Asia Through Fiction

Course Number:

ASAN 491S
Course Title:Asia Through Fiction
Course Description: The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students to Asia through fictional literature written by Asians as well as non-Asians. Although fiction, the readings contain certain “truths” and cultural insights about Asia that some works of non-fiction are unable to express as well. For this class, “Asia” is defined as its four major regions: India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan.
Learning Objectives: The primary purpose of this course is to introduce Asia to students, with the primary objective of enhancing their understanding of the region through fictional literature.