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This course will examine the Zhuangzi in its entirety, surveying its themes, arguments, and the tensions that exist between its component parts.
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This course is based on conversation practice and weekly composition assignments based on viewing one designated Korean television program per week.
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An introduction to the literature, drama, music, and art of Korea today. Particular attention will be paid to the continuing influence of traditional themes and forms.
A critical examination of what it means to be a woman or a man within the social and cultural context of Southeast Asia. What “masculinity” and “femininity” signify in Indonesia’s society; how these concepts are reaffirmed or challenged.
History, contexts, and the genres of Korean popular music. Students will analyze specific artists and songs using a range of approaches. While an understanding of basic concepts of music will be helpful, no previous exposure to ethnomusicology or music performance is required.
Languages, religions, art forms, and political structures of Asian societies shaped by creative encounters with Sanskrit.