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Spring 2020 East Asian UN3116 section 001
Supernatural in East Asia

Call Number 15745
Day & Time
T 12:10pm-2:00pm
467 EXT Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Chi Zhang
Course Description This course provides an exploration of key themes in stories of the supernatural in East Asia, specifically China, Japan, and Korea, and their role in the cultural, visual, and religious imagination.  The supernatural here ranges from strange animals, foxes, ghosts, and demons to Buddhist miracles and Daoist immortals.  The texts range from short stories to plays to visual representations.  Literature of the supernatural explores the boundaries between our world and other worlds and between humans and non-humans.  In the process, the course explores different ways in which the supernatural can function, from explorations of the self and the other to embodiments of cultural anxieties and desires.
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 18 students (20 max) as of 8:03AM Saturday, June 6, 2020
Subject East Asian
Number UN3116
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20201EAAS3116W001

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