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CAST 318 - Seminar: American Orientalism

FC SSCI CD WINT
4 credits
Through readings and work on original research projects, students will study how ideas about “Orientals” have shaped historical understandings of American identity, from the late eighteenth century onward. Topics of examination include: Chinese “coolies” during Reconstruction; constructions of gender and sexual deviance; wartime representations of Asian enemies; Cold War origins of the Model Minority; revival of Yellow Perilism in contemporary life.
Prerequisites & Notes: Prior coursework in CAST or a related field strongly recommended
This course is cross-listed with HIST 318




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