Asian Culture and Arts - 2005-2006




Fall Quarter Activities - Week One


Note: This coming weekend Seattle's Town Hall Association is hosting Utsav 2005, a weekend-long festival of music and dance from India. If you have the chance to go to Seattle on September 30, October 1st, or October 2nd, please consider attending one or more events at this festival.



This week's readings are drawn from aspects of Asian literature. Please read each of the following readings carefully and bring copies to class on Wednesday, September 28:

The Transaction (Indonesian short story)

At Kinosaki (Japanese short story)

A Song of Unending Sorrow (Chinese poem)

Such Perfection (Indian short story)

See also the reading supplement to "A Song of Unending Sorrow"

Tuesday, September 27

10-12: Com 110 - General gathering, logistics, and introduction to the program and faculty

1-4: Com 107 - Exploring Asian Culture and Arts

Wednesday, September 28

10-12: Com 310 (Tsutsumi), Com 320 (Roy), Com 323 (Jang), Com 338 (Williams)

Morning seminars will be on themes introduced by the readings; do not forget to bring copies of the short stories (above). We will also use this opportunity to get to know one another and to discuss the program covenant.

1-4: rehearsals, films, and independent practice on your own.

NOTE: those students in the workshop of Setsuko Tsutsumi should come to Seminar II, D3109 for weekly films on Wednesday afternoons. Workshop (not seminar) students of Ratna Roy, Rose Jang and Sean Williams should consult with their faculty to determine their own weekly practice schedule.

Thursday, September 29

10-12: Com 110 (Roy), Com 341 (Williams), Com 323 (Tsutsumi) and Com 210 (Jang)

Workshops on language and arts

1-4: Lecture Hall 3 - Film (Arts of Asia)

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