Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022

     

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HIST 430 001 (CRN: 25624)

SCIENCE AND TECH IN ASIA

Long Title: HISTORIES OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ASIA
Department: History
Instructor: Li, Lan A.
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:30PM W (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 3
Enrollment data as of: 12-JUN-2024 4:35PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
30-APR-2022  
7:00PM - 10:00PM S
 
Description: Science and technology studies in East Asia is an expanding, multidisciplinary field. Sociologists, anthropologists, and philosophers have taken on questions of innovation and indigeneity to make sense of the parameters that define knowledge systems in Asia and the Global South. As industrial centers in East Asia continue to intensify, so does a swelling sentiment to capture and maintain national and cultural legacies. What do histories of science and technology in East Asia look like? What should they represent? To answer these questions, this course uses histories of scientific and technological artifacts to explore the boundaries between forms of knowledge and expertise that are both common and uncommon. Each week, we will pair an artifact or process with core literature from Science and Technology and Society (STS) studies to read again the grain and raise new historical questions. Rather than a comprehensive survey of scientific ideas alone, this course takes on histories of everyday objects and their practices to expand the scope of STS at large.