This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
This course will explore six themes related to Asia in a comparative perspective with attention to their contemporary political relevance:
1. Borders and boundaries (geographical, cultural, and political);
2. Religious and cultural diversity (caste, ethnicity, language);
3. Gender (including demography, class and status, public policies);
4. Governance (both national and sub-national: political structures, movements, effectiveness);
5. Development and the environment (with an emphasis on water issues);
6. International cooperation and competition (from regional conflicts to the new "silk road").
Reading: Charlton, Sue Ellen M.; Comparative Asian Politics: India, China, and Japan, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-0813344140, ISBN-10: 081334414X
Please Note: Class will not be held on November 23.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.