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Department of Asian Studies
Please describe specifically which non-U.S. community, country, or coherent regional grouping of countries, past or present, will be studied.
This course explores how flows of money and people transform the cultures and peoples of Asia. The class draws examples from a variety of places and populations including China, India, Japan, Korea, Sri Lankan factory workers, elite Chinese diaspora, Filipino overseas workers and Nepalese migrants in Iraq. Although much of the reading focuses on contemporary impacts of labor mobility and cultural exchange, several readings also address a longer history of exchange particularly in the Indian Ocean region.
What are typical readings or other materials in the course or class related to Global Cultures?
Students read articles on topics such as:
Describe typical assignments related to Global Cultures.
Students are asked to bring in examples of cultural exchange in Asia from popular media and discuss their origin and effect. Students conduct a short research paper about the way in which cultural forms from abroad have changed and adapted in a new cultural context. In-class writings and exams are required, where students must discuss traditional culture in India and how it is changing.
Please explain how at least one-third of the course grade is bas