Fall 2022 - GA 400 D100
Selected Topics in Global Asia (3)
Class Number: 4513
Delivery Method: In Person
Content will vary according to interests of faculty and students but will involve Global-Asia-related study within one or more of the social science or humanities disciplines. This course may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught.
This course will look at the transnational travels and networks of (mainly South Asian) revolutionaries. From Sant Singh Nihal who wrote anti-racist treatises in North America to Madam Cama who was part of anticolonial networks in Paris, we will focus on people who travelled across the Atlantic to North America as well as those who went into exile attempting to run away from being arrested as radicals against Empire. Some of these men and women found home elsewhere, but all of them were fundamentally changed by their travels. How were they viewed by colonial officials? Why did some of them decide not to return? And crucially, how did their worlds expand so that the idea of “home” became unstable? These are some of the questions and stories that we will explore in this course.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- Explain what a “life history approach” within transnational history is.
- To understand how the lives and ideologies of anti-colonial intellectuals in the 20th century were global.
- To build an appreciation for the legacy of anti-colonialism as it was imagined by South Asian revolutionaries.
- To understand how to write an academic research paper within the humanities.
- Participation 25%
- Presentation: Historical Individual 15%
- Book Review 20%
- Meeting with Instructor to discuss final research essay 5%
- Final Research Essay 35%
There are no required textbooks for this course. All readings will be circulated via canvas.
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