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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2010

ANS 378 • Senior Seminar in Asian Studies-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31045 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
WCH 4.118

Course Description

This is a discussion and research-based course with pan-Asian content. It contains a Substantial Writing Component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing. Half (50%) of the final grade will be based on writing assignments. The course is intended primarily for Asian Studies majors in their final year of study and is a required course for ANS majors. The focus is on traditional forms of theatre and performance in South, Southeast, and East Asia (Japan and China). Each unit will involve reading the text of a play, studying its manner of performance, and analyzing its relationship to the society and culture of its time. Students will be encouraged to compare drama forms across cultures and to appreciate the elements of theatricality in different parts of Asia.

Grading Policy

Two short papers (3-4 pages) 20% Oral reports 10% Exams (two) 30% One long paper (10-12 pages) 30% Attendance and participation 10%


Paperback editions of the following books are available for purchase in the University Co-op Textbook Store. These books are also on reserve in the Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL). James Brandon, Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre W J Johnson, trans., The Recognition of Sakuntala James Brandon, On Thrones of Gold Royall Tyler, ed., Japanese No Dramas Donald Keene, trans., Chushingura Cyril Birch, trans., Peony Pavilion


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