Afro-Asian Intersections in the Americas|
This course explores a range of historical, cultural, and political intersections between African and Asian diasporic people in the Americas from the late 19th century to the present. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, we will examine key moments in the history of Afro-Asian encounters in the Americas, including the importation of slave and coolie labor in the 19th century, the formation of anticolonial and antiracist "Third World" movements in the United States and abroad, and the 1992 Los Angeles uprising. We will also study forms of cultural interracialism, from African Americans' mania for kung fu in the 1970s, to interracial buddy films like Rush Hour (1998), to the contemporary fiction of writers such as Patricia Powell and Charles Johnson.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Key readings will include:
Nancy Abelmann and John Lie, BLUE DREAMS: KOREAN AMERICANS AND THE LOS ANGELES RIOTS; Moon-Ho Jung, COOLIES AND CANE: RACE, LABOR, AND SUGAR IN THE AGE OF EMANCIPATION; Claire Jean Kim, BITTER FRUIT: THE POLITICS OF BLACK-KOREAN CONFLICT IN NEW YORK CITY; Daniel Kim, WRITING MANHOOD IN BLACK AND YELLOW; Jodi Melamed, REPRESENT AND DESTROY: RATIONALIZING VIOLENCE IN THE NEW RACIAL CAPITALISM; Vijay Prashad, THE KARMA OF BROWN FOLK and EVERYBODY WAS KUNG-FU FIGHTING; fiction by Charles Johnson, Hisaye Yamamoto, Patricia Powell; and additional readings by Bill Brown, Susan Koshy, Cynthia Tolentino, Helen Jun, Colleen Lye, Gary Okihiro, and others.
|Instructor(s): Tang,Amy Cynthia Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: FISK121; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 5||FR: 2|