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 (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.

Click here for current gateway and capstone courses for the Undergraduate Certificate.

East Asian Studies Courses, Fall 2023

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
AMES 129Masters of Chinese Cinema Guo-Juin HongCINE 250, LIT 214, VMS 235
AMES 146Korean Pop Music (K-Pop)Jung Min LeeMUSIC 148
AMES 165SThe World of Japanese Pop Culture StaffCULANTH 365S
AMES 171The World of Korean CinemaStaffCINE 256, CULANTH 255, LIT 212, VMS 234
AMES 195SRethinking Asia and MeCarlos Rojas 
AMES 308SBilingualismHae-Young KimLINGUIST 308S
AMES 335Chinatowns: A Cultural History Eileen ChowHISTORY 228, ICS 336, AADS 335
AMES 390SSpecial Topics Linshan Jiang  
AMES 435Chinese Media and Pop CultureKang LiuISS 435, POLSCI 435
AMES 609STranspacific Asia/AmericaAimee KwonAADS 609, CULANTH 609, ICS 609, GSF 609, CINE 609
AMES 631National CinemasGuo-Juin HongCINE 632, LIT 632, VMS 632
AMES 790SSpecial Topics in Critical Asian Humanities MethodologiesCarlos Rojas 

Asian american and diaspora Studies 

Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
AADS 198Intro to Asian American HistoryCalvin Cheung-MiawHistory 198
AADS 242SRace, Gender, and SexualityAnna StortiSXL 264S 
AADS 382SIntimaciesAnna StortiGSF 382S

Art History

Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
ARTHIST 378Chinese Buddhist ArtStan AbeVMS 378
ARTHIST 778Chinese Buddhist ArtStan Abe 


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CHINESE 101First-Year Chinese IDepartmental Staff 
CHINESE 102First-Year Chinese IIDepartmental Staff 
CHINESE 131First-Year Chinese Bilingual Learners  
CHINESE 203Intermediate Chinese IYan Liu, Ya-Chuan Chou
CHINESE 204Intermediate Chinese IIChi-Ju Hsieh, Jia Yan 
CHINESE 232Intermediate Chinese for Bilingual LearnersCarolyn LeeAMES 271T
CHINESE 306Advanced Chinese IIShu Ting Hsu 
CHINESE 321SBusiness/Interculture in ChinaShu Ting Hsu 
CHINESE 331DModern Chinese Media  
CHINESE 333Advanced Chinese for Bilingual Learners Tianshu He 
CHINESE 408SIssues in Chinese Language & SocietyYan Liu 
CHINESE 450SUnderstanding China & the USYan Liu 
CHINESE 791Independent Study Departmental Staff 

Cultural Anthropology

Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
CULANTH 130Anthropology and FilmRalph Litzinger 
CULANTH 190SSpecial Topics: China Meets AfricaBoyang MaAMES 190S, ICS 190S, AAAS 190S
CULANTH 278*Sec/Gender - Nature/NurtureAra Wilson, Christina WilliamsGSF 278, SXL 278


Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
EAS 700East Asian Studies Core Course: Fields and MethodsEileen Chow RELIGION 700, HISTORY 707
EAS 791Independent Study Staff 


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ECON 390*Special Topics: Space EconomicsGiovanna Zanalda 
ECON 825*Industrial OrganizationAllan Collard-Wexler, Daniel Xu


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HISTORY 111History of Global HealthNicole Barnes 
HISTORY 226Anicent and Early Modern JapanStaffAMES 167
HISTORY 512STravel JapanSimon PartnerAMES 512S, EAS 512S
HISTORY 548SGlobal History of MedicineNicole BarnesGSF 584S


Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
JPN 102Elementary JapaneseNaokoKurokawa 
JPN 204Intermediate JapaneseAzusa Saito 
JPN 306Advanced JapaneseAzusa Saito 
JPN 791Independent StudyDepartmental Staff 


Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
KOREAN 102Elementary KoreanBarohny Eun 
KOREAN 204Intermediate KoreanEunyoungKim 
KOREAN 306SAdvanced KoreanEunyoungKim 
KOREAN 408SIssues in Korean Lang/Soc IIHae-Young Kim 


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LINGUIST 125FS*Languages, Margins, Borders: Representations, Practices, and PoliciesGareth O PriceSOCIOL 125FS, ICS 125FS
LINGUIST 201-02*Intro to LinguisticsGareth O PriceCULANTH 201


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MUSIC 210Chinese Music EnsembleJennifer ChangAMES 145


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PHIL 263Chinese PhilosophyDavid WongAMES 275

Political Science

Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
POLSCI 317Global CorruptionMelanie Manion 
POLSCI 321International Law and International InstitutionsJoseph GriecoICS 324
POLSCI 721Authoritarian Institutions Edmund Malesky 

Public Policy

Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
PUBPOL 840S*Introductory Demographic Measures and Concepts Giovanna MerliGLHLTH 761S


Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
RELIGION 267Spiritual but not Religious Anna SunAMES 267
RELIGION 780Anerican Missions/Chinese XianityXi Lian 

Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Course #TitleInstructorCross-listing
SES 388SIlliberal NondemocraciesMustafa O TunaHISTORY 331S, ICS 346S, POLSCI 301S, PUBPOL 317S


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

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