Technology and Society in East Asia
Area of Study
Asian Studies, Management of Technology, Sociology
Taught In English
This course critically examines the social, political and economic aspects of technology in twentieth and twentyfirst century East Asia. We will think about how and where technologies come into being and how they are used. We will question what is meant by ‘technology’ and show that conceptions of technology were and are suited to a time, place and purpose. Central themes of globalization, late industrialization, nationalism and risk will be examined through case studies in different sectors and by looking at structures for technological innovation. This course focuses in large part on Japan, along with China, South and North Korea and Taiwan as well as some extension into southeast Asia and India.
Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.