21A.140J Cultures of East Asia

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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 be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by M. Buyandelger.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21A.140J was rated 5.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT Anthropology: Undergraduate Subjects site.

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