ASIAN 204 - East Asia: Early Transformations
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Other:
WorldLit
Cost:
>100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course offers an overview of political and social transformations that marked the East Asian region from the archaeological phases through early modern times, ca. 1700 CE. By focusing on the three major political units, called China, Korea and Japan today, we emphasize significant themes such as: the shifting geographical boundaries, cosmological visions and ruling principles, rebellions and reconstruction, sanctioned violence and samurai regimes, external foes and internal order, gender and sexuality, economic and technological innovations, religious and philosophical developments, literary and artistic production, and inter-regional flow of knowledge and material goods. We will read diaries, tales, and travelogues, as well as philosophical tracts, laws and judicial records, in order to enhance our comparative and intimate appreciation of the values and attitudes of individuals who lived in a particular place and at a particular moment in the long trajectory of the three thousand years of history. There are no prerequisites for enrollment. Course requirements include attendance at lectures, preparedness for and participation in discussion sections, and completion of quizzes and tests.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attendance at lectures. (10%)
  2. Completion of assigned readings by and active participation in the weekly discussion section, and completion of quizzes given in sections. (50%)
  3. Two in-class tests. (20% and 20%)

ASIAN 204 - East Asia: Early Transformations
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12091
Open
37
 
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
12093
Open
5
 
-
W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
12095
Open
15
 
-
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
12097
Open
3
 
-
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
45323
Open
14
 
 
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 005: LSA Honors only.
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Note:
Please make sure to purchase the 2ND EDITION of the book, PREMODERN EAST ASIA, TO 1800 (pub. 2009), NOT the first edition. The two editions are considerably different.
ISBN: 1557290768
The book of corrections reflections on the national crisis during the Japanese invasion of Korea, 1592-1598, Author: Yu S?ngnyong ; transl. by Choi Byonghyon., Publisher: Institute of East Asian studies 2002
Required
ISBN: 0547005393
Pre-modern East Asia: to 1800 : a cultural, social, and political history, Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Anne Walthall, James B. Palais., Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2nd editio 2009
Required
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