Archived Versions

21H.153J / 21F.069J / SP.603J Race and Gender in Asian America

As taught in: Spring 2006

Four young Asian Americans of different backgrounds.

Young Asian Americans. (Image courtesy of Aayesha Siddiqui.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Foreign Languages and Literatures Department Faculty

Course Description

In this seminar we will examine various issues related to the intersection of race and gender in Asian America, starting with the nineteenth century, but focusing on contemporary issues. Topics to be covered may include racial and gender discourse, the stereotyping of Asian American women and men in the media, Asian American masculinity, Asian American feminisms and their relation to mainstream American feminism, the debate between feminism and ethnic nationalism, gay and lesbian identity, class and labor issues, domestic violence, interracial dating and marriage, and multiracial identity.