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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.
Why do mosques look so different across Asia? How come Malaysia is a global center for the halal industry? Why is "blue and white" the classic patter for Chinese porcelain, and how does it fit in a conversation about "Islam"? In this seminar we will explore the ways in which Islam and Asia have shaped each other's histories, societies and cultures from the seventh century to today. Challenging the assumed dominance of the Middle East in the development of Islam, we will discuss Asia's centrality in the development of global Islam as a religious, social and political reality. We will learn how and why Asia is central to the history of Islam, and vice versa, considering the impact of Asia's Muslims on Islam; and how Islam became an integral part of Asia, and its influence on local conceptions of power, the sciences, arts, and bureaucracy.
When Offered Fall.
Prerequisites/Corequisites One course at the 3000 level in the Humanities or with permission of the instructor; previous knowledge of Islam and/or Asia might be beneficial, but not assumed.
Course Subfield (RL)
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- T Rockefeller Hall 331
- Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
Instruction Mode: In Person
Prerequisite: One course at the 3000 level in the Humanities or with permission of the instructor; previous knowledge of Islam and/or Asia might be beneficial, but not assumed.
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