EAS446H1: The Communist Hypothesis and Asia

Hours: 
24L

In recent years, the basic hypotheses of Communism have begun to be thought anew, precisely because of the demise of the Soviet Union and the rise of capitalism in communist regimes (i.e., China). Taking up recent writings by Alain Badiou, Jodi Dean, Gavin Walker, Fred Jameson and a host of other contemporary thinkers, this course asks again: what is the communist hypothesis in today’s Asia and how can it help us to imagine a different Asia?

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)