Chinatowns: A Cultural History

AMES335

Explores the intersection of space and ethnicity through the myriad ways Chinatown has circulated as memory, fantasy, narrative, myth, in the dominant cultural imagination, and how lived realities of overseas Chinese communities, Asian American history, and changing conceptions of “Chineseness” have productively engaged with real and phantom Chinatowns. Research will emphasize multidisciplinary approaches, such as urban history, architecture, ethnography, economics; or engagement in a creative project. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

HISTORY228
AMI337
ICS336

Curriculum Codes: 

ALP, CCI, CZ, R