This course explores how transnational flows of capital, labor, ideas, and culture are reconstituting the ways in which we organize our political, economic, and cultural life by particularly focusing on Asia, the region that has been at the center of this global transformation. How has the notion of the "transnational" evolved and invited critical reevaluations? What has been the place of Asian countries in this global process and what political, economic, social, and cultural changes do they experience? By examining these questions, this course aims to enhance our understanding of contemporary Asian societies closely tied with each other and the rest of the world. This is a program-only course and is restricted to sociology majors and specialists.