Master Course List

01:098:444 Seminar on East Asian Societies

Description:In this course we will examine major social and cultural issues of contemporary East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) from the late-nineteenth century to the present, such as East Asian modernity, colonial identity, memories of war, and contemporary popular culture. The course also highlights the centrality of “everyday life and practices” (生 活, C: shenghuo, J: seikatsu, K: saenghwal) in the organization and experience of modernity in East Asia. These issues will be approached from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including literary analysis, visual studies, social history, women’s and gender studies, and global studies, and a comparative and transnational understanding will be encouraged. The course will also provide a systematic introduction to research and recursive writing processes, and equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand major issues in the larger context of East Asian cultures and societies.

Number of Credits:3

Prerequisites: None

Asynchronous Remote Instruction Type

Fall 2020 Syllabus