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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.
Idea(l)s of modernity across the Global South have been largely rooted in Euro-American projections of "civilization", and "civilizational" projects. The colonial worldview in which only Western(ized) experiences could be modern is foundational to the multifarious ways in which scholarship and nation-builders have engaged with progress, whether aspiring to it, rejecting it, or appropriating it. In this seminar we explore how imperial authorities, nationalists, and scholars/intellectuals have interfaced with idea(l)s of progress and modernity in Asia, reading works ("one book a week") grounded in multiple disciplines and cultural settings. Core themes will include: health and hygiene, consumption, technology, gender, piety and devotion, imperialism and race, and nationalism.
When Offered Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one 3000 level course in the humanities; some knowledge of Asian history.
Course Subfield (RL)
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: ASIAN 4480, ASIAN 6678, HIST 4408, RELST 4480, RELST 6678
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- T Rockefeller Hall 331
- Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
Instruction Mode: In Person
One 3000 level course in the humanities; some knowledge of Asian history.
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