(As at Aug 7, 2017. Subject to further changes.)

IHSS 6001: Research Seminar on East Asian Culture

(Semester 1, 2017-18)

Course Teachers: Prof. Angela Ki Che LEUNG and Dr. Izumi NAKAYAMA

This course is a postgraduate research seminar dealing with issues, methods, and possibilities of research in the interdisciplinary fields of East Asian studies. Students will gain familiarity with the existing scholarship and literature in the relevant fields. Topics may (but are not restricted to) include: historiography, history of knowledge production, gender, culture, religion, and literature. All students are required to write a research paper for this course, based on original research and/or fieldwork.

Assessment: 100% coursework

Remarks: This is a compulsory course for all MPhil and PhD students of the Institute.

IHSS 6002: Direct Reading on East Asian Culture

(Semester 1 & 2, 2017-18)

Course Teacher: Individual thesis supervisor (Note: Please confirm with your supervisor before enrolling in the course.)

This course is devoted to the critical reading on existing works on East Asian culture. Students will learn to critique existing scholarship and literature in the relevant fields. Topics and approaches may (but are not restricted to) include: historiography, anthropology, sociology, history of knowledge production, gender, culture, religion, and literature.

Assessment: 100% coursework

Remarks: This is a compulsory course for all PhD students of the Institute. MPhil students may register this course as one of their elective courses.

IHSS 6003: Research Seminar on East Asian Medicine, Science and Technology
Cultures of Innovation in East Asia’s History: with a Focus on Scientific, Medical and Technological Change

(Semester 2, 2017-18)

Course Teachers: Prof. Dagmar SCHÄFER and Prof. Angela Ki Che LEUNG

Time: Thursdays 2:30-4:30 PM

Detailed syllabus will be available later.

Remarks: This is an elective course for all PhD and MPhil students of the Institute.