ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 001 Dance in Modern Asia: History, Identity, Politics
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the history of concert dance in Asia since the early twentieth century. Focusing on the contributions of influential individual Asian dancers and choreographers, it provides students a broad introduction to dance in the Asian region, asking how artists in different places dealt with similar social issues and global historical and political changes. Considering Asian artists as an integral component of modern dance history, this class shifts understandings of dance innovation and change away from Eurocentric narratives and assumptions. The following regions will be covered: South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka); East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan); Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia); Central Asia (Uzbekistan); and Asian diasporas.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates and graduate students in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences. No background in dance or Asian studies required.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
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001 (SEM)
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
003 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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