Current and Past Courses Taught by David Lurie


Fall '18

Spring '19

  • (On leave)

2019-20 Tentative Courses:

  1. Intro. to East Asian Civ.: Japan
  2. Japan to 1600 OR Mythology of East Asia
  3. Graduate seminar on Early Japanese historiography
  4. Readings in Classical Japanese

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Previous Years' Courses

Spring '02
Readings in Classical Japanese; Asian Humanities Colloquium on Major Texts, East Asia
Fall '02
Introduction to Kanbun; Japan to 1600
Spring '03

Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan; Asian Humanities Colloquium on Major Texts, East Asia

Fall '03
Reading Japanese Historical Sources; Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan
Spring '04
Topics in the Cultural History of Premodern Japan (Prince Shotoku); Asian Humanities Colloquium on Major Texts, East Asia
Fall '04
Introduction to Kanbun; History of East Asian Writing Systems
Spring '05-
Fall '06

(On leave)
Spring '07
Introduction to Kanbun; Japan to 1600 (Graduate Colloquium)
Fall '07
Japanese Literature to 1900 (w/ Wiebke Denecke); Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan
Spring '08
Linguistic Thought in Japan, 712-1941 (grad seminar; pdf link to syllabus)
Fall '08
Japanese Bibliography; Introduction to Kanbun
Spring '09
Graduate Seminar on Japanese Literature: 8th Century Classics (Interaction and Reception); pdf link to syllabus
Fall '09
Asian Humanities Colloquium on Major Texts, East Asia; Japan to 1600
Spring '10
(On leave)
Fall '10
Introduction to Kanbun
Spring '11
Intro. to East Asian Civilizations: Japan; Graduate Seminar: Japanese Mythology I (pdf syllabus)
Fall '11
Introduction to Classical Japanese (pdf syllabus); Japanese Bibliography
Spring '12
Graduate Seminar: Japanese Mythology II (pdf syllabus)
Fall '12
Intro. to East Asian Civilizations: Japan; Intro. to Kanbun
Spring '13
Japan to 1600; Graduate Seminar: Legendary Emperors (pdf syllabus)
Fall '13-
Spring '14

(On leave)
Fall '14
Intro. to East Asian Civilizations: Japan; Intro. to Kanbun
Spring '15
Japan to 1600; Graduate Seminar: Motoori Norinaga (pdf syllabus)
Fall '15
Intro. to East Asian Civilizations: Japan; Mythology of East Asia
Spring '16
Readings in Classical Japanese; Graduate Seminar: Tsuda Sokichi and Orikuchi Shinobu (pdf syllabus)
Fall '16
Mythology of East Asia; Introduction to Kanbun
Spring '17
World Philology (pdf syllabus); Graduate Seminar on Book I of the Kojiki (pdf syllabus)
Fall '17
Intro. to East Asian Civilizations: Japan;  Introduction to Classical Japanese
Spring '18
(On leave)


Contact David Lurie at: DBL11@columbia.edu