課程資訊
課程名稱
亞美批判論述
Asian American Critical Discourses 
開課學期
102-2 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學研究所  
授課教師
柏逸嘉 
課號
FL7254 
課程識別碼
122EM2830 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一@,5,6(~14:10) 
上課地點
外研一 
備註
本課程以英語授課。第一、三類。
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:12人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1022AsianAmerican 
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課程概述

Course Description:

This proposed MA seminar engages with key moments in the development of Asian American critical discourses. It takes as its starting point Chih-ming Wang’s contention that much of the Asian American critical work that has been produced in Taiwan so far has downplayed or neglected the interdisciplinary and internationalist character of Asian American studies. We will ask: what, then, would constitute an adequate form of engagement with Asian American critical discourses and texts?

The working hypothesis of this seminar will be that Asian American culture is not a stable pre-constituted object awaiting excavation and recovery; we will instead approach it as a process of contestation and critical reformulation that is not yet settled. Our starting point will be critical accounts of the Asian American movement including the 1968-1969 student strikes at San Francisco State College and UC Berkeley. We will then examine other key moments including but not limited to the following: the controversy over the canonization of Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior; “the fall of the International Hotel” in San Francisco; the murder of Vincent Chin in Detroit; the heated debates surrounding Ronald Takaki’s popular history Strangers from a Different Shore; the politics of ethnicity; the near implosion of the Association for Asian American Studies following the granting—and rescinding—of a book award for Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s novel Blu’s Hanging; debates concerning the internationalization of Asian American studies; and the stakes involved in reading Asian American literature after the catastrophic events in Japan on March 11, 2011. We will conclude our seminar by asking (following a recent forum published in the Journal of Asian American Studies): has Asian American studies failed?

Students in this seminar will be expected to read widely across interdisciplinary debates and to write regularly about the texts in our course readings. Students will have a chance to learn about and use key Asian  

課程目標
Course Objectives:

As noted above.

 
課程要求
Requirements:

As noted in the section on “Grading” below.

 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
 
指定閱讀
Assigned Readings:

As noted in the section on “Syllabus” below.
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Attendance and participation 
10% 
 
2. 
In-class writing exercise 
10% 
 
3. 
Six critical responses 
30% 
 
4. 
Term paper proposal 
10% 
 
5. 
Term paper 
40% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/17  Introduction to course objectives 
第2週
2/24  What was the Asian American Movement? Readings by William Wei; Steve Louie; and Harvey Dong 
第3週
3/03  The 1968-1969 Student Strikes. Readings by Karen Umemoto; Glenn Omatsu; and video screening of On Strike! 
第4週
3/10  Review; introduction to Asian American studies library resources 
第5週
3/17  The Politics of Canonicity. Readings by Sau-ling C. Wong; King-Kok Cheung; and Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior 
第6週
3/24  Interlude I: The International Hotel, San Francisco, 1977 
第7週
3/31  Internment and After: Readings by Mona Oikawa; Roy Miki; and Joy Kogawa’s Obasan 
第8週
4/07  Interlude II: Vincent Chin, Detroit, 1982 
第9週
4/14  Contested Histories. Readings by Ronald Takaki; and contributors to the Amerasia forum on Strangers from a Different Shore 
第10週
4/21  The Politics of Ethnicity. Readings by Christopher Lee; and selected stories from Nam Le’s The Boat 
第11週
4/28  The Institutionalization of Asian American Studies. Readings by Mark Chiang; and Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Blu’s Hanging 
第12週
5/05  Asian American Studies in Asia? Readings by Sau-ling C. Wong; and Chih-ming Wang 
第13週
5/12  Reading Asian American Literature after March 11, 2011. Readings by David Palumbo-Liu; and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being 
第14週
5/19  Term paper proposals 
第15週
5/26  Has Asian American Studies Failed? Readings by Timothy Yu; Minh-ha Pham; Oliver Wang; Moustapha Bayoumi; and Celine Parrenas Shimizu  
第16週
6/02  In-class writing exercise 
第17週
6/09  Review; plus consultation 
第18週
  Wrap-up; term paper due at the beginning of class