2020 Winter Session

Winter 2020

ANTH215 Japanese Popular Culture Sections

Television shows, dramas, movies, advertising, marketing, manga (Japanese style "comics"), anime (Japanese animation), theatrical forms, popular literature, popular music, fashion fads, tourism, toys, and sports.


Winter 2020

ANTH315 Japanese Culture and Society Sections

Japanese culture and society: patterns of organization, value systems, family, education, work, minorities and diversity, harmony and conflict, urban/rural differences, gender, sexuality, youth, tradition, continuity, change, and future prospects.


Winter 2020
No ANTH course(s) were found for W2020 term.

Winter 2020

ARTH253 Asian Architecture: Sacred and Urban Spaces Sections

Select built forms in Asia, such as temples, tombs, palaces, cities and gardens, and their relations to cultural, social and political systems.


Winter 2020

ARTH363 Art in Japan: The Problem with Painting Sections

Key debates in the history of painting and its institutionalization.


Winter 2020

ARTH464 Seminar in Japanese Art Sections

Winter 2020
No ASTU course(s) were found for W2020 term.


Winter 2020

ASTU202 Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives Sections

An interdisciplinary introduction to political, economic and geographical interactions between Japan and Canada, the links between these countries and other Pacific Rim nations, and the historical origins of these connections. Specific topics will vary from year to year, but will include themes such as economic integration in the Pacific region; the role of resource economies such as Canada's; security relations in the Pacific; the role of Japanese investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Winter 2020

ACAM250 Asian Canadians in Popular Culture Sections

Popular culture's role in the production of Asian Canadian and diasporic communities, with emphasis on race, gender, sexuality, and other identity categories.


Winter 2020

ACAM300 Dis/Orienting Asian Canada Sections

The histories, cultures, social dynamics, and life experiences of Asian communities in Canada in the context of global migrations. Restricted to students with second year status or higher.


Winter 2020
No ACAM course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ACAM350 Asian Canadian Community-Based Media Sections

Digital media production in the context of community engagement. Includes critical media literacy, community-based research ethics, project design, training in media forms such audio, video, photography, and web publishing.


Winter 2020
No ACAM course(s) were found for W2020 term.

Winter 2020

ASIA100 Introduction to Traditional Asia Sections

A survey of the histories and cultures of Asia before 1600 and the coming of the Europeans. Emphasis will be given to parallel themes in the development of the civilizations of South, Southeast and East Asia.


Winter 2020

ASIA101 Introduction to Modern Asia Sections

A survey of the emergence of modern Asia. Aims at an understanding of how the various peoples of Asia have maintained distinctive cultural identities despite centuries of political, economic, social and cultural change.


Winter 2020

ASIA110 Introduction to the Major Eastern Religions Sections

Introduction to the major Asian religious traditions (Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Christianity, Shintoism, and Shamanism); employs theoretical models drawn from religious studies.


Winter 2020

ASIA200 Cultural Foundations of East Asia Sections

A comparative survey of the beliefs, assumptions and values which have shaped the civilizations of East Asia in both traditional and modern times.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA212 Writing About Japan Sections

Literary, historiographic, religious, and feminist approaches to Japanese myths, legal tracts, religious tales, fiction, and poetry.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA250 Introduction to Buddhism Sections

Origins, basic teachings, development of Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantric traditions, historical spread first through Asia and later the world, and Buddhism in contemporary societies.


Winter 2020

ASIA254 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film Sections

The integral role that sex, gender, and sexuality play in literary and cinematic works from Japan. Literary works will be read in translation, movies will be subtitled.


Winter 2020

ASIA300 Writing and Culture in East Asia Sections

Practical, aesthetic, historical, technological and political issues pertaining to the use of Chinese characters - hanzi (Chinese), kanji (Japanese), or hanccha (Korean) - throughout the region.


Winter 2020

ASIA301 Buddhism in the Modern Era Sections

Buddhism from the nineteenth century to present day with special emphasis on its history and character in local settings, including specific traditions such as Tibetan Nyingma and Japanese Zen, as well as the development of a modern and global "Buddhism."


Winter 2020

ASIA305 Asian Horror Cinema: National Nightmares and Specters of Trauma Sections

Engaging with the ideologies, industrial histories, socio-cultural contexts, and aesthetics of horror films - and the genre itself - from various Asian cinemas.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA314 Premodern Japan Sections

Japanese history (political, economic, social and cultural) to 1600.


Winter 2020

ASIA315 Japan from Feudal to Modern State Sections

Japanese history from 1600 to the Meiji Restoration. Political, economic, social and cultural forces which were involved in transforming Japan.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA326 Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime Sections

A critical introduction to Japanese manga and anime in the 20th and 21st centuries.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA346A Topics in Japanese Cultural History II: The Early Modern Age - TPCS JAPN CLT II Sections

Focuses each year on a specific topic related to the culture of early modern Japan.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA354 Introduction to Japanese Cinema Sections

Students will be introduced to the work of the major directors (e.g., Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Itami, Oshima, Shinoda). Ideological uses of literary texts and period pieces (e.g., Ugetsu, Life of Oharu, Double Suicide). Impact of depiction of Japanese in American film.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA362A Pre-Modern Japanese Fiction (in translation) - PREMOD JAPN FCTN Sections

The influential genre of early tales and fiction in pre-modern Japan.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA364A Modern Japanese Literature in Translation - MOD JAPN LIT TRN Sections

An introduction to the literature and cultural history of modern Japan, with readings drawn from various literary genres, from 1868 to the present.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA387 Japanese Religions Sections

An introduction to traditional Japanese religions including Shinto, Buddhism, Shugendo, Confucianism, new religions and folklore, and their roles in Japanese history, culture and society.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA410 International Relations in Premodern East Asia Sections

International relations, particularly between Korea and Japan in the premodern East Asian context, focusing on migration, trade, diplomacy, war, collective memory, mutual perceptions, and the context of the Sinocentric international order.


Winter 2020

ASIA430 International Relations in Modern East Asia: Korea and Japan Sections

Trade, diplomacy, war, imperialism, militarism, colonialism, collective memory, mutual perceptions Korean-Japanese relations are examined as an exemplary case for exploring the dimensions of international conflict and partnership.


Winter 2020

ASIA444 Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History Sections

Focuses on a limited time period or particular aspect of modern Japanese literature.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA453 Japanese Travel Literature Sections

Japanese travel literature (myths, legends, poetry, tales, diaries, illustrated guides, satiric sermons, haiku, comic fiction, colonial reporting, and ethnography) from the 8th century to present.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA463 Japanese Documentary Media Sections

Historical survey of Japanese documentary film and media, including press, photography, reality TV shows, and social media.


Winter 2020

ASIA464 Japanese Women's Self-Writing Sections

Selected aspects of the more than 1000 years of self-writing (diary, autobiography, personal fiction). Theory and criticism about the use of writing as a medium of self-expression.


Winter 2020

ASIA465 Japanese Horror Sections

The genre of Japanese visual horror explored through formal visual literacy, genre theory, and textual analysis.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA495 Folk Cultures in the Asian Diaspora Sections

The mediation of folklore (e.g. slang, songs, games, dance, foodways) in the everyday lives of immigrant and transnational Asian communities. Emphasis on Asian-Canadian folklore in Greater Vancouver through digital documentary media production and archival folklore research.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.

Winter 2020

ECON441 The Process of Economic Development Sections

Industrialization of an agrarian economy; how the West grew rich; history of Japanese development; technical progress and growth; evolution of the patterns of income distribution; role of international trade in development; environment and development.

Winter 2020

FIST230 Introduction to Asian Cinema Sections

Overview of the cinemas of China, India, Japan, and Korea.

Winter 2020
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2020 term.


Winter 2020

GEOG352 Urbanization in the Global South Sections

Urbanization in the developing countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia; the role of cities in the development process and the features and problems of rapid urbanization.


Winter 2020

GEOG380 Geography of Asia Sections

A comparative regional analysis stressing the historical development and changing cultural, economic, and political patterns of the area. Special reference to India, Indonesia, China, and Japan.


Winter 2020
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2020 term.

Winter 2020
No HIST course(s) were found for W2020 term.


Winter 2020

HIST271 Japan and Global History, 1550 - 1900 Sections

Thematic study of comparisons and relations between Japan and the world outside (primarily Europe and China). Commercial expansion, systems of world order, social institutions, religious and ideological expression, and state organization.


Winter 2020
No HIST course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

HIST376A Modern Japanese History Since 1800 - JAPAN SINCE 1800 Sections

The building of a modern state, its crisis in the 1930s, and its postwar recovery; topics include business institutions, politics, imperialism, intellectual syncretism, social change, and Japan's growing influence in the world.


Winter 2020

HIST382 Post-Colonial Southeast Asia Sections

The history of the Japanese occupation, wars of independence, international relations of the independent nation-states, and internal armed conflicts. Special attention will be paid to the wars in Vietnam, Indonesia, and East Timor.

Winter 2020

JAPN100 Beginning Japanese IA Sections

An introduction to modern spoken and written Japanese with emphasis on both form (grammar and syntax) and functions (Non-intensive). Not available for credit to students with JAPN 11 and/or JAPN 12. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 100 or JAPN 160.


Winter 2020

JAPN101 Beginning Japanese IB Sections

Continuation of JAPN 100 (Non-intensive). Not available for credit to students with JAPN 12. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 101 or JAPN 160.


Winter 2020

JAPN160 Intensive Beginning Japanese I Sections

An introduction to modern spoken and written Japanese with emphasis on both form (grammar and syntax) and functions. Offered in Term 1. Not available for credit to students with JAPN 12. Students are recommended to complete JAPN 160 and 260 in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 160 or JAPN 150 or both JAPN 100, JAPN 101.


Winter 2020

JAPN200 Beginning Japanese II A Sections

Continuation of JAPN 101 (Non-intensive). Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 200 or JAPN 102 or JAPN 260.


Winter 2020

JAPN201 Beginning Japanese II B Sections

Continuation of JAPN 200 (Non-intensive). Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 201 or JAPN 103 or JAPN 260.


Winter 2020

JAPN260 Intensive Beginning Japanese II Sections

Continuation of JAPN 160. Offered in Term 2. Students are recommended to complete JAPN 160 and 260 in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 260 or JAPN 151 or both JAPN 102, JAPN 103 or both JAPN 200, JAPN 201.


Winter 2020

JAPN320 Intermediate Japanese I A Sections

Integrated coverage of topics on culture and cross-cultural communication designed to develop competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. It is strongly recommended that JAPN 320 and JAPN 321 be taken in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 320 or JAPN 210 or JAPN 360.


Winter 2020

JAPN321 Intermediate Japanese I B Sections

Continuation of JAPN 320. It is strongly recommended that JAPN 320 and JAPN 321 be taken in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 321 or JAPN 211 or JAPN 360.


Winter 2020

JAPN322 Intermediate Japanese II A Sections

It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 322 and JAPN 323 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 322 or JAPN 212 or JAPN 361.


Winter 2020

JAPN323 Intermediate Japanese II B Sections

A continuation of JAPN 322. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 322 and JAPN 323 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 322 and JAPN 212 or JAPN 361.


Winter 2020

JAPN360 Intensive Intermediate Japanese I Sections

Integrated coverage of topics on culture and cross-cultural communication designed to develop competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Offered in Term 1. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 360 and JAPN 361 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 360 or JAPN 212 or both JAPN 210, JAPN 211 or both JAPN 320, JAPN 321.


Winter 2020

JAPN361 Intensive Intermediate Japanese II Sections

Continuation of JAPN 360. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 360 and JAPN 361 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 361 or JAPN 251 or both JAPN 212, JAPN 213 or both JAPN 322, JAPN 323.


Winter 2020

JAPN400 Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing I Sections

Selected texts covering various aspects of Japanese cultural history and contemporary Japanese culture/society; emphasis on grammatical analysis and development of advanced competencies for reading and writing. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 400 and JAPN 401 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 400 or JAPN 300.


Winter 2020

JAPN401 Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing II Sections

Continuation of JAPN 301. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 400 and JAPN 401 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 401 or JAPN 301.


Winter 2020

JAPN402 Advanced Modern Japanese: Conversation and Composition I Sections

Improvement of speaking and writing skills through readings and discussions on a variety of social and cultural issues; emphasis on appropriate language use in formal situations. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 402 and JAPN 403 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 402 or JAPN 302.


Winter 2020

JAPN422 Classical Japanese I Sections

The grammar, orthography, and literary style of pre-modern Japanese (bungo). It is strongly recommended that students have 12 credits of JAPN, or equivalent, prior to registration. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 422 or JAPN 311.


Winter 2020
No JAPN course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

JAPN450 Advanced Oral Communication I Sections

Oral communication skills appropriate for studying and working in a Japanese-speaking environment either formal or informal. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 450 or JAPN 410.


Winter 2020

JAPN452 Readings in Modern Japanese Essays Sections

Advanced reading and analysis of scholarly texts in modern Japanese drawn from history, sociology, economics, etc. Advanced conversation, composition, and practice in the use of standard reference tools as preparation for independent research in Japanese. Students are recommended to complete JAPN 403 prior to taking JAPN 452. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 452 or JAPN 406.


Winter 2020

JAPN453 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature Sections

An advanced course in the reading and analysis of literary texts in modern Japanese. Advanced conversation, translation into English and practice in the use of standard reference tools as preparation for advanced research in Japanese. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 453 or JAPN 408.


Winter 2020

JAPN456 Newspaper Japanese I Sections

Developing fluency in reading contemporary Japanese newspapers; concentration on current and emerging vocabulary, evolving grammatical features, and style of presentation. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 456 or JAPN 416.

Winter 2020
No POLI course(s) were found for W2020 term.


Winter 2020

GEOG380 Geography of Asia Sections

A comparative regional analysis stressing the historical development and changing cultural, economic, and political patterns of the area. Special reference to India, Indonesia, China, and Japan.


Winter 2020
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2020 term.

Winter 2020

THTR340B Studies in Asian Theatre - ST ASIAN THTR Sections

Open to all students in third year and above.

Graduate Classes

Winter 2020

ARTH553A Studies in Japanese Art - JAPANESE ART Sections

Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA532A Topics in Traditional Japanese Literature - TRAD JAPN LIT Sections


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA533A Topics in Modern Japanese Literature - TOP MOD JAPN LIT Sections


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA592 The Profession of Asian Studies Sections

Introduction to essential skills for academic and professional work in Asian Studies. Outlines career trajectories in the PhD and beyond, including grant applications, cv-writing, and job searches. Required of Asian Studies PhD students, normally in their first year.


Winter 2020
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020

ASIA699 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

In Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or South Asian Studies only.