Sarah Beth Campbell
Andrew Cox Charlotte Marie DuPre Drew Heath John Howard
Christina Kim Mike Letourneau Jenny Lu Michael Mathison
Aubrey Miner Paige Smith Meg Strother Rachel Williams Kate Zawyrucha
Schedule of classes: (approximate summary of topics... with links to comments and expansions)
|week of||Tuesdays (Northen Auditorium)||Thursdays (Parmly 302)|
|11 Sept||Introduction and basics|
|16 Sept||Rashomon and the nature of truth||about anthropology|
|23 Sept||basic geography and history||finding information|
|30 Sept||Chunhyang and social order||beginning GIS|
|7 Oct||Master Kung and addendum||getting started with projects|
|14 Oct||Huozhe and family||[reading days: no class]|
|21 Oct||Cultural Revolution and A Breath||mapping China: minzu|
|28 Oct||Chushingura I: synopsis and why||rebellions and New Orders|
|4 Nov||Chushingura II: synopsis and honor||past into present|
|11 Nov||Tampopo and Ermo: noodles||after Ermo|
|18 Nov||Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi||spirit worlds|
|2 Dec||no class: work on Projects||diasporas|
|9 Dec||project presentations||project presentations|
Assignments: 1. on Rashomon | 2. mapping exercise | 3. Fujian exploration | 4. project definition | 5. GIS exercise | 6. project questions | 7. Web resource guide | 8. meditation and project | 9. more on the project | 10. email me and... | 11. on Honor | 12. on Ermo | 13. next on Project
my log file (where I keep track of things encountered and thoughts thunk)
On the Study of the Anthropology of East Asia (or anywhere else, for that matter): why does... how do... what is...
Resources: Asia Times and Far Eastern Economic Review | Wikipedia | JSTOR | OED
Asia for Educators from Columbia
- [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)
- [1/3 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 (I'll use a check, checkplus, checkminus scheme, with zero for missed assignments and some lesser sanction for lateness)
- [1/6 of final grade] Participation
- There won't be a final exam.
Films: this year, since we have the use of Northen on Tuesdays, I'm going 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 to be posted by a specific time.
This course has had two previous incarnations, in Fall 2001 and Fall 2000.