FGSS 188E SC - The Queer Transpacific: Sinophone Cultures and Race/Ethnicity in Asian America


This course draws together emergent scholarship in transpacific studies and sinophone studies with Asian American studies and queer studies. It attends to how the hemispheric Americas and Asia Pacific regions have been shaped by the United States and China, respectively and concomitantly. We trace overlapping histories of U.S.-European interventions into Asia Pacific, Pacific militarizations, Chinese empire, and modern Chinese nation-state building led by Han ethnonationalisms. Focusing on transpacific crossings and the production of "sinophone cultures" in history, popular culture, science, and tourism, this course applies queer analyses to investigate how the U.S. and China produce one another as analogous "others."

Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Occasionally

This course information is from the 2021-2022 Scripps Catalog. View this catalog.

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