DU MA (East Asian Studies) Syllabus 1st 2nd 3rd 4th SEM


DU MA (East Asian Studies) Syllabus 1st 2nd 3rd 4th SEM:

The University of Delhi (DU) has offered the Detailed syllabus for the MA (East Asian Studies) of First/Second/Third/Fourth Semester of Academic Session 2015-16.

DU MA (East Asian Studies) 1st|2nd|3rd|4th Semester Syllabus 2015

DU MA (East Asian Studies) Syllabus 1st 2nd 3rd 4th SEM

The Delhi University has following syllabus for the MA (East Asian Studies) which are:

Semester-I:

EA – 101 : CIVILIZATION IN EAST ASIA

  • East Asian civilization: Convergence and divergence
  • East Asian civilization: Textual and archaeological sources
  • Major and minor traditions
  • Ecology
  • Science and technology
  • Art and aesthetics
  • Ethical structures
  • Language

EA – 102: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS IN EAST ASIA

  • Sources of political legitimacy
  • Structures of authority
  • Statecraft
  • Elite politics
  • Regionalism and centralism
  • The military in East Asian politics
  • State, society and the individual
  • Law and morality
  • Politics of dissidence

EA – 103 : SOCIETY IN EAST ASIA

  • Agrarian structures and social relations
  • Family, lineage and community
  • Modernity and urbanization
  • Social movements
  • Social stratification
  • Gender issues
  • Literacy and education in social transformation
  • Popular religion and culture
  • Ethnicity and Identity

EA – 104: LANGUAGE (CHINESE/JAPANESE/KOREAN)

Semester-II:

  • Pre-modern and modern economic systems
  • Agrarian economies
  • Industrial growth and economic development
  • Commerce and Trade
  • Revenue systems

EA – 202 : INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONS IN EAST ASIA

  • Philosophical and Ethical Schools of Thought
  • Scientific Traditions
  • Intellectual Transitions and Interactions
  • The West and Intellectual Currents in East Asia
  • Nationalism and Socialism
  • Contemporary Critical Thought.

EA – 203 : EAST ASIA AND THE WORLD

  • The East Asian Order
  • Trade and Diplomacy
  • Continental and Maritime Frontiers
  • Western Colonialism and Imperialism
  • Japan and the Restructuring of the East Asian order
  • East Asia and Cold War System
  • East Asia and the global economy
  • East Asia and global regionalism
  • India and East Asia

EA – 204: LANGUAGE (CHINESE/JAPANESE/KOREAN)

A) CHINESE

  • Spoken skills
  • Writing: about 200 Chinese characters
  • Grammar
  • Listening exercises and reading comprehension
  • Teaching material: Compiled by the Department of East Asian Studies

B) JAPANESE

  • Spoken skills
  • Writing: About 150 ~ 200 Chinese characters (kanji)
  • Grammar: 6
  • Listening exercises
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Teaching material: Compiled by the Department of East Asian Studies

C) KOREAN

  • Spoken skills
  • Writing: Hanja: 300 words
  • Grammar:
  • Listening exercises
  • Reading and comprehension

Semester-III:

EA-CH – 301 LATE IMPERIAL CHINA

  • Advent of modernity: the Sung era
  • Political innovations
  • Rural China
  • The rise of commerce and urbanization
  • Neo-Confucianism
  • Popular protests
  • Social stratification and gender
  • The tributary system
  • Han and non-Han interactions
  • Art and culture

EA-CH – 302 CHINA: IMPERIALISM AND REFORM (1840-1911)

  • The Opium War and the establishment of the treaty port system
  • Early reform efforts
  • Agrarian unrest and the mid-century crisis
  • Finance imperialism and economic changes
  • Intellectual ferment
  • China and the West
  • China and East Asia
  • Decline of the Ch’ing monarchy
  • The shifting base of Chinese politics

EA-CH- 303 CHINA: NATIONALISM AND COMMUNISM (1911-1949)

  • Post-1911 political transitions
  • The May Fourth Movement
  • Social change: the peasantry, industrial labour and the bourgeoisie
  • The emergence of political parties: the Chinese Communist Party and the Guomindang
  • External influences: the Comintern and the United States
  • Domestic political fragmentation
  • The period of long strife: the Japanese Aggression, the II World War and the Civil War
  • The political strategies of the Guomindang and the Chinese Communist Party
  • The nature of Chinese Communism

EA- CH – 304 CHINA’S POLITICAL DYNAMICS POST-1949

  • The Party State in China
  • The Constitution of the PRC: Political Institutions and Decision making
  • The CCP and its transformation
  • The National People’s Congress: Shifting structures of authority
  • Changes in the PLA and its role in Chinese politics
  • Sinified Marxism: Maoist Ideology, Revolution and Socialist Transformation
  • Reform Ideology: Deng Xiaoping and his successors
  • From the Plan to the Market: paradigm changes in policy
  • Forms of political representation
  • The direction of Chinese politics

EA- CH – 304 CHINA’S POLITICAL DYNAMICS POST-1949

  • The Party State in China
  • The Constitution of the PRC: Political Institutions and Decision making
  • The CCP and its transformation
  • The National People’s Congress: Shifting structures of authority
  • Changes in the PLA and its role in Chinese politics
  • Sinified Marxism: Maoist Ideology, Revolution and Socialist Transformation
  • Reform Ideology: Deng Xiaoping and his successors
  • From the Plan to the Market: paradigm changes in policy
  • Forms of political representation
  • The direction of Chinese politics

EA-JP – 301 PRE-MODERN JAPAN (1550-1868)

  • Political turmoil and the emergence of Japan as a unified state
  • Consolidation of Tokugawa political authority
  • Sankin Kotai system and its impact on Japan’s economy and politics
  • The revenue system and rural transformation
  • Interaction with the world
  • Peasant protests
  • Major intellectual currents
  • Education and the spread of literacy
  • Attempts at economic reform
  • Domestic and external challenges and the Meiji restoration
  • Rise of commerce and urbanization
  • Trends in art and culture

EA-JP – 302 MODERN JAPAN (1868-1945)

  • Meiji Restoration and the transformation of Japanese political structure
  • Popular resistance
  • Economic transformation: Tax reform and the role of the state
  • Social and cultural transformation:
  • Political Transformation: New political debates and political alternatives
  • Parliamentary democracy and the rise of political parties 1890-1925
  • Role of the military in politics 1925-1945
  • Business conglomerates and Japanese politics
  • Industrialization, urbanization and the formation of a labour class
  • Modernization and women
  • Education and modern Japan
  • Japan’s experience of modernization

Semester-IV:

EA – 407: LANGUAGE (CHINESE/JAPANESE/KOREAN)

A) CHINESE

  • Spoken skill: Ability to converse in Chinese
  • Writing: about 300 Chinese characters 28
  • Selected readings from books, journals and newspapers
  • Ability to analyze and discuss various issues in Chinese
  • Teaching material:

B) JAPANESE

  • Spoken skill: Ability to converse in Japanese
  • Writing: About 300 ~400 Chinese characters (kanji)
  • Grammar:
  • Listening exercises
  • Writing short essays
  • Introduction to newspaper Japanese

C) KOREAN

  • Spoken skills: Ability to converse in Korean
  • Writing: Hanja: 200 words
  • Number of vocabularies: 400 words
  • Grammar:
  • Listening exercises

For more detailed query follow the official DU POrtal of the Delhi University http://www.du.ac.in for the syllabus & Result related information.

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