ASIAN 235 - Introduction to the Study of Asian Cultures
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

This course introduces students to the study of Asia, using a variety of cultural texts (literature, art, and film) from East, South, and Southeast Asia. It looks at the ways in which these forms have traveled within Asia and beyond. While not an exhaustive survey, students will be introduced to the diversity of cultures in Asia through close readings of important classical and modern texts, through the consideration of "keywords" — what do we mean when we speak of "Asia" and "Culture"? — and by considering a range of art objects, maps, and artifacts drawn from the University's own collections.

All readings will be in English and no prior knowledge of any Asian language or culture is necessary.

ASIAN 235 - Introduction to the Study of Asian Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
45185
Open
10
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
45186
Open
3
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students who choose 002, 003, or 004 (DIS) will automatically be enrolled in 001 (LEC).
003 (DIS)
P
45187
Open
6
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students who choose 002, 003, or 004 (DIS) will automatically be enrolled in 001 (LEC).
004 (DIS)
P
45188
Open
1
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students who choose 002, 003, or 004 (DIS) will automatically be enrolled in 001 (LEC).
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ISBN: 9780300040517
The tale of Kie?u : a bilingual edition of Nguye?n Du's Truyen Kie?u, Author: Nguye?n Du, 1765-, Publisher: Yale University Press 1987
Required
ISBN: 9780804832199
The book of tea, Author: Okakura, Kakuzo?, 1862-1913., Publisher: Tuttle Publishing 2000
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0394172116
Monkey, Author: Wu Ch?eng-en ; translated from the Chinese by Arthur Waley., Publisher: Grove Press 1984
Required
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