New Course for Winter: Water and the City in Asia

EAS 291A

***WINTER 2014***
East Asian Studies 291A
“Water and the City in Asia”
Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30
3117 Bunche
Instructor:  R. Bin Wong
Class Description: This seminar addresses multiple roles and values of water in East Asian urban environments encompassing both provision of water and meaning of water for urban and rural residents. How is urban life being shaped in Asia's cities and by whom? Whose voices are shaping the meaning of water in the city and how are they being expressed and heard? The seminar approaches these questions from different perspectives ranging from science of water management to ways in which rituals and ceremonies focused on water are changing in new urban settings.

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