CAS414H1: Public Culture and Media in Asia


This upper-level seminar will introduce students to the interdisciplinary study of popular culture and mass-mediated cultural forms in Asia. Through readings about popular protest, festivals, cinema, print, television, and music this course provides methodological tools to interpret the politics of representation and the formation of alternative modernities in the Asian continent and among the diaspora. The course will furthermore familiarize students with a range of theoretical lenses for conceptualizing the different meanings of the public from a modern Asian perspective.


At least 14 FCEs

Recommended Preparation: 

1.0 FCE in 200 level CAS courses; 1.0 FCE in 300 level CAS courses

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)