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HAPS 297A CROSSING BORDERS

Hawai‘i/Asia/Pacific

WEB 115

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Spring 2003

 

Dr. Jon Osorio, Dr. Katerina Teaiwa, Dr. Ricardo Trimillos

 

osorio@hawaii.edu

teaiwa@hawaii.edu

rtrimil@hawaii.edu

 

This honors course examines issues common to the Asia Pacific region with the intent of bringing a greater understanding of the setting in which we and the University of Hawai'i operate. It intends a critical examination of aspects of tradition, colonialism, and globalization, with attention to indigenous perspectives and voices. The course assumes some background in one or more of the focus regions: Hawai'i, the Pacific Islands, or Asia and requires comparison among the three. It encourages independent initiative in pursuing more depth in topics of individual interest or relevance and in examining the interconnections among the three areas.

 

The course includes an asynchronous component, using the Blackboard platform. After accessing Blackboard http://www.maile.hawaii.edu/, follow the directions for online introduction ALN 101 to familiarize yourself with its features. Consult the HAP 297 Blackboard announcement page after Friday afternoon each week regarding activities or online discussions for the following week.

 

HAP 297 is an experimental course being offered for the first time. At the end of the course we welcome constructive suggestions and critique for future planning.

Course Structure

HAPS 297 is divided into three units arranged around the following themes:

 

  • Historical roots of interaction in the region
  • The Dynamics of Colonialism
  • Contemporary Realities
  •  

    Dr. Osorio will cover Hawai‘i, Dr. Teaiwa, the Pacific, and Dr. Trimillos will deal with the Asia sections of each unit. While each one of us will lecture on our own area of specialty and generally attend every lecture we will definitely be present in the classroom on those days marked as “Bookend” lectures. During these meetings we will tie in each of our respective areas with assigned readings, the themes of the unit and invite critical reflection from students on the connections and differences between and within the three areas. Online discussion from the HAP 297 Blackboard will hopefully feed into these meetings as well as student exercises for each unit.

    Course Assessment

    We will have 3 midterms consisting of short essay questions and assign student exercises for each unit. Please refer to the attached reading and lecture guide for midterms and exercise due dates.

    Midterm 1

    60

    Midterm 2

    60

    Midterm 3/Final

    60

    Attendance

    20

    3 Exercises

    100

    Total

    300 points

    Texts/Readings for Lectures:

    Required:

     

    Robert Borofsky, 2000. Remembrance of Pacific Pasts [RRP]

    Mark Borthwick, 1992. The Pacific Century: Modern Pacific, Asia and

    Australia [PC]

    Vincente Diaz and Kehaulani Kauanui, 2001. “Native Pacific Cultural Studies on the Edge,” The Contemporary Pacific, Vol. 13:2. [TCP]

    Epeli Hau’ofa, 1994. Tales from the Tikongs [TTT]

    Haunani-Kay Trask, 1999. From a Native Daughter [FAND]

    ‘Oiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal Vol.1 [O]

     

    Other readings available in the library or handouts:

     

    Donald Denoon, Stewart Firth, Karen Nero etc. 1997. The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islanders [CHPI]

    Brij V. Lal and Kate Fortune, 2000. The Pacific Islands Encyclopedia, [PIE]

    Epeli Hau’ofa. 1993. “Our Sea of Islands,” in The Contemporary Pacific 1: 148-160 [OSI]

    Teresia Teaiwa, 1995. “Scholarship from a Lazy Native” in Greenwood, Neumann and Sartori, eds. Work in Flux [SLN]

    Albert Wendt. 1987. “Novelists and Historians and the Art of Remembering,” in Antony Hooper, ed. Class and Culture in the South Pacific [NHAR]

     

     

    DATE

    LECTURE/TOPIC

    READING  DUE

    ADD. READINGS

    (optional)

    ASSIGN-MENT DUE

    COMMENTS

     

     

    Jan

    13

     

    Introductions and genealogy exercise

     

     

     

     

     

    All lecturers present

    15

     

     Koihonua: The Story of Papa and Wakea

    PC: 1-16

    O: 13-35

    FAND: 87-101

    CHPI et al: 14-20

     

    All lecturers present

     

     

    17

    Bookend Lecture 1a. “Inside Us the Dead”

     

    RPP: 35-42

    PC: 17-28

     

     

    All lecturers present;

    Teaiwa lecture

    20

    Martin

    Luther

    King

    Holiday

     

    22

    Discuss Genealogy exercise

     

     

     

    Assignment 1 due

    Osorio

    24

    Conquest and Power in East Asia

     

    PC: 38-55

     

     

    Trimillos

    27

    Human Settlement and Origin Stories

    CHPI: 37-50

     

    CHPI: 50-66

    PIE: 63-69; 77-82

     

    Teaiwa

     

    29

    Voyaging and Exchange: Moikeha, Hilo and Cook

     

    RPP: 112-132

     

     

    Osorio

    31

    Maritime Settlers,  Trade and the Sea

     

    PC: 56-68

     

     

    Trimillos

    Feb

    3

    Peoples of the Land and Sea

    CHPI: 74-96

     

     

    PIE: 343-347

    CHPI: 74-77

     

    Teaiwa

    5

    The Ahapua‘a and subsisting on the land

     

    O: 147-154

     

     

    Osorio

    7

    Religion and Belief in Asia

     

    PC: 29-38

     

     

     

    10

    Bookend Lecture

    1 b. Indigenous Approaches to the Past

     

    RPP: 78-91

    NHAR

     

    All lecturers present;

    Teaiwa lecture

    12

    The Arts and Cultural Identity

     

     

     

     

    Trimillos

    14

    Video: Pele’s Appeal

     

    FAND: 123-136

     

     

    Osorio

    17

    HOLIDAY

     

     

     

     

     

    19

    MID TERM 1

     

     

     

     

    Osorio

    21

    Bookend 2a.

    Colonialism and Disruption

     

     

     

    All lecturers present;

    Trimillos lecture

    24

    Colonial Encounters in the Pacific

     

    PIE: 147- 173

    RPP: 101-111

    PIE: 82-88

    RPP: 152-168

    CHPI: 243-249

     

    Teaiwa

    26

    Haole Perceptions of the ‘Oiwi: Cook, Bingham and Others

     

     

     

     

    Osorio

    28

    Colonial Process in South-East Asia

     

    PC: 100-117

     

     

    Trimillos

    Mar

    3

    Colonialism- political and economic changes

     

    PIE: 229-241; 334-335

    PIE: 347-354

    PIE: 213-215

    CHPI: 253-278

     

    Teaiwa

    5

    Conversions of Spirit and Space

     

    TCP: 359-379

     

     

    Osorio

     

    7

    Russia in Asia

     

    PC: 487-506

     

     

    Trimillos

    10

     

     

    Cultural and Religious Change in the Pacific

     

    RPP: 231-246

    TTT: 1-10

    PIE: 175-187

    CHPI: 194-200

     

    Teaiwa

    12

    The Plantation Legacies: Land and Capital Concentration

     

     

     

     

    Osorio

    14

    War and militarism in the Pacific

     

    PC: 108-109, 163-169,

    234-235

     

     

    Trimillos

    17

    Bookend 2b.

    Colonialism in and of Asia

    PIE: 243-253

    RPP: 288-295

    CHPI: 291-311

     

    Teaiwa

    19

     

     

     

    Assignment

    2 due

    All lecturers present;

    Trimillos lecture

    21

    MID TERM 2

     

     

     

     

    Osorio

    24-28

    SPRING

    BREAK

     

     

     

     

    31

    Bookend 3a.

    The Value of Cultural Studies in Hawai‘i

     

    TCP: 381-404

     

     

    All lecturers present;

    Osorio lecture

    April 2

    Decolonization and “Independence”

     

    RPP: 314-33

    TTT: 48-67

    CHPI: 439-467

     

     

    Teaiwa

    4

    China: The Awake Dragon

     

    PC: 415-454

     

     

    Trimillos

    7

    Power and “Development”

    TTT: 11-26, 83-93

    RPP: 333-337

    PIE: 366-381; 389-402

     

     

    Teaiwa

    9

    The “Peaceful Sea”: Pearl Harbor to Kahoolawe: “Kua‘a ‘Aina

     

    FAND: 65-87

     

     

    Osorio

    April 11

     

    Vietnam and the US

    PC: 388-401

     

     

    Trimillos

    14

    Cultural Revitalization

    OSI: 148-160

     

    PIE: 483- 516

     

    Teaiwa

    16

    The Democratic Revolution in HawaiI

     

     

     

     

    Osorio

    18

    GOOD

    FRIDAY

     

     

     

    21

     

    “Post” Colonialism

     

     

     

    SLN

    RPP: 383-384

    TTT: 68-74

    PIE: 516-538

     

    Teaiwa

    23

    Aloha Aina & the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement

     

    O: 40-75

    RPP: 358-360

     

     

    Osorio

    25

     

    Asia and Globalization

    PC: 507-530

     

     

    Trimillos

    28

    Creative Survival in the Pacific

     

    TCP: 417- 467

    PIE: 538-556

     

    Teaiwa

    30

    Race, Justice, Democracy and other pressing issues in Hawaii

     

    O: 194-213

     

     

    Osorio

    May

    2

    Asia Reaches into the Pacific

     

     

     

     

    Trimillos

    5

    Micronesia and the nuclear issue

     

     

     

     

    Teaiwa

    May 7

     

    Bookend 3b. TBA

     

     

    Assignment

    3 due

    All lecturers present;

    Osorio lecture

    12

     

    MONDAY

    FINAL EXAM

    (MID TERM 3)

    9:45-11:45

     

     

     

     

    Upload: 5/30/2003


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