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Reading Lists


The Eastern Classics program runs for three consecutive terms: fall, spring, summer. The reading lists are often tweaked to include the most up to date information.

Reading Lists

Seminar and Tutorial

View the Eastern Classics reading list.



Preceptorials remain the same each fall. Students may choose between Sima Qian or Mahabharata.


The spring provides the opportunity for students to choose between many options. Spring 2017 preceptorials will be announced in December.


The summer session provides students to perform a close reading of the Japanese masterpiece The Tale of Genji. View last year’s syllabus.