|Fall Term 2013 Ethnography of East Asia - 5716 - EAST 364
Prerequisites/Notes: ANTH 110 or consent of the instructor
Catalog Description : A critical and comparative examination of key areas of sociocultural change in present-day East Asia. What do we mean when we speak of "tradition" in the East Asian context? Does tradition refer to an imagined past, or to actual practices that have been discarded in response to demographic, economic or political forces? Using ethnographic studies, we will see how society shapes assumed realms of private experience in Japan, China, and South Korea such as gender, identity, work, and the family, and how these realms of private experience are undergoing marked change. We will then address new areas of research in East Asian anthropology such as the body politic, sexuality, pop culture, consumption and national cultural identities.
Attributes: Diversity-Global GER (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course