Minor Japan


Examine the history and experiences of marginalized peoples in Japan from the Ainu to ethnic Koreans, from queer to the Okinawans, to challenge the myth of racial and ethnic homogeneity and sexual heteronormativity. Enhance understanding about cultural and artistic productions by reading a variety of texts, including fiction, oral histories, philosophical treatises, and films. Same as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 469S, with extra graduate level assignments, discussion groups, and papers.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Typically Offered