ASIAN 389 - Culture in East Asian Business, Past and Present
Fall 2023, 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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Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one Asian culture course on history, economics, politics, or popular culture.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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Alibaba, Foxconn, Samsung, Sony: Where did these giants of the industry come from, and where are the economies of East Asia headed? This course will approach the successes of business in East Asia from historical and anthropological viewpoints. In it, we will approach “business” not as a single game with universal rules, but rather as a result of specific historical and cultural processes that precede this century and our own lifetimes. We will spend most of the semester examining contemporary questions or issues in East Asian business; participants will prepare regular position papers concerning those issues, and then debate those issues during the discussion section. In the final phase of the course, participants will form teams that will collaborate in research, finally pitching business plans to the class.

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduates

Class Format:

Two 90-minute lectures in addition to 1-hour discussion section weekly. Frequent in-class exercises, often using video or written primary sources.


ASIAN 389 - Culture in East Asian Business, Past and Present
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
002 (DIS)
 In Person
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: Meets-with POLSCI 389.031 (10 seats)
003 (DIS)
 In Person
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: Meets-with POLSCI 389.032 (10 seats)

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