Doing English in Asia: Global Literature and Culture examines the effect of globalization on the curriculum of Asian universities. As knowledge of the English language has increasingly been understood as necessary to excel in international business, a number of Asian universities have replaced the traditional study of English literature and culture with applied English or English for specified purposes. This edited collection tackles the question of how to teach English language and culture through literature in case studies from practitioners all across Asia. Contributors thus balance the need for students to understand the interface between English cultures and their own with the pressure to prepare them for employment in this changing environment.
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About the Author
Patricia Haseltine is retired professor of English from Providence University.
Sheng-mei Ma is professor of English at Michigan State University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Language Politics across Asia
1.“Exophony in the Midst of a Mother Tongue: Resources between Languages
2. Unfinished English: Stories from the Other Other
Will P. Ortiz
3. Using Chopsticks to Read Knife ‘n’ Fork English: Teaching American Literature in Taiwan
Part II: Culture and Language Study in Taiwan
4. Teaching Early British Literature in Southern Taiwan
Elyssa Y. Cheng
5. Teaching English Language and Literature in the Asia-Pacific Region: Environmental and Ecocritical Contexts
6. Interacting with “Other” Places in Modern Poetry through Hypermedia
Emerald C. L. Ku and Patricia Haseltine
Part III: Drama and Ethos beyond Borders
7. Shakespeare’s Cymbeline in the College English Classroom during the Sunflower Student Movement
8. MOOC Global/Local Shakespeare: New Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare in Taiwan and Beyond
9. Modern Renaissance Education in Taiwan’s Departments of Foreign Languages