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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. Duke students are also eligible to enroll in classes at the University of North Carolina. Details on receiving credit can be found on the Registrar's website.  

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.

Students seeking to conduct an Independent Study with an APSI faculty member should complete the Application for Research Independent Study in East Asian Studies in order to register for EAS 791; instructor and DGS approval are required.  

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 (e.g.: exams, weekly writing assignments, major 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.

East Asian Studies Courses, FALL 2024

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
AMES 107Intro to East Asian CulturesGuo-Juin HongICS 144
AMES 165SThe World of Japanese Pop CultureLeo ChingN/A
AMES 171World of Korean CinemaAimee KwonN/A
AMES 195S*Rethinking Asia and the Middle EastCarlos RojasCULANTH 195S
AMES 335*Chinatowns: A Cultural HistoryEileen ChowN/A
AMES 408SThe Geopolitics of Islamophobia from Bosnia to XinjiangErdag GoknarHISTORY 416S, ICS 421S, PUBPOL 413S
AMES 435SChinese Media and Popular Culture: Politics, Ideology, and Social ChangeKang LiuISS 435S, POLSCI 435S
AMES 490S*Transpacific and Global Asia/America: Connecting Divided Histories and KnowledgesAimee KwonAADS 490S, ARTHIST 490S
AMES 566S*Imaging a Nation: Japanese Visual Culture 1868-1945Gennifer WeisenfeldVMS 523S
AMES 609S*Transpacific and Global Asia/America: Connecting Divided Histories and KnowledgesAimee KwonAADS 609S, ARTHIST 609S, CULANTH 609S, CINE 609S, GSF 609S
AMES 790SSpecial Topics in Critical Asian Humanities MethodologiesCarlos RojasN/A

 

Asian American & Diaspora Studies
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
AADS 90S*Identities Beyond BordersAnvita BudhrajaN/A
AADS 198*Introduction to Asian American HistoryCalvin Cheung-MiawN/A
AADS 205*Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American PoliticsPaula McClain, Jennifer St SumeAAAS 239, POLSCI 205
AADS 232S*Asian American TheaterEsther Kim LeeAMES 182S, ENGLISH 387S, THEATRST 232S
AADS 240S*Asian American & Diaspora Psychology: Mental Health, Microaggressions, and the Model Minority MythHy HuynhGLHLTH 240S, PSY 241S
AADS 290S-04*The Asian American NovelVictor JeongN/A

 

Art History
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
ARTHIST 219SThe Tokyo Idea: Visualizing a Global CityGennifer WeisenfeldAMES 258S, VMS 219S
ARTHIST 381S*Global Art Since 1945Kristine StilesICS 219S
ARTHIST 557S*Trauma in Art, Literature, Film, and Visual CultureKristine StilesVMS 557S
ARTHIST 580S*Proseminar 1: Interdisciplinary Digital HumanitiesPaul Jaskot, Edward TriplettISS 580S, VMS 580S

 

Chinese
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
CHINESE 101First-Year Chinese ITianshu He, Shasha YangN/A
CHINESE 102First-Year Chinese IIJiali GuoN/A
CHINESE 105First-Year Chinese in Review IChi-Ju HsiehN/A
CHINESE 131First-Year Chinese for Bilingual LearnersYa-Chuan Cho, Shasha YangN/A
CHINESE 203Intermediate Chinese IJiali Guo, Ya-Chuan ChouN/A
CHINESE 204Intermediate Chinese IIShu Zhang N/A
CHINESE 232Intermediate Chinese for Bilingual LearnersShu-Ting Hsu, Kun Shan LeeN/A
CHINESE 277TVoices in Marketing: Advertising in ChineseShu-Ting HsuAMES 277T, MMS 273T
CHINESE 305Pre-advanced Chinese Shu ZhangN/A
CHINESE 306Advanced Chinese IIChi-Ju HsiehN/A
CHINESE 331Modern Chinese Society and Culture Through New MediaTianshu HeN/A
CHINESE 333Advanced Chinese for Bilingual Learners Shu-Ting HsuN/A
CHINESE 407SIssues in Chinese Language and SocietyShu-Ting HsuN/A
CHINESE 411SDebate in Chinese: Survey of Great Chinese ThinkersKun Shan LeeN/A
CHINESE 455Modern Chinese Culture: Narratives of Home and AbroadKang LiuN/A

 

Cultural Anthropology
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
CULANTH 241Migrant ChinaRalph LitzingerAMES 231
CULANTH 313S*Race and MedicineEmily RogersAADS 313S, GLHLTH 313S, GSF 313S, SOCIOL 314S
CULANTH 360S*Global Apple: Life and Death and the Digital RevolutionRalph LitzingerAMES 360, LIT 361, SOCIOL 360, ICS 369
CULATNH 409*Social Space and TimeEngseng HoARTSVIS 409S, History 408S, ICS 405S
CULANTH 700S*Surveillance, Technology, and CapitalismOrin StarnLIT 700S, SOCIOL 700S
CULANTH 708S*Anthropology of Contact: Contagion, Coloniality, CapitalEmily RogersGSF 708S, HISTORY 708S, LIT 708S

 

East Asian Studies
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
EAS 508China Science and Technology Policy and InnovationDepartmental StaffAMES 523, POLSCI 523, PUBPOL 512, SCISOC 508
EAS 700East Asian Studies Core Course: Fields and MethodsPrasenjit DuaraAMES 700, HISTORY 707, RELIGION 700
EAS 791Independent Study StaffN/A

 

Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
GSF 590S*Queer EthnographyAra WilsonN/A
GSF 771S*Graduate Seminar: Theories of CorporealityJingqiu Guan, Sarah WilburDANCE 771S, MUSIC 771S

 

History
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
HISTORY 111FS*History of Global HealthNicole Elizabeth BarnesN/A
HISTORY 239History of Chinese MedicineNicole Elizabeth BarnesAMES 142, GLHLTH 142
HISTORY 209S*Islam in AsiaMustafa TunaICS 370S, RELIGION 378S, SES 370S
HISTORY 331S*Illiberal Nondemocracies: Focus on Eastern Europe and AsiaMustafa TunaICS 346S, POLSCI 301S, PUBPOL 317S, SES 370S
HISTORY 384The People's Republic of China: 1949-presentNicole BarnesN/A
HISTORY 790S*Politics of NatureMatthew ShutzerCULANTH 790S, ENVIRON 790S
HISTORY 890S*Research Topics in Cultural HistoryMalachi HacohenAADS 890S, AMES 890S, CULANTH 890S, POLSCI 890S

 

Japanese
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
JPN 101Elementary JapaneseNaoko KurokawaN/A
JPN 203Intermediate JapaneseAzusa SaitoN/A
JPN 305Advanced JapaneseYunchuan ChenN/A
JPN 407SIssues in Japanese Language and SocietyYunchuan ChenN/A
JPN 791Independent StudyDepartmental StaffN/A

 

Korean
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
KOREAN 101Elementary KoreanSeojin YangN/A
KOREAN 102Elementary KoreanEunyoung KimN/A
KOREAN 203Intermediate KoreanBarohny EunN/A
KOREAN 207High Intermediate KoreanEunyoung KimN/A
KOREAN 305Advanced KoreanHae-Young KimN/A
KOREAN 455SKorean Politics and SocietyJung Min LeeN/A
Linguistics
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
LINGUIST 125FS*Languages, Margins, Borders: Representations, Practices, and PoliciesGareth O PriceICS 125FS, SOCIOL 125FS
LINGUIST 377S*Language & Identity: How We Construct Identities and Reproduce Social Hierarchies Through LanguageLuciana FellinCULANTH 217S, ICS 376S, SOCIOL 377S
Literature
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
LIT 320S*Social Movements and Social MediaNegar MottahedehAAAS 247S, AMES 318S, ICS 320S
LIT 618S*Theories of the VisualMarkos HadjioannouARTSVIS 618S, VMS 618S
LIT 690S*Cultures After OrientalismRey ChowAMES 690S, CULANTH 590S

 

Music
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
MUSIC 210Chinese Music EnsembleJennifer ChangAMES 145
MUSIC 389SMeeting the World Through Chamber MusicHsiao-Mei Ku, Caroline StinsonN/A
MUSIC 790S*Studies in EthnomusicologyYun Emily WangN/A

 

Philosophy
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
PHIL 290S*Seminars in PhilosophyWenjin Liu, Wayne John NormanN/A

 

Political Science
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
POLSCI 176FS*Human Rights and World PoliticsJuliette DuaraETHICS 129FS, ICS 128FS, PUBPOL 181FS
POLSCI 317*Global CorruptionMelanie ManionN/A

 

Public Policy
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
PUBPOL 209S*Human Rights and Legal RedressJuliette DuaraETHICS 195S, RIGHTS 173S
PUBPOL 840S*Introductory Demographic Measures and ConceptsGiovanna MerliGLHLTH 761S
PUBPOL 890S-04*Survey Design & ManagementGiovanna MerliN/A

 

Religion
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
RELIGION 176Japanese Religions: Buddhas, Gods, and MonstersMatthew HayesAMES 174
RELIGION 267*Spiritual But Not ReligiousAnna SunAMES 267
RELIGION 373*Astrology and ReligionShreya MainiAMES 217
RELIGION 780SAmerican Foreign Missions and Chinese ChristianityXi LianN/A
RELIGION 919STransnational ConfucianismAnna SunAMES 919S

 

Sociology
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
SOCIOL 341The U.S. and the Asian Pacific RegionBai GaoN/A
SOCIOL 344*Technology and Organizational EnvironmentsBai GaoN/A
SOCIOL 345*Nations, Regions, and the Global EconomyMary HovsepianN/A
SOCIOL 541The U.S. and the Asian Pacific RegionBai GaoN/A

 

* All assignments must be done on East Asia to be applied to the MA in East Asian Studies or the Graduate Certificate in East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies Courses, SPRING 2024

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
AMES 107Intro to East Asian CulturesEileen ChowICS 144
AMES  290SPop Music in East AsiaCody Black N/A
AMES 336Chinese Science FictionCarlos RojasN/A
AMES 337SChinese SociolinguisticsYan LiuLINGUIST 337S
AMES 353SEast Asian Languages as L2SYunchuan ChenLINGUIST 353S
AMES 372Two KoreasAimee KwonHISTORY 473, CULANTH 473
AMES 390S-03Queer/Feminist AsiaDaryl MaudeAADS 290S / AMES 590S
AMES 476SArchiving and Visualizing AsiaAimee KwonICS 411S, LIT 476S, VMS 476S, HISTORY 448S
AMES 490SSpecial TopicsJung Min LeeN/A
AMES 503SEast Asian Languages as L2SYunchuan ChenN/A
AMES 560SReading the Chinese Novel: The Chinese Family RomanceEileen ChowN/A
AMES 576SArchiving and Visualizing AsiaAimee KwonHISTORY 514S
AMES 590Special Topics: The Digital SinosphereRalph Litzinger, Carlos RojasCULANTH 590
AMES 605East Asian Cultural StudiesLeo ChingCULANTH 605, ICS 605, LIT 571

 

Asian American & Diaspora Studies
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
AADS 201*Intro to Asian American and Diaspora StudiesAnna StortiAMES 276, ENGLISH 275, HISTORY 274, ICS 286
AADS 510S*New Directions in Asian American StudiesAnna Storti, Calvin Cheung-MiawAMES 550S, GSF 510S, HIST 510S

 

Art History
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
ARTHIST 390SWomen in East Asian ArtSaeHim Park, Soohyun YoonAMES 390S, GSF 290S

 

Chinese
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
CHINESE 101First-Year Chinese ITianshu HeN/A
CHINESE 102First-Year Chinese IIDepartmental StaffN/A
CHINESE 131First-Year Chinese for Bilingual LearnersYa-Chuan Cho N/A
CHINESE 203Intermediate Chinese IYan Liu, Ya-Chuan ChouN/A
CHINESE 204Intermediate Chinese IIShu Zhang N/A
CHINESE 232Intermediate Chinese for Bilingual LearnersDepartmental StaffN/A
CHINESE 273TVoices in Pub Pol: Chinese Yan Liu PUBPOL 273T
CHINESE 305Pre-advanced Chinese Shu Ting HsuN/A
CHINESE 307Tech and Society in Chinese Shu Ting HsuN/A
CHINESE 333Advanced Chinese for Bilingual Learners Tianshu HeN/A
CHINESE 370Debate in Chinese: Survey of Great Chinese ThinkersCarolyn LeeN/A
CHINESE 382Business/Interculturality in Chinese Society Shu Ting HsuN/A
CHINESE 408SChinese Language and Culture through FilmShu Zhang N/A
CHINESE 456Chinese Culture and Society Linshan JiangN/A

 

Cultural Anthropology
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
CULANTH 360*Global AppleRalph LitzingerAMES 360, LIT 361, SOCIOL 360, ICS 369
CULATNH 341*Life and Death: Global PerspectivesAnne Allison ICS 353, SOCIOL 351, HLTHPOL 341, GLHLTH 353
CULANTH 520S*Eco Media: Studies in Planetary FuturesRalph LitzingerLIT 522, VMS 520
CULANTH 744S*MobilityEnseng HoN/A

 

East Asian Studies
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
EAS 590SThe Asian AnthropoceneJieun Cho AMES 690S, ICS 590S, CULANTH 590S
EAS 791Independent Study StaffN/A

 

History
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
HISTORY 201*Globalization And HistoryGiovanni ZanaldaPUBPOL 236
HISTORY 384The People's Republic of China: 1949-presentNicole BarnesN/A
HISTORY 790SEntanglements & Circulatory HistoryPrasenjit Duara N/A

 

Japanese
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
JPN 102Elementary JapaneseNaoko KurokawaN/A
JPN 204Intermediate JapaneseAzusa SaitoN/A
JPN 306Advanced JapaneseAzusa SaitoN/A
JPN 791Independent StudyDepartmental StaffN/A

 

Korean
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
KOREAN 101Elementary KoreanBarohny EunN/A
KOREAN 102Elementary KoreanBarohny EunN/A
KOREAN 204Intermediate KoreanEunyoung KimN/A
KOREAN 207High Intermediate KoreanEunyoung KimN/A
KOREAN 273TVoices in Music: KoreanJung Min LeeN/A
KOREAN 306SAdvanced KoreanEunyoungKimN/A
KOREAN 408SIssues in Korean Lang/Soc IIHae-Young KimN/A
KOREAN 455SKorean Politics and SocietyJung Min LeeN/A

 

Linguistics
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
LINGUIST 471S*Language and PoliticsGareth O PriceSOCIOL 471S, SES484S

 

Music
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
MUSIC 210Chinese Music EnsembleJennifer ChangAMES 145

 

Philosophy
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
PHIL 463SEast/West Ethics & PoliticsWenjin LiuN/A

 

Political Science
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
POLSCI 590-2Seminar in Chinese PoliticsMelanie ManionN/A

 

Public Policy
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
PUBPOL 790-02Special Topics in IDP: Chinese & US Foreign Aid PolJ StromsethN/A
PUBPOL 790-04*Special Topics in IDP: Intro to Pol Risk AnalysisEdmund MaleskyN/A

 

Religion
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
RELIGION 175Religions of AsiaSeth LigoAMES 115, ICS 108
RELIGION 257SFour Funerals and a WeddingAnna SunAMES 257S
RELIGION 315SBuddhist MeditationSusannah DuerrAMES 315S
RELIGION 318SAsian Religion and Knowledge of the OtherAnna SunAMES 312S
RELIGION 783SChristianity's Encounter with Other Religions and Cultures: The Case of East AsiaXi LianN/A

 

Slavic & Eurasian Studies
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
SES 373SBetween Moscow, Beijing, DelhiMustafa O TunaHISTORY 216S, ICS 373S

 

Sociology
Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
SOCIOL 344*Technology and Organizational EnvironmentsBai GaoN/A
SOCIOL 345*Nations, Regions, and the Global EconomyMary HovsepianN/A

 

* All assignments must be done on East Asia to be applied to the MA in East Asian Studies or the Graduate Certificate in East Asian Studies

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