PA250 - Topics in Asian Studies:

Study of a selected topic in Asian Studies. 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, Coleman, Lasmawan, Mehta, Onishi, Otake, Pizarro, Shimoda, Sriram, Tabares, Wang, Williams

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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 2023 Block 1 Topics in Asian Studies: Intro to Asian American Studies Topic Details Leland Tabares Tutt Library 321 25 / 21 05/25/2024
Fall 2023 Block 1 Topics in Asian Studies: Calligraphy and Painting Zoe Wang Armstrong Hall 341 25 / 18 05/25/2024
Fall 2023 Block 2 Topics in Asian Studies: Performing the Hindu Epics Topic Details Made Lasmawan Packard Hall 8 25 / 9 05/25/2024
Fall 2023 Block 4 Topics in Asian Studies: Languages & Cultures of Japan Topic Details Hiromi Onishi Armstrong Hall 234 25 / 2 05/25/2024
Fall 2023 Block 4 Topics in Asian Studies: Holy Men, Manly Men Topic Details Tracy Coleman Armstrong Hall 230 25 / 10 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 5 Topics in Asian Studies: Telling The Tale of Heike: From Medieval Minstrels to Modern Screens Topic Details Francesca Pizarro Armstrong Hall 235 25 / 23 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 5 Topics in Asian Studies: Colonialism & Religion Topic Details Yogesh Chandrani Armstrong Hall 230 25 / 8 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 6 Topics in Asian Studies: Caste: Histories and Theories of Exclusion, Stigma and Discrimination Purvi Mehta Palmer Hall 225 25 / 1 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 6 Topics in Asian Studies: From Pearl Harbor to Honouliuli Topic Details Jason Weaver Tutt Science Building 305 12 / 0 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 6 Topics in Asian Studies: Modern Southeast Asia Topic Details John Williams Palmer Hall 227 25 / 16 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 7 Topics in Asian Studies: Text and the City: Japanese Fiction from Meiji to the Allied Occupation Topic Details Francesca Pizarro Armstrong Hall 341 25 / 18 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 7 Topics in Asian Studies: The Minority Question in Asia Topic Details Yogesh Chandrani Armstrong Hall 356 25 / 17 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 8 Topics in Asian Studies: Music and Dance in Bali Topic Details Made Lasmawan Packard Hall 8 25 / 2 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 8 Topics in Asian Studies: Eating Asian America: Race & Food Topic Details Leland Tabares Palmer Hall CommonRoom 25 / 3 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 1 Topics in Asian Studies: History of Gender and Sexuality in South Asia Purvi Mehta TBA 25 / 13 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 1 Topics in Asian Studies: Chinese Calligraphy Topic Details Zoe Wang TBA 25 / 21 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 2 Topics in Asian Studies: Anthropology of Religion Yogesh Chandrani TBA 25 / 14 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 2 Topics in Ethnomusicology: Performing the Hindu Epics Topic Details Made Lasmawan TBA 25 / 20 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 3 Topics in Japanese Studies: Tale of Genji Redux: The Shining Prince in Literature, Theater, Art, and Topic Details Francesca Pizarro TBA 25 / 23 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 3 Topics in Asian Studies: Japanese American Incarceration Literature Topic Details Brandon Shimoda TBA 25 / 18 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 3 Topics in Asian Studies: Caste: Histories & Theories of Discrimination, Exclusion, and Stigma Topic Details Purvi Mehta TBA 25 / 22 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 4 Topics in Asian Studies: Performance Away Pallavi Sriram TBA 25 / 9 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 4 Topics in Asian Studies: The Nakedness of Being Topic Details Eiko Otake TBA 25 / 11 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 4 Topics in Asian Studies: Gods, Buddhas, Gurus & Other Masculine Superheroes Tracy Coleman TBA 25 / 12 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 5 Topics in Asian Studies: 1980s Bubble Beats to Chill To: Fiction, Film, and Urban Japan Topic Details Francesca Pizarro TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 6 Topics in Asian Studies: Languages and Cultures of Japan Topic Details Hiromi Onishi TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 6 Topics in Asian Studies: History of Modern South Asia Purvi Mehta TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 7 Topics in Asian Studies: Politics, Religion and the Secular Topic Details Yogesh Chandrani TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 8 Topics in Asian Studies: Eating Asian America: Race and Food Topic Details Leland Tabares TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 8 Topics in Asian Studies: The Korean War Topic Details John Williams TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 8 Topics in Ethnomusicology: Music and Dance in Bali Topic Details Made Lasmawan TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
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