HIS 381 - Asian Diasporas to Latin America, 16th Century to the Present
The history of Asians in the Americas dates to the 16th century in Central Mexico. Though Asian American history is most often bound to U.S. national borders, this course takes an expansive and transnational approach by examining the formation of Asian communities in Latin America from the 16th to 21st centuries. These are histories of migration coinciding with indigenous struggles for survival, as well as the transatlantic slave trade and its afterlives. In this course, we will privilege scholarly approaches that foreground migratory histories as told from migrants themselves. By examining the long chronology of diasporic Asian mobility to places like Mexico, Cuba, Peru, and Brazil, we will cover questions central to migratory experiences like assimilation, transculturation, and racial formation.
Satisfies Latin American Studies major and minor requirement.
Satisfies History major and minor requirement.
Satisfies Historical Thought requirement.
Satisfies Cultural Diversity requirement.