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CAST 318 - American Orientalism

FC SSCI CD WINT
4 credits
Through readings and work on original research projects, students in this seminar course will study how ideas about “Orientals” have shaped historical understandings of American identity, from the late 18th 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; and the revival of Yellow Perilism in contemporary life. Recommended Preparation: previous coursework in comparative American studies or a related field.

This course is cross-listed with HIST-318



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