The goal of this course is to help you sharpen your analytic skills in thinking about cultural differences and gender differences while at the same time learning more about the contemporary societies of China, Japan, and Korea. It will be run as a discussion class focused on a set of challenging and stimulating readings and movies. Students who enroll should be committed to keeping up with the assignments and actively participating; there will be no lectures to listen to passively on days when you have not prepared.
Dr. Patricia Ebrey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign