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

Fall 2005

ANS 378 • Senior Seminar in Asian Studies-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
29250 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
WCH 4.118
Traphagan, J.

Course Description

The objective of this course is to develop a detailed understanding of how people in South and East Asia conceptualize and represent ideas about self, identity, and the human body and to consider how this influences medical practices and systems. We will consider indigenous approaches to providing medical care in Asian societies, such as Ayurvedic medicine and Japanese kempo as well as Western-style biomedicine as it has developed in Asia.

Texts

Lawrence Cohen, No Aging in India Joseph Alter, Yoga in Modern India: The Body between Science and Philosophy Margaret Lock, Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death

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