Hi, my name is Mark Frank, and I’m a historian of China in a world context. I just finished my Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures at UIUC in August, and this year I’m a postdoctoral associate in the Environmental Humanities of East Asia at Yale University.
See online schedule for current topics. There are many sections to choose from. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Interdisciplinary inquiry into the cultural and social patterns that have shaped women's lives in China, Japan, and Korea. Same as GWS 361.
What do holy monks, star-crossed lovers, and shapeshifting monsters have in common? In this course, we will read some of the great classics of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese literature, and explore the rich socio-cultural contexts behind these works.
An introduction to the popular cultures and subcultures of China, Korea, and Japan through exposure to popular films, music, anime, games, and everyday practices.
This course provides a survey of the past four centuries of East Asian history from the political and economic heights of the Qing Empire in China, the Choson dynasty in Korea, and the Tokugawa shogunate in Japan through the turbulent decades of imperialism, colonialism, nationalism, and industri