|EAS1000 Exploring East Asia
- Bowring, Philip (1987) ‘What is “Asia”?’, Far Eastern Economic Review, 12 February, pp. 30-31;
- Breslin, Shaun (2014) ‘APEC Summit shows how hard it is to define the “Asian” region’, The Conversation, 11 November.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica (1998) ‘Region’, 20 July.
- Prescott, Anne (2015) ‘Introducing East Asia’, in Anne Prescott (ed.) East Asia in the World: An Introduction, London: Routledge, pp. 3-24
- Dobson, Hugo (2006) ‘Mister Sparkle meets the Japanese Yakuza: Depictions of Japan in The Simpsons’, Journal of Popular Culture, 39 (1): 44-64;
- The Simpson: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (Season 10, Episode 23), in which the Simpsons visit Japan.
- In Goo Goo Pai Pan (Season 16, Episode 12), they visit China.
- Family Guy (Candy, Quahog Marshmallow, Season 14, Episode 10) features a trip to Seoul.
- Front Row (2017) ‘Chinese characters on TV’, BBC Radio 4, 28 November: Discusses BBC 3 comedy Chinese Burn
- Channel 5 comedy Fresh off the Boat, episodes and clips of which are available on YouTube.
- Harding, Chris (2015) ‘Three Western Myths about Japan’, BBC News, 15 August.
- Jen, Gish (1991) ‘Challenging the Asian Illusion’, The New York Times: Arts and Leisure, 11 August, p. 1 and pp. 12-13.
- Dalton, Bronwen, Kyungja Jung, Jacqueline Willis and Markus Bell (2015) ‘Framing and Dominant Metaphors in the Coverage of North Korea in the Australian Media’, The Pacific Review, 29 (4): 523-547;
- Dobson, Hugo (2009) ‘Reporting the Fiftieth and Sixtieth Anniversaries of the End of World War 2: Less Fear and Loathing in the UK press towards Japan?’, in Hugo Dobson and Kosuge Nobuko (eds) Japan and Britain at War and Peace, London: Routledge, pp. 151-165;
- Sparks, Colin (2010) ‘Coverage of China in the UK National Press’, Chinese Journal of Communication, 3 (3): 347-365;
- Willnat, Lars and Yunjuan Luo (2011) ‘Watching the Dragon: Global Television News about China’, Chinese Journal of Communication, 4 (3): 255-273.
- Khosrowjah, Hossein (2011) ‘A Brief History of Area Studies and International Studies’, Arab Studies Quarterly, 33 (3/4): 131-142;
- Lightfoot, Liz (2011) ‘The Value of Area Studies’, British Academy Review, March. Available at: ;
- Prescott, Anne (2015) ‘East Asian Studies: History, Careers and Resources’, in Anne Prescott (ed.) East Asia in the World: An Introduction, London: Routledge, pp. 25-34.
- Matanle, Peter (ND) Japan and the Environment: Industrial Pollution, Biodiversity Loss, and Climate Change, in M. Williams and H. Takeda (eds) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Japan, London: Routledge (Unpublished Manuscript)
- University of Sheffield Library Tutorials in Information and Digital Literacy
- Economy, Elizabeth C. (2005) The Economic Explosion and Its Environmental Cost, Chapter Three in: The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future, Ithaca: Cornell University Press (pp. 59-94);
- Walker, Brett L. (2010) Mercury’s Offspring, Chapter Five in: The Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan, Seattle: University of Washington Press. (pp. 137-175);
- Zhang, Q., He, K. & Huo, H. (2012) Policy: Cleaning China's Air, Nature, 484, 12 April: 161-162.
- Pilling, David (2018) ‘Why it is time to change the way we measure the wealth of nations’, Financial Times, 5 January.
- The Economist (2013), Boundary Problems, p. 65; The Economist (2011), Japan’s Economy – Whose lost decade?, p. 84
- The World Bank (2018) The Changing Wealth of Nations - Building a Sustainable Future, Executive Summary, pp. 1-22 and Appendix B, pp. 225-233.
- Youtube video: TED - Bhutan's Gross Domestic Happiness and environmental initiatives
- Bâlgăr, C. & Drăgoi, A. (2014) the role of FDI in revitalizing Japan's economy, Romanian Economic and Business Review, 9 (3)
- Tian, X. (2016). Managing international business in China. Cambridge University Press. Page 81-87; 144-158;
- Rubén Hernández-Murillo, Christopher J. Martinek (2008) ‘Which Came First–Democracy or Growth?’, The Regional Economist (April), pp. 4-6.
- Yang, X. H., Jiang, Y., Kang, R. P., Ke, Y. B. 2009. A comparative analysis of the internationalization of Chinese and Japanese firms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26(1): 141-162
- Yang, X., Lim, Y., Sakurai, Y, & Seo, S. 2009. Internationalization of Chinese and Korean firms. Thunderbird International Business, 51(1): 37-51.
|EAS1021 Understanding China 1
Li, J. (2015) Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life. New York: Columbia University Press.
You should read the whole book in the course of the semester; it is available as an e-book in the University Library and can be purchased online if you prefer.
- Dryburgh, M. (2011) Foundations of Chinese Identity. In Zang, X. (ed.) Understanding Chinese Society. London: Routledge, 9-23;
- Mitter, R. (2008) Modern China: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press (as a minimum, see the chapters covering modern history (chapters 3-4, pp.17-74); but if you’re taking other modules on China, it is worth reading the whole book).
- Cohen, P., & Lu, H. (2016) Between History and Memory: A Conversation with Paul A. Cohen. The Chinese Historical Review, 23(1), 70-78;
- Esherick, J. W. (2014) On Dealing with Chinese Censors. [online] ChinaFile. Available online [Accessed September 3, 2018]; Szonyi, M., (2017) A companion to Chinese history. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp.1-7.
- Johnson, M. D. (2015) Beneath the Propaganda State: Official and Unofficial Cultural Landscapes in Shanghai, 1949-1965. In Brown, J., Johnson, M. D., Maoism at the Grassroots: Everyday life in China's era of high socialism. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press;
- Hall, M. (2006). Identity, Memory and Countermemory. Journal of Material Culture, 11(1-2), 189-209;
- Pink, S. (2012) Situating everyday life: practices and places. London: Sage, 14-29.
- Zuo, Y. (2015). Oral history studies in contemporary China. Journal of Modern Chinese History, 9(2), 259-274.
- Rosenstone, R. A. (2006) History on Film / Film on History: Concepts, Theories and Practice. Harlow: Pearson Education, pp.154-164;
- Zhou, X. (2016). Genre, war, ideology: Anti-Japanese war films in Taiwan and Mainland China. Chinese Studies in History, 49(4), 232-247.
- Xu, J., & Andrew, D. (2012). The Lion's Gaze: Truth and Legend in I Wish I Knew. Film Criticism, 36(1), 24-43;
- Zheng, A. (2013). The Realism of Compositional Documentary: Jia Zhangke's “I Wish I Knew”. Pacific Coast Philology, 48(1), 88-108.
|EAS1031 Understanding Japan 1
- Mori, Ōgai, (1994) ‘The Dancing Girl’ (1890). In Youth and other stories, pp. 6-24, trans. J. Thomas Rimer. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. Digitised;
- Varley, H. Paul. ‘The Flourishing of a Bourgeois Culture’. In Japanese Culture, chapter 7, pp. 164-204;
- Tayama, Katai, (1981) 'The Girl Watcher' in The Quilt and Other Stories, translated by Kenneth G. Henshall. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press
- Pierantonio Zanotti (2018) ‘The Senses of Modernity in Tayama Katai's "Shojobyo" (1907)’, The Journal of Japanese Studies Volume 44, Number 1, pp. 55-87;
- Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Irmela. (1996) Rituals of self-revelation : shishosetsu as literary genre and socio-cultural phenomenon. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, Chapter 3, pp. 31-39;
- Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, (1997) ‘In a Grove’ in 'The Oxford book of Japanese short stories / edited by Theodore W. Goossen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 95-102;
- (1999) The essential Akutagawa: Rashomon, Hell screen, Cogwheels, A fool's life and other short fiction. Edited by Seiji Lippit. New York: Marsilio Publishers;
- Haruki Murakami,(1997) ‘Elephant Vanishes’ in 'The Oxford book of Japanese short stories / edited by Theodore W. Goossen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 400-416;
- Ernest Hemingway, ‘Hills like white Elephants’ in Men without Women pp. 38-42;
- Fumiko Enchi, (1997) ‘Flower Eating Crone’ in 'The Oxford book of Japanese short stories / edited by Theodore W. Goossen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 149-154;
- Kajii Motojiro, (1997) ‘Lemon’ in 'The Oxford book of Japanese short stories / edited by Theodore W. Goossen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 149-154;
- Kono, Taeko, (1996) ‘Toddler-Hunting’ in Toddler Hunting and other stories. London, a New Direction Book. pp. 45-68. [also in The Oxford book of Japanese short stories / edited by Theodore W. Goossen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 313-333.];
- Copeland, Rebecca,(1992) ‘Motherhood as Institution’ Japan Quarterly, Jan 1, 1992, Vol.39(1), p. 101 [Peer Reviewed Journal];
- Bullock, Julia C.,(2010) ‘Odd Bodies’ in The Other Women's Lib: Gender and the Body in Japanese Women's Fiction. University of Hawai'i Press, , pp. 97-126 [just read 97-105].
Rashōmon, 1950, directed by Kurosawa, Akira.
|EAS1041 Understanding Korea 1
- Armstrong, Charles (2005). ‘Inter-Korean relations in historical perspective’. International Journal of Unification Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1-20.
- Kim, Samuel (2004). 'Inter-Korean Relations: problems and prospects'. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 1;
- Cummings, B. (2005) 'Koreas place in the sun; A Modern History.' UK: W. W. Norton & Company.