Asian Studies: Critical Introduction to Knowledge Fields and Methodologies


Examination of fundamental methodologies and historiography central to knowledge production about Asia in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Environmental Studies. An overview of nineteenth and twentieth century European discourses of Orientalism and Eurocentrism; the evolution of 'Area Studies' models of inquiry and the bifurcations of Asian Studies; the impact of Cold War politics on the development of the field of Asian Studies in the United States; globalization, the environment and East Asia.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall Only