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Culture & society

Courses are listed thematically here.  
If you want to find out about the language courses, please go to the language-courses.   

Theory/Method
Course title
PAAS 100     Introduction to Pacific and Asian Studies  
PAAS 101 Text, Manipulation, Propaganda
PAAS 105   Pacific and Asia Today
PAAS 200 Introduction to Theories and Methods in Pacific and Asian Studies  
PAAS 300 Social and Economic Change in the Pacific Region
PAAS 301 Social Theory and Analysis in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 302 Literal and Cultural Theory in Pacific and Asian Languages and Literatures Studies  
PAAS 303 Fieldwork Methods for the Study of Asia and The Pacific Communities
PAAS 400 Advanced Research Seminar
Culture
Course title
PAAS 150   Premodern Chinese Culture
PAAS 151 Modern Chinese Culture
PAAS 170 Premodern Southeast Asian Cultures
PAAS 171 Modern Southeast Asian Cultures
PAAS 180 Premodern Japanese Culture
PAAS 181 Modern Japanese Culture
PAAS 182 Aspects of Japanese Culture
PAAS 201 Cultural Politics and Popular Culture in Asia and the Pacific
PAAS 209 Introductory Special Topics in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 350 Chinese Economy, Politics, and Culture
PAAS 368 Culture and Power in Southeast Asia
PAAS 380 Japanese Economy, Politics and Culture
PAAS 385 Love and Sex in Japanese Culture
PAAS 401 Seminar on Culture in Asia and the Pacific
PAAS 406 Ideology and Cultural Conflict in the Asia-Pacific
PAAS 409 Globalization, Cosmopolitanism and Asian-Pacific Cultures
Film/Theatre
Course title
PAAS 202 Topics in Asian Cinema
PAAS 207 Ghosts and Spirits
PAAS 357 Chinese Cinema from Text to Screen
PAAS 358 Screeening the Nation: Nationalism, Ideology, and Politics in Chinese Cinema
PAAS 372 Southeast Asian Cinema
PAAS 373 / THEA 328 The Theatre of Indonesia
PAAS 393 Humanism in Japanese Cinema to 1960
PAAS 394 / THEA 312 Pre-modern Japanese Theatre
PAAS 486   Modern Japanese Theatre
PAAS 487 Trends in Japanese Cinema, 1960 to Present
Religion
Course title
PAAS 204 / RS 200B Introduction to Asian Religions
PAAS 295 Islam in the Asia-Pacific
PAAS 305 Religions of East Asia
PAAS 306 Indo-Tibetan Religious Traditions
PAAS 307 Globalization and Religion
PAAS 308 Religion and Political Power
PAAS 493 Seminar in Buddhism in English
Literature
Course title
PAAS 312 Classical Chinese Prose
PAAS 353 Survey of Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 354 Masterworks of Chinese Fiction
PAAS 355 Modern Chinese Literature and Society 1900-1949 in English
PAAS 356

The Literature of the People's Republic of China 1949 to the Present in English

PAAS 370   Indonesian and Pacific Literature
PAAS 371 Narrating Southeast Asia: Novels, Films, and History
PAAS 386 Premodern Japanese Literature in Translation
PAAS 388 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
PAAS 455 Authors in Contemporary Chinese Literature in Translation
PAAS 456 Thematic Study of Contemporary Chinese Literature in Translation
PAAS 457 Authors in Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 458 Themes in Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 488 Japanese Fantasy

Gender/Family/
Sexuality
Course title
PAAS 208 Family and Gender in the Pacific
PAAS 250 Engendering China
PAAS 405 Reproduction and Sexuality in the Asia-Pacific
Linguistics/Language
course title
PAAS 279 / LING 261 Introduction to the Chinese Language and Linguistics
PAAS 289 / LING 260 Introduction to the Japanese Language and Linguistics
PAAS 399 / LING 396 Sociolonguistic Issues in Japanese
PAAS 459 Directed Readings in Chinese Linguistics
PAAS 485 Seminar in Japanese Language, Literature and Culture
PAAS 497 Special Topics in Asian Languages
Indigenous/Migration/
Ethnicity/Societies
course title
PAAS 203 Imagining the Asia-Pacific
PAAS 205 Indigenous Peoples of the Indo-Pacific Region
PAAS 294 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Asian Societies
PAAS 351 Contemporary Chinese Society
PAAS 364 Indigenous Societies and Colonial Relations in Oceania
PAAS 365 Society and Politics in Small Pacific States
PAAS 402 Asian Canadians and Their Homelands
PAAS 450 Seminar on Social Issues in China
PAAS 466 Redistribution, Reciprocity and Commodity Relations in Pacific Societies
Politics/Economy/
Development 
Course title
PAAS 369 Development and the State in Southeast Asia
PAAS 403 Capitalist Economy and the Asia-Pacific
Special Topics / Seminar
Course title
PAAS 209 Introductory Special Topics in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 464 Topics in Studies of Australasia
PAAS 465 Seminar on Oceania
PAAS 467 Seminar on Indonesia
PAAS 468 Seminar on the Study of Southeast Asia
PAAS 480 Seminar on Japan
  Topic: Bushido [The way of the Samurai ] - Art, Philosophy, and Relision in Japan
PAAS 495 Special Topics in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 496 Directed Studies in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 499 Honours Thesis

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