East Asian Languages and Literatures

Director of undergraduate studies: Pauline Lin, 143 Elm St., Rm. 104, 432-2938, pauline.lin@yale.edueall.yale.edu

The major in East Asian Languages and Literatures provides an intellectually focused and rigorous immersion in the East Asian humanities. The department's courses reflect the breadth, depth, and variety of East Asian textual traditions, premodern through modern, including film and theater. The major is focused on the analysis of literature, culture, and thought, and is built on a solid foundation of language study. Students elect either the Chinese or the Japanese track, but are encouraged to take courses in both tracks and to become familiar with aspects of East Asian literary culture that transcend geographic parameters.

Courses for Nonmajors

All courses offered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures are open to nonmajors.

Course Numbering

Language courses use the subject codes CHNS, JAPN, or KREN. Multiple titled courses that include CHNS and JAPN subject codes and are numbered 200 to 299 have some sections taught in Chinese or Japanese. Courses with the subject code EALL are content courses whose focus is critical and humanistic; those numbered 200 to 299 are introductory, and those numbered 300 to 399 are advanced. Courses numbered EALL 001 to 099 are freshman seminars on East Asian literature, film, and humanities. 

Prerequisite

Candidates for the major must complete CHNS 140 or JAPN 140 or the equivalent.

Placement Procedures

Students who enroll in the department's language courses for the first time but who have studied Chinese, Japanese, or Korean elsewhere, and students who have skills in one of these languages because of family background, must take a placement examination at the beginning of the academic year. The times and places of the examinations are listed on the departmental website in August. The Chinese and Japanese examinations have online components accessed through the same site. Students of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean who are returning from programs abroad must take a placement examination, unless the course work was completed at an institution preapproved by the Richard U. Light Fellowship program. For questions, consult with the director of undergraduate studies.

Requirements of the Major

The major consists of at least eleven term courses beyond the prerequisite. Students must take two terms of advanced modern Chinese (CHNS 150 and 151 or equivalents) or advanced Japanese (JAPN 150 and 151 or equivalents), as well as two terms of literary Chinese or Japanese (CHNS 170 and 171, or JAPN 170 and 171). Students also take a survey course in Chinese, Japanese, or East Asian history and culture, preferably early in their studies. Three courses are required in literature in translation, taught in English, selected from EALL 200–399; one must be focused primarily on premodern content. These three may include courses on theater and film. In addition, two advanced courses with readings in literary or modern Chinese and/or Japanese are required.

Credit/D/Fail A maximum of one course taken Credit/D/Fail may be counted toward the requirements of the major, with permission of the director of undergraduate studies.

Senior Requirement

Students prepare a one-term senior essay in EALL 491 or a yearlong senior essay in EALL 492 and 493. Those who elect a yearlong essay effectively commit to taking twelve term courses in the major, because the second term of the essay may not be substituted for any of the eleven required courses.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad. Interested students should consult with the director of undergraduate studies and with the office of the Richard U. Light Fellowship to apply for support for programs in China, Japan, and Korea.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE MAJOR

Prerequisite CHNS 140 or JAPN 140 or equivalent

Number of courses 11 courses (incl one-term senior essay) or 12 courses (incl yearlong senior essay) beyond prereq

Specific courses required Chinese trackCHNS 150, 151, 170, 171, or equivalents; Japanese trackJAPN 150, 151, 170, 171, or equivalents

Distribution of courses 1 course in Chinese, Japanese, or East Asian hist and culture; 3 courses in lit in translation numbered EALL 200–399, one of them premodern; 2 adv courses with readings in Chinese and/or Japanese

Senior requirement One-term senior essay (EALL 491) or yearlong senior essay (EALL 492, 493)

The major in East Asian Languages and Literatures provides an intellectually focused and rigorous immersion in the East Asian humanities. It emphasizes the analysis of literature, culture, and thought, and is built upon a solid foundation of language study in either Chinese or Japanese. The program’s course offerings reflect both the breadth and the depth of East Asian textual traditions from premodern through modern times, as well as the variety of East Asian film and theater. Courses on Chinese and Japanese literature in translation and courses on Japanese film are open to all undergraduates. Students considering the major in East Asian Languages and Literatures should take one or more courses on literature in translation early in their academic careers.

Many students pursuing other majors enroll in the department’s language courses, which include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean from elementary to advanced levels. These are relatively difficult languages, so students interested in learning them should start as early as possible, particularly if they intend to major in East Asian Languages and Literatures. The language courses are taught in a semi-intensive format, requiring substantial daily preparation and meeting three to five times per week. Special courses are offered for students with a background in Chinese or Korean.

Prospective majors should consult the director of undergraduate studies (DUS) by the beginning of the sophomore year. Students who do not complete the language prerequisite (intermediate Chinese or Japanese or the equivalent) by the end of the sophomore year will have difficulty completing the requirements of the major unless they study abroad.

The department strongly encourages students to study abroad for at least one term. Majors sometimes apply credits from approved summer or term abroad programs in China and Japan. Students interested in studying an East Asian language abroad, regardless of their major, may qualify for financial support through the Richard U. Light Fellowship program. For eligibility requirements and further information, prospective applicants should visit the Light Fellowship Website.

Placement

First-year students who come to Yale with some knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean should take a placement test. The date of the test will be announced on the departmental website. Before the day of the examination, students taking the placement test must also complete an online component through the departmental website.

FACULTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Professors Kang-i Sun Chang, Aaron Gerow (Chair), Edward Kamens, Tina Lu, Jing Tsu

Assistant Professors Lucas Bender, Michael Hunter, Seth Jacobowitz

Senior Lecturer Pauline Lin

Lecturer Stephen Poland

Senior Lectors II Seungja Choi, Angela Lee-Smith

Senior Lectors Hsiu-hsien Chan, Min Chen, Koichi Hiroe, Rongzhen Li, Ninghui Liang, Fan Liu, Yoshiko Maruyama, Michiaki Murata, Hiroyo Nishimura, Masahiko Seto, Jianhua Shen, Mari Stever, Wei Su, Chuanmei Sun, Haiwen Wang, Yu-lin Wang Saussy, Peisong Xu, Yongtao Zhang, William Zhou

Lector Aoi Saito

Affiliated Faculty Chloe Starr (Divinity School)

Courses

East Asian Humanities

EALL 200a / CHNS 200a / EAST 240 / HUMS 270a, The Chinese TraditionTina Lu and Yongtao Zhang

An introduction to the literature, culture, and thought of premodern China, from the beginnings of the written record to the turn of the twentieth century. Close study of textual and visual primary sources, with attention to their historical and cultural backdrops. Students enrolled in CHNS 200 join a weekly Mandarin-language discussion section. No knowledge of Chinese required for students enrolled in EALL 200. Students enrolled in CHNS 200 must have L5 proficiency in Mandarin or permission of the course instructor.  HUTr
MW 10:30am-11:20am

EALL 206b / EAST 250 / HSAR 206b / LITR 175b, Japan's Classics in Text and ImageEdward Kamens and Mimi Yiengpruksawan

An introduction to the Japanese classics (poetry, narrative fiction, drama) in their manifestations in multiple media, especially in the visual and material realm. Special reference to and engagement with a simultaneous Yale University Art Gallery installation of rare books, paintings, and other works of art from Japan.  No knowledge of Japanese required. Formerly JAPN 200.  WR, HUTr
TTh 11:35am-12:50pm

EALL 211a / EAST 241 / LITR 174a / WGSS 405a, Women and Literature in Traditional ChinaKang-i Sun Chang

A study of major women writers in traditional China, as well as representations of women by male authors. The power of women's writing; women and material culture; women in exile; courtesans; Taoist and Buddhist nuns; widow poets; cross-dressing women; the female body and its metaphors; footbinding; notions of love and death; the aesthetics of illness; women and revolution; poetry clubs; the function of memory in women's literature; problems of gender and genre. All readings in translation; no knowledge of Chinese required. Some Chinese texts provided for students who read Chinese. Formerly CHNS 201.   HUTr
TTh 1pm-2:15pm

* EALL 230a / EAST 242 / HUMS 269a, Poetry and Ethics Amidst Imperial CollapseLucas Bender

Du Fu has for the last millennium been considered China’s greatest poet. Close study of nearly one-sixth of his complete works, contextualized by selections from the tradition that defined the art in his age. Exploration of the roles literature plays in interpreting human lives and the ways different traditional forms shape different ethical orientation. Poetry as a vehicle for moral reflection. All readings are in English.  WR, HU
M 1:30pm-3:20pm

* EALL 233b / EAST 243 / HSAR 417b, History of Chinese Imperial Parks and Private GardensPauline Lin

Study of notable parks and private gardens of China, spanning from the 2nd century BCE to contemporary China. Themes include the history, politics, and economics surrounding construction of parks; garden designs and planning; cultural representations of the garden; and modern reinterpreted landscapes. Some sessions meet in the Yale University Art Gallery. No previous knowledge of Chinese language is necessary. Students previously enrolled in EALL 050 may not take this course for credit.  HU
W 9:25am-11:15am

* EALL 252a / EAST 251 / FILM 446a / LITR 384a, Japanese Cinema before 1960Aaron Gerow

The history of Japanese cinema to 1960, including the social, cultural, and industrial backgrounds to its development. Periods covered include the silent era, the coming of sound and the wartime period, the occupation era, the golden age of the 1950s, and the new modernism of the late 1950s. No knowledge of Japanese required. Formerly JAPN 270.   HUTr
MW 1pm-2:15pm, T 7pm-10pm

EALL 255b / EAST 252, Japanese ModernismSeth Jacobowitz

Japanese literature and art from the 1920s through the 1940s. The avant-garde and mass culture; popular genre fiction; the advent of new media technologies and techniques; effects of Japanese imperialism, militarism, and fascism on cultural production; experimental writers and artists and their resistance to, or complicity with, the state.  HU
MW 1pm-2:15pm

* EALL 256b / EAST 358b / GLBL 251b / HUMS 272b / LITR 265b, China in the WorldJing Tsu

Recent headlines about China in the world, deciphered in both modern and historical contexts. Interpretation of new events and diverse texts through transnational connections. Topics include China and Africa, Mandarinization, labor and migration, Chinese America, nationalism and humiliation, and art and counterfeit. Readings and discussion in English.  HU
MW 1pm-2:15pm

* EALL 265b / EAST 253 / LITR 251b, Japanese Literature after 1970Stephen Poland

Study of Japanese literature published between 1970 and the present. Writers may include Murakami Ryu, Maruya Saiichi, Shimada Masahiko, Nakagami Kenji, Yoshimoto Banana, Yamada Eimi, Murakami Haruki, and Medoruma Shun. Enrollment limited to 20. No knowledge of Japanese required.  HU
TTh 2:30pm-3:45pm

* EALL 280a / EAST 260 / FILM 307a, East Asian Martial Arts FilmAaron Gerow

The martial arts film has not only been a central genre for many East Asian cinemas, it has been the cinematic form that has most defined those cinemas for others. Domestically, martial arts films have served to promote the nation, while on the international arena, they have been one of the primary conduits of transnational cinematic interaction, as kung-fu or samurai films have influenced films inside and outside East Asia, from The Matrix to Kill Bill. Martial arts cinema has become a crucial means for thinking through such issues as nation, ethnicity, history, East vs. West, the body, gender, sexuality, stardom, industry, spirituality, philosophy, and mediality, from modernity to postmodernity. It is thus not surprising that martial arts films have also attracted some of the world’s best filmmakers, ranging from Kurosawa Akira to Wong Kar Wai. This course focuses on films from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea—as well as on works from other countries influenced by them—covering such martial arts genres such as the samurai film, kung-fu, karate, wuxia, and related historical epics. It provides a historical survey of each nation and genre, while connecting them to other genres, countries, and media.  HUTr
TTh 11:35am-12:25pm, W 7pm-10pm

* EALL 286a / EAST 261 / HUMS 290a / LITR 285a / PORT 360a, The Modern Novel in Brazil and JapanSeth Jacobowitz

Brazilian and Japanese novels from the late nineteenth century to the present. Representative texts from major authors are read in pairs to explore their commonalities and divergences. Topics include nineteenth-century realism and naturalism, the rise of mass culture and the avant-garde, and existentialism and postmodernism. No knowledge of Portuguese or Japanese required.  HUTr
MW 4pm-5:15pm

EALL 289a / EAST 262 / LITR 255a, Crime and Detective Fiction in East Asian Literature and FilmStephen Poland

Exploration of East Asian literature, film, culture, and history through examination of the genre of "crime" or "detective" fiction. Topics include genre theory, as well as a variety of traveling themes in modernity, such as sexuality, surveillance, colonialism, scientific rationality, perversion, the urban, debt, violence, and transnational cultural flows.  HU
MW 11:35am-12:50pm

* EALL 294b / EAST 393b / RLST 344b, Death and the Afterlife in Chinese CulturesKelsey Seymour

This seminar explores ideas surrounding death in China and Taiwan, including retribution, the afterlife, and ghosts in Chinese religious traditions. To investigate this, we turn to religious scriptures, mortuary items, documentaries, and scholarly writings, and ask ourselves the following questions: How do concepts of the afterlife reflect and affect the situations of the living? How do the living maintain a relationship with the dead?  HU
MW 11:35am-12:50pm

* EALL 299b / EAST 263, Decolonizing East AsiaStephen Poland

Exploration of how literary and cinematic works engaged with, promoted, critiqued, and struggled with empire and colonization in East Asia from the late-nineteenth-century to the present day. Topics include Japan’s imperial rivalry with colonial and postcolonial Europe; post-WWII cultural works and the neoimperialism of Soviet-American Cold War order; empire and colonization after the Cold War, especially in terms of the rise of China; and continued relevance of past imperial formations in twenty-first-century cultural production.   HU
MW 11:35am-12:50pm

* EALL 300a / EAST 340, Sinological MethodsPauline Lin

A research course in Chinese studies, designed for students with background in modern and literary Chinese. Exploration and evaluation of the wealth of primary sources and research tools available in Chinese. For native speakers of Chinese, introduction to the secondary literature in English and instruction in writing professionally in English on topics about China. Topics include the compilation and development of Chinese bibliographies; bibliophiles' notes; editions, censorship, and textual variation and reliability; specialized dictionaries; maps and geographical gazetteers; genealogies and biographical sources; archaeological and visual materials; and major Chinese encyclopedias and compendia. Prerequisite: CHNS 171 or equivalent. Formerly CHNS 202.   HU
F 1:30pm-3:20pm

* EALL 302a / EAST 341, Readings in Classical Chinese ProseKang-i Sun Chang

Close reading of classical Chinese texts (wenyan) primarily from late Imperial China. A selection of formal and informal prose, including memoirs, sanwen essays, classical tales, biographies, and autobiographies. Focus on cultural and historical contexts, with attention to reception in China and in some cases in Korea and Japan. Questions concerning readership and governmental censorship, function of literature, history and fictionality, memory and writing, and the aesthetics of qing (emotion). Readings in Chinese; discussion in English. Prerequisite: CHNS 171 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Formerly CHNS 302.   HU
W 1:30pm-3:20pm

* EALL 304b / EAST 342, Li Yu (1610-1680): Playwright, Storyteller, PornographerTina Lu

Students read across the complete works of this major seventeenth-century figure. Li Yu was a short story writer, a playwright, a literary critic, an essayist, and a pornographer. Each week we read a substantial amount of Li Yu's writings to better understand his corpus as a whole and also as a window onto seventeenth-century culture. Prerequisites: CHNS 171 or permission of instructor.  HU
W 3:30pm-5:20pm

* EALL 357a, Meiji Literature and Visual CultureSeth Jacobowitz

Introduction to the literature and visual culture of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), including novels, poetry, calligraphy, woodblock prints, painting, photography, and cinema. The relationship between theories and practices of fine art and literature; changes in word and image relations; transformations from woodblock to movable-type print culture; the invention of photography and early forms of cinematic practice. No knowledge of Japanese required.  HUTr
MW 2:30pm-3:45pm

* EALL 470a or b and EALL 471a or b, Independent TutorialPauline Lin

For students with advanced Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language skills who wish to engage in concentrated reading and research on literary works in a manner not otherwise offered in courses. The work must be supervised by a specialist and must terminate in a term paper or its equivalent. Ordinarily only one term may be offered toward the major or for credit toward the degree. Permission to enroll requires submission of a detailed project proposal by the end of the first week of classes and its approval by the director of undergraduate studies.
HTBA

* EALL 491a or b, Senior EssayPauline Lin

Preparation of a one-term senior essay under faculty supervision.
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* EALL 492a or b and EALL 493a or b, Yearlong Senior EssayPauline Lin

Preparation of a two-term senior essay under faculty supervision. Credit for EALL 492 only on completion of EALL 493.
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Chinese

* CHNS 110a, Elementary Modern Chinese IStaff

Intended for students with no background in Chinese. An intensive course with emphasis on spoken language and drills. Pronunciation, grammatical analysis, conversation practice, and introduction to reading and writing Chinese characters.  L1RP1½ Course cr
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CHNS 112a, Elementary Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners IHsiu-hsien Chan

First level of the advanced learner sequence. Intended for students with some aural proficiency but very limited ability in reading and writing Chinese. Training in listening and speaking, with emphasis on reading and writing. Placement confirmed by placement test and by instructor.  L1RP1½ Course cr
MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

* CHNS 120b, Elementary Modern Chinese IIStaff

Continuation of CHNS 110. After CHNS 110 or equivalent.  L2RP1½ Course cr
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CHNS 122b, Elementary Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners IIHsiu-hsien Chan

Continuation of CHNS 112.  L2
MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

* CHNS 130a, Intermediate Modern Chinese IStaff

An intermediate course that continues intensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and consolidates achievements from the first year of study. Students improve oral fluency, study more complex grammatical structures, and enlarge both reading and writing vocabulary. After CHNS 120 or equivalent.  L3RP1½ Course cr
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* CHNS 132a, Intermediate Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners IStaff

The second level of the advanced learner sequence. Intended for students with intermediate oral proficiency and elementary reading and writing proficiency. Students receive intensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, supplemented by audio and video materials. The objective of the course is to balance these four skills and work toward attaining an advanced level in all of them. Prerequisite: CHNS 122b or equivalent.  L3RP1½ Course cr
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* CHNS 140b, Intermediate Modern Chinese IIStaff

Continuation of CHNS 130. To be followed by CHNS 150. After CHNS 130 or equivalent.  L4RP1½ Course cr
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* CHNS 142b, Intermediate Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners IIStaff

Continuation of CHNS 132. After CHNS 132 or equivalent.  L41½ Course cr
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* CHNS 150a, Advanced Modern Chinese IStaff

Third level of the standard foundational sequence of modern Chinese, with study in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Use of audiovisual materials, oral presentations, skits, and longer and more frequent writing assignments to assimilate more sophisticated grammatical structures. Further introduction to a wide variety of written forms and styles. Use of both traditional and simplified forms of Chinese characters. After CHNS 140 or equivalent.  L5
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* CHNS 151b, Advanced Modern Chinese IIStaff

Continuation of CHNS 150. After CHNS 150 or equivalent.  L51½ Course cr
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* CHNS 152a, Advanced Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners IStaff

The third level of the advanced learner sequence. Intended for students with intermediate high to advanced low speaking and listening skills and with intermediate reading and writing skills. The goal of the course is to help students effectively expand their skills in reading and writing while concurrently addressing the need to improve their listening and oral skills in formal environments. The materials cover a variety of topics relating to Chinese culture, society and cultural differences, supplemented with authentic video materials. Prerequisite: CHNS 142 or equivalent.  L5
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* CHNS 153b, Advanced Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners IIStaff

The second level of the advanced learner sequence. Intended for students with intermediate to advanced oral proficiency and high elementary reading and writing proficiency. Students receive intensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, supplemented by audio and video materials. The objective of the course is to balance these four skills and work toward attaining an advanced level in all of them. After CHNS 152 or equivalent.  L51½ Course cr
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* CHNS 154a, Upper Advanced Modern Chinese IIIWilliam Zhou

Fourth level of the standard foundational sequence of modern Chinese, with study in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Readings in a wide range of subjects form the basis of discussion and other activities. Students consolidate their skills, especially speaking proficiency, at an advanced level. Materials use both simplified and traditional characters. After CHNS 151 or equivalent.  L5
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* CHNS 155b, Upper Advanced Modern Chinese IVWilliam Zhou

Continuation of CHNS 154. After CHNS 154 or equivalent.  L5
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* CHNS 162a, Upper Advanced Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners IIIWei Su

Intended for students with advanced speaking and listening skills and with advanced low reading and writing skills (able to write 1,000–1,200 characters). Further readings on contemporary life in China and Taiwan, supplemented with authentic video materials. Class discussion, presentations, and regular written assignments. Texts in simplified characters with vocabulary in both simplified and traditional characters. After CHNS 153 or equivalent.  L5
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* CHNS 163b, Upper Advanced Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners IVWei Su

Third level of the advanced learner sequence in Chinese. Intended for students with advanced speaking and listening skills (able to conduct conversations fluently) and with high intermediate reading and writing skills (able to write 1,000–1,200 characters). Further readings on contemporary life in China and Taiwan, supplemented with authentic video materials. Class discussion, presentations, and regular written assignments. Texts in simplified characters with vocabulary in both simplified and traditional characters. After CHNS 162 or equivalent.  L5
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* CHNS 164a, Readings in Contemporary Chinese FictionWei Su

Selected readings in Chinese fiction of the 1980s and 1990s. Development of advanced language skills in reading, speaking, and writing for students with an interest in literature and literary criticism. After CHNS 155, 162, or equivalent.  L5
TTh 11:35am-12:50pm

* CHNS 165b, Readings in Modern Chinese FictionWei Su

Reading and discussion of modern short stories, most written prior to 1949. Development of advanced language skills in reading, speaking, and writing for students with an interest in literature and literary criticism. After CHNS 155, 162, or equivalent.  L5
TTh 11:35am-12:50pm

* CHNS 166a and CHNS 167b, Chinese Media and SocietyWilliam Zhou

Advanced language course with a strong focus on speaking and writing skills in formal style. Current affairs and issues in contemporary Chinese society explored through media forms such as news and blogs on the Internet, television, film, fine arts and so on.  L5
TTh 11:35am-12:50pm

* CHNS 168a and CHNS 169b, Chinese for Global EnterprisesMin Chen

Advanced language course with a focus on Chinese business terminology and discourse. Discussion of China's economic and management reforms, marketing, economic laws, business culture and customs, and economic relations with other countries. Case studies from international enterprises that have successfully entered the Chinese market. After CHNS 155, 162, or equivalent.  L5
MW 1pm-2:15pm

CHNS 170a, Introduction to Literary Chinese IPauline Lin

Reading and interpretation of texts in various styles of literary Chinese (wenyan), with attention to basic problems of syntax and literary style. After CHNS 151, 153, or equivalent.  L5
TTh 9am-10:15am

CHNS 171b, Introduction to Literary Chinese IIYun Bai

Continuation of CHNS 170. After CHNS 170.  L5
TTh 1pm-2:15pm

* CHNS 172a, Chinese for Scholarly ConversationYongtao Zhang

This course aims to bring students to advanced competence in all aspects of modern Chinese, and prepare students for advanced research or employment in a variety of China-related fields. Materials include readings on contemporary social, cultural, and political issues, which are written by prominent scholar writers in related fields. This level is suitable for students who have had four years of college Chinese prior to attending, or who have taken three years of an accelerated program meant for heritage speakers. Prerequisite: CHNS 155, CHNS 162, placement results equivalent to L5, or permission of instructor.   L5
MW 2:30pm-3:45pm

Japanese

* JAPN 110a, Elementary Japanese IStaff

Introductory language course for students with no previous background in Japanese. Development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including 50 hiragana, 50 katakana, and 75 kanji characters. Introduction to cultural aspects such as levels of politeness and group concepts. In-class drills in pronunciation and conversation. Individual tutorial sessions improve conversational skills.  L1RP1½ Course cr
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* JAPN 120b, Elementary Japanese IIStaff

Continuation of JAPN 110, with additional materials such as excerpts from television shows, anime, and songs. Introduction of 150 additional kanji. After JAPN 110 or equivalent.  L2RP1½ Course cr
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* JAPN 130a, Intermediate Japanese IStaff

Continued development in both written and spoken Japanese. Aspects of Japanese culture, such as history, art, religion, and cuisine, explored through text, film, and animation. Online audio and visual aids facilitate listening, as well as the learning of grammar and kanji. Individual tutorial sessions improve conversational skills. After JAPN 120 or equivalent.  L3RP1½ Course cr
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* JAPN 140b, Intermediate Japanese IIStaff

Continuation of JAPN 130. After JAPN 130 or equivalent.  L4RP1½ Course cr
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* JAPN 150a, Advanced Japanese IStaff

Advanced language course that further develops proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Reading and discussion materials include works by Nobel Prize winners. Japanese anime and television dramas are used to enhance listening and to develop skills in culturally appropriate speech. Writing of essays, letters, and criticism solidifies grammar and style. Individual tutorial sessions improve conversational skills. After JAPN 140 or equivalent.  L5RP1½ Course cr
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* JAPN 151b, Advanced Japanese IIStaff

Continuation of JAPN 150. After JAPN 150 or equivalent.  L5RP1½ Course cr
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* JAPN 156a, Advanced Japanese IIIHiroyo Nishimura

Close reading of modern Japanese writing on current affairs, social science, history, and literature. Development of speaking and writing skills in academic settings, including formal speeches, interviews, discussions, letters, e-mail, and expository writing. Interviews of and discussions with native speakers on current issues. Individual tutorial sessions provide speaking practice.  L5RP1½ Course cr
MW 11:35am-12:50pm

* JAPN 157b, Advanced Japanese IVMichiaki Murata

Continuation of JAPN 156. After JAPN 156 or equivalent.  L51½ Course cr
MW 1pm-2:15pm

* JAPN 162a, Reading Academic Japanese IKoichi Hiroe

Close reading of major writings from the Meiji era to the present, including newspaper articles, scholarly works, fiction, and prose. Students gain a command of academic Japanese through comprehensive study of grammar in the context of culture. Individual tutorial sessions provide speaking practice. After JAPN 157 or equivalent; recommended to be taken after or concurrently with JAPN 170.  L5
MW 1pm-2:15pm

* JAPN 164a and JAPN 165b, Academic and Professional Spoken JapaneseMichiaki Murata

Advanced language course with a focus on the speaking skills necessary in academic and professional settings. Includes online interviews, discussions, and debates with native Japanese students and scholars on contemporary topics such as globalization, environment, technology, human rights, and cultural studies. Individual tutorial sessions provide speaking practice. After JAPN 157 or equivalent.  L5
TTh 1pm-2:15pm

* JAPN 165b, Academic and Professional Spoken JapaneseMari Stever

Advanced language course with a focus on the speaking skills necessary in academic and professional settings. Includes online interviews, discussions, and debates with native Japanese students and scholars on contemporary topics such as globalization, environment, technology, human rights, and cultural studies. Individual tutorial sessions provide speaking practice. After JAPN 164 or equivalent.  L5
TTh 1pm-2:15pm

JAPN 170a, Introduction to Literary JapaneseEdward Kamens

Introduction to the grammar and style of the premodern literary language (bungotai) through a variety of texts. After JAPN 151 or equivalent.  L5
TTh 9am-10:15am

* JAPN 171b, Readings in Literary JapaneseStaff

Close analytical reading of a selection of texts from the Nara through the Tokugawa periods: prose, poetry, and various genres. Introduction to kanbun. After JAPN 170 or equivalent.  L5
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Korean

* KREN 110a, Elementary Korean IStaff

A beginning course in modern Korean. Pronunciation, lectures on grammar, conversation practice, and introduction to the writing system (Hankul).  L11½ Course cr
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* KREN 120b, Elementary Korean IIStaff

Continuation of KREN 110. After KREN 110 or equivalent.  L2RP1½ Course cr
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* KREN 130a, Intermediate Korean ISeungja Choi

Continued development of skills in modern Korean, spoken and written, leading to intermediate-level proficiency. After KREN 120 or equivalent.  L3RP1½ Course cr
MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

* KREN 132a, Intermediate Korean for Advanced Learners ISeungja Choi

Intended for students with some oral proficiency but little or no training in Hankul. Focus on grammatical analysis, the standard spoken language, and intensive training in reading and writing.  L3RP1½ Course cr
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* KREN 140b, Intermediate Korean IIAngela Lee-Smith

Continuation of KREN 130. After KREN 130 or equivalent.  L4RP1½ Course cr
MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

* KREN 142b, Intermediate Korean for Advanced Learners IIAngela Lee-Smith

Continuation of KREN 132. After KREN 132 or equivalent.  L4RP1½ Course cr
MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

* KREN 152a, Advanced Korean for Advanced LearnersAngela Lee-Smith

An advanced course in modern Korean. Reading of short stories, essays, and journal articles, and introduction of 200 Chinese characters. Students develop their speaking and writing skills through discussions and written exercises. After KREN 142 or 151, or with permission of instructor.  L51½ Course cr
MWF 11:35am-12:50pm

* KREN 154b, Advanced Korean IIISeungja Choi

An advanced language course designed to develop reading and writing skills using Web-based texts in a variety of genres. Students read texts independently and complete comprehension and vocabulary exercises through the Web. Discussions, tests, and intensive writing training in class. After KREN 151 or equivalent.  L5
TTh 1pm-2:15pm