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Asian Latino Encounters: Imagining Asia in Hispanic America

SPAN 285
Fall 2019
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 241
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations Minor, Caribbean Studies Minor
Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor

In this course, students will analyze and discuss a variety of cultural productions (literary texts, films, songs, blogs, etc.) that reveal the overlooked connections between Asia and Latin America. We will begin examining views of Asian culture and Asian women of late 19th-century and early 20th-century Spanish American and Filipino writers (such as Darío, Tablada, Gómez Carrillo, Balmori, etc.). Then we will assess travel writings produced across the Pacific--from Mexico to India (Paz), from Chile to Southeast Asia (Neruda), from the Philippines to Chile (Medina), and from Mexico to Japan (Tinajero). Finally, we will examine diverse works by writers/artists of Asian descent in Hispanic America as well as Asian Latinos in the US. Some of the questions we will address are: How have the views towards Asia and Asians changed throughout the past century in Hispanic America? How does Philippine literature in Spanish produced during the US colonial period modify our conception of what is "Hispanic," "Asian," and "American"? By looking at the trans-Pacific reach of the Hispanic, we will be in a better position to appreciate the complexity of the cultural, social, and ambiguous political legacies of Spanish and US colonialism.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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