Winter 2014 Courses and Teaching Professors:
AAAS 140 Introduction to Globalization, Race, and Place (TTh 9:50-11:30, Jason Chiu) AAAS 140 is designed for students who want to learn about globalization, both as an economic phenomenon as well as one imbued with cultural implications. What happens when goods, capital, and production know-how move across national boundaries? What happens when people move across national boundaries? As indicated by these questions, class discussions will center on the intersection between economic globalization and the racial dynamics that follow human migration.
AAAS 200 Pacific Asian Culture, People, and Society (MW 9:50-11:30, Jason Chiu) AAAS200 is designed for students who want to learn about the world of Pacific Asia, encompassing 4,000 years of history from approximate 2,000 BCE to the present. In particular, this course focuses on China and Japan. Discussions will center on the way Pacific Asian societies transformed as the political, social, economic, and cultural environment changed across time. Many topics such as intellectual thought, class and gender relations, religion, international relations, and cultural exchange are covered, with equal weight devoted to pre-modern and modern Pacific Asian history. This class fulfills the GE block D requirement.
AAAS 348 Class, Race/Ethnicity, and Gender (MW 11:40-1:20, or 4:20-6, Juily Phun) This course brings the sexy back. That is, to interrogate the historical interplays of race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality in Asia America. Using the lens of history and literature, this course uses the theme of sex and its association with Asian Americans to examine the roots and development of a diverse community from its early historical associations of "menacing" bachelor societies and the red light district to the "Lin phenomenon" in the twentieth century. This class emphasizes learning through reading, writing, and discussion in class as well as on Moodle. Please email Professor Phun (email@example.com) if you wish to have a copy of syllabus. Please click here for a course flyer.
AAAS 350 Ancient East Asian Literature and the Modern World (MW 11:40-1:20, Professor Jun Liu). This course explores meanings of “ancient” and “modern” in East Asian literature, use of Western concepts of modernity to challenge Asian traditions; and use of ancient East Asian literature to impact Western “modernity. This course fulfills GE Theme I.
AAAS 415 Asian American Communities in Southern California (TTh 11:40-1:20, Professor ChorSwang Ngin) The course examines the Asian American enclaves and communities in Southern California by exploring culture, ethnicity, solidarity, political economy, and resistance in their creation and maintenance of communities. Service learning option available.