Undergraduate Courses

A list of some courses relating to China studies offered by the UAlberta. Refer to Beartracks for course details and registration.

Fall 2018

Course Instructor Description
EASIA 224 - A1 Interculturalism and East Asian Music
Roberts,Jeffrey
Survey of the major music traditions of China, Japan, and Korea through an exploration of Silk Road influences on Chinese music and Chinese musical influences on Japanese and Korean Music.
EASIA 236 - Modernity and Contemporary Chinese Civilization
Iwasaki,Clara The development of modernity in modern and contemporary China, Taiwan, and/or Hong Kong and its influence on literature, cinema, visual culture and/or popular culture.
EASIA 239 - Daoism and Chinese Civilization Fried,Daniel Ancient Chinese Daoist thought and its influence on the later history and culture of China.
EASIA 438 - Topics in Chinese Studies Iwasaki,Clara  Readings and class discussion will be primarily in Chinese. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level and CHINA 302, or consent of Department.
HIST 280 - East Asia to 1500 Jay,Jennifer Survey of history of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam) to 1500.
HIST 385 - Modern China Jay,Jennifer The history of China from the late nineteenth century to the present. Prerequisites: *3 from EASIA 101, HIST 280, 281, 285 or 290, or consent of Department.
HIST 390 - Imperial China from circa 600 to 1911 Jay,Jennifer The institutional and social history of imperial China from the Tang to the Manchu Ch'ing dynasties.
HIST 481 - Topics in Chinese History HIST 481 - Topics in Chinese History Jay,Jennifer
HIST 685 - Tradition and Modernity in China Jay,Jennifer
500-level HIST courses are restricted to History Honors students. 600-level HIST courses are restricted to History Graduate students.
POL S 237 - Introduction to Chinese Politics Esarey,Ashley Introduces the Chinese political system, institutional structure, and political history.
POL S 475 - Politics of China and Japan Hsu,Jennifer
Domestic politics and foreign policy of China and/ or Japan. Note: Not open to students with credit in POL S 473. Prerequisite: One of POL S 235 (or 240 or 375) East Asian Studies major/minor or Department consent.
MLCS 399 - A1 Special Topics Reyns,Christian
Comics around the world, including rise of the manhua.



Winter 2019

Course Instructor Description
EASIA 433 - Classical Chinese Poetry Fried,Daniel Emphasis on the production of poetry as a cultural object. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 410. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department. CHINA 341 recommended.
EASIA 438 - Topics in Chinese Studies Iwasaki,Clara Readings and class discussion will be primarily in Chinese. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level and CHINA 302, or consent of Department.
HADVC 215 - China Art Now TBA Chinese cultural identity as expressed in local and global economies of art, design, and visual culture from the Maoist era to the present.
HADVC 315 - Chinese Urban Art and Design Now TBA The historical and contemporary Chinese city-as representation, model, catalyst, and socio-political construct. Prerequisite: consent of Department.
HIST 281 - B1 East Asia from 1500 Dunch,Ryan Survey of the history of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam) from 1500 to the present.
HIST 685 - Tradition and Modernity in China Dunch,Ryan
POL S 375 - Politics of East Asia Hsu,Jennifer A comprehensive introduction to East Asian politics in the postwar period, covering Greater China (Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong), Japan and the two Koreas. Prerequisite: One of POL S 235 (or 240), East Asian Studies Major/Minor or Department consent.