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New ASST courses

If you want an interesting course alternative for the study of Asia, check out these new courses.

CHI 350 Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation

Xiaosheng Yang, MWF 3:00-3:50

Delve into the deep and subtle meanings of traditional Chinese stories.  Learn about the cultural idiosyncrasies that many readers unfamiliar with China would not understand.  No Chinese language ability required.

REL 373 Buddhism and Environmentalism

Kalzang Bhutia, TR 11:00-12:15

Despite the popular perception of Buddhism as a religion that is based on ideals of renunciation, the Buddhist tradition in its varied cultural manifestations has always been concerned with the world around it. This course will provide a survey of classic Buddhist texts that engage with the environment, and the role of humans within that environment. It will also explore how these classical ideals have developed over time and space to respond environmental and ecological issues in historical Tibet, and the intersection between Buddhism and environmental activism in contemporary Thai and western Buddhist traditions.

UH 300.038 Calendar Goddesses, Bollywood Heroes, and Freedom-Fighting Poets: Modern Indian Cultural History (CRN 19069)

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, TR 1-2.15pm

Using posters, religious artwork, Bollywood films, literature and music, students will embark on an exploration of Indian cultural history through engaging with material and popular culture and consider themes such as gender, religion, nation and modernity in the development of modern India.

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