East Asian Studies

(College of Letters and Science)

Xiaoling Shu, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 1277 Social Science and Humanities Building; 530-752-3406; http://eastasian.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://eastasian.ucdavis.edu/contact/faculty

(College of Letters and Science)

Xiaoling Shu, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 1277 Social Science and Humanities Building; 530-752-3406; http://eastasian.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://eastasian.ucdavis.edu/contact/faculty

The Major Program

The East Asian Studies major gives the student an understanding of East Asia and Southeast Asia through interdisciplinary studies, including courses on East Asian countries within the humanities and social sciences. Students are encouraged to pursue study abroad opportunities, as well as other guided studies pertaining to East and Southeast Asia.

The Program. The program offers core courses in East Asian humanities and social sciences, including history, comparative literature, languages, philosophy and religion, political science, sociology, as well as courses focused on Southeast Asia. Science courses that closely engage the student of East and/or Southeast Asia are also eligible to count towards the major.

Along with taking the lower division and upper division depth subject courses; the student may choose additional courses that concentrate on a special field of interest, such as anthropology or history, or special courses such as honor thesis, independent study, internships, and study abroad.

Programs, Internships, and Career Alternatives. To enhance the student’s understanding of East and Southeast Asia, our majors are strongly encouraged to participate in UC Davis’s Study Abroad Program, which gives students the opportunity to live and experience a culture within East or Southeast Asia. Our majors are also encouraged to work with UC Davis’s Internship and Career Center, which provides customized assistance for EAS students to obtain legislative, legal, and business internships and careers. Likewise, the UC Davis Sacramento and Washington Centers arrange internships and run full-credit academic programs in Sacramento and Washington D.C., with a wide range of opportunities for our majors. Graduating EAS majors are prepared for employment in government agencies (such as Foreign Service), state agencies, international or non-governmental organizations (NGO, such as the United Nations), foundations, journalism, teaching, counseling, and companies with international business interests, trade, or finance. The broad-based and multidisciplinary components of this major program enhance career prospects in jobs that demand knowledge of cultures of East and Southeast Asia.

Major Advisors. 2216 Social Science & Humanities Building; (530) 752-9241; easugadvisor@ucdavis.edu.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 21-22
HIS 009A
History of East Asian Civilization (Active)
4
HIS 009B
History of East Asian Civilization (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
AHI 001D
Arts of Asia (Active)
4
CHN 007
Chinese Business Culture (Active)
4
CHN 010
Modern Chinese Literature (In English) (Active)
4
CHN 011
Great Books of China (in English) (Active)
4
COM 053A
Literature of East Asia (Active)
4
EAS 088
Korean Culture and Society: From Ancient Three Kingdoms to the Global K-Pop (Active)
4
JPN 010
Masterworks of Japanese Literature (in English) (Active)
4
JPN 025
Japanese Language and Culture (in English) (Active)
4
JPN 050
Introduction to the Literature of China and Japan (Active)
4
RST 075
Introduction to Chinese Philosophy (Active)
4
Choose two (or the equivalent) of Chinese, Japanese, or other East Asian language study:
 
CHN 001
Elementary Chinese (Active)
5
CHN 002
Elementary Chinese (Active)
5
or
JPN 001
Elementary Japanese (Active)
5
JPN 002
Elementary Japanese (Active)
5
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 24
Choose 24 units:
 
ANT 134
Buddhism in Global Culture (Active)
4
ANT 137
Meditation and Culture (Active)
4
ANT 143A
Ethnology of Southeast Asia (Active)
4
ANT 148A
Culture and Political Economy in Contemporary China (Active)
4
ANT 149A
Traditional Japanese Society (Active)
4
ANT 149B
Contemporary Japanese Society (Active)
4
AHI 163A
Early Chinese Art (Active)
4
AHI 163B
Chinese Painting (Active)
4
AHI 163C
Early Modern Chinese Painting (Active)
4
AHI 164
The Arts of Japan (Active)
4
AHI 190F
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Chinese (Active)
4
AHI 190G
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Japanese (Active)
4
CHN 100A
Chinese Intellectual Traditions: Daoist Traditions (Active)
4
CHN 100B
Confucian Traditions (Active)
4
CHN 101
Chinese Film (Active)
4
CHN 102
Chinese American Literature (In English) (Active)
4
CHN 103
Modern Chinese Drama (Active)
4
CHN 104
Modern Chinese Fiction (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 105
Western Influences on Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 106
Chinese Poetry (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 107
Traditional Chinese Fiction (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 108
Poetry of China and Japan (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109A
Topics in Chinese Literature; Crime and Punishment (Active)
4
CHN 109C
Topics in Chinese Literature; Women Writers (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109D
Topics in Chinese Literature; The Knight-Errant (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109E
Topics in Chinese Literature; The City in Fiction (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109G
Topics in Chinese Literature; The Literature of Twentieth-Century Taiwan (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109H
Topics in Chinese Literature; Popular Literature (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109I
Topics in Chinese Literature; Scholar & The Courtesan (in English) (Active)
4
CRD 153A
International Community Development: Asia (Active)
4
COM 110
Hong Kong Cinema (Active)
4
COM 153
The Forms of Asian Literature (Active)
4
DES 142A
World Textiles: Eastern Hemisphere (Active)
4
DRA 144A
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Embodied Culture (Active)
4
DRA 144B
Traditional Chinese Physical Culture (Active)
4
DRA 144C
Daoist Philosophy in Traditional Chinese Movement Culture (Active)
4
DRA 154
Asian Theatre and Drama: Contexts and Forms (Active)
4
EAS 113
Cinema and Society in China (Active)
4
EAS 190
East Asian Studies Seminar (Active)
4
ECN 171
Economy of East Asia (Active)
4
HIS 102G
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; China to 1800 (Active)
5
HIS 102H
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; China Since 1800 (Active)
5
HIS 102N
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; Japan (Active)
5
HIS 191A
Classical China (Active)
4
HIS 191B
High Imperial China (Active)
4
HIS 191C
Late Imperial China (Active)
4
HIS 191D
Nineteenth Century China: The Empire Confronts the West (Active)
4
HIS 191E
The Chinese Revolution (Active)
4
HIS 191F
History of the People's Republic of China (Active)
4
HIS 191G
Special Topics in Chinese History to 1800 (Active)
4
HIS 191H
Special Topics in Chinese History after 1800 (Active)
4
HIS 191J
Sex and Society in Modern Chinese History (Active)
4
HIS 194A
Aristocratic and Feudal Japan (Active)
4
HIS 194B
Early Modern Japan (Active)
4
HIS 194C
Modern Japan (Active)
4
HIS 194D
Business and Labor in Modern Japan (Active)
4
HIS 194E
Education and Technology in Modern Japan (Active)
4
HIS 195B
History of Modern Korea (Active)
4
JPN 101
Japanese Literature in Translation: The Early Period (Active)
4
JPN 102
Japanese Literature in Translation: The Middle Period (Active)
4
JPN 103
Japanese Literature in Translation: The Modern Period (Active)
4
JPN 104
Modern Japanese Literature: War and Revolution (Active)
3
JPN 105
Modern Japanese Literature: Hero and Anti-hero (Active)
4
JPN 106
Japanese Culture Through Film (Active)
4
JPN 107
Modern Japanese Autobiographies (in English) (Active)
4
JPN 108
Poetry of China and Japan (in English) (Active)
4
JPN 109
Japanese Popular Culture (Active)
4
JPN 152
Traditional Japanese Drama (Active)
4
JPN 156
Japanese Literature on Film (Active)
4
JPN 157
Japanese Women Writers (Active)
4
MUS 129C
Musics of East and Southeast Asia (Active)
4
POL 148B
Government and Politics in East Asia: Japan (Active)
4
RST 165
Islam in Asia (Active)
4
RST 170
Buddhism (Active)
4
RST 172
Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism (Active)
4
RST 175A
Chinese Intellectual Traditions: Daoist Traditions (Active)
4
SOC 147
Sociological Perspectives on East Asia (Active)
4
SOC 188
Markets, Culture and Inequality in China (Active)
4
Elective Requirement
Units: 16
Choose 16 units:
16
Any EAS special course (approved courses: EAS 190, 192, 194H, 196A-B, 198—maximum 12 units from this list); any CHN or JPN upper division course; any Depth Subject Matter course; any upper division EAP course focusing on East Asia or Southeast Asia.
 
Total: 61-62

(College of Letters and Science)

Xiaoling Shu, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 1277 Social Science and Humanities Building; 530-752-3406; http://eastasian.ucdavis.edu

Courses taken for the minor are expected to reflect a predominant interest in East Asia or Southeast Asia. All upper division courses counting towards the East Asian Studies major, may be used to fulfill the requirements for the minor program, as long as they deal predominantly with East Asia or Southeast Asia.
East Asian Studies
Units: 20
Choose any five upper division courses from the Depth Subject Matter list for the major, or from the following list:
20
Any CHN or JPN upper division course.
 
Any EAS special course; approved courses:
 
EAS 190
East Asian Studies Seminar (Active)
4
EAS 192
East Asian Studies Seminar (Active)
1-12
EAS 194H
Special Study for Honors Students (Active)
1-5
EAS 196A
Honors Seminar (Active)
4
EAS 196B
Honors Seminar (Active)
4
EAS 198
Directed Group Study (Active)
1-5
Upper division Education Abroad course focusing on East Asia or Southeast Asia.
 
Total: 20
Courses in EAS:
EAS 088Korean Society: Late 19th Century to the Present (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Modern Korean society (late 19th Century to contemporary period), emphasizing the perseverance and transformations of traditional social and cultural patterns. (Letter.) Effective: 2001 Winter Quarter.
EAS 088Korean Culture and Society: From Ancient Three Kingdoms to the Global K-Pop (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Evolution of Korean society from Three Kingdoms period (B.C.E 57 to C.E. 676) to the contemporary era emphasizing the perseverance and transformations of traditional social and cultural patterns. (Same course as HIS 009C.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
EAS 113Cinema and Society in China (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HIS 190C; HIS 193; or Consent of Instructor. Knowledge of Chinese not required. Viewing and analysis of one Chinese film with English subtitles each week, followed by discussion and short essays. Cinematic technique, social values and film topics from 1930s to today. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 113. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EAS 190East Asian Studies Seminar (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Political, social, cultural, and economic issues in East Asia. Topic varies each year. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Summer Session 2.
EAS 192East Asian Studies Seminar (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Work experience in the East Asian Studies field, with analytical term paper on a topic approved by the instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EAS 194HSpecial Study for Honors Students (1-5) Active
Independent Study—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Open only to majors of senior standing who qualify for Honors Program. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in East Asian Studies culture, society, or language. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EAS 196AHonors Seminar (4) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s); Conference—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. GPA of 3.500 in the major; senior standing. A two-quarter research project culminating in an Honors thesis. A grade of B or higher must be earned to qualify the student for honors distinction at graduation. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EAS 196BHonors Seminar (4) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s); Conference—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. GPA of 3.500 in the major, senior standing. A two-quarter research project culminating in an Honors thesis. A grade of B or higher must be earned to qualify the student for honors distinction at graduation. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EAS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.