PA290 - 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


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2024 Block 6 Studying Asia Yogesh Chandrani Armstrong Hall 259B 25 / 18 05/22/2024
Spring 2025 Block 5 Studying Asia Yogesh Chandrani TBA 25 / 25 05/22/2024
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