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EASTASN 105: Digital China: Using computational methods to illuminate society, politics, and history (EASTASN 205)

Any scholar in the humanities and social sciences who studies China would face a wealth of spatial, temporal, and textual data that is beyond any person's capability to digest in a lifetime. What makes the task all the more daunting is the data's variety, which ranges from historical gazetteers and maps to the news, images, and social media posts of our time. This unprecedented volume of information can, however, also be considered a sealed treasure trove that, once opened, has the potential to illuminate past and present in ways hitherto thought closed for lack of practical methods to give the findings shape and meaning. A major purpose of this course is to present some of these methods and see how they can be applied to various questions that arise in the humanities and social sciences. Note that although the course's title is "Digital China," its methods are also applicable to other non-Western countries. Students whose research interest lies in, say, Southeast Asia or Africa are we more »
Any scholar in the humanities and social sciences who studies China would face a wealth of spatial, temporal, and textual data that is beyond any person's capability to digest in a lifetime. What makes the task all the more daunting is the data's variety, which ranges from historical gazetteers and maps to the news, images, and social media posts of our time. This unprecedented volume of information can, however, also be considered a sealed treasure trove that, once opened, has the potential to illuminate past and present in ways hitherto thought closed for lack of practical methods to give the findings shape and meaning. A major purpose of this course is to present some of these methods and see how they can be applied to various questions that arise in the humanities and social sciences. Note that although the course's title is "Digital China," its methods are also applicable to other non-Western countries. Students whose research interest lies in, say, Southeast Asia or Africa are welcome.nThe course has two components: seminar and workshop. The seminar begins with data collection, is followed by data analysis, and will conclude with data visualization. Data collection covers data types, sources, and structure. Data analysis covers spatial analysis, textual analysis, temporal analysis, and network analysis. Data visualization covers cartography and graphing. Also to be examined in the seminar are research projects that have recently emerged in digital form. We explore whether students can turn some of them, perhaps along a slightly different or narrower path, into research ventures of their own. nnWorkshops, which will run alongside seminars, are intended to provide instruction and hands-on guidance on some essential digital techniques. Instruction covers four areas: (1) database (PostgreSQL) and SQL; (2) web scraping and API data collection (using python); (3) spatial digitizing and geocoding (using ArcGIS); (4) textual analysis and visualization (using Google Bigquery, python, Tensorflow, and ArcGIS). Hands-on guidance should give each student the skills to design a digital project that relates to her or his area of specialization.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Chang, C. (PI)

EASTASN 143: Taiwan's Democratic Evolution (EASTASN 243)

This course is an introduction to the contemporary politics of Taiwan. Once a poor, insecure autocracy, today Taiwan has been transformed into a prosperous and stable liberal democracy, albeit one whose long-term security remains imperiled by the rising power of the People's Republic of China. We will draw on concepts and theories from political science to explore distinct aspects of this ongoing political evolution, including the transition to and consolidation of democracy, origins and trajectory of economic and social development, sources of Taiwanese nationalism, security of the Taiwanese state and its relationship to the PRC and the United States, parties and elections, and public policy processes and challenges.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

EASTASN 153: Japan & the World: Innovation, Economic Growth, Globalization, and Int'l Security Challenges (EASTASN 253, ECON 120, POLISCI 115E)

This course introduces students to the economy, politics, and international relations of contemporary Japan. The course puts a particular emphasis on several emerging issues in Japan including innovation and economic dynamism, Japan's contributions to international peace and cooperation, and Japan's response to international economic and geopolitical challenges. The course will invite several guest instructors, each of whom is an expert on at least one of the issues that Japan faces today, to give lectures in addition to the main instructors. The guest lecturers will also be available outside of the classroom for further discussion during their stays at Stanford.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

EASTASN 162: Seminar on the Evolution of the Modern Chinese State, 1550-Present (EASTASN 262)

This seminar will assess the evolving response of the late imperial, early Republican, Nanjing Republic, and the PRC regimes in response to China's changing international setting, to successive revolutions in warfare, and to fundamental economic, social and demographic trends domestically from the 16th century to present. It will assess the capacities of each successive Chinese state to extract resources from society and economy and to mobilize people behind national purposes, to elaborate centralized institutions to pursue national priorities, to marshal military forces for national defense and police forces to sustain domestic order, and to generate popular identities loyal to national authority.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Miller, A. (PI)

EASTASN 165: Politics, Governance and Development in Contemporary Southeast Asia (EASTASN 265)

This course will explore the major political, governance and development challenges facing contemporary Southeast Asia. In doing so it will identify key political and governance challenges common across Southeast Asia and explore the reasons for highly diverse institutional and policy responses. Students will be required to develop a detailed knowledge of at least two countries' responses to a common political or developmental challenge. Countries covered include Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

EASTASN 205: Digital China: Using computational methods to illuminate society, politics, and history (EASTASN 105)

Any scholar in the humanities and social sciences who studies China would face a wealth of spatial, temporal, and textual data that is beyond any person's capability to digest in a lifetime. What makes the task all the more daunting is the data's variety, which ranges from historical gazetteers and maps to the news, images, and social media posts of our time. This unprecedented volume of information can, however, also be considered a sealed treasure trove that, once opened, has the potential to illuminate past and present in ways hitherto thought closed for lack of practical methods to give the findings shape and meaning. A major purpose of this course is to present some of these methods and see how they can be applied to various questions that arise in the humanities and social sciences. Note that although the course's title is "Digital China," its methods are also applicable to other non-Western countries. Students whose research interest lies in, say, Southeast Asia or Africa are we more »
Any scholar in the humanities and social sciences who studies China would face a wealth of spatial, temporal, and textual data that is beyond any person's capability to digest in a lifetime. What makes the task all the more daunting is the data's variety, which ranges from historical gazetteers and maps to the news, images, and social media posts of our time. This unprecedented volume of information can, however, also be considered a sealed treasure trove that, once opened, has the potential to illuminate past and present in ways hitherto thought closed for lack of practical methods to give the findings shape and meaning. A major purpose of this course is to present some of these methods and see how they can be applied to various questions that arise in the humanities and social sciences. Note that although the course's title is "Digital China," its methods are also applicable to other non-Western countries. Students whose research interest lies in, say, Southeast Asia or Africa are welcome.nThe course has two components: seminar and workshop. The seminar begins with data collection, is followed by data analysis, and will conclude with data visualization. Data collection covers data types, sources, and structure. Data analysis covers spatial analysis, textual analysis, temporal analysis, and network analysis. Data visualization covers cartography and graphing. Also to be examined in the seminar are research projects that have recently emerged in digital form. We explore whether students can turn some of them, perhaps along a slightly different or narrower path, into research ventures of their own. nnWorkshops, which will run alongside seminars, are intended to provide instruction and hands-on guidance on some essential digital techniques. Instruction covers four areas: (1) database (PostgreSQL) and SQL; (2) web scraping and API data collection (using python); (3) spatial digitizing and geocoding (using ArcGIS); (4) textual analysis and visualization (using Google Bigquery, python, Tensorflow, and ArcGIS). Hands-on guidance should give each student the skills to design a digital project that relates to her or his area of specialization.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Chang, C. (PI)

EASTASN 243: Taiwan's Democratic Evolution (EASTASN 143)

This course is an introduction to the contemporary politics of Taiwan. Once a poor, insecure autocracy, today Taiwan has been transformed into a prosperous and stable liberal democracy, albeit one whose long-term security remains imperiled by the rising power of the People's Republic of China. We will draw on concepts and theories from political science to explore distinct aspects of this ongoing political evolution, including the transition to and consolidation of democracy, origins and trajectory of economic and social development, sources of Taiwanese nationalism, security of the Taiwanese state and its relationship to the PRC and the United States, parties and elections, and public policy processes and challenges.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

EASTASN 253: Japan & the World: Innovation, Economic Growth, Globalization, and Int'l Security Challenges (EASTASN 153, ECON 120, POLISCI 115E)

This course introduces students to the economy, politics, and international relations of contemporary Japan. The course puts a particular emphasis on several emerging issues in Japan including innovation and economic dynamism, Japan's contributions to international peace and cooperation, and Japan's response to international economic and geopolitical challenges. The course will invite several guest instructors, each of whom is an expert on at least one of the issues that Japan faces today, to give lectures in addition to the main instructors. The guest lecturers will also be available outside of the classroom for further discussion during their stays at Stanford.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

EASTASN 262: Seminar on the Evolution of the Modern Chinese State, 1550-Present (EASTASN 162)

This seminar will assess the evolving response of the late imperial, early Republican, Nanjing Republic, and the PRC regimes in response to China's changing international setting, to successive revolutions in warfare, and to fundamental economic, social and demographic trends domestically from the 16th century to present. It will assess the capacities of each successive Chinese state to extract resources from society and economy and to mobilize people behind national purposes, to elaborate centralized institutions to pursue national priorities, to marshal military forces for national defense and police forces to sustain domestic order, and to generate popular identities loyal to national authority.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Miller, A. (PI)

EASTASN 265: Politics, Governance and Development in Contemporary Southeast Asia (EASTASN 165)

This course will explore the major political, governance and development challenges facing contemporary Southeast Asia. In doing so it will identify key political and governance challenges common across Southeast Asia and explore the reasons for highly diverse institutional and policy responses. Students will be required to develop a detailed knowledge of at least two countries' responses to a common political or developmental challenge. Countries covered include Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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