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2000-2002
Academic Bulletin

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East Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Arts and Sciences
Bloomington

Chairperson
Professor Richard Rubinger

Departmental e-mail:
ealc@indiana.edu

Departmental URL:
http://www.indiana.edu/~ealc

Graduate Faculty

Professors
Y. J. Chih (Emeritus), Jurgis Elisonas (History), Eugene Eoyang (Comparative Literature), Yoshio Iwamoto (Emeritus, Comparative Literature), Roger Janelli (Folklore), Sumie Jones (Comparative Literature), Gregory Kasza, Paul Kuznets (Emeritus, Economics), Wu-chi Liu (Emeritus), Irving Lo (Emeritus, Comparative Literature), Richard Rubinger, Lynn Struve (History), Natsuko Tsujimura, George M. Wilson (History), Margaret Yan, Kenneth Yasuda (Emeritus)

Associate Professors
Stephen Bokenkamp (Religious Studies), Robert Campany (Religious Studies), Laurel Cornell (Sociology), Robert Eno,* Charles Greer (Geography), Hyo-Sang Lee,* Jennifer Liu,* John McRae (Religious Studies), Jan Nattier (Religious Studies), Susan Nelson (Fine Arts), Jean Robinson (Political Science), Michael Robinson, Edith Sarra,* Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Yasuko Ito Watt,* Yingjin Zhang

Assistant Professor
Andra Alvis*

Adjunct Assistant
Professor Sue Tuohy*

Graduate Advisor
Associate Professor Yingjin Zhang, Goodbody Hall 250, (812) 855-1992

Degrees Offered
Master of Arts in Chinese or Japanese, Master of Arts in East Asian Studies, Doctor of Philosophy in Chinese or Japanese

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Special Departmental Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Admission Requirements
Graduate Record Examination General Test is required. International students admitted into departmental programs must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English or take additional courses to remove deficiencies.

Grade
Students must maintain at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average.

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Master of Arts Degree in Chinese or Japanese

Admission Requirement
An undergraduate major in Chinese or Japanese, or its equivalent.

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, including thesis hours, in approved courses. At least 20 of these credit hours, not counting thesis hours, must be from among the courses listed under ďChineseĒ or ďJapaneseĒ (depending on the studentís major) on the list that follows, including at least three at the 500 level or above, of which one must be C511 or J511. Please note that fourth-year language courses do not count toward the required 500-level courses.

Language Requirements
In addition to the studentís major language (completion of fourth-year level), reading proficiency in another East Asian language or in French, German, or Russian. Language courses above the third-year level of the major language and above the second-year level of other East Asian languages may be counted toward the degree.

Thesis
A thesis is required, demonstrating the studentís skills in the use of primary sources and scholarly research. Credit hours optional; may be taken for up to 4 credit hours.

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Master of Arts Degree in East Asian Studies

Admission Requirements
An under-graduate major in East Asian studies or a strong major in any field in the humanities or in the social sciences with general knowledge of the culture of East Asia. Entering students who have not had the first two years of an East Asian language must remove this deficiency within the first two years of graduate study.

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, including thesis hours, in courses related to East Asia. At least 20 of these credit hours must be from among the courses listed under ďCulture and Area CoursesĒ on the list that follows. At least three courses must be at the 500 level or above. Please note that fourth-year language courses do not count toward the required 500-level courses. Please note that fourth-year language courses do not count toward the required 500-level courses.

Language Requirement
Satisfactory completion of three years of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, or the equivalent, as determined by examination. Language courses at the 300 level and above may be counted toward the degree.

Thesis
A thesis that demonstrates the studentís skills in scholarly research is required. Credit hours optional; may be taken for up to 4 credit hours.

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Dual Degree: Master of Arts in East Asian Studies and Master of Business Administration

A joint M.A. in East Asian Studies and M.B.A. is available. Contact the director of graduate studies for further information.

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chinese or Japanese

Admission Requirement
An M.A. in Chinese or Japanese or its equivalent.

Course Requirements
A minimum of 30 credit hours, beyond those taken for the M.A., in departmental courses, as follows: five courses (15 credit hours) at the 400 and 500 levels, of which a minimum of two courses must be at the 500 level; one course (3 credit hours) in research methods/bibliography; and four seminar courses (16 credit hours), including the seminar in East Asian Studies scholarship. Please note that fourth-year language courses do not count toward the five required 400/500-level courses. A dissertation is required.

Minor
A minimum of 12 to 15 credit hours of course work in an outside field, such as comparative literature, fine arts, folklore, history, political science, religious studies, or other approved departments. Examination in the minor if prescribed by the department or program concerned.

Language Requirements
Prior to the qualifying examination, students must demonstrate proficiency, both oral and reading, in the studentís major language, as well as reading proficiency in another East Asian language, and in French, German, or Russian.

Qualifying Examinations
Upon completion of course work, two four-hour written examinations in subject fields: (one in the major field of specialization, one in a historical period of the major cultural area), and an oral exam.

Dissertation
On an approved subject in the major language or culture. Up to 15 credit hours may be taken for dissertation.

Final Examination
Upon completion of the dissertation, a final oral examination on the dissertation and major area.

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Ph.D. Minor in Chinese or Japanese

Course Requirements
Proficiency in the studentís major language (completion of the third-year level) and a minimum of 12 to 15 credit hours, or at least four courses, in the department in the studentís major language. Two of these courses must be at the 500 level or above. Courses counted toward fulfillment of the language proficiency requirement may not also be counted toward the minor.

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Ph.D. Minor in East Asian Studies

Course Requirements
A minimum of four culture courses in the department in two different fields outside the studentís major discipline, at least two of which must be at the 500 level or above, in addition to proficiency in either Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (completion of the third-year level).

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Courses

CHINESE

Language and Linguistics Courses
C101-C102 Elementary Chinese I-II (2/4-2/4 cr.)1
C123 Intensive Elementary Chinese (10 cr.)
C201-C202 Second-Year Chinese I-II (2/4-2/4 cr.)1
C223 Intensive Second-Year Chinese (10 cr.)
C301-C302 Third Year Chinese I-II (3-3 cr.)
C323 Intensive Third-Year Chinese (10 cr.)2
C411-C412 Cantonese I-II (3-3 cr.)
C421 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (3 cr.)
C423 Intensive Fourth-Year Chinese (10 cr.)2
C431 Readings in Modern Chinese Literature (3 cr.)
C451-C452 Advanced Classical Chinese I-II (3-3 cr.)

C501-C502 Fourth-Year Chinese I-II (3-3 cr.) P: a grade of C or higher in C302 or equivalent proficiency. Emphasis on advanced reading skills.
C506-C507 Literary Chinese I-II (3-3 cr.)*
C525 Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language (3 cr.) Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students who have an interest in acquiring knowledge, skills, and experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Taught in a seminar-practicum format, the course examines the contemporary paradigms of foreign language instruction, identifies critical issues in language pedagogy, and explores various techniques of teaching the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Active participation in the class is mandatory.

Literature Courses: Genres and Periods
C521-C522 Readings in Chinese Literature I-II (3-3 cr.) Readings and discussions of works in Chinese literature of different genres: poetry, prose, and drama.
C550 Chinese Writing and Rhetoric (3 cr.) P: grade of C or better in C402 or consent of the instructor. Practice in reading, writing, and speaking through analysis of modern prose and literary texts. Examination of how Chinese frame discourse, so students may develop their ability to present ideas with precise diction, in appropriate registers, in extended discourse.
C558-C559 Readings in Chinese Literary Criticism I-II (3-3 cr.)
C561-C562 Readings in Chinese Social and Political Texts I-II (3-3 cr.)3
C571-C572 Readings in Chinese Philosophical Texts I-II (3-3 cr.)
C581-C582 Readings in Chinese Historical Texts I-II (3-3 cr.)

Seminars and Research Methods Courses
C511 Basic Reference Works in Chinese Studies (3 cr.) P: C362 or consent of instructor. Instruction in reading and using basic, general reference tools for all aspects of Chinese studies.
C601 Seminar in Chinese Linguistics (4 cr.) Research in the structure and phonology of the Chinese language and dialects.
C651 Seminar in Traditional Chinese Literature (4 cr.)1
C671 Seminar in Modern Chinese Literature (4 cr.)

Special Research1
E496 Foreign Study (East Asian Exchange Programs) (cr. arr.)*
E595 Individual Readings (1-6 cr.) Repeatable with permission of graduate advisor.
C701 M.A. Thesis (cr. arr.)*
C801 Ph.D. Thesis (cr. arr.)*

JAPANESE

Language and Linguistics Courses
J101-J102 Elementary Japanese I-II (2/4-2/4 cr.)2
J123 Intensive Elementary Japanese (10 cr.)
J201-J202 Second-Year Japanese I-II (2/4-2/4 cr.)2
J223 Intensive Second-Year Japanese (10 cr.)
J301-J302 Third-Year Japanese I-II (3-3 cr.)
J323 Intensive Third-Year Japanese (10 cr.)3
J421 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (3 cr.)
J423 Intensive Fourth-Year Japanese (10 cr.)3
J431 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (3 cr.)
J441 Readings in Japanese Scholarly Materials (3 cr.)
J461 Literary Japanese (3 cr.)

J501-J502 Fourth-Year Japanese I-II (3-3 cr.) P: a grade of C or better in J302 or equivalent proficiency. Emphasis on advanced reading skills.
J525 Teaching Japanese as a Foreign/Second Language (3 cr.) Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students who have an interest in acquiring knowledge, skills, and experience in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. Taught in a seminar-practicum format, the course examines the contemporary paradigms of foreign language instruction, identifies critical issues in language pedagogy, and explores various techniques of teaching the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Active participation in the class is mandatory.
J581-J582 Modern Academic and Professional Japanese I-II (3-3 cr.)

Literature Courses: Genres and Periods
J521-J522 Readings in Japanese Literature I-II (3-3 cr.) Readings and discussions of works in Japanese literature of different genres: poetry, prose, and drama.
J541-J542 Readings in Japanese Historical Texts I-II (3-3 cr.)
J551-J552 Readings in Japanese Literary Criticism I-II (3-3 cr.)

Seminars and Research Methods Courses
J511 Research Methods in Japanese Studies (3 cr.) Basic reference works in Japanese and Western languages, methods and tools of research.
J651 Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature (4 cr.)3
J653 Seminar in Traditional Japanese Literature (4 cr.)
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Special Research
E496 Foreign Study (East Asian Exchange Programs) (cr. arr.)*
E595 Individual Readings (1-6 cr.) Repeatable with consent of graduate advisor.
J701 M.A. Thesis (cr. arr.)*
J801 Ph.D. Thesis (cr. arr.)*

KOREAN

K101-K102 Elementary Korean I-II (2/4-2/4 cr.)4
K123 Intensive Elementary Korean (10 cr.)
K201-K202 Second-Year Korean I-II (2/4-2/4 cr.)3
K223 Intensive Second-Year Korean (10 cr.)
K301-K302 Third-Year Korean I-II (3-3 cr.)
K323 Intensive Third-Year Korean (10 cr.)5
K423 Intensive Fourth-Year Korean (10 cr.)5
K431-K432 Readings in Modern Korean Literature I-II (3-3 cr.)

CULTURE AND AREA COURSES6

Comparative Literature
C546 Sexuality and the Arts (4 cr.)7
C574 Japanese-Western Studies (4 cr.)
C575 Chinese-Western Studies I (4 cr.)
C576 Chinese-Western Studies II (4 cr.)
East Asian Languages and Cultures
E394 Business and Public Policy in Japan (3 cr.)
E471 Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature (3 cr.)
E472 Modern Japanese Fiction (3 cr.)
E473 History of Japanese Theatre and Drama (3 cr.)
E505 Topics in East Asian Studies (1.5-4 cr.)

E526 Computer Enhanced East Asian Language Learning (3 cr.) P: basic computer literacy. An examination of research and findings on the effectiveness of technology in language skill development, and an exploration of the use of computer technology in foreign language learning, to equip students with concepts and tools to improve language studies.
E533 Studies in Chinese Cinema (3 cr.) Critical and historical perspectives on Chinese cinema, from the 1930s to the 1990s, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. Lectures and readings on the silent era, melodrama, musical, minority film, adaptation, the fifth generation, ideology, sexuality, urban cinema, and womenís cinema.
E554 Society and Education in Japan (3 cr.) Survey of social change in Japan with a focus on educational institutions, patterns of learning, educational thought, and the spread of literacy.
E574 Early Chinese Philosophy (3 cr.) Origins of Chinese philosophical tradition in the classical schools of Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, and Legalism. Explores contrasting agendas of early Chinese and Western traditions.
E595 Individual Readings (1-6 cr.) Repeatable with consent of graduate advisor.
E600 Seminar in East Asian Studies (4 cr.) Seminar on topics of a comparative or interdisciplinary nature relating to East Asia.
E602 International Briefing (1.5 cr.) Integrated survey of political, demographic, economic, social, and environmental aspects of East Asia and Eastern and Western Europe.
E604 Seminar in East Asian Studies Scholarship (4 cr.)
E700 M.A. Thesis (cr. arr.)*

Fine Arts A560 Special Studies in Chinese Art (4 cr.)
A564 Art and Archaeology of Early China (4 cr.)
A566 Early Chinese Painting (4 cr.)
A567 Later Chinese Painting (4 cr.)
A662 Problems in Chinese Painting (4 cr.)

Folklore
F600 Asian Folklore/Folk Music (3 cr.)

History
G567 Premodern Japan (3 cr.)
G568 Early Modern Japan (3 cr.)
G569 Modern Japan (3 cr.)
G580 Early China (3 cr.)
G582 Imperial China I (3 cr.)
G583 Imperial China II (3 cr.)
G585 Modern China (3 cr.)
G587 Contemporary China (3 cr.)
H675 Colloquium in East Asian History (4 cr.)
H775 Seminar in East Asian History (4 cr.)

Political Science
Y333 Chinese Politics (3 cr.)
Y334 Japanese Politics (3 cr.)
Y557 Comparative Politics Approaches and Issues (3 cr.)7
Y657 Comparative Politics (3 cr.)7

Religious Studies
R554 Religions of East Asia (3 cr.)
R654 The Taoist Tradition (3 cr.)
R655 East Asian Buddhism (3 cr.)
R657 Religion in Japan (3 cr.)

Theatre and Drama
T468 Non-Western Drama and Theatre (3 cr.)

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1 Two (2) credits for graduate students, 4 credits for undergraduates.
2 (6) hours count as departmental credit towards graduate degrees
3 With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated twice (for a total of 12 hours of credit) when topic varies.
4 Two (2) credits for graduate students, 4 credits for undergraduates.
5 Six (6) hours count as departmental credit towards graduate degrees.
6 Except for thesis/research courses, no knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean is required.
7 This course will count toward fulfilling departmental requirements when it deals substantially with East Asian materials.


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