21A.140J Cultures of East Asia
Explores diverse cultures, everyday experiences, and political economies in East Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore, with additional examples from the surrounding regions. Examines the different ways people in these regions experience and understand globalization, as well as the changing structures of kinship and family, work and organizational culture, media, consumption, and the role of government. Readings cover ethnographic studies of the world's largest seafood market in Tokyo, the effect of the Asian financial crisis on South Korea, the role of science in formulating China's one child policy and its economic and social implications, and the state and ethnic diversity in Singapore.
This class has no prerequisites.
21A.140J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Buyandelger.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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