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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CAST 246 - American Orientalism

This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3 SS, CD

Asking how ideas about “Orientals” shaped articulations of American identity, this course examines the cultural and intellectual history of American Orientalism beginning in the late 1700s. We focus on domestic discourse and Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S. Topics include: writings about Chinese “coolies” after the Civil War; inscription of abnormal sexuality on Asian bodies during America’s modernization; Cold War origins of the Model Minority; return of the “Yellow Peril” in contemporary life.
Instructor: S. Lee
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with HIST 246.

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