|Course Number:||ASAN 494|
|Course Title:||Food, Culture, and Politics in Asia
|Course Description:||This course looks at how Asian foodways have shaped national and global cuisine, and the history and politics behind their preparation and consumption. The course will also tackle the political economy of certain Asian food ingredients and the effort to create “health standards” for food consumption writ large.
Students will also engage in understanding the dichotomy between a world that has the technological capacity to produce tremendous amounts of food, and persistent global poverty and the equally ominous peril of global obesity and ill-health.