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Phone: (650) 736-1759, 723-3362; fax: (650) 725-3350
Email: CEAS-Admissions@stanford.edu
Web Site: http://ceas.stanford.edu

Courses offered by the Center for East Asian Studies are listed under the subject code EASTASN on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site. The EASTASN courses listed on ExploreCourses deal primarily with China, Japan, and Korea. Literature courses are listed with the subject codes of CHINGEN, CHINLIT, JAPANGEN, JAPANLITKORGEN, and KORLIT on ExploreCourses.

Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language instruction use the subject codes CHINLANG, JAPANLNG, and KORLANG. Courses in Classical Chinese are listed under the subject code CHINLIT.

Mission

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) supports teaching and research on East Asia-related topics across all disciplines; disseminates knowledge about East Asia through projects of local, regional, national, and international scope; and serves as the intellectual gathering point for a collaborative and innovative community of scholars and students of East Asia. CEAS works with all schools, departments, research centers, and student groups to facilitate and enhance all aspects of East Asia-related research, teaching, outreach and exchange across the Stanford campus.

CEAS is part of Stanford Global Studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences. As an East Asia National Resource Center (NRC), supported by the U.S. Department of Education, CEAS serves to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of East Asia, and to broaden East Asia area studies training across all disciplines.

Many other theoretical and methodological courses within various departments at Stanford are taught by faculty who are East Asian specialists; these courses often have a substantial East Asian component and a list of current applicable courses from outside departments may be found on the "Approved Courses" tab of this bulletin.

Undergraduate Programs in East Asian Studies

Undergraduates interested in East Asia can become involved by attending CEAS events, taking courses in the subject codes listed above, or earning a Minor or Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies. These undergraduate degrees in East Asian Studies are now administered by the Department of East Asian Cultures and Languages.  Stanford Global Studies offers internship opportunities in East Asia, and the Bing Overseas Study Program offers study abroad opportunities in East Asia.

For language study, CEAS provides undergraduate fellowships for language study in China, Japan, or Korea; students must simultaneously apply to a pre-approved language program abroad. Applications are due in February each year. Deadlines and application information can be found on the CEAS web site. In addition, undergraduates can obtain a coterminal M.A. degree in East Asian Studies while concurrently working on their undergraduate major by applying during the regular admissions cycle no later than their senior year.

Graduate Programs in East Asian Studies

Master's Program

Stanford's interdisciplinary M.A. program in East Asian Studies is designed both for students who plan to complete a Ph.D. but who have not yet decided on the particular discipline in which they prefer to work, and for students who wish to gain a background in East Asian Studies in connection with a career in nonacademic fields such as business, law, education, journalism, or government service. The program permits the student to construct a course of study suited to individual intellectual interests and career needs, and may be completed within 1 to 3 years, depending on the course load taken and the amount of foreign language training required. Advanced language students or students who are native speakers of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean can potentially complete the program within one year. Students interested in pursuing professional careers are encouraged to plan for additional training through internships or additional graduate professional programs, in conjunction with obtaining an M.A. in East Asian Studies.

The M.A. program allows students a great deal of flexibility in combining language training, interdisciplinary area studies, and a disciplinary concentration. Students are required to demonstrate third year level proficiency in Chinese, Korean or Japanese, according to their research-area focus (either through coursework at Stanford or testing at the 4th year or higher in language-placement exams), to take the one-unit core course in East Asian Studies, and to complete at least nine area studies graduate courses, three of which must be in a single department or in the same thematic focus. An M.A. thesis, usually an expansion of a paper written for a graduate seminar or colloquium, is required.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the master's program is to further develop specialized knowledge and skills in East Asian Studies, and to prepare students for a professional career or doctoral studies. This is achieved through the completion of East Asia content courses, language training as necessary, and experience with independent research.

Postdoctoral Programs

The Center for East Asian Studies offers a postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies each year. Postdoctoral fellowships in other areas are available from campus units including but not limited to the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and the Stanford Humanities Center.

Financial Aid

CEAS offers various types of funding for new and continuing students. See the fellowships page of the CEAS web site for the most up-to-date offerings.

Master of Arts in East Asian Studies

University requirements for the master's degree are described in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.

The master's degree program allows a great deal of flexibility in combining language training, interdisciplinary area studies, and a disciplinary concentration. The Director of the Center assigns preliminary faculty advisers to all students. Members of the staff and faculty are available for academic and career planning. The M.A. program is designed to be completed in one year and students are urged to complete the degree requirements within that first year (3 quarters) unless their goals and background dictate otherwise.

Applicants must submit scores for the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination, official transcripts and a writing sample along with their online application. Foreign applicants are also required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applications for admission and financial aid should be made online; see the Graduate Admissions web site. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2017-18 academic year is December 6, 2016.

Coterminal Master's Program in East Asian Studies

The center admits a limited number of Stanford undergraduates to work toward a coterminal M.A. degree in East Asian Studies. Applications are accepted once a year during the regular CEAS M.A. application cycle. The deadline for the 2017-18 academic year is December 6, 2016. Students may apply after completing 120 units, but no later than the quarter prior to the expected completion of the undergraduate degree. Applicants are expected to meet the same standards as those seeking admission to the M.A. program, and they must submit the following directly to the Center's office:

  • a completed Application for Admission to Coterminal Masters’ Program
  • a written statement of purpose
  • an unofficial Stanford transcript
  • three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should be from members of the department of concentration
  • first 15 pages of a representative writing sample (such as a seminar paper, term paper, honors thesis, or journal article.) 
  • copy of scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (official score should be sent to Stanford's school code 4704)
  • a list of courses the applicant intends to take to fulfill degree requirements.

Coterm applications are reviewed along with peer applications by the M.A. Admissions Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS).

Students must meet all requirements for both B.A. and M.A. degrees. They must complete a total of 15 full-time quarters or the equivalent, or three full quarters after completing 180 units for a total of 226 units. Coterms are not eligible for University financial aid, but are eligible to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) and other fellowships administered by CEAS.

University Coterminal Requirements

Coterminal master’s degree candidates are expected to complete all master’s degree requirements as described in this bulletin. University requirements for the coterminal master’s degree are described in the “Coterminal Master’s Program” section. University requirements for the master’s degree are described in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.

After accepting admission to this coterminal master’s degree program, students may request transfer of courses from the undergraduate to the graduate career to satisfy requirements for the master’s degree. Transfer of courses to the graduate career requires review and approval of both the undergraduate and graduate programs on a case by case basis.

In this master’s program, courses taken three quarters prior to the first graduate quarter, or later, are eligible for consideration for transfer to the graduate career. No courses taken prior to the first quarter of the sophomore year may be used to meet master’s degree requirements.

Course transfers are not possible after the bachelor’s degree has been conferred.

The University requires that the graduate adviser be assigned in the student’s first graduate quarter even though the undergraduate career may still be open. The University also requires that the Master’s Degree Program Proposal be completed by the student and approved by the department by the end of the student’s first graduate quarter.

Degree Requirements

Language Requirement

Students must complete the equivalent of Stanford's first three full years of language training in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Other East Asian languages may be accepted by petition. Students entering the program without any language preparation should complete first- and second-year Chinese, Japanese, or Korean within the first year of residence at Stanford if they intend to graduate within two years (this would necessitate completing a summer language program). All language courses taken at Stanford used toward fulfilling the language requirement must be for letter grades and completed with a grade of 'B' or higher. Conversation classes cannot be used for meeting this requirement, and units from the language courses numbered 1-99 do not count toward the 46 units required required for the degree. Language courses numbered 100 and above can be used towards meeting the 46 units minimum for the degree, but cannot be used towards fulfilling the content courses requirement unless the language course is at the fourth-year level or above, and the student is specializing in literature.

The language requirement may be satisfied in part or in full by placing into an appropriate Stanford language class through the language proficiency exam given by the Language Center. Students who fulfill this minimum three-year language requirement before completing other requirements are encouraged to continue language study, or take courses in which Chinese, Japanese, or Korean are used, for the duration of the program.

The language used to meet the language proficiency requirement should match the student's country/region of focus.

Students in the M.A. program are also eligible to apply for the Inter-University language programs in Beijing and Yokohama. Work completed in one of these programs may be counted toward the M.A. degree's language requirement if students take and pass the corresponding Stanford language proficiency exam following the program. Work completed in these overseas programs is be counted toward the overall unit requirements for the degree.

Language courses are listed under the following subject codes on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site: CHINLANG, JAPANLNG, and KORLANG.

M.A. Thesis Requirement

A master's thesis, representing a substantial piece of original research, should be filed with the center's program office as part of the graduation requirements. With the adviser's approval, the master's thesis requirement may be satisfied by expanding a research paper written for an advanced course, and should have a minimum of 10,000 words in the main body of the thesis (excluding references, citations, appendices, etc.). The M.A. thesis is due at noon on the last day of classes, of the quarter in which the student applies to graduate; see the Academic Calendar for specific dates.

Students are also required to attend, at a minimum, one CEAS Thesis Workshop at least one quarter prior to the quarter in which the student applies to graduate.  CEAS Thesis Workshops are offered biannually.  

Area Studies and Unit Requirements

Students must complete a minimum total of 46 units for the degree at Stanford, comprised of: 

  1. 1-unit core course, EASTASN 330 Core Seminar: Issues and Approaches in East Asian Studies
  2. At least 9 approved content courses, at least 30 units of which must be at or above the 200 level (at or above 300 level for HISTORY courses) and meeting the following criteria: 
    1. Are on the approved East Asian Studies course list (see Approved Courses tab), or have been approved by petition (maximum 3 petitions)
    2. Taken for a letter grade and completed with a 'B' or higher  ('P' or higher in GSB courses and Law courses)
    3. Taken for 3 units or more
    4. Do not count as part of the language requirement (language courses beyond third-year level are accepted for students specializing in literature)
    5. At least 3 of the 9 courses must be either in the same department or within the same thematic focus across several departments (see sample themes below).
  3. Additional courses as necessary to reach the minimum 46 units for the degree meeting the following criteria:
    1. Taken for a letter grade
    2. At least level 100 or above (above 200 for HISTORY courses)
    3.  Must be an academic content course - such as a lecture, seminar, or colloquium (no activity courses, EFS language classes, etc.).  Language classes are okay if the course number is above level 100 and it is taken for a letter grade.
  4. The cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all courses must be 3.0 or higher; grades for the 9 content courses must be a 'B' or higher.

Sample Theme 1

Units
EASTASN 253Japan & the World: Innovation, Economic Growth, Globalization, and Int'l Security Challenges3-5
HISTORY 392D4-5
HISTORY 396DHistoriography of Modern Japan4-5

Sample Theme 2

Units
EASTASN 289KHigher Education and Development in Korea3
EASTASN 295Korean Economy and Business: Theory, Practice, and Strategic Implications3
HISTORY 395Modern Korean History5

Sample Theme 3

Units
EASTASN 262Seminar on the Evolution of the Modern Chinese State, 1550-Present3-5
IPS 246China on the World Stage4
POLISCI 348Chinese Politics: The Transformation and the Era of Reform5

Course Petitions and Directed Reading

Some theory-oriented or methodological courses may be used to meet part of the 9 courses requirements, provided that they are demonstrably useful for understanding East Asian problems. A course petition and syllabus must be submitted no later than the end of the second week of the quarter in which the course is offered.  Students are limited to 3 petitions total.  Credit toward the area studies requirement is not given for courses taken before entering the M.A. program, however students may take courses for exchange credit at the University of California, Berkeley, with the approval of their adviser and the Office of the University Registrar.

Students may choose to enroll in a directed reading course with a faculty member if the current course offerings do not meet a particular research or study need.  Directed reading courses are independent study projects a student may undertake with a relevant Stanford faculty member. Once the student has found a faculty member to support his or her studies, the student must inform the Student Services Coordinator immediately so that the appropriate section can be added for EASTASN 300 Graduate Directed Reading. The limitations for directed reading units are:

  1. A maximum of 5 units may apply towards the 46-unit degree requirement.
  2. If applying the units to the 9 courses requirement, the student must submit a detailed syllabus approved by their directed reading instructor prior to enrolling in the course.
  3. It must be taken for a letter grade.

Joint and Dual Degree Programs in East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies and Law

This joint degree program grants an M.A. degree in East Asian Studies and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree. It is designed to train students interested in a career in teaching, research, or the practice of law related to East Asian legal affairs. Students must apply separately to the East Asian Studies M.A. program and to the Stanford School of Law and be accepted by both. Completing this combined course of study requires approximately four academic years, depending on the student's background and level of training in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Up to 45 units of approved courses may be counted towards both degrees. For more information, see the "Joint Degree Programs" section of this bulletin and the Stanford Law School's web site. Students who have been accepted by both programs should consult with the departments to determine which courses can be double-counted.

East Asian Studies and Education

This dual degree program grants an M.A. degree in East Asian Studies and a secondary school teaching credential in social studies. To be eligible for this program, students should apply to the M.A. program in East Asian Studies and then apply to the Stanford Teacher Education Program during the first year at Stanford. Completing the dual program requires at least two years, including one summer session when beginning the education component of the program.  Admissions processes for both programs are completely independent of each other and units from courses can only be applied to one degree or the other, not both.

East Asian Studies and Business

This dual degree program grants an M.A. degree in East Asian Studies and a Master of Business Administration degree. Students must apply separately to the East Asian Studies M.A. program and the Graduate School of Business and be accepted by both. Completing this combined course of study requires approximately three academic years (perhaps including summer sessions), depending on the student's background and level of training in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language.  Admissions processes for both programs are completely independent of each other and units from courses can only be applied to one degree or the other, not both.

Director: Jun Uchida

Affiliated Faculty and Staff:

Anthropology: Lisa M. Curran, Miyako Inoue, James Holland Jones, Matthew Kohrman, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Barbara Voss, Sylvia J. Yanagisako

Art and Art History: Jean Ma, Melinda Takeuchi, Richard Vinograd, Xiaoze Xie

Biology: Marcus W. Feldman, Peter Vitousek

Business: William Barnett, Charles M. Lee, Hau Lee, Joseph Piotroski, Kenneth Singleton, David W. Brady, Condoleezza Rice

Center for International Security and Cooperation: Chaim Braun

Civil and Environmental Engineering: David Freyberg, Renate Fruchter, Leonard Ortolano

Communication: James Fishkin, Jennifer Pan

Comparative Literature: David Palumbo-Liu

Earth System Science: Page Chamberlain, Eric F. B. Lambin, Rosamond L. Naylor

East Asian Languages and Cultures: Ronald Egan, Haiyan Lee, Indra Levy, Li Liu, Yoshiko Matsumoto, James Reichert, Chao Fen Sun, Melinda Takeuchi, Ban Wang, John C. Y. Wang (emeritus), Yiqun Zhou, Dafna Zur

East Asian Studies: Jindong Cai, Alice L. Miller

Economics:Kalina Manova

Education: Anthony L. Antonio, Martin Carnoy, Francisco O. Ramirez, Christine M. Wotipka

Electrical Engineering: Richard Dasher

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies: Michael H. Armacost, Karl W. Eikenberry, Donald K. Emmerson (emeritus), Thomas Fingar, Francis Fukuyama, Takeo Hoshi, Charlotte Lee, Yong Suk Lee, Scott D. Rozelle, Daniel C. Sneider, Mark Thurber, Li-Tai Xue

Geological Sciences:  Stephan A. Graham, Jonathan Payne

Geophysics:  Simon L. Klemperer

History: Gordon Chang, Mark E. Lewis, Martin Lewis, Yumi Moon, Thomas Mullaney, Matthew Sommer, Jun Uchida, Kären Wigen, Mikael D. Wolfe

Ho Center for Buddhist Studies: John Kieschnick, Irene H. Lin

Hoover Institution: Jeremy Carl, Larry Diamond,  Tai-Chun Kuo, Hsiao-ting Lin, Toshio Nishi, William J. Perry, Charles Wolf Jr.

Law: Jeffrey Ball, Thomas Heller, Erik Jenson, Mei Gechlik

Linguistics: Daniel Jurafsky

Management Science and Engineering: Siegfried S. Hecker, Pamela Hinds, William J. Perry, Edison Tse, Yinyu Ye

Music: Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Joo-Mee Lee, Stephen Sano, Linda Uyechi, Hui Daisy You

Political Science: Phillip Lipscy, Terry M. Moe, Jean C. Oi, Barry R. Weingast

Religious Studies: Carl W. Bielefeldt (emeritus), Paul M. Harrison, Lee H. Yearley

Sociology: Gi-Wook Shin, Andrew Walder, Xueguang Zhou

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR): Nicholas Charles Hope

Stanford Language Center: Marina Chung, Robert Clark, Sik Lee Dennig, Michelle DiBello, Hee-sun Kim, Nina Yushin Lin, Momoyo Kubo Lowdermilk, Emiko Yasumoto Magnani, Emi Mukai, Chie Muramatsu, Michelle Rogoyski, Yu-hwa Liao Rozelle, Momoe Saito Fu, Le Tang, Yoshiko Tomiyama, Huazhi Wang, Hannah Yoon, Hong Zeng, Youping Zhang, Xiaofang Zhou

Approved Content Courses

Because East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary major, the majority of the courses that apply toward the degree are listed under other departments. In addition to courses listed under the EASTASN subject code, students should check the list below, as well as on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses site for courses in other departments that will meet the degree requirements for East Asian Studies; such departments include (but are not limited to) Anthropology, East Asian Languages and Cultures, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology.  Not all courses offered by other departments that have East Asia content may be listed below or on the CEAS web site. If there is a course not listed below that has East Asia content, check with the Center for East Asian Studies to verify whether or not it can be used to fulfill the degree requirements.

The following course list represents courses that may, with the adviser's approval, be used to fulfill degree requirements (please see the Law School or GSB web sites for instructions on how to enroll in their courses):

China

Units
ANTHRO 243Title Social Change in Contemporary China: Modernity and the Middle Kingdom4-5
ANTHRO 248Health, Politics, and Culture of Modern China4-5
ANTHRO 251AContemporary Chinese Society Through Independent Documentary Film3-5
ARCHLGY 304CThe Archaeology of Ancient China5
ARTHIST 188BFrom Shanghai Modern to Global Contemporary: Frontiers of Modern Chinese Art4
ARTHIST 288BThe Enduring Passion for Ink: Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting5
ARTHIST 289AMaking the Masterpiece in Song Dynasty China5
ARTHIST 382BCultures in Competition: Arts of Song-Era China4
ARTHIST 388AThe History of Modern and Contemporary Japanese and Chinese Architecture and Urbanism4
ARTHIST 482AApproaching Dunhuang: Methods and Debates5
ARTHIST 486AExhibition Seminar: Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy and Painting5
ARTHIST 489Connoisseurship Studies of Chinese Painting, Calligraphy, and Seals5
ARTHIST 489AMaking the Masterpiece in Song Dynasty China5
CHINA 201Proseminar: Bibliographic and Research Methods in Chinese Studies3-5
CHINA 205Beginning Classical Chinese, First Quarter2-5
CHINA 206Beginning Classical Chinese, Second Quarter2-5
CHINA 207Beginning Classical Chinese, Third Quarter2-5
CHINA 211Literature in 20th-Century China4-5
CHINA 215Sex, Gender, and Power in Modern China3-5
CHINA 251Popular Culture and Casino Capitalism in China3-4
CHINA 253Chinese Bodies, Chinese Selves3-5
CHINA 256Sino-Korean Relations, Past and Present3-5
CHINA 259Beijing and Shanghai: Twin Cities in Chinese History3-5
CHINA 260Classical Poetry: Reading, Theory, Interpretation4
CHINA 276Emergence of Chinese Civilization from Caves to Palaces3-4
CHINA 340Chinese Justice: Law, Morality, and Literature2-5
CHINA 371Aesthetics, Politics, and Modernity: Critical Theory and China2-5
CHINA 392BLaw and Society in Late Imperial China4-5
CHINA 495AQing Legal Documents4-5
COMM 257Information Control in Authoritarian Regimes4-5
COMM 335Deliberative Democracy and its Critics3-5
COMPLIT 254Modern Chinese Novel: Theory, Aesthetics, History4
COMPLIT 371Aesthetics, Politics, and Modernity: Critical Theory and China2-5
EASTASN 262Seminar on the Evolution of the Modern Chinese State, 1550-Present3-5
EASTASN 285The United States, China, & Global Security2
EASTASN 294The Rise of China in World Affairs3-5
ECON 268International Finance and Exchange Rates2-5
EDUC 306BThe Politics of International Cooperation in Education3-5
FEMGEN 250Sex, Gender, and Power in Modern China3-5
FEMGEN 393BQueer History in Comparative Perspective4-5
FILMSTUD 333Contemporary Chinese Auteurs4
FILMSTUD 336Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Cinema4
FILMSTUD 436Chinese Cinema5
FINANCE 377China's Financial System3
GSBGEN 336Energy Markets and Policy3
HISTORY 326EFamine in the Modern World3
HISTORY 391BThe City in Imperial China4-5
HISTORY 392BLaw and Society in Late Imperial China4-5
HISTORY 393AState, Society, and Economy in Qing Dynasty China4-5
HISTORY 393BQueer History in Comparative Perspective4-5
HISTORY 393CLate Imperial China4-5
HISTORY 393EFemale Divinities in China4-5
HISTORY 395JGender and Sexuality in Chinese History4-5
HISTORY 398Modern China: Intellectual and Cultural History4-5
HISTORY 492Society in Ancient and Medieval China4-5
HISTORY 495AQing Legal Documents4-5
HISTORY 495BQing Legal Documents4-5
HISTORY 496AResearch Seminar in Chinese History4-5
HISTORY 496BResearch Seminar in Chinese History4-5
IPS 246China on the World Stage4
IPS 274International Urbanization Seminar: Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Development4-5
KOREA 256Sino-Korean Relations, Past and Present3-5
LAW 5001China Law and Business3
LAW 5031Law and Society in Late Imperial China3
MS&E 244Economic Growth and Development3
PEDS 226Famine in the Modern World3
POLISCI 243DSpecial Topics: Taiwan's Democratic Evolution5
POLISCI 314DDemocracy, Development, and the Rule of Law5
POLISCI 334PDeliberative Democracy and its Critics3-5
POLISCI 340LChina in World Politics5
POLISCI 348Chinese Politics: The Transformation and the Era of Reform3-5
POLISCI 443SPolitical Economy of Reform in China3-5
POLISCI 443TApproaches to Chinese Politics3-5
RELIGST 150The Lotus Sutra: Story of a Buddhist Book4
RELIGST 212Chuang Tzu5
RELIGST 315Third Bhavanakrama & the Writings of Héshang Moheyan: Scripture in Buddhist Scholastic Polemics3-5
RELIGST 315AChinese Buddhism3-5
RELIGST 347Chinese Buddhist Texts3-5
RELIGST 352AThe Story of a Buddhist Megascripture: Readings in the Avatamsaka3-5
RELIGST 356The Brahma Net Sutra (Fanwang Jing)4
SOC 207China After Mao5
SOC 216Chinese Organizations and Management5
SOC 217AChina Under Mao5
SOC 313ATransformation of Socialist Societies3-5
STRAMGT 579The Political Economy of China2
STRAMGT 583The Challenges in/with China2

Japan

Units
ANTHRO 253APopulation and social trends in Japan3-5
ARTHIST 287Pictures of the Floating World: Images from Japanese Popular Culture5
ARTHIST 287AThe Japanese Tea Ceremony: The History, Aesthetics, and Politics Behind a National Pastime5
ARTHIST 384Aristocrats, Warriors, Sex Workers, and Barbarians: Lived Life in Early Modern Japanese Painting4
ARTHIST 386Theme and Style in Japanese Art4
ARTHIST 387Arts of War and Peace: Late Medieval and Early Modern Japan, 1500-18684
ARTHIST 388AThe History of Modern and Contemporary Japanese and Chinese Architecture and Urbanism4
ARTHIST 485The Situation of the Artist in Traditional Japan5
EASTASN 251Innovation-Based Economic Growth: Silicon Valley and Japan4
EASTASN 253Japan & the World: Innovation, Economic Growth, Globalization, and Int'l Security Challenges3-5
ECON 268International Finance and Exchange Rates2-5
FEMGEN 393BQueer History in Comparative Perspective4-5
HISTORY 195CModern Japanese History: From Samurai to Pokemon5
HISTORY 393BQueer History in Comparative Perspective4-5
HISTORY 395BEarly Modern Japan4-5
HISTORY 396DHistoriography of Modern Japan4-5
HISTORY 498DJapanese Imperial Archives, Part 24-5
IPS 225Innovation-Based Economic Growth: Silicon Valley and Japan4
JAPAN 201Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Study in Japanese2-5
JAPAN 210Romance, Desire, and Sexuality in Modern Japanese Literature3-4
JAPAN 238Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature and Culture3-4
JAPAN 251Japanese Business Culture and Systems3-5
JAPAN 264Introduction to Premodern Japanese3-5
JAPAN 270The Tale of Genji and Its Historical Reception4
JAPAN 287Pictures of the Floating World: Images from Japanese Popular Culture5
JAPAN 297Points in Japanese Grammar2-4
JAPAN 350Japanese Historical Fiction1-5
LAW 5016Japanese Law, Society and Economy3
MATSCI 159QJapanese Companies and Japanese Society3
POLISCI 218JJapanese Politics and International Relations5
RELIGST 150The Lotus Sutra: Story of a Buddhist Book4
RELIGST 358Japanese Buddhist Texts3-5

Korea

Units
CHINA 256Sino-Korean Relations, Past and Present3-5
EASTASN 289KHigher Education and Development in Korea3
EASTASN 295Korean Economy and Business: Theory, Practice, and Strategic Implications3
HISTORY 390North Korea in Historical Perspective4-5
HISTORY 392FCulture and Religions in Korean History4-5
HISTORY 392GModern Korea4-5
HISTORY 395Modern Korean History5
HISTORY 498DJapanese Imperial Archives, Part 24-5
KOREA 201Kangnam Style: Korean Media and Pop Culture4
KOREA 220Narratives of Modern and Contemporary Korea4-5
KOREA 221Doing the Right Thing: Ethical Dilemmas in Korean Film3-4
KOREA 230Intimate Encounters: Reading and Translating Korean Literature4-5
KOREA 231Topics in Korean Literature4-5
KOREA 240Childhood and Children: Culture in East Asia3-5
KOREA 256Sino-Korean Relations, Past and Present3-5
SOC 211State and Society in Korea4

East Asia

Units
ANTHRO 244BThe Buddhist Body in East Asia: Charisma, Gender, and the Gift of the Body5
ANTHRO 282Medical Anthropology4
ARCHLGY 235Constructing National History in East Asian Archaeology3-5
ARTHIST 485AExhibiting East Asian Art1-5
ASNAMST 295FRace and Ethnicity in East Asia4-5
CHINA 257Science, Power, and Knowledge: East Asia to 19003-5
CHINA 275Constructing National History in East Asian Archaeology3-5
EASTASN 217Health and Healthcare Systems in East Asia3-5
EASTASN 220EEast Asian Internets4
EASTASN 297The International Relations of Asia since World War II3-5
EDUC 202Introduction to Comparative and International Education4
EDUC 306DWorld, Societal, and Educational Change: Comparative Perspectives4-5
FILMSTUD 316International Documentary4
HISTORY 389The Indian Ocean World: Winds, Merchants & Empires4-5
HISTORY 390EMovies and Empire in East Asia4-5
HISTORY 391East Asia in the Early Buddhist Age4-5
HISTORY 391EMaps, Borders, and Conflict in East Asia4-5
HISTORY 394DManchuria: Cradle of Conflict, Cockpit of Asia4-5
HISTORY 395FRace and Ethnicity in East Asia4-5
HISTORY 397The Cold War and East Asia5
IPS 224Economic Development and Challenges of East Asia3-5
IPS 230Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law5
IPS 244U.S. Policy toward Northeast Asia5
IPS 264Behind the Headlines: An Introduction to US Foreign Policy in South and East Asia3-5
JAPAN 257Science, Power, and Knowledge: East Asia to 19003-5
KOREA 257Science, Power, and Knowledge: East Asia to 19003-5
LINGUIST 284AWriting Systems in a Digital Age2-3
MS&E 293Technology and National Security3
POLECON 351Global Business: Unspoken Rules of the Game3
POLISCI 211Political Economy of East Asia3-5
POLISCI 315AThe Rise of Asia3-5
RELIGST 314Seminar in Buddhist Historiography3-5
RELIGST 352AThe Story of a Buddhist Megascripture: Readings in the Avatamsaka3-5
RELIGST 381Asian Religions in America; Asian American Religions4
SOC 267AAsia-Pacific Transformation4
SOC 309Nations and Nationalism4-5
TAPS 251ATheater of the Asia-Pacific Region4

Courses

EASTASN 94. The Rise of China in World Affairs. 3-5 Units.

This course examines the impact and implications of the rise of China in contemporary world politics from a historical and international relations perspective. It reviews China's halting progress into the international system, sketches the evolution of PRC foreign policy since 1949, and analyzes China's developmental priorities and domestic political context as they figure into Beijing's interactions with the world. It sketches American policy toward the PRC, and it assesses alternative approaches to dealing with China on such issues as arms and nuclear proliferation, regional security arrangements, international trade and investment, human rights, environmental problems, and the Taiwan and Tibet questions.
Same as: EASTASN 294

EASTASN 95. Korean Economy and Business: Theory, Practice, and Strategic Implications. 3 Units.

This course addresses the key factors behind Korea's accelerated growth over the past 50 years. Existing Western theories cannot fully explain Korea's economic and business development, because these theories were established under a different political, economic, and social system. This course focuses on the fundamental driving forces behind Korea's success, many of which continue to be neglected in ongoing studies. This course aims to introduce a new framework that presents strategic implications that are more appropriate for Korea; review the fundamental background of Korea's growth in detail and apply this new framework to better explain Korea's success; and evaluate Korea as a case study to provide useful guidelines for other countries.
Same as: EASTASN 295

EASTASN 97. The International Relations of Asia since World War II. 3-5 Units.

Asian international relations since World War II were dominated by the efforts of the newly independent nation-states of Asia, almost all of which had been colonies before the war, to establish and maintain sovereignty in a context of American and Soviet competition for influence in the region. This course traces the major developments of the period, including the Chinese civil war, the U.S. occupation of Japan, the division of Korea and the Korean War, the South and Southeast Asian independence struggles, the American and Soviet alliance systems, the Vietnam War, the strategic realignments that led to the end of the Cold War in Asia, the emergence of Central Asia, and the legacy of issues that the period has posed for the region today.
Same as: EASTASN 297

EASTASN 117. Health and Healthcare Systems in East Asia. 3-5 Units.

China, Japan, and both Koreas. Healthcare economics as applied to East Asian health policy, including economic development, population aging, infectious disease outbreaks (SARS, avian flu), social health insurance, health service delivery, payment incentives, competition, workforce policy, pharmaceutical industry, and regulation. No prior knowledge of economics or healthcare required.
Same as: EASTASN 217

EASTASN 120E. East Asian Internets. 4 Units.

This course examines the social, cultural, aesthetic, and political dimensions of internet culture in China, Japan, and the two Koreas. Working with web texts, social media, streaming music and video, and film and fiction engaging with online culture, we will trace the social impact of networked life in East Asia over the last three decades.
Same as: EASTASN 220E

EASTASN 143. Taiwan's Democratic Evolution. 3-5 Units.

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.
Same as: EASTASN 243

EASTASN 151. Innovation-Based Economic Growth: Silicon Valley and Japan. 4 Units.

Innovation is essential for the growth of a matured economy. An important reason for Japan's economic stagnation over the past two decades was its failure to transform its economic system from one suited for catch-up growth to one that supports innovation-based economic growth. This course examines the institutional factors that support innovation-based economic growth and explores policies that may encourage innovation-based growth in Japan. The course is a part of a bigger policy implementation project that aims to examine the institutional foundations of innovation-based economic growth, to suggest government policies that encourage innovation-based growth in Japan, and to help implement such policies. The central part of the course will be several group research projects conducted by the students. Each student research project evaluates a concrete innovation policy idea. Each student research group is to report the findings to the class and prepare the final paper.
Same as: EASTASN 251, IPS 225

EASTASN 153. Japan & the World: Innovation, Economic Growth, Globalization, and Int'l Security Challenges. 3-5 Units.

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.
Same as: EASTASN 253, ECON 120, POLISCI 115E

EASTASN 162. Seminar on the Evolution of the Modern Chinese State, 1550-Present. 3-5 Units.

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.
Same as: EASTASN 262

EASTASN 189K. Higher Education and Development in Korea. 3 Units.

As the Republic of Korea (i.e. Korea) faces new challenges of economic stagnation, the role of higher education has become a major focus of policy attention in recent decades. In particular, in the context of a shrinking working-age population and declining birth rates, the globalization of higher education in Korea has been viewed as a viable solution to attracting skilled labor, questioning long-held cultural beliefs and practices and moving beyond the dominant idea of South Korea as an ethnically "homogenous" country. How has Korea globalized its higher education sector in recent decades? How has the internal sociology of Korean universities changed as a result and what contradictions and challenges remain? How can higher education reform affect Korea's future development? This course examines the role of globalization of higher education in Korea and its broader implications for social and cultural change in Korea and Asia. May be repeat for credit.
Same as: EASTASN 289K

EASTASN 217. Health and Healthcare Systems in East Asia. 3-5 Units.

China, Japan, and both Koreas. Healthcare economics as applied to East Asian health policy, including economic development, population aging, infectious disease outbreaks (SARS, avian flu), social health insurance, health service delivery, payment incentives, competition, workforce policy, pharmaceutical industry, and regulation. No prior knowledge of economics or healthcare required.
Same as: EASTASN 117

EASTASN 220E. East Asian Internets. 4 Units.

This course examines the social, cultural, aesthetic, and political dimensions of internet culture in China, Japan, and the two Koreas. Working with web texts, social media, streaming music and video, and film and fiction engaging with online culture, we will trace the social impact of networked life in East Asia over the last three decades.
Same as: EASTASN 120E

EASTASN 243. Taiwan's Democratic Evolution. 3-5 Units.

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.
Same as: EASTASN 143

EASTASN 251. Innovation-Based Economic Growth: Silicon Valley and Japan. 4 Units.

Innovation is essential for the growth of a matured economy. An important reason for Japan's economic stagnation over the past two decades was its failure to transform its economic system from one suited for catch-up growth to one that supports innovation-based economic growth. This course examines the institutional factors that support innovation-based economic growth and explores policies that may encourage innovation-based growth in Japan. The course is a part of a bigger policy implementation project that aims to examine the institutional foundations of innovation-based economic growth, to suggest government policies that encourage innovation-based growth in Japan, and to help implement such policies. The central part of the course will be several group research projects conducted by the students. Each student research project evaluates a concrete innovation policy idea. Each student research group is to report the findings to the class and prepare the final paper.
Same as: EASTASN 151, IPS 225

EASTASN 253. Japan & the World: Innovation, Economic Growth, Globalization, and Int'l Security Challenges. 3-5 Units.

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.
Same as: EASTASN 153, ECON 120, POLISCI 115E

EASTASN 262. Seminar on the Evolution of the Modern Chinese State, 1550-Present. 3-5 Units.

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.
Same as: EASTASN 162

EASTASN 285. The United States, China, & Global Security. 2 Units.

This graduate-level seminar will be taught simultaneously on the campuses of Stanford University and Peking University and will feature a lecture series in which prominent American and Chinese scholars provide presentations that focus on key global security issues. The course content will highlight topics relevant to current U.S.- China relations and their respective roles in Asian and global security. Proposed lecture topics include: an introduction to U.S.- China relations; finance, trade, and investment; cyber security; nonproliferation; maritime security; terrorism; and energy and the environment. Hosted jointly by Stanford University and Peking University, enrollment will be limited to 20 students at each campus and, at Stanford, will be restricted to graduate students. Enrollment is competitive, so potential students must complete an application by February 5, 2016 (noon): http://ceas.stanford.edu/students/courses.php.

EASTASN 289K. Higher Education and Development in Korea. 3 Units.

As the Republic of Korea (i.e. Korea) faces new challenges of economic stagnation, the role of higher education has become a major focus of policy attention in recent decades. In particular, in the context of a shrinking working-age population and declining birth rates, the globalization of higher education in Korea has been viewed as a viable solution to attracting skilled labor, questioning long-held cultural beliefs and practices and moving beyond the dominant idea of South Korea as an ethnically "homogenous" country. How has Korea globalized its higher education sector in recent decades? How has the internal sociology of Korean universities changed as a result and what contradictions and challenges remain? How can higher education reform affect Korea's future development? This course examines the role of globalization of higher education in Korea and its broader implications for social and cultural change in Korea and Asia. May be repeat for credit.
Same as: EASTASN 189K

EASTASN 294. The Rise of China in World Affairs. 3-5 Units.

This course examines the impact and implications of the rise of China in contemporary world politics from a historical and international relations perspective. It reviews China's halting progress into the international system, sketches the evolution of PRC foreign policy since 1949, and analyzes China's developmental priorities and domestic political context as they figure into Beijing's interactions with the world. It sketches American policy toward the PRC, and it assesses alternative approaches to dealing with China on such issues as arms and nuclear proliferation, regional security arrangements, international trade and investment, human rights, environmental problems, and the Taiwan and Tibet questions.
Same as: EASTASN 94

EASTASN 295. Korean Economy and Business: Theory, Practice, and Strategic Implications. 3 Units.

This course addresses the key factors behind Korea's accelerated growth over the past 50 years. Existing Western theories cannot fully explain Korea's economic and business development, because these theories were established under a different political, economic, and social system. This course focuses on the fundamental driving forces behind Korea's success, many of which continue to be neglected in ongoing studies. This course aims to introduce a new framework that presents strategic implications that are more appropriate for Korea; review the fundamental background of Korea's growth in detail and apply this new framework to better explain Korea's success; and evaluate Korea as a case study to provide useful guidelines for other countries.
Same as: EASTASN 95

EASTASN 297. The International Relations of Asia since World War II. 3-5 Units.

Asian international relations since World War II were dominated by the efforts of the newly independent nation-states of Asia, almost all of which had been colonies before the war, to establish and maintain sovereignty in a context of American and Soviet competition for influence in the region. This course traces the major developments of the period, including the Chinese civil war, the U.S. occupation of Japan, the division of Korea and the Korean War, the South and Southeast Asian independence struggles, the American and Soviet alliance systems, the Vietnam War, the strategic realignments that led to the end of the Cold War in Asia, the emergence of Central Asia, and the legacy of issues that the period has posed for the region today.
Same as: EASTASN 97

EASTASN 300. Graduate Directed Reading. 1-7 Unit.

Independent studies under the direction of a faculty member for which academic credit may properly be allowed. For East Asian Studies M.A. students only.

EASTASN 330. Core Seminar: Issues and Approaches in East Asian Studies. 1 Unit.

For East Asian Studies M.A. students only.

EASTASN 390. Practicum Internship. 1 Unit.

On-the-job training under the guidance of experienced, on-site supervisors. Meets the requirements for curricular practical training for students on F-1 visas. Students submit a concise report detailing work activities, problems worked on, and key results. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: qualified offer of employment and consent of adviser.

EASTASN 801. TGR Project. 0 Units.

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