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Seminar, two hours. Requisite: Chinese 6 or 6A or 6C or Japanese 6 or Korean 6 or 6A. Enforced corequisite: course 120. Additional work in major East Asian languages to enrich and augment work assigned in course 120, including reading, writing, and other exercises in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. P/NP or letter grading.

Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: Chinese 50 or Japanese 50 or 60. Exploration of travel writing about countries of East Asia, primarily China and Japan, with focus on English translations of works by native writers and by foreign visitors through centuries. Concurrently scheduled with course C238. Letter grading.

(Formerly numbered East Asian Languages and Cultures 89.) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

(Formerly numbered East Asian Languages and Cultures 99.) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Recommended preparation: Chinese 3 or 50 or Japanese 3 or 50 or Korean 3 or 50. Comparative perspective on three major East Asian languages -- Chinese, Japanese, and Korean -- to show what they share and how they differ in terms of linguistic features, historical development, and larger cultural settings in which these three languages are used. P/NP or letter grading.

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 60. Knowledge of Asian languages not required. General survey of Buddhist worldview and lifestyle, with focus on those religious doctrines and meditative practices most essential to various Asian traditions of Buddhism. Particular attention to problems involved in study of religion. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Popular culture in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Topics include popular religion, language, literature, arts, material culture, cinema, and music. Themes include identities, gender, sexuality, and class relations. Letter grading.

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Popular culture in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Topics include popular religion, language, literature, arts, material culture, cinema, and music. Themes include identities, gender, sexuality, and class relations. Letter grading.

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Popular culture in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Topics include popular religion, language, literature, arts, material culture, cinema, and music. Themes include identities, gender, sexuality, and class relations. Letter grading.

(Formerly numbered 161.) Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: prior course on Buddhism or traditional Asian religions. Knowledge of Asian languages not required. Readings from variety of Buddhist literature of Indic and non-Indic origin, with emphasis on key Buddhist themes and critical issues in cross-cultural interpretations of Asian religious texts. Letter grading.

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