ASIAN 381 - Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators
Winter 2010, Section 001 - Postcolonial Theory
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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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.
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European imperialism in Asia developed in a complex manner through conscious planning and contingent occurrences. As a result of this complex development something happened to imperial culture for which it had not bargained: imperial culture found itself appropriated in projects of counter-colonial resistance which drew upon the many different indigenous local and hybrid processes of self-determination to resist and sometimes replace the power of imperial cultural knowledge. Post-coloniality is the result of this interaction between imperial culture and complex indigenous cultural practices. The aim of this course is to theorize this interaction between European metropole and its colonies in various parts of Asia. Our theorization may involve discussion about various kinds of experiences of race, migration, translation, suppression, resistance, representation, gender as well as responses to the master discourses of imperial Europe such as religion, history, linguistics and philosophy.


ASIAN 381 - Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/6/10 - 4/20/10
002 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
1/6/10 - 4/20/10
Note: This section will not meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR). Students wishing to use this class for that requirement should choose ASIAN 381, section 001.

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