Graduate Courses 2018-19

Graduate Courses 2018-19

This page will be updated as course timetables in additional departments become available.

Course Nomenclature:

  • F indicates a half year course in the first term (Sept – Dec)
  • S indicates a half year course in the second term (Jan – Apr)
  • Y indicates a full year course (Sept – Apr)
  • M, T, W, R, F = days of the week


ASI1000-Y Issues in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies T 2-4 BL 306 J. Bertrand (F) and Y. Wu (S)
The core seminar in examines the dynamics of transformation in the Asia-Pacific in relation to a number of theoretical debates in history and the social sciences. The seminar is required of graduate students in the Collaborate Master’s Specialization in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies.

In addition to ASI1000-Y (Issues in Asia-Pacific Studies), CESEAS students in the program’s affiliated departments may enroll in courses relevant to the East and Southeast region, some of which are listed below. Please check with individual departments for course prerequisites and enrolment procedures. CESEAS cannot guarantee students a space in courses offered by other departments.

Other courses not listed below might also meet the requirements, provided that they have strong Asia content. If you have another course in mind , please contact the CESEAS director for pre-approval.  Options in other departments for independent studies focused on Asia may also be counted.


EAS1173H-F Modern Korean History Seminar M 2-4 RL14353 A. Schmid
EAS2020H-F Critical Approaches to East Asia W 3-6 RL14353 K. Kawashima
EAS1176H-F Comparative Historical Socialisms in East Asia and Beyond T 4-6 RL14353 Y. Wu

* Limited spots in the course are available, but students must seek the permission of the professor to enrol.

Global Affairs

GLA2091H-F Seeing Taiwan T 12-2 MK B019 T. Lam
This course uses Taiwan as a site to examine some of the most pressing contemporary and historical issues. They include state-building, environmental politics, colonialism and empire, the politics of memory, innovation and urbanism, as well as visual culture. In so doing, students do not only acquire a body of knowledge about Taiwan and its dynamic global connections; they also develop interdisciplinary skills to improve their understanding of major global issues.

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