ANS 391 • Urban Space and Place in East Asia
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Using a variety of sources, including film and advertizements, as well as ethnography, this course will examine recent developments in urban Korea, Japan, and China. We will focus on recent changes in built space (e.g. malls, plazas, and fashion centers) and how these have shaped contemporary society and culture. In particular, we will be concerned with identifying and assessing patterns of development across East Asia. How do Korea, Japan, and China compare in terms of urban structure and design? Is there a pattern? What is distinctive about East Asian urban development? Is there a common language that can be used to describe and analyze East Asian space and place? By applying a set of theoretical questions that have been developed in non-Asian contexts, we will address these and other questions.
4-5 short response papers: 40% Class participation/contributions: 30% Final paper & presentation: 30%
Watson, James (ed.) Golden Arches East LeFebvre, Henri. Writings on Cities McDonough, Gary. Urban Space and Place