|SES #||TOPICS||READINGS and screenings|
|I. Major Terminologies and Frameworks|
|1||Introduction to course goals, organization, and syllabus||No readings|
Anne, Allison. "Memoirs of the Orient." In Journal of Japanese Studies 27, no. 2 (2001): 381-398.
Screening: Excerpt of Memoirs of Geisha.
|3||The politics of representation||
Stoler, Ann L. "Making Empire Respectable: The Politics of Race and Sexual Morality in 20th-Century Colonial Cultures." American Ethnologist 16, no. 4 (1989): 634-660.
———. "Educating Desire in Colonial Southeast Asia: Foucault, Freud, and Imperial Sexualities." In Sites of Desire Economies of Pleasure: Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific. Edited by Lenore Manderson and Margaret Jolly. University of Chicago Press, 1997, pp. 27-48. ISBN: 9780226503042.
Manderson, Lenore. "Parables of Imperialism and Fantasies of the Exotic: Western Representations of Thailand—Place and Sex." In Sites of Desire Economies of Pleasure: Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific. Edited by Lenore Manderson and Margaret Jolly. University of Chicago Press, 1997, pp. 123-145. ISBN: 9780226503042.
|II. Figures and Stereotypes|
|4||Madame Butterfly and improvisations 1 (gender subversions, place, and race)||
Yoshihara, Mari. "The Flight of the Japanese Butterfly: Orientalism, Nationalism, and Performances of Japanese Womanhood." American Quarterly 56, no. 4 (2004): 975-999.
Kondo, Dorinne K. "M. Butterfly: Orientalism, Gender, and Critique of Essentialist Identity." Cultural Critique 16 (1990).
De Lauretis, Teresa. "Popular Culture, Public and Private Fantasies: Femininity and Fetishism in David Cronenberg's 'M. Butterfly'." Signs 24, no. 2 (1999).
|5||Madame Butterfly and improvisations 2 (race, power, and place)||
Shimizu, Celine Parreñas. "The Bind of Representation: Performing and Consuming Hypersexuality in Miss Saigon." Theatre Journal 57 (2005): 247–265.
Heung, Marina Heung. "The Family Romance of Orientalism: From Madame Butterfly to Indochine." In Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film. Edited By Matthew Bernstein and Gaylyn Studlar. Rutgers University Press, 1997, pp. 158-184. ISBN: 9780813522951.
Kim, Elaine H. "'Bad Women': Asian American Visual Artists Hanh Ohi Pham, Hung Liu, and Young Soon Min." Feminist Studies 22, no. 3 (1996): 573-602.
Hershatter, Gail. "Courtesans and Streetwalkers: The Changing Discourses on Shanghai Prostitution, 1890-1949." Journal of the History of Sexuality 3, no. 2 (1992): 245-269.
Liechty, Mark. "Carnal Economies: The Commodification of Food and Sex in Kathmandu." Cultural Anthropology 20, no. 1 (2005): 1-38.
|7||The Comfort Women||Soh, C. Sarah. The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan. University of Chicago Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780226767772.|
|8||The Comfort Women (cont.)||
Screening: Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women.
|III. Other Representations|
|9||Dragon ladies and maids||
Shimizu, Celine Parenas. "The Sexual Bonds of Racial Stardom: Asian American Femme Fatale in Hollywood." In The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian American Women on Screen and Scene. Duke University Press, 2007, pp. 58-102. ISBN: 9780822340331.
Chin, Christina, et al. "Without a Trace, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Prime-Time Television." In Contemporary Asian America. Edited by Min Zhou and J. V. Gatewood. NYU Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780814797136.
|10||Female forms of power||
Heng, G., and J. Devan. "State Fatherhood: The Politics of Nationalism, Sexuality, and Race in Singapore." In Nationalism and Sexualities. Edited by Andrew Parker, et al. Routledge, 1992, pp. 343-357. ISBN: 9780415904339.
Screening: Dream Girls.
|11||Romance on a Global Stage||Constable, Nicole. Romance on a Global Stage: Pen Pals, Virtual Ethnography, and "Mail Order" Marriages. University of California Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780520238701.|
|12||Romance on a Global Stage (cont.)||Constable, Nicole. Romance on a Global Stage: Pen Pals, Virtual Ethnography, and "Mail Order" Marriages. University of California Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780520238701.|