ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 001 The Question of Modernity
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course approaches the question of modernity, which has emerged as a central issue in the humanities, from a comparative perspective. What shape does modernity take in South and East Asia? Is modernity always imitative of the west or can we speak of “alternative modernities”? What role do visual and literary cultures play in the making of modernity in Asia? What challenges might a study of Asian modernity pose to dominant understandings of the modern? Our investigation will be primarily anchored in the visual and popular cultures of India (a major focus), China, and Japan, and draw on cinema and literary studies, cultural theory, history, and anthropology. The course will entail structured discussions and active student participation.

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
28859
Open
9
 
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F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
45190
Open
11
 
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Th 2:30PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
45191
Open
8
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
45777
Open
13
 
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W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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