Introduction to Asian American and Diaspora Studies

LIT 275S

To what extent does Asian American invisibility betray a constitutive role in U.S. history? After reviewing the rise of Asian American as a category and of Asian American studies as a field, this course will chart the shifting place of Asians in the modernizing of America by reading literary and cultural texts with ethnic historiography and criticism focused on im/migration, empire’s wars, and interracial diaspora and the future. In providing a critical history of Asian America, this course expands the field’s foundational concerns toward a transpacific and hemispheric Asia/America while exploring minor adoptions and resistances of America, including of its aesthetic and social movements.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AADS 201
  • AADS 201S
  • AMES 276
  • AMES 276S
  • ENGLISH 275
  • ENGLISH 275S
  • HISTORY 274S
  • HISTORY 274
  • ICS 286S
  • ICS 286
Typically Offered
Spring Only