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Transnational Asia/Asian Diaspora Studies

In recent years, the Department of Literature has been building considerable faculty expertise in the area of “Asia,” broadly cast in terms of the comparative emphasis of the department to include projects on cross-national, trans-Pacific, and inter-Asian relations and on Asian diaspora cultures. The department has offered graduate seminars that include such topics as globalization and culture, diaspora studies, the cultures of U.S. wars in Asia, the cold war and cultural memory, Chinese cinema, and Asian American fiction. An increasing number of graduate students have originated multilingual ­dissertation projects that draw on this knowledge.

"The department has offered graduate seminars that include such topics as globalization and culture, diaspora studies, the cultures of U.S. wars in Asia, the cold war and cultural memory, Chinese cinema, and Asian American fiction."