This inter-disciplinary course explores a variety of sites and topics in South, Southeast, and East Asia. It explores themes including contemporary and historical articulations of socio-economic development, (post)colonial political formations, urbanization processes, environmental change, political systems, religious formations, labour struggles, and gender studies. The course examines the diversity of Asian modernities, cross-regional linkages, and changing approaches to area studies over time. It provides the foundation for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor, preparing students for taking more advanced courses on Asia in the global context. CAS202H1 is a stand-alone course that may be taken following, prior to, or independent of its sister course, CAS201H1.
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