REL 322.001

Tales From Asia

M | 3:30-5:50

PRH 308

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Core writing course analyzes the retellings of ancient tales in contemporary pop culture (e.g., the Ramayana & Journey to the West), addressing issues surrounding myths and cultural identity & the ways people adapt stories for various purposes (e.g., politics of translation, adaptation, & classification).

Steven Ramey

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    Tuesday, 11-12 noon PRH 211 and by appointment.

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Narayan, R. K.
Penguin, 2006

Cover of The Monkey and the Monk

Yu, Anthony C.
The Monkey and the Monk
University of Chicago Press, 2006

Cover of American Born Chinese graphic novel

Yang, Gene Luen
American Born Chinese
St. Martins Press, 2009

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Online Readings

Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.