Current and Past Courses Taught by David Lurie



Spring '24

  • Graduate Seminar: The Man'yōshū
  • Asian Humanities: Colloquium on Major Texts

AY24-25 Tentative Courses:

(On leave both semesters)

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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)
Fall '18
Graduate Seminar on 8th Century Narrative (pdf syllabus);  Introduction to Kanbun
Spring '19 (On leave)
Fall '19 Intro. to East Asian Civilizations: Japan; World Philology
Spring '20 Readings in Classical Japanese; Graduate Seminar: Ancient Imperial Literature and the 21st Century: Roots of Reiwa (pdf syllabus)
Fall '20 East Asian Mythology; Introduction to Kanbun
Spring '21 Intro. to ICLS; Graduate Seminar: Making Nara Classics: The World of Edo Period Commentary (pdf syllabus)
Fall '21
East Asian Mythology; Literature Humanities
Spring '22
Graduate Seminar: Nihon shoki books 1-2 (pdf syllabus); Literature Humanities
Fall '22
Introduction to Kanbun; Historical Methods and Craft
Spring '23 Graduate Seminar: The Fudoki (pdf syllabus); Intro. to ICLS
Fall '23
World Philology; Approaches to East Asian Studies


Contact David Lurie at: [email protected]