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ASIA 96. The Way of Chanoyu: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Japanese Tea Gathering. This course traces the development of a multifaceted cultural practice integrating architecture, garden design, art, painting, and calligraphy into a carefully constructed hospitality ritual. Students explore multiple aspects of Japanese Chado via hands-on learning including aesthetic, economic, scientific, socio-political and cultural dimensions associated with tea. The course is taught in the Nakatani Tea Room, including weekly classroom lectures and discussions, demonstrations, on-line learning modules, a group project, and typically, a day field trip to San Francisco. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
ASIA 134. History of Korea: Antiquity to Present. This course traces the historical development of Korean culture from the period the Three Kingdoms to the present. In addition to the texts and records, other sources such as literature, religion, and art will be examined to gain an understanding of and appreciation for the longevity of Korea as a culture and a polity. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
ASIA 135. Contemporary Korean Culture. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of Korean culture and society through the analysis of contemporary Korean popular media. By critically examining the particular cultural phenomenon of the Korean Wave, this course upholds various Korean popular media (film drama, documentaries, and music) as significant forms of visual culture, which reflect as well as shape the reality of people's everyday lives both within and outside Korea. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
ASIA 140. Modern East Asian Cinema. Survey of the development of cinema in Asia, focusing primarily on cinematic masterpieces from China, Hong Kong, and Japan. Focuses on directors, actors, and studios that left a lasting mark on cinema history. Also focuses on how the Asian aesthetic sense differs from the Hollywood norm. Prerequisite: GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X. Cross-Listed: HIST 140; only one may be counted for credit. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
ASIA 151. Genocide in Southeast Asia. Survey of human rights abuses and genocides that have occurred in post-colonial Southeast Asia. Focuses on mass killings in Indonesia and Cambodia and communal riots often targeting the ethnic Chinese community, religious minorities, or highland peoples like the Hmong. Topics include cultural genocide, ideological pressure, and ethnic intolerance. An interdisciplinary literature will interpret the causes and conditions while introducing students to the diverse societies and cultures of Southeast Asia. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
ASIA 195. Internship: Asian Studies. Supervised work experience on topics related to the study of Asia's art, culture, economics, geography, environment, politics, and government and social issues. Graded: Credit / No Credit. Units: 1.0 - 3.0.
ASIA 198. Asia in the World Today. Senior seminar in recent scholarship and current issues concerning Asia in the world today. A capstone course for Asian Studies majors, as well as graduate students interested in Asia. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
ASIA 199. Special Problems. Individual research projects, including directed readings, under the direction of an Asian Studies faculty person. Graded: Graded (CR/NC Available). Units: 1.0 - 3.0.