Undergraduate Courses

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

Fall 2020

Course Instructor Description
EASIA 223 - East Asian Religions Quinter,David Survey of the major religious traditions of China, Japan, and Korea.
EASIA 224 - 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 232 - Overview of Chinese Culture TBA Major trends in Chinese literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression, from earliest times to the modern period. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 240. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department
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 TBA Ancient Chinese Daoist thought and its influence on the later history and culture of China.
HIST 383 - The Civilization and Culture of Early China Jay,Jennifer This course focuses on the formative periods of Chinese civilization from prehistory to circa 600.
POL S 237 - Introduction to Chinese Politics Esarey,Ashley Introduces the Chinese political system, institutional structure, and political history.



Winter 2020

Course Instructor Description
EASIA 205 - Language in Chinese Society Li,Xiaoting Topics may include language and gender, identity, dialects. Lectures in English. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 241. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and CHINA 102, or consent of Department.
EASIA 234 - The Chinese Literati Roberts,Jeffrey Literary and historical perspectives on the elite of pre-modern China. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.
EASIA 305 - Introduction to Chinese Linguistics Li,Xiaoting Sound system, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 308. Prerequisites: LING 101 and CHINA 202, or consent of Department.
EASIA 336 - Modern Chinese Literature in Translation Iwasaki,Clara Chinese literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 322. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.
EASIA 436 - Topics in Chinese Literature and Film Lupke,Christopher A crossdisciplinary study of Chinese and Sinophone literary and cinematic texts in English translation. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.
EASIA 438 - Topics in Chinese Studies (Chinese Language Methods) Li,Xiaoting May be repeated for credit when course content differs. May involve discussions in Chinese. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 AND *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of the Department.
EASIA 598 B3 - Topics in East Asian Research (Filiality Chinese Lit & Film) Lupke,Christopher An inquiry into the diversity of disciplines used in the study of East Asian literatures and cultures. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.
EASIA 599 B2 - Directed Reading in East Asian Studies (Modern Art in Shanghai) Davis,Walter May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.