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Course Guide ~ HIST 363 / Colonial Encounters in Asia

Course Description

This history seminar examines encounters between Asian and Western peoples from Marco Polo to the present with an emphasis upon the conceptual approaches taken in colonial and post-colonial studies. Themes of the course include translation, the secular view of religion, Orientalism, conversion, and hybridity. We will examine how historians, and scholars in related disciplines, have approached the study of colonialism and imperialism by considering how modernity was produced by European encounters in Asia and around the globe.

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