Asian Studies Syllabus

This syllabus features significant books from our Asian Studies e-book collection that are perfect for courses and scholars in the field. Moving beyond traditional area studies, these titles address both individual Asian countries as well as regional and transnational issues. The books are theoretically rich, engaging with postcolonial theory, anthropology, gender studies, and cultural studies. In addition to histories steeped in new critical approaches, the collection includes important work on popular culture, music, film, and art. 

Precarious Japan

Anne Allison
2013

Asia as Method: Toward Deimperialization

Kuan-Hsing Chen
2010

Orientations: Mapping Studies in the Asian Diaspora

Kandice Chuh and Karen Shimakawa, editors
2001

Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India

Akhil Gupta
2012

English Lessons: The Pedagogy of Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century China

James L. Hevia
2003

Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise History

Rebecca E. Karl
2010

Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier

Tania Murray Li
2014

Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty

Aihwa Ong
2006

Given to the Goddess: South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion

Lucinda Ramberg
2014

White Love and Other Events in Filipino History

Vicente L. Rafael
2000

Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture

Lisa Rofel
2007

Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java

Karen Strassler
2010

From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: The Social World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea

Paige West
2012

Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek across the Pacific

Christine R. Yano
2013

Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes

Lisa Yoneyama
2016

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