ASIAN 381 - Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators
Section: 001 Critical Approaches to Asian Studies
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
ASIAN 235 with at least a C-.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior or senior standing and concentration in Asian Studies.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is intended to familiarize Asian Studies students with major theories of interdisciplinary study in literature and history and provide a critical context for the study of Asia. We will think about how critical models and methods can broadly inform work on Asian history, literature, and cultural studies and how these tools can be brought to bear on archival material in the research collections of the University of Michigan. Readings will be drawn from classics in the fields of anthropology, art history, historiography, and literary theory as well as recent work in Asian studies.

Students will write three essays over the course of the semester which explore how to relate our in-class readings to the student’s own research interests. The first two essays are 5-7 pages, the third is 8-10 pages in length. In addition, each student will be expected to lead classroom discussion twice during the academic term. Regular attendance and active participation are required.

ASIAN 381 - Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators
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001 (SEM)
W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780860913290
Imagined communities : reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, Author: Anderson, Benedict R. O'G. (Benedict Richard O'Gorman), 1936-, Publisher: Verso 1991
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