04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R
Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall 2408
Section Information for Fall 2021
This course focuses on East Asian Ethnography with the dual goal of teaching students to understand both “ethnography” and “East Asia.” For the former, students will learn how to read an ethnography by recognizing how anthropologists make arguments through ethnographic description. Through this ethnographic reading skill, students will learn how to link abstract anthropological theories with concrete daily life practices. In terms of the latter, students will engage with key ethnographic works of East Asian societies including China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. These ethnographic works provide a bottom-up and holistic perspective to understand East Asia within a global context. This graduate course is a reading intensive and discussion heavy course—we will read one book each week. This course is suitable for students who are interested in anthropological theory, ethnographic writing, qualitative research, and/or East Asian societies.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.