Lucas Bender

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Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures; DUS, East Asian Studies; DUS, East Asian Languages & Literatures
320 York Street, Room 111, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Early and Medieval Chinese Literature; Chinese Intellectual and Religious Life


EALL 200, CHNS 200, EAST 240, HUMS 270

The Chinese Tradition

An introduction to the literature, culture, and thought of premodern China, from the beginnings of the written record to the turn of the twentieth century. Close study of textual and visual primary sources, with attention to their historical and cultural backdrops.

Term: Fall 2022
Day/Time: M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
EAST 470

Independent Study

For students with advanced Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language skills who wish to pursue a close study of the East Asia region, not otherwise covered by departmental offerings. May be used for research, a special project, or a substantial research paper under faculty supervision. A term paper or its equivalent and regular meetings with an adviser are required. Ordinarily only one term may be offered toward the major or for credit toward the degree. 

Term: Spring 2023
EAST 480

One-Term Senior Essay

Preparation of a one-term senior essay under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Students must receive the prior agreement of the director of undergraduate studies and of the faculty member who will serve as the senior essay adviser. Students must arrange to meet with that adviser on a regular basis throughout the term.

Term: Spring 2023
EAST 492

Senior Research Project

Two-term directed research project under the supervision of a ladder faculty member. Students should write essays using materials in East Asian languages when possible. Essays should be based on primary material, whether in an East Asian language or English. Summary of secondary material is not acceptable.

Term: Spring 2023