DEPARTMENT OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES
100 C. Introduction to East Asia
This course introduces the three major civilizations and cultures of East Asia: China, Japan and Korea. These civilizations are approached through their history, literature, government, religion, social structures, and medical traditions, using a variety of materials. The course examines the patterns established in premodern East Asia, and also the changes and continuity of those patterns in modern East Asia.
301. Topics: East Asian Medical Cultures
This course is a survey of the medical concepts, practices and problems of East Asia. After introducing traditional East Asian medical concepts, the course will deal with the interaction of plural medical systems and social institutions in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Consideration will be given to such issues as shamanism and magical healing, culturally specific syndromes and therapies, alcoholism and drug dependency, and systems of health care delivery.