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Topics in Asian Literature & Culture

Study of a selected topic in one or more Asian literatures and cultures. The course will cover subjects not listed in the regular curriculum and may vary from year to year; taught by Asian Studies faculty and visiting faculty.

.25 or 1 unit — Chandrani, Ericson, Hourdequin, Islam, Lasmawan, Lo, Mehta, Saha Roy, Tu, Vose, Weaver

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The unfolding global climate catastrophe has brought a resurgence of discourse on the question of ‘capitalism’. We will investigate the history and system of the capitalocene and the modern concept of ‘progress’. We will also examine the modern emergence of race and whiteness as a feature of the ecocidal machine of modernity.

This course teaches elementary skills in all four aspects via listening, writing, reading and speaking. Students will gain basic knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through a variety of contextual, situational, and multimedia exercises, and experience South Asian Events and Bollywood movies and songs as part of this course.

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 1 Topics in Asian Lit & Culture: Karma & the Ethics of Nonviolence in South Asian Religion Philosophy Topic Details Steve Vose Armstrong Hall 256B 25 / 17 11/26/2021
Fall 2021 Block 2 Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: History of Gender and Sexuality in South Asia Topic Details Purvi Mehta Palmer Hall EAST TENT 25 / 4 11/26/2021
Fall 2021 Block 3 Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: Caste: Histories and Theories of Exclusion, Stigma, Topic Details Purvi Mehta Cossitt Hall Amphitheat 25 / 0 11/26/2021
Fall 2021 Block 3 Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: Colonialism & Religion Topic Details Yogesh Chandrani Armstrong Hall 342 25 / 1 11/26/2021
Fall 2021 Block 3 Topics in Asian Lit and Culture: Sacred Image, Sacred Space in South Asian Religious Traditions Topic Details Steve Vose Armstrong Hall 130 25 / 21 11/26/2021
Fall 2021 Block 4 Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: History of Modern South Asia Topic Details Purvi Mehta Palmer Hall 223 25 / 1 11/26/2021
Fall 2021 Block 4 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Music in Culture: Indonesia Made Lasmawan Packard Hall 8 32 / 16 11/26/2021
Fall 2021 Block 4 Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: Anthropology of Religion Topic Details Yogesh Chandrani Armstrong Hall 231 25 / 7 11/26/2021
Fall 2021 Block 4 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Caribbean Voices Topic Details Najnin Islam Armstrong Hall 255 25 / 20 11/26/2021
Fall 2021 Block 4 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Religious Traditions of India and South Asia Topic Details Steve Vose Armstrong Hall 130 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 5 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Childhood in Japanese History: From Literary Trope to Symbol Topic Details Joan Ericson TBA 12 / 12 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 5 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Introduction to Asian American Studies Ryan Buyco TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 5 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Population, Reproduction and Gender in India and China Topic Details Sayantan Saha Roy TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 5 Topics in Religion: Caste, Gender, and Race in South Asian Religious Communities Topic Details Steve Vose TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 6 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Ethnomusicology: Performing the Hindu Epics Topic Details Made Lasmawan TBA 18 / 18 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 6 Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: From Pearl Harbor to Honouliuli Topic Details Jason Weaver TBA 12 / 12 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 7 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Politics, Religion and the Secular Yogesh Chandrani TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 7 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Introduction to Literature by Asian American Writers Topic Details Aline Lo TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 7 Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: Religious Traditions of India and South Asia Topic Details Steve Vose TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 7 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Calligraphy and Painting Topic Details Harrison Tu TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 8 Topics in Asian Literature & Culture: Ethnomusicology: Music and Dance in Bali Topic Details Made Lasmawan TBA 18 / 18 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 8 Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: Classical Chinese Philosophy Topic Details Marion Hourdequin TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 Block 8 Topics in Religion: Social Media and Globalization in South Asian Religious Communities Topic Details Steve Vose TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
Summer 2022 Block B Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: The Arts and Culture of Bali Topic Details Made Lasmawan TBA 18 / 18 11/26/2021
Summer 2022 Block B Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: Ecological Consciousness and Climate Justice Topic Details Asoka Bandarage TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
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