ANTHR 3552

ANTHR 3552

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course offers two things: an introduction to the global issue of genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other mass atrocities, and an in-depth look at two ongoing genocides in Asia: in China, and in Burma (Myanmar). First, we will study how genocide works: its prerequisites, its warning signs, and how it is carried out. We also review the creation of the term genocide as a new crime in international law after WWII, the UN Genocide Convention and the checkered history of failing to prevent genocides (Cambodia, Rwanda, etc.), but also some successes. Then, we focus on the new 21st century genocides under way in Xinjiang, China and in Burma, respectively, analyzing the background, the events, the actors involved, and the key role of media and propaganda.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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  • 17054ANTHR 3552  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person