East Asian Languages & Lits 360tr - Seminar: Topics in East Asian Languages and Literatures-Travel and East Asia

Sem: T-Travel & E. Asia

Kimberly Kono

TU TH 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM

Smith College
Hatfield 205
This course explores the treatment of travel within the literary traditions of China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Students read texts from the premodern era to the present day that portray different forms of travel including religious pilgrimages, political exile, colonialism, emigration, study abroad and tourism. Situating these texts within their specific cultural and historical contexts, the course considers how these literary journeys reconfigure such notions as space and time, nature, identity and home. All readings in English translation. Prerequisite: one 200-level EAL course, or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 12. Juniors and seniors only. Instructor permission required.

[CE] JR/SR only

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.