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Asia in the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Case for Asian Studies in Liberal Arts Education

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Suzanne Wilson Barnett
and Van Jay Symons, Editors
ARMONK, NEW YORK: M. E. SHARPE
IN CONJUCTION WITH ASIANETWORK, 2000
XIII + 170 PAGES

Reviewed by Fay Beauchamp

This is a book not for undergraduate students but for the readership of Education About Asia. EAA readers are often giving rationales for studying Asia. We are writing grants and justifying new courses, new curricula; we are trying to convince administrators, faculty and students to see the delight and usefulness of Asian material. We challenge old disciplinary views about what in the world needs to be taught, how, and to whom. The essays in this book draw together relevant information for these tasks, but also lead to a greater awareness of the complexities involved.