The course will focus on historically layered structures and ethnographically nuanced cases that linked Asia and Africa in a broad global context. It aims to avoid a “dual area studies” approach by including multicultural institutions and peoples to contextualize the fluidity of Asian-African encounters. Deeper and less dichotomous understanding of human agency in the economic, political, cultural, and historical processes of Asian-African interactions is needed to rethink how globalization and circular migration are shaping Asia and Africa.
Course Designations and Attributes
Counts as Liberal Arts and Science credit in L&S; Counts toward 50% graduate coursework requirement Intermediate or Advanced Requisites & Credits IS Majors & Junior/Senior & Graduate Standing 3 Credits
Meeting Time and Location
2:30-5:00 PM, Tuesday Van Hise 399 (In-person classroom instruction)
Instructor Name: Allen Xiao
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