Spring 2023

Chino: Asian Américas

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-361


Sony Coranez Bolton (Section 01)


This course will explore the literature and culture of the Asian Américas – the diasporic and national literatures in Spanish by and about those of Asian descent in the Americas. We will explore the historical reasons for Asian migration to the Americas as the political result of liberal abolitionism. Thus “Asian American” identity will not be studied in isolation; we will explore how mestizaje, Indigeneity, Blackness, and Eurocentrism shaped the idea of "Asia" in the Americas. We will prioritize texts in Spanish. Some secondary materials will be assigned in English. Class and assignments conducted in Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 301 or consent of the instructor. Spring Semester: Professor Coráñez Bolton.


Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Languages Other Than English


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019