Cultures and Societies of the World: The Far East and South East Asia
CLDV202 (Liberal Arts) Cultures and Societies of the World: The Far East and South East Asia 3 hrs. 3 crs. Study of the major post WW II demographic, geo-political and societal changes in China, Japan, Korea and other Southeast Asian nations. Historical and philosophical traditions including Buddhism and Confucianism and the impact of Western philosophy in traditional thought. An assessment of contemporary cultural values, beliefs, mores, religion and family structure. The impact of urbanization and industrialization on gender, race and class. An introduction to literary and artistic expressions and contributions with special attention to women writers. Preq: CLDV 101 or CLDV 100; ENG 125.