Ted Archer |
John Baker |
Robert Bitterman |
Shari Boyce | Megan Brooks | Michael Caspani | Kristin Collins | Joe Cooch
Arielle Grim-McNally | Leah Heron | Clint Irvin | Matt Kaufmann | Letisha Kearney
Dan McMenamin | Ben Morris | Pierce Owings | Emily Sberna
Carlos Spaht | Kathleen Stoeckle | Julianne Shelley | Alex White | Valery Yankov
Anth230, the Course Blog
Webnote groups: 230economics | 230politics | 230socio | 230aesth | 230history | ecology/environment
Some interesting blogs: hmmn (mostly Japan --and many links to other blogs) | Metroblogging Tokyo
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Schedule of classes (still provisional)
|week of||Tuesday (Science A114)||Thursday|
(sometimes Parmly 302)
|7 September||..||first class and setup: some images|
|14 September||Rashomon and the nature of Truth||Electronic Tools|
|21 September||about Anthropology||East Asia: basic geography and history|
|28 September||Chunhyang and Confucian ideals||Chunhyang concluded, and poetics|
|5 October||Three Obediences|
and Master Kung
|Thinking about Projects|
|12 October||Sericulture||no class (Reading Days)|
|19 October||Huozhe and Morning Sun1>||The Cultural Revolution continued|
|26 October||Cultural Revolution and China texts||Ecologies, great and small|
|2 November||Chushingura I: synopsis and why||Chushingura II: synopsis and honor|
|9 November||(no class)||Demography|
|16 November||Ermo and Modernization||Digital Asia|
|23 November||(Thanksgiving Break)||(Thanksgiving Break)|
|30 November||Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi||spirit worlds|
|7 December||--lights out--||project presentations|
Assignments: One | Two [answers] | Three | Four [answers] | Five and Six | Seven, Eight and Nine | Ten [links to logfiles] | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen | Fourteen | Fifteen | Presentation and Project | Evaluation
- [1/2 of final grade] Project, in the form of a suite of Web pages, on a subject to be negotiated, but including
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- a clear spatial and temporal focus in East Asia
- a clear problem or question
- available material to work with (books, articles, Web sites)
- [1/2 of final grade] Assigned writing, some in class and some to be completed outside of class, all to be posted to your course Web pages/blogs/other electronic deestinations as specified (I'll use a check, checkplus, checkminus scheme, with zero for missed assignments and some lesser sanction for lateness)
- There won't be a final exam.
Films: I have found it useful and interesting to use films as 'stimulus material', to raise issues that are of interest in thinking about how to study East Asian societies and cultures. See more details...
Reading: I will make specific assignments from time to time, but there won't be a textbook. I'll use handouts and texts on the Web, and I expect that you'll READ them, and that your reading will be reflected in various writing assignments. Some of the readings will be rather challenging, but part of what you're learning to do is deal successfully with difficult prose. What you want to avoid is telling me that something was "boring"... when what you really mean is that you haven't found a way to make sense out of it.
Assignments: I'll post assignments on the course home page as well as telling you about them in class, and generally they'll take the form of Web pages or additions to your log file or blog to be posted by a specific time.
Resources: Bibliography of Asian Studies | World News Connection | Asia Times and Far Eastern Economic Review
Japan Times | Wikipedia | JSTOR | OED
Asia for Educators from Columbia | Area Handbooks: China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea
Some map images from NASA's World Wind: Guangdong
My course log file and planning stuff
On the Study of the Anthropology of East Asia (or anywhere else, for that matter): why does... how do... what is...
This course has had three previous incarnations, in Fall 2003, Fall 2001 and Fall 2000.
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