EAS448H1: East Asian Studies Archive: Language, Number, Money

Hours: 
24S

This course investigates salient problems of the historical archive in relation to the experience of modernity in East Asian societies. What is the meaning of the modern archive in East Asia? How is the knowledge of the modern archive produced in relation to the production of quantitative knowledge (e.g., in demographic or economic statistics)? How should we approach the relationship between number and language? How is this knowledge transformed into state knowledge as well as into what we call common sense? 

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