Asia Pacific Courses

Asia Pacific Studies

This is an overview of current courses as of 2011-2012. The most updated information can be found on the UBC course website: https://courses.students.ubc.ca

As there are many courses related to South, Southeast, and East Asian studies, the courses listed here are separated into categories of Inter-country, China, Japan, Korea, and India specific courses.

Inter-country studies

ANTH 319 The Emergence of Complex Societies in Eurasia and Africa

ANTH 322 Archaeological Foundations of East and Southeast Asia

ARTH 251 Aspects of Asian Art

ARTH 253 Aspects of Asian Architecture

ARTH 353 Nepal and Tibet: Art, Ritual and Performance

ARTH 455 Seminar in the Art of South Asia

ASIA 100 Introduction to Traditional Asia

ASIA 101 Introduction to Modern Asia

ASIA 200 Cultural Foundations of East Asia

ASIA 204 Introduction to Asian Religions

ASIA 208 Cultural Foundations of South Asia

ASIA 209 Cultural Foundations of Southeast Asia

ASIA 250 Introduction to Buddhism

ASIA 258 Religion in South Asia

ASIA 309 South Asian Beyond South Asia

ASIA 310D Studies in the History of a Major Asian Civilization

ASIA 349 Southeast Asian Literature in Translation

ASIA 360B A Specific Asian Literature in Translation

ASIA 363 Fiction and Film from Modern Taiwan

ASIA 428 Mughal India

ASIA 456 History and Culture of Taiwan

ASIA 460 Modern Asian Women in Narrative

ASIA 490 Asian Classics – Fourth Year Seminar

FIST 338 Asian and Australasian Cinema

GEOG 281 Geography of the Pacific Rim

GEOG 352 Urbanization in the Global South

GEOG 380 Introduction to the Geography of Asia

GEOG 468 Geography of International Economic Systems: Canada and the Pacific Basin

GEOG 484 Geography of Southeast Asia

HIST 484 East Asian Military systems and warfare China

HIST 485 Asian Migrant Communities in Vancouver

POLI 323A South Asian Government and Politics

POLI 324A Southeast Asian Government and Politics

POLI 365A Asian International Relations

RELG 340 Heritage of Islam

China Specific

ARTH 358 The Making of Early China: From Archaeology to History

ARTH 459 Seminar in Chinese Art

ASIA 320 History of Early China

ASIA 340 History of Later Imperial China

ASIA 352 Topics in Traditional Chinese Vernacular Literature

ASIA 355 Chinese Cinema

ASIA 371 Foundations of Chinese Thought

ASIA 372 Development of Traditional Chinese Thought

ASIA 382 Buddhism in China

ASIA 411 Chinese Political Thought and Institutions

ASIA 440A Cultural History of Imperial China

ASIA 441A Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation

ECON 342 The Economy of China since 1949

HIST 270 China and the World

HIST 378 Early China

HIST 379 Later Imperial China

HIST 380C Modern China

HIST 480 Social History of Modern China

HIST 481 Education and Society in Modern China

HIST 485 Asian Migrant Communities in Vancouver

PHIL 371 Foundations of Chinese Thought

POLI 321A Chinese Politics and Development

Japan Specific

ANTH 215 Japanese Popular Culture

ANTH 315 Japanese Culture and Society

ASIA 314 Premodern Japan

ASIA 344 Topics in Japanese Cultural History I: Aristocrats and Warriors

ASIA 346 Topics in Japanese Cultural History II: The Early Modern Age

ASIA 354 Introduction to Japanese Cinema

ASIA 453 Japanese Travel Literature

ASIA 455 Adaptations of Japanese Classics

ASIA 464 Japanese Women’s Self-Writing

ASTU 201 Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies

ASTU 202 Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives

POLI 322 Japanese Government and Politics

Korea Specific

ASIA 317 The Rise of Korean Civilization

ASIA 347 Traditional Korean Literature in Translation

ASIA 356 Korean Cinema

ASIA 357 Modern Korean Fiction in Translation

ASIA 367 Contemporary Korean Culture

India Specific

ASIA 213 Myth, Literature, and Film in North India

ASIA 318 Premodern India

ASIA 338 Modern India

ASIA 376 The Sikhs: Formations, Contexts, and Historical Development

ASIA 418 Social History of India

ASIA 428 Mughal India

Can’t find what you want?

Every year, there are different student directed seminars offered on various topics. If there is none for your very specific interests, you can make your own course! For more information, please see: http://leap.ubc.ca/get-conscious/study-global-issues/student-directed-seminars/

Previously available courses (may be available again in the future):

Inter-country studies
ANTH 322 Archaeological Foundations of East and Southeast Asia

ANTH 350A Ethnography of the Pacific Islands: Polynesia and Micronesia

ANTH 351A Ethnography of the Pacific Islands: Melanesia

ASIA 300 Writing and Culture in East Asia
ASIA 339 The Construction of South Asian Communities in the Diaspora
ASIA 369 Asian Folklore

ASIA 381 Daoist Religion and its Philosophical Background

ASIA 410 International Relations in Premodern East Asia
ASIA 430 International Relations in Modern East Asia: Korea and Japan

ASIA 438 Twentieth Century South Asia

ASIA 448 Narrative and Performance in South Asia

ASIA 485 Inventing Asian Religions in the West/East Encounter

ECON 341Economic Development of Asia

GEOG 380 Introduction to the Geography of Monsoon Asia
GEOG 484 Geography of Southeast Asia

HIST 170 Introduction to South Asia
HIST 171 Introduction to East Asia
HIST 434 History of Southeast Asia Since 1800 (Equivalent: ASIA 434)
HIST 475 First Contacts in the Pacific

RELG 204 Introduction to Asian religions
RELG 354 The Hindu Religious Tradition
RELG 364 Buddhism in India and East Asia
RELG 365 Daoist religion and its philosophical background

RELG 367 Approaches to Zen

WMST 230 Women and Representation in Modern Asia

WMST 235 Women and Social Structures in Modern Asia

Japan Specific

ANTH 416 The Ethnography of Japan (Equivalent: SOCI 416)

ARTH 366 Japanese Painting Traditions: 7th -15th Centuries

ARTH 367 Japanese Painting Traditions: 16th -19th Centuries
ARTH 464 Seminar in Japanese Art

ASIA 315 Japan from Feudal to Modern State

ASIA 364 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation

ASIA 387 Japanese Religions

ASIA 422 Modern Japanese History Since 1800 (Equivalent: HIST 422)

ASIA 444 Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History

ASIA 454 Japanese Poetry in Translation

ECON 343 The Economic Development of Modern Japan
ECON 444 The Contemporary Japanese Economy

GEOG 481 Geography of Japan

HIST 271 Japan and Global History, 1550 – 1900

HIST 422 Modern Japanese History Since 1800

HIST 423 Economic and Business History of Modern Japan
HIST 383 History of Japanese Civilization
HIST 422 Modern Japanese History Since 1800 (Equivalent: ASIA 422)

POLI 330 Japanese Political Economy
POLI 368 Japan’s Foreign Relations

Korea Specific
ASIA 307 Korean Language and Writing in Culture and Society

ASIA 337 The Korean People in Modern Times (1600 to the present)

ASIA 377 History of Korean Thought

ASIA 452 Literature of the Korean Diaspora

ASIA 457 The Modern Korean Novel

HIST 386 History of Korean Civilization
HIST 486 Korea in the 20th Century

POLI 331 Korean Government and Politics

India Specific

ASIA 308 Myth, Ritual and Epic in Ancient India

ASIA 328 Medieval India

ASIA 378 Philosophical Wisdom of Early India

ASIA 398 Narrative Literature in Premodern India

ASIA 488 Religion, Society and State in Modern India

HIST 384 History of Indian Civilization
HIST 385 History of India Since 1800
HIST 387 Medieval India

PHIL 378 Philosophical Wisdom of Early India

China Specific

ANTH 402 Ethnography of China

ARTH 360 The Rise of Literati Painting in China: 1100 – 1700

ARTH 361 Modern and Post-Modern Art in China

ASIA 351 Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

ASIA 382 Common Religious Traditions in China

ASIA 384 The Zhuangzi (Chuang-Tzu)
ASIA 480 Economic and Social History of Modern China to 1940 (Equivalent: HIST 480)

GEOG 425 Historical Geography of China

GEOG 485 Geography of China

HIST 382 History of Chinese Civilization (Equivalent: ASIA 311)
HIST 482 Chinese Migration

HIST 487 Medicine and Healing in Chinese History

POLI 424 Chinese Political Thought and Institutions (Equivalent: ASIA 411)

Indonesia Specific

ASIA 329 Gender in Indonesia
ASIA 319 History of Indonesian Civilization