Faculty of Arts


ASIAN 303

Asian Identities


Description

Students will explore the changing and contested nature of Asian identities in the past and present, through an interdisciplinary study of historical texts, anthropological writings, literature, and film. We will consider the relationships between the body and identity, as well as between individuals, society, culture, and nation in the East Asian context, touching upon health, beauty, food, family, gender and religion. The course is divided into three thematic units:

  1. A cultural history of health, body and nation in East Asia,
  2. East Asian food and identity, and
  3. Asian families and national identity.

In each unit, we will combine theoretical, critical, and personal approaches to understanding the continuing evolution of East Asian cultural identities.

Assessment

Coursework only

Availability 2021

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Ellen Nakamura

Reading/Texts

All course readings are available via the comprehensive course website, which also gives access to a wide range of news items and AV resources.

Points

ASIAN 303: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

ASIAN 100 and 30 points at Stage II in BA courses OR GENDER 100 and 30 points at Stage II in BA courses or 30 points at Stage II in BGlobalSt courses

Restrictions

ASIAN 200


Contact details | Search | Accessibility | Copyright | Privacy | Disclaimer | 1