Spring 2020 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is designed as an introduction to major themes in the history, thought, and culture of East Asian societies from antiquity to present. General themes such as the creation of East Asia (the origins of the Confucian-Legalist bureaucratic state, the spread of Buddhism, the limits of sinicization) and East Asia and the World (the Mongol age, encounters with the West, reform and revolution, and the impact of East Asian nation-states in the contemporary world) will be covered.
Holcombe, Charles. A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Paperback. ISBN: 1107544890.
ADDITIONAL READINGS TBA.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Map assignment. In-class writing assignments. Quizzes.