Asian Studies Course Listing

Fall 2017 Course Listing
For Asian Studies courses requiring Department or Program Permission, please contact Dr. Kiri Lee at kjl2@lehigh.edu
 
ASIA, IR 061-10  East Asian International Relations  43083  4 credits  (SS) CBE Global  
Introduction to East Asian international relations, with emphasis on post-1945 period: historical background of Asian international system; Cold War conflicts; China's rise and regional responses; Japan's changing international role; the two Koreas; ASEAN and Asian regionalism; U.S. and Russian policies; current and future issues.  Professor He   W, F; 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. 
 
ASIA, REL, GS 095-10  Muslim Asia in the 21st Centruty: Religion, Culture, Politics  44016  4 credits  (HU)   
Despite an overwhelming focus on Islam in the Middle East, most Muslims in the World now live in South and Southeast Asia.  In this course, we will explore the ongoing evolution of these societies as the deal with the novel  opportunities and challenges of globalization in the 21st century.  We will also investigate how modern Muslim identities emerge from a complex interplay between religion, culture, and politics.  
Professor Hussain   T, R; 1:10 - 2:25 p.m. 
 
ASIA, MLL, HIST 096-10  Understanding Hong Kong  44204  4 credits  (HU)   
This course introduces Hong Kong, from its history as a vibrant British colony to its current status as a bustling territory mediating between China and the world. The learning objectives and outcomes consist not only of a knowledge of Hong Kong's significance for global commerce and culture but also of the ability to analyze primary and secondary sources as well as to conduct independent research. Course materials, which include wartime stories and autobiographical novellas, romantic comedies and martial arts films, are all available in English.  
Professor Chen   M, W; 11:10 - 12:25 p.m. 
 
ASIA, SOC 114-10  Social Issues in Contemporary China  43287  4 credits  (SS) CBE Global  
Dramatic economic, cultural and social changes are underway in China today and have aroused much debate among social scientists East and West.  The following social issues are critical for understanding China's development trajectory: in equality and poverty; rapid demographic shifts; provision of health care services; provision of education services; and becoming an "information society."  We will explore how these issues intersect with old hierarchies in China, urban-rural differences, and gender differences.  Professor Zhang   M, W; 2:35 - 3:50 p.m. 
 
ASIA, IR 364-10  Chinese Foreign Policy  43665  4 credits  (SS) CBE Global, WI (Writing Intensive)  
Research-oriented seminar focusing on the sources of Chinese foreign policy preferences and goals, foreign policy decision-making processes; international implications of the rise of China, and the pressing regional and global issues that China is facing now and in the future. Consent of department required. Department permission required. Professor He   F; 9:10 - 12:00 p.m. 
 
ASIA 371-10  Advanced Readings in Asian Studies  41806  1-4 credits  (HU, SS) CBE Global  
Directed course of reading and writing in advanced topic not covered in regular Asian Studies course offerings. May be repeated for credit. Program permission required. Instructor permission required. Professor Lee    
 
ASIA 381-10  Special Topics in Asian Studies  41808  1-4 credits  (HU, SS) CBE Global  
Advanced study of aspects of Asian studies not covered in regular course offerings. Individual faculty supervision. Research paper required. May be repeated for credit. Program permission required. Instructor permission required. Professor Lee    
 
ASIA 391-10  Senior Seminar in Asian Studies  41809  1-4 credits  (HU, SS) CBE Global  
Advanced seminar focusing on discussion and research on specialized subjects in Asian studies. Variable subject matter. Offered by faculty on rotating basis. May be repeated for credit. Program permission required. Instructor permission required. Professor Lee    
 
ASIA 399-11  Senior Thesis in Asian Studies  41374  1-4 credits  (HU, SS) CBE Global  
Advanced, individual research project on topic agreed between faculty and student. Research paper and oral defense required. May be repeated for credit. Open to Asian studies majors only. Program permission required. Instructor permission required. Professor Tannenbaum    
 
ASIA 399-10  Senior Thesis in Asian Studies  41810  1-4 credits  (HU, SS) CBE Global  
Advanced, individual research project on topic agreed between faculty and student. Research paper and oral defense required. May be repeated for credit. Open to Asian studies majors only. Program permission required. Instructor permission required. Professor Lee    
 
SUMMER 2017 COURSES
 
ASIA, SOC 197-10  Understanding China through Films (SS) CBE Global  4 credits CRN 21423
In order to really understand the social and cultural aspects of today’s Chinese society, it is of crucial importance to understand the drastic changes happened in China in the past 50 years. Using films to demonstrate how Chinese people experience and interpret the social and political events is one of the best ways to explain the often complicated causes and consequences of those dramatic social, political and economic changes.  The films used in this class are all closely related to some major social issues in China, and some of them were banned in China.  
Professor Zhang (SS 1) online
 
ASIA 361-10  Internship in Asian Studies (Lehigh in Shanghai Study Abroad - 3 credits) (HU, SS) CBE Global  1-4 credits CRN 20701
Internship in public or private agency involved in some aspect of Asian studies. Individual faculty mentor. Written report required. May be repeated for credit. Program permission required. Department permission required. Study Abroad.

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