ASIAN 601 - Critical Theory and Asia
Winter 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Students should have experience working with primary source materials in an Asian (non-Western) culture.
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s).
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This course challenges graduate students from across the disciplines to develop advanced conceptual tools for considering the dynamic and often fraught relationship between critical theory and Asia. With an initial regional focus on South Asia and Japan, there will be an in-depth examination of selected themes in contemporary critical theory, exposing students to the past and current problems in modern and pre-modern Asia.

For the Winter 2019 semester, the overarching theme is “Bio-Politics,” which students will examine through a focused study of themes such as secularism, religion and violence, and sovereignty and citizenship. One of the central aims of this course is to teach students how to not only relate theoretical concepts to Asia per se, but also to alter the nature of theoretical questions and concepts through interaction with ideas and contexts in Asia.


ASIAN 601 - Critical Theory and Asia
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
1/9/19 - 4/23/19

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