EN6510 - Asian and Asian Diaspora Literature in English

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course will introduce students to literary texts by Asian and Asian diaspora writers living in multiple geographies and foster their understanding of contemporary transnational and transcultural themes and issues through a study of fiction, non-fiction, and films. By focusing on the place and role of English as a literary language in Asia and writing in English by Asians and persons of Asian descent, the course will allow students to discover the history of colonialism, issues germane to postcolonialism and immigration, linguistic choices and possibilities, as well as the forms of narrative that are deployed by the writers. Discussions include an examination of cultural formation and identity, as students will engage in active learning by exploring the construction of global cultural identities through cultural narratives as lived representations. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Critical essays: 30%
Class discussion and presentation: 30%
Final paper: 40%
Detailed Course Information


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