Superheroes seem to conquer our modern media, but they are not new creatures—they have appeared throughout history and all over the world. In this class, we will meet diverse superheroes from Asian action adventure and fantasy literature. These superheroes might take the form of a child, concubine, or monk. They might change forms, speed around the world, make simultaneous appearances, and fight against evil—or not. You may find these Asian heroes tell you strange stories of a very familiar world.