China 1800-Present Nicole Barnes
  HISTORY 227/ AMES 169 Emergence of Modern Japan Departmental Staff
  HISTORY 514S/AMES 531S Culture/Env in Modern China Prasenjit Duara
** HISTORY 548S/GSF 584/GLHLTH 548 Global History of Medicine Nicole Elizabeth Barnes
  JPN 102 Elementary Japanese  Hitomi Endo/Naoko Kurokawa
  JPN 204 Intermediate Japanese  Azusa Saito
  JPN 306 Advanced Japanese Azusa Saito
  JPN 407S/AMES 390S Issues in Japanese Lang/Soc I Yunchuan Chen
  JPN 471S/771S Topics in Classical Japanese John Tucker
  KOREAN 102 Elementary Korean Barohny Eun
  KOREAN 204 Intermediate Korean Eunyoung Kim
  KOREAN 306S Advanced Korean Eunyoung Kim
  KOREAN 408S Issues in Korean Lang/Soc II Hae-Young Kim
** LINGUIST 471S / SOCIOL 471S/SES 484S Language and Politics Gareth O Price
** LIT 450S Foucault in Slow Motion Rey Chow
** LIT 761S/GSF 701S Foundations in Feminist Theory Ara Wilson
  MUSIC 210/AMES 145/610 Chinese Music Ensemble Jennifer Chang/Hsiao-Mei Ku
** POLSCI 301S/PUBPOL 317S/SES 388S Illiberal Nondemocracies: Focus on Eastern Europe and Asia  Mustafa O Tuna
** POLSCI 650 Political Economy of International Relations Joseph Grieco
** POLSCI 763 Foundational Scholarship in International Relations Joseph Grieco
PUBPOL 236/HISTORY 201 Globalization and History  Giovanni Zanalda
** PUBPOL 790 Special Topics in International Development Policy (Topic: Global Chains) Gary Gereffi
RELIGION 120/AMES 114 Buddhism Richard Jaffe
  RELIGION 176 Japanese Religions Jeffrey Nicolaisen
  RELIGION 281 Beat Generation Spirituality David N Need
RELIGION 323S/AMES 315S Buddhist Meditation Richard Jaffe
  RELIGION 327S/ AMES 386S Tibetan Buddhism David N Need
  RELIGION 780/WXTIAN 813 American Foreign Missions and Chinese Christianity Xi Lian
** RELIGION 818/WXTIAN 818 Pioneers in WXTIAN Xi Lian
  THEATRST 232/AMES 182/ENGLISH 387 Asian American Theater Hye Won Kim
** 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


**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