STS 2207

STS 2207

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

East Asian medicinal and martial arts, whether practiced in East Asia or in other parts of the world, have been important points of contact for people within and between often marginalized communities. In this course we will study the twentieth century development of East Asian combat and healing traditions, and the transport of those disciplines to the U.S. We will examine the personal, community, national, and global stakes of East Asian arts for those who invest in suppressing, teaching, and practicing them. We will consider how East Asian martial and medical practices relate, for example, to global and local histories of orientalism, colonialism, migration, and racism, and to historical post-colonial, anti-racist, feminist, and LGBTQ movements. Over the course of the semester, we will research martial and medical arts as they have been practiced in Ithaca, and place these local histories into their broader historical contexts.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HST-AS, SCD-AS) (D-AG, HA-AG)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: ASIAN 2278HIST 2207

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12353 STS 2207   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall 438
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Hinrichs, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 12354 STS 2207   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies