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ASNAMST 31N: Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko (MUSIC 31N)

Preference to Freshman. Since 1992 generations of Stanford students have heard, seen, and felt the power of taiko, big Japanese drums, at Admit Weekend, NSO, or at Baccalaureate. This seminar provides students with the opportunity to get behind the big drums, literally and academically. In fact, taiko is a relative newcomer to the American music scene. The contemporary ensemble drumming form, or kumidaiko, developed in Japan in the 1950s. The first North American taiko groups emerged from the Japanese American community shortly after and coincided with increased Asian American activism. In the intervening years, taiko has spread rapidly into other communities, most surprisingly to the UK, Europe, Australia, and South America. What drives the power of these drums? In this course, we explore the musical, cultural, historical, and political perspectives of taiko through readings and discussion, by playing the drums, workshopping with taiko masters, and meeting members of the taiko community. With North American taiko as the focal point, we learn about Japanese music and Japanese American history, and explore relations between performance, cultural expression, community, and identity.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II

ASNAMST 115: Asian American Film and Popular Culture (AMSTUD 115)

Tracing the evolution Asian American cultural representations from the silent film era through the advent of online media, this course examines the economic, political, and cultural influence of Asian American screen images on U.S. society. Through a focus on both mainstream and independent productions, we discuss the work of Asian American actors, audience members, media producers, consumers, and activists. Films and TV shows to be discussed include The Cheat (1915), Shanghai Express (1932), Flower Drum Song (1961) Fall of the I Hotel (1983), Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1989), TV episodes of the Mindy Project and Master of None, work by early Asian American YouTube stars including Michelle Phan and KevJumba, and Crazy Rich Asians (2018).
Terms: Spr | Units: 5
Instructors: Gow, W. (PI)

ASNAMST 125A: Archaeological Field Survey Methods (ARCHLGY 125, ARCHLGY 225)

Practicum applying a variety of survey techniques to discover, map, and record archaeological sites. Basic cartographic skills for archaeologists and an introduction to GIS tools, GPS instruments, and geophysical techniques. Participants should be able to walk 3 - 4 miles over uneven terrain or make special arrangements with the instructor for transportation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit

ASNAMST 127SI: Revolution and the Pilipinx Diaspora: Exploring Global Activism in Local Communities (CSRE 27SI)

This course aims to provide students with an opportunity to not only learn about current issues in the local Filipino American community, but also develop their own plans to take action on social justice issues. Through mediums of art and reflection, we will explore themes of diaspora and liberation by focusing on the Filipino experience and the local and vocal histories of activism in the Bay Area. We will be connecting local histories to the current global narrative while also connecting our past to our own identity formation as activists and community leaders. In doing so, we hope to explore the implications of local activism within the greater context of global organizing. The course will expose students to local community leaders and ways in which they can support and plug in to local initiatives.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2
Instructors: Antonio, A. (PI)

ASNAMST 200R: Directed Research

May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit

ASNAMST 200W: Directed Reading

(Staff)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit
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