ASIA 4200 - Politics of Memory and Heritage in Asia Course uri icon



  • Explores the uses of memory and heritage in the present-day politics of Asia. Examines how the past ' historical events, heritage sites, shared memories ' fuels nationalist movements, diplomatic disputes, grassroots activism, nostalgic tourism, and popular media. Delves especially into the legacies of colonialism and conflict in the region, highlighting how communities today seek justice and reconciliation in the wake of historical trauma. Engages with films, graphic novels, public art, photography, museums, monuments, archaeological sites, and more. Recommended prerequisite: Familiarity with Asian history, social science or humanities courses.