The Literature of Asia The library's very rich stocks of books, periodicals and newspapers in Oriental languages are concentrated in the Department of the Literature of Asian and African Countries, totalling more than two million items. The best represented language is Chinese with almost 50, publications. These embrace the complete corpus of Chinese classical literature, a very broad range of works by modern writers, as well as books on history, art, linguistics and medicine. There are quite a number of rare, unique publications: a complete encyclopaedia of Chinese culture — the 1,volume Tu shu chi ch'eng 18th century , two large "universal library" series known as Ssu pu ts'ung k'an and Ssu pu pei yao, a celebrated history of the Ch'ing dynasty in some volumes, and more.
Asian Literature, Religion and Culture
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This course will introduce students to the musical, cultural, and economic structures of various Asian popular music styles, with a primary focus on East Asian pop, especially Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Cantonese music. The music to be discussed centers on major commercial pop genres since the s, but also extends to rock, rap, punk, jazz, film music, and folk music, as well as styles from earlier in the 20th century. Complementing issues of musical style, we will address music technology, the music industry, and fan culture, working toward an understanding of the complex international circulations that have produced the styles and consumer habits that comprise Asian popular music cultures.