ASIANPAM 103 - First Year Seminar in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
Section: 001 Asian America and the Transpacific
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian/Pacific Island Amer Std (ASIANPAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How are Asia and the Pacific related? How are Asians and Pacific Islanders connected? This course explores how these geographical regions and groups are connected through a range of discourses, including the movement of peoples, ideas, and goods across the Pacific, from Asia to the U.S. and back. We will examine the role the transpacific plays in the scholarship and knowledge produced within Asian American Studies and American Studies.

What ideological “work” does the transpacific do in these fields? What discourses does it participate in, shore up, critique, and interrogate? What role has the Pacific—both its islands and its ocean spaces, its indigenous cultures, its histories of engagement with multiple imperial powers—played in the constitution of Asian America, in the constitution of the America, the sought-after home of Asian immigrants and the itinerant space for Asian migrants. We will also examine the free trade agreement, the alternatively much-reviled, much-touted Trans-Pacific Partnership. How does this trade deal cast forth yet another sense of the transpacific, of the “trans,” and of the Pacific itself which remains all but absent from its scope and concerns.

ASIANPAM 103 - First Year Seminar in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 1890650463
From unincorporated territory [saina], Author: Craig Santos Perez., Publisher: Omnidawn pub. 2010
ISBN: 1101127678
Comfort woman, Author: Keller, Nora Okja., Publisher: Penguin Books 2014
ISBN: 0816648913
Chains of Babylon : the rise of Asian America, Author: Daryl J. Maeda., Publisher: University of Minnesota Press [Online-Au 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0824839986
Transpacific studies : framing an emerging field, Author: Janet Hoskins and Viet Thanh Nguyen, editors. 2014
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