Studying Asia

A critical interrogation of the ways Asian societies have been viewed, studied, and represented in the west from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. How has the study of Asia in the west been shaped by historical processes of colonialism and geopolitics? How do disciplinary epistemologies construct these understandings of Asia? In this course, students will read sources from multiple disciplines in order to think critically about the construction of Asia as a discourse and object of study in the west, and to situate their own understanding of Asia’s plural societies and cultures. 1 unit. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. Meets the Equity and Power: EPG requirement.

Degree requirement — Equity and Power: EPG

1 unit — Chandrani

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 5 Studying Asia Yogesh Chandrani Interdisciplinary House UpstairsRm 25 / 23 05/21/2022
Spring 2023 Block 5 Studying Asia Yogesh Chandrani TBA 25 / 25 05/21/2022
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