Lecture Notes

1 Introduction to the Course: Asian / Performance / Cultures

Discussion: Performances of Class and Gender - Street vs. Opera
2 Anime and Japanese Culture (PDF)
3 Pokemon and Cross-Cultural Influence (PDF)
4 Anime as Performance

Discussion of Issues Related to Paper 1
5 Fiction, Music and Politics  
6 Hip-Hop, Japan and Race as Performed (PDF)
7 Asian Identities and Politics through Comics

Tak Toyoshima will Discuss his Editorial Comic Secret Asian Man During the First Half of Class
8 Beijing Film Academy - Animation from China  
9 Gender, Sexuality and Performance  
10 Transgendered Identities in Japan  
11 Cultural Performances and Authenticity

Discussion of Authenticity, 47 Samurai ("Passing" as Failed Ronin)
12 Student Presentations

Discussion of Final Paper Topics
(This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF 1) (Courtesy of Yuichi Washida. Used with permission.)

(PDF 2)
13 Final Class (PDF)