Transpacific and Global Asia/America: Connecting Divided Histories and Knowledges
This theory and methodology course introduces texts in Asian American studies and global and critical Asian Studies through the oceanic and archipelagic lens of the transpacific. Explores historical and disciplinary fault lines among Asian Studies, Asian/American Studies through higher ed, as well as entangled and divided histories of Asia and the Americas. Navigates legacies of colonial, cold war, and postcolonial histories between Asia and the Americas. Centers power dynamics of knowledge formation, translation, circulation across divides in history, journalism, academia, literature, films, digital and art works, gaming, community engagement, museums and archives, and law.