360° - East Asian Languages and Cultures Stories

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360°: Trauma and Resilience through Comics

This 360° pulls together theoretical perspectives on comics, narration, trauma, and recovery to explore critical dimensions of the global experience of trauma, with a focus on interdisciplinary understandings of suffering and survival.

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360°: Constraints: Storytelling in the Digital Age

This cluster is based on the theoretical and interdisciplinary work that suggests that humans think in the form of stories.

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A hand-drawn open mouth with a tounge sticking out. The tounge is divided into colored sections labeled clockwise from left "nation", "memory", "politics", "class", "history", "culture", and at the center, "self".

360°: Taste

What are the stories behind the flavors that we taste? How much of taste is individual, and how much is social? Why do some flavors taste good to us, while others don't? Why do different people sometimes have very different reactions to the same foods? How do taste preferences change across space and over time?

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360°: Eurasia in Flux: Trans-Siberian Perspectives on Russia and China

This 360° cluster focuses on the unique ties between Russia and its largest neighbor to the East, China.

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360°: Transplants

This cluster uses multidisciplinary tools from language and culture, literature, and environmental science to reveal histories hidden in and around the city of Angoulême, France.

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360 Contemplative Traditions

360°: Contemplative Traditions

This 360°, taught by professors of chemistry, psychology, and East Asian Languages and Cultures (formerly East Asian Studies), examined the history, science and practice of meditation and other mindful practices.

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Songzanlin Temple

360°: Borderlands

This cluster focuses on the core issue of borderland encounters, and addresses a variety of common themes such as the concept and nature of borderlands, cultural exchange, power relations, ethnic experience, human- environmental interactions, and (trans)nationalism.

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360°: Empires

This 360 cluster consists of three courses that examine different aspects of “empires.” It brings together historical, linguistic, and scientific perspectives in the study of imperial experiences and their present-day implications.

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360°: Food and Communication

This cluster focuses on the idea that food is a medium, a cultural vehicle that transports and is transportable and transportive.

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China and the Environment 360 on factory tour

360°: China and the Environment

This 360° cluster, comprised of courses in philosophy, history (East Asian Studies), and economics, will look at the many environmental problems and issues that beset our contemporary world. We will explore the environment from the perspective of several disciplines: philosophy (both "Western" and "Eastern"), economics, history, politics, and natural science.

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