HIST 073. Perils & Phobias: The Case of Yellow
This course surveys the vast literature of American and European accounts of China and Japan, ranging from early travel accounts to contemporary non-fiction works. Our goal is to reconstruct a European/American-centered genealogy of knowledge about the “East” - defined as a geopolitical unit, a culture, and an identity - through close readings of textual and visual representations.
Eligible for ASIA, GLBL-Paired
Catalog chapter: History
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history
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