ASIAN 550 - Critical Introduction to Asian Studies
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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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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ASIAN 550 provides an introduction to theory and method in Asian Studies with the goal of providing & "literacy" in foundational works and bodies of theory that students will encounter in their graduate work regardless of discipline or area of study. We read a number of works that are broadly important to humanistic studies; some related to specific disciplines such as history or literature; and some specifically about topics in Asia. Given the range of the ALC graduate program, readings and discussions also aim to address different topical and methodological concerns of research on South, Southeast, and East Asia. Our objective is to explore how to utilize & "theory" and methods effectively and non-reductively in research and writing. Topics may include materialist theories of modernity, nationalism, social space, gender and sexuality, translation, comparison, and the transnational turn in scholarship. The course also will introduce methods and strategies for academic writing. This course fulfills one half of the Rackham School's Responsible Conduct and Scholarship (RCRS) requirement. Students will also complete the Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERRS) module.


ASIAN 550 - Critical Introduction to Asian Studies
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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