Chinatowns: A Cultural History

HISTORY 228

Explores the intersection of space and ethnicity through the myriad ways Chinatown has circulated as memory, fantasy, narrative, myth, in the dominant cultural imagination, and how lived realities of overseas Chinese communities, Asian American history, and changing conceptions of "Chineseness" have productively engaged with real and phantom Chinatowns. Research will emphasize multi-disciplinary approaches, such as urban history, architecture, ethnography, economics; or engagement in a creative project. Instructor: Chow
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 335
  • ICS 336
Typically Offered
Occasionally