(4) Wed Apr 12 2006 23:35 PST Past and present, they converge on either side: Should I take European Colonialism with Murphy or Gender in East Asia with Orliski this Fall? I am too tired to weigh the benefits of each but they exist.
Posted by Susie at Thu Apr 13 2006 15:18
I vote Gender, unless the other guy is PH ;)
Posted by Becca at Thu Apr 13 2006 15:58
PH isn't teaching any classes next Fall.
Posted by John at Thu Apr 13 2006 16:46
I agree with my wife. Time to diversify. Having lived in Asia, I'm still disgusted with how little American education deals with their cultures and histories.
Posted by s at Thu Apr 13 2006 21:50
what parts of east asia? from when to when? p.s. women's studies is officially a dept now. that's like big news or something. prof katherine bernhardt (history, ucla) did a lot of really cool research on women in china. she's supposed to do an east asian gender seminar........but the lady went on sabatical. sad. i liked her class. also, there's a lot of work done in anthropology about women in japan.
which colonial powers? comparative? regional focus? if you do colonialism, there's this study that was done about colonialism and malaria. basically, everywhere you find malaria (e.g. white men die) then that's where the colony was primarily an extractive industry..and thus, bad times. but then places where there weren't...you get stuff like the United States, Canada, and AUstralia