We study the languages, societies and cultures of major civilizations that stretch from the Arab World to Japan. Students expand their knowledge and challenge assumptions about this large and vital part of the world.
Imagining Modern China
Survey the literary and cultural milestones in late nineteenth-century to twentieth-century China while exploring a wide range of works from mainland China and the Sinophone world.
Troubled Transformations: History of Modern China from the Opium War to the Olympics
Explore major events in Modern China beginning with the Opium War and the Taiping Rebellion through the post-Mao economic reform and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, all with comparative references to current events.
A Media History of Anime
Trace the history of animation in Japan, from the earliest known work in 1907 to the media convergence of the present, accessing a larger history of media in Japan, including cinema, television, and today’s hybrid “contents industry.”