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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018

Asian Studies


Director of Asian Studies Program: Benjamin Bogin

Associate Professor: Benjamin Bogin, Xiaoshuo Hou


Affiliated Faculty:

Art History:  Saleema Waraich

Chinese:  Mao Chen, Cathy Silber

English:  Bina Gogenini, Regina Janes

History:  Jenny Day, Tillman Nechtman

Japanese:  Masako Inamoto, Masami Tamagawa

Korean:  Jinyoung Mason

Library:  Dung-Lan Chen

Music:  Lei Ouyang Bryant, Veena Chandra, Elizabeth Macy, Gordon Thompson

Philosophy and Religion:  Eliza Kent, Joel Smith

Sanskrit:  Robert E. Goodwin

Sociology:  Xiaoshuo Hou

Theater, Hindi:  Gautam Dasgupta

Department Overview

The student majoring in Asian Studies examines multiple facets of the cultures, traditions, and contemporary realities of Asian countries and peoples. The Asian Studies Program (major and minor) is interdisciplinary, with a significant linguistic component and opportunities for direct experience with an Asian culture.

Major Requirements

  

Minor Requirements

  

Honors

  

Course Listing

 
 
 
 
 
AS 221 - The Himalayas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the "Roof of the World"  
 
AS 340 - Advanced Language Across the Curriculum: Sanskrit  
AS 351 - Special Topics in Asian Studies  
 
 
AS 374 - Approaches to Asian Studies  
 
  

Note: Often there are new or special topic courses that count for Asian Studies that aren't included in the list below. Contact the Director of Asian Studies for information about other Asian Studies courses.

 
 
 

   Special Topics: Tibetan Buddhist Art Before 1450; Arts of Southeast Asia (may be repeated for credit with a different topic)
  

 
  

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   Special Topic: Introduction to Asian-American Literature (credit in Minor only)
  (section C)- Empire Strikes Back: Postcolonial Literature from the Carribean, Africa, and South Asia
  

   
 
  
 
  
   
   
  

 
  

  
  
  
 
 
 
  
 
    
     

     
  
    
  

   
  
 
 
  
   
 
 
 
  
WLL 263 A-D - Topics in Foreign Literature and Culture  Special Topics: Japanese Popular Culture; Japanese Women: Tradition and Transition    

   
  

     Themes in Chinese or Japanese Culture
WLX 101 , WLX 102 , WLX 201 , WLX 202 , WLX 220K , WLX 220I , WLX 340K , WLX 340I WLX 371  Self-Instructional Korean and Self-Instructional Hindi
 

  
  
     Special Topic: East Asian Diplomacy
 
HI 242 - China in War and Revolution  
  

 
   
 
HI 344 - China's Last Empire: The Glorious Qing (1644-1911)  

 
     Special Topics: Chinese History; Japanese History
     Special Topics: Chinese History; Japanese History
     Instruments: Sitar and Tabla

      Special Topics: Study of Taiko; Music and Mao (may be repeated for credit with a different topic)
  
  

     Special Topic: Music of East Asia
  
 
 
 
 
RE 218 - Hindu Myth  
  

SO 215 - China in Transition  
      Special Topic: Sociology of Japan
   Special Topic: Asian Performance/Asian Theater