Second in the two-semester sequence on East Asian literary humanities, this course begins in the seventeenth century and covers a range of themes in the history, literature, and culture of Japan, Korea, and China until the contemporary period. Looking into the narratives of modernity, colonialism, urban culture, and war and disaster, we will see East Asia as a space for encounters, contestations, cultural currents and countercurrents.
No knowledge of East Asian languages or history is required and first-year students are welcome to take the course.
- Ksenia Chizhova (East Asian Studies – Korean Literature)
- Haruko Wakabayashi (East Asian Studies – Japanese History)