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Graduate courses in East Asian Studies

Primarily for graduate students; undergraduates may enroll with consent of instructor.

EASTASN 70SI. Facing U.S.-China Relations

How China and the U.S. approach each other, including policy questions and personal experiences of students. Sponsored by FACES, Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford.

2 units, Spr (Miller, L)

EASTASN 217. Health and Healthcare Systems in East Asia

(Same as EASTASN 117.) 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.

3-5 units, Aut (Eggleston, K)

EASTASN 218. History, Memory, and Citizenship in East Asia

(Same as EASTASN 118.) Schooling and citizenship. Politics of historical memory. How ruling regimes have sought to create collective memories and inculcate values and ideologies through education, especially history and social studies, and controversies that have ensued. Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China.

5 units, Win (Staff)

EASTASN 285C. Economic Development of Greater China: Past, Present, and Future

(Same as EASTASN 185C.) Historical stages, economic and political rationales, and effectiveness of the policies and institutional changes that have shaped China's economic emergence. China's economic reform and transition during the past 20 years. Application of economic theories of incentives, institutions, markets, and economic development. No previous knowledge of economics required.

3-5 units, Win (Rozelle, S)

EASTASN 286C. Origins of Writing in China

(Same as EASTASN 186C.) China is one of several world regions where writing emerged spontaneously without direct influence from literate cultures elsewhere. Archaeological and inscriptional evidence from the second millennium B.C.E.. Connections between early Chinese writing and administration, religion, and divination; similarities and differences with early literacy in the Near East; nature of the writing system and its history of decipherment. Chinese language not required.

5 units, Aut (Staff)

EASTASN 287C. Gender and Class in Post-Mao China

(Same as EASTASN 187C.) New forms of economic and gender inequality have emerged in the wake of China's post-Mao economic reforms. Departures from and continuities with the Maoist era. How ordinary Chinese, official state discourses, and scholarly observers understand and account for China's social transformation. Rural/urban divide; new elite and the middle class; rural to urban migration; transformations in femininity, masculinity, and family life; changing patterns of marriage, romance, and sexuality; the gendering of forms of work; the role of the state in everyday life; and changes in interpersonal morality and forms of sociality.

5 units, Win (Staff)

EASTASN 288C. Ideas, History, and Culture in Modern China

(Same as EASTASN 188C.) Political culture and intellectual tradition in modern and contemporary China. Roots of political imagination and cultural practices in traditional thinking; the modern Chinese state, society, and social movements. The decline of the public sphere in the contemporary world.

5 units, Win (Wang, H)

EASTASN 289K. Comparative Politics Perspective of the Two Koreas since 1945

(Same as EASTASN 189K.) Internal politics and external relations of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) since their inceptions in 1948. The division of Korea and the Korean War, political changes from the First Republic to the Sixth Republic in the South, and the hereditary succession from Kim Il Sung to Kim Jung Il in the North. The rival political systems from the perspective of comparative politics. Success in the South and failure in the North: factors contributing to this difference. The North Korean nuclear issue. The future of North Korea-U.S. relations and inter-Korean relations; implications for international relations in E. Asia.

5 units, Aut (Kim, H)

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

For East Asian Studies M.A. students only.

1 unit, Aut (Sun, C)

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