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ASIA 290

Topics in Asian Studies

Usually a course on aspects of one of the societies and cultures studied in the Asian Studies program (India, China and Japan) or a comparative treatment of aspects of these cultures.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Fall Semester information

Joshua Herr

290A: Tps:Cities in Asia, 1500-present

This is a course on urban history in Asia, c. 1500-present. We will examine how cities are founded and designed; the politics of cities; trade and economy; and complex issues like epidemics, protest, diversity, and provisioning. We will also explore how people experienced and navigated urban life. Students will gain a critical understanding of urban issues and urban experience in Asia, learn to understand and analyze complex historical relationships in a globalized framework, and develop a self-reflective sensibility towards cultural difference in the area of urban issues and experience.