Center for Asian American Studies
Center for Asian American Studies

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HIS S317L • Intro To Asian American Hist

80904 • Summer 2020
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM RLP 0.106
CD HI

Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

AAS 320 • Documenting Difference

31529 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 208
CD

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AAS 310 • Asian Amer Creative Arts

32055 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM RLP 1.108
CDWr (also listed as WGS 301)

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AAS 310 • Asian Amer Creative Arts

35460 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM JES A205A
CDWr (also listed as T D 311T, WGS 301)

Flags: Cultural Diversity in the U.S. and Writing

This course examines theatre, dance and performance art by and about Asian Americans. We analyze these media in social, political, and historical contexts. We also use these sources as models for creating our own original work. As such, this class is focused on praxis--the marriage of theory and practice. In other words, this course combines analysis of writing and media with learning basic methods for collaboration and devising performance. We define Asian America broadly, including both immigrants and people of Asian descent who have lived in the Americas for multiple generations. We engage with both documented (via text, video, or description) and live performance to examine how performance as a medium and mode of making meaning affects our perception of the world. We employ strategies from gender studies, queer studies, performance studies, and critical race studies to discuss how Asian Americans make meaning through performance, and how performance represents Asian America. Finally, we use our critical analysis to discover and apply creative strategies toward building meaning around Asian America that reflects our own political and social beliefs and hopes. This class is open to anyone who finds Asian American identity, identity more broadly, and/or performance of interest. No previous experience with Asian American studies or performance studies required.

Potential authors, companies, and texts include: Josephine Lee, Karen Shimakawa, Esther Kim Lee, Yutian Wong, Young Jean Lee, Ayad Akhtar, Chay Yew, David Henry Hwang, Jessica Hagedorn, Aasif Mandvi, D'Lo, Eiko and Koma, Ananya Chatterjee, Ma-Yi Theatre, East-West Players, Mu Performing Arts, Silk Road Theatre, Kristina Wong, Damon Chua, Pangea World Theatre, Teresa Cha, Yoko Ono, M.I.A., Qui Nguyen, and David Eng.

AAS 320 • Asian Amer Cultural Identity-W

36230 • Fall 2006
Meets TH 4:00PM-7:00PM BEN 1.122
C2 (also listed as WGS 340)

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AAS 301 • Intro To Asian Amer Studies

34445 • Spring 2006
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM ART 1.120
(also listed as AMS 315)

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to core questions regarding the historic and contemporary experiences of Asian Americans. Students will critically engage key issues, theories and debates in Asian American Studies, while also learning to unpack “Asian American” as a concept that contains an evershifting multiplicity of peoples, histories and places.

AAS 320 • Asian Amer Cultural Identity-W

34200 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM JES A205A
C2 (also listed as WGS 340)

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