21F.030 East Asian Cultures: From Zen to Pop, Fall 2002
East Asian Cultures: From Zen to Pop
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Examines traditional forms of East Asian culture (including literature, art, performance, food, and religion) as well as contemporary forms of popular culture (film, pop music, karaoke, and manga). Covers China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with an emphasis on China. Attention given to women's culture. The influence and presence of Asian cultural expressions in the US are also considered. Use made of resources in the Boston area, including the MFA, the Children's Museum, and the Sackler collection at Harvard. Taught in English.
East Asia, culture, literature, art, performance, food, religion, popular culture, film, pop music, karaoke, manga, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, women's culture