May 23, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASIA 111 - Introduction to Asian Studies


This course introduces students to foundational legends, epics, novels, and poetry from across Asia. Studying core texts from the Arab World, India, China, Korea, and Japan will provide windows into the ancient cultures that produced these works. We will also examine these tales’ enduring power today. We will analyze the many changes these tales underwent as they spread across Asia and appeared in diverse media including theater, visual arts, and television. Texts include: The Journey to the West, The Arabian Nights, The Tale of Genji, The Ramayana, and The Story of Hong Gildong. Every year. (4 Credits)