HISTORY 204 - East Asia: Early Transformations
Section: 001
Term: FA 2020
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Other:
WorldLit
Cost:
>100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

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.

HISTORY 204 - East Asia: Early Transformations
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23174
Open
31
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
23175
Open
1
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
23176
Open
11
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
23177
Open
19
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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