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THTR 340B Studies in Non-Western Theatre - ST NON-WEST THTR

Open to all students in third year and above.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
  THTR 340B 001 Lecture 1 Tue Thu 14:00 15:30

If this section if FULL or BLOCKED please sign up for the corresponding wait list section - THTR 340B, Section WL1. Once you have registered in the wait list there is no need to contact the Department. Your registration will be switched to the parent section when space becomes available. Preference may be given to Majors, Minors, or Honours students in Theatre or Film. For more information about Department of Theatre and Film wait lists please visit: http://theatrefilm.ubc.ca/undergraduate/undergraduate-courses/how-to-wait-list-a-course/

This class focuses on the modern, Western-style spoken theatre in Asia in the 20th century, with an emphasis on China, Japan, and India, but also concerns plays from Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam. Modern Asian theatre started in late 19th and early 20th centuries as a result of global colonialism, either introduced to colonized countries such as India as part of colonial cultural hegemony or adopted by elite intellectuals in semicolonial nations such as China and Japan to stage nationalism and reform indigenous theatre. We will read and discuss plays from early, mid, and late 20th century by playwrights from various nations so as to examine the process in which this foreign theatrical format became part of the Asian theatrical scene.