ASIAN 204 - East Asia: Early Transformations
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures

Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Other:
WorldLit
Cost:
>100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Today, China, Korea, and Japan are known for their powerful economies, their technological achievements, and their contributions to global popular culture. Diplomatic relations between the East Asian countries are tense, due to ideological differences, border disputes, pollution, epidemics, and the memory of Japanese colonial aggression. But what was the relationship between the East Asian continent, the Korean peninsula, and the Japanese archipelago before modern times, before East Asia was divided into races and nations? This course follows kings and emperors, conquerors and diplomats, monks and merchants as they establish polities, expand boundaries, spread religions and philosophical ideas, and exchange goods in a changing cultural landscape, from ca. 1600 BCE to ca. 1800 CE.

Intended Audience:

Prior familiarity with East Asian history is not required.

Class Format:

Lecture, with some discussion of primary sources, discussion sessions.

Schedule

ASIAN 204 - East Asia: Early Transformations
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
23178
Open
21
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 Online
23179
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
 Online
23180
Open
9
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 Online
23181
Open
12
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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