HISTORY 472 - Topics in Asian History
Section: 001 History of Sushi
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
International Institute Graduate Academic Services, ii-gradadvising@umich.edu
Cost:
<50
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit.
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Sushi, now served at midwestern supermarkets and university cafeterias, reveals the transformation of an ancient Japanese dish into a global phenomenon. This course takes familiar Japanese dishes like sushi and ramen as starting points to ask how food accrues or sheds national characteristics in an age of globalization. To learn the origin of sushi and ramen, the class traces the evolution of the diet in the context of the development of Japanese civilization.

Drawing on the methodology of food studies, course assignments include short research papers on Japanese foodstuffs; analyses of primary sources from statistics to comic books to movies; and short essays drawing from participant observation of Japanese foods now available locally.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute sessions per week

HISTORY 472 - Topics in Asian History
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