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CHINA 24: Humanities Core: How to be Modern in East Asia (HUMCORE 24, JAPAN 24, KOREA 24)

This course considers the political, economic, social, cultural, and artistic effects of the introduction of new technologies and media to modern Japan. Our exploration will encompass printed books and images, language reform, communication technology, serialized fiction and commercial journalism, propaganda and censorship, cinema, comics, animation and television. Through examination of these topics we will investigate a wide range of issues including nationality, ethnic identity, class, cultural identification, gender, sexuality, literacy, imperialism, consumerism, materialism, and globalism, to name just a few. Throughout the course, we will be attentive not only to the ways that new technology and media are represented in cultural materials but also how they are materialized in these products through the acts of adaptation, translation, transliteration, and remediation. No knowledge of Japanese is necessary. All materials are in English. This class fulfills the Writing & Rhetoric 2 requirement. Prerequisite: PWR 1.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, Writing 2
Instructors: Reichert, J. (PI)

CHINA 107: Beginning Classical Chinese, Third Quarter (CHINA 207)

Goal is reading knowledge of classical Chinese. Basic grammar and commonly used vocabulary. Students with no background in classical Chinese who are taking 127/207 to satisfy Chinese major requirements must begin with 125/205. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 126/206 or equivalent.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-5
Instructors: Zhou, Y. (PI)

CHINA 112A: Asian Screen Cultures (CHINA 212A, JAPAN 112A, JAPAN 212A, KOREA 112, KOREA 212)

Asian screen culture, ranging from cinema to online games, has (re)shaped the global and national/regional imaginings of Asia. The Post-Cold War intensification of intra-Asian interactions has precipitated the rise of a Pan-Asian regional identity wherein the nation-state is not yet obsolete. What role does screen culture plays in the border-crossing interplay among languages, ideologies, aesthetics, and affect? How does the converging media of screen culture capture local/global desires and propel the history of transformation of sign systems from the written words to visual moving images in a digital time? How do we understand the aesthetic, storytelling, and politics of Asian screen cultures vis-à-vis its historical and social context? While exploring these transnational and transdisciplinary questions, this course will deal with topical issues of Pan-Asian identity, (trans)nationalism, (un)translatability, commodity fetishism, locality and globality, technophobia, and politics of gender. Students will learn how to think and write about screen cultures of East Asia in particular and of our world of screens in general.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5

CHINA 118: Humanities Core: Everybody Eats: The Language, Culture, and Ethics of Food in East Asia (HUMCORE 22, JAPAN 118, KOREA 118)

Many of us have grown up eating "Asian" at home, with friends, on special occasions, or even without full awareness that Asian is what we were eating. This course situates the three major culinary traditions of East Asia--China, Japan, and Korea--in the histories and civilizations of the region, using food as an introduction to their rich repertoires of literature, art, language, philosophy, religion, and culture. It also situates these seemingly timeless gastronomies within local and global flows, social change, and ethical frameworks. Specifically, we will explore the traditional elements of Korean court food, and the transformation of this cuisine as a consequence of the Korean War and South Korea¿s subsequent globalizing economy; the intersection of traditional Japanese food with past and contemporary identities; and the evolution of Chinese cuisine that accompanies shifting attitudes about the environment, health, and well-being. Questions we will ask ourselves during the quarter include, what is "Asian" about Asian cuisine? How has the language of food changed? Is eating, and talking about eating, a gendered experience? How have changing views of the self and community shifted the conversation around the ethics and ecology of meat consumption?
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, Writing 2

CHINA 155B: Narrative and Storytelling in Premodern China (CHINA 255B)

In premodern China, individuals and groups told stories variously to philosophize and persuade, to commemorate and critique, to educate and entertain, to scandalize and to stimulate. In this class, we will trace the evolution of Chinese narrative storytelling through close readings of some of the most compelling stories in the Chinese tradition, including early philosophical anecdotes and historical accounts, medieval tales and religious performance pieces, and early modern short stories. In the process, we will come to appreciate how Chinese narrative storytelling evolved over time, dwelling on issues such as genre, authorship, textuality, and readership to understand how writers and readers used storytelling to navigate and negotiate the world around them, including issues related to gender and sexuality, social status, and political power.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Waring, L. (PI)

CHINA 178: Lives of Confucius (CHINA 278)

This course examines the transformation of the images of Confucius (551-479 BCE) from his own time to the present day. Major topics include: Confucius and his rivals / critics, the making of Confucius the "Uncrowned King," his apotheosis as China's cultural symbol and civilization's greatest sage, and twists and turns in his modern fate. Comparisons will be made with the development of images of Socrates, Jesus, and other important cultural figures. NOTE: In order for course to count towards major or minor, undergrads must enroll in a minimum of 3 units or higher.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Zhou, Y. (PI)

CHINA 191: The Structure of Modern Chinese (CHINA 291)

Introduce to students the basic grammar of Standard Modern Chinese in comparison to English. Students learn about the logic of the Chinese in communicating ideas and events without grammatical markers like plurality, definiteness, tense, subject/object, etc, as well as common uses of verbs and adjectives that are totally different from those in English. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 3 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci

CHINA 198C: Senior Research (Capstone Essay)

EALC students writing a Senior Capstone Essay who wish to do research with their adviser may enroll in this course for 1 unit, for one quarter. May be repeat for credit
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit

CHINA 198H: Senior Research (Honors Thesis)

EALC seniors or juniors pursuing honors research should sign up for this course under their faculty adviser for research credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2-5 | Repeatable for credit

CHINA 199: Individual Reading in Chinese

Asian Language majors only. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 103 or consent of instructor. Units by arrangement.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit
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