ANS 301M • 3-History of East Asia to 1800
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This introductory course presents a broad overview of the history of East Asia, focusing on China, Japan, and Korea. We will study the major historical events and trends up to 1800, including social, political, economic and cultural developments. We will examine both the differences between the cultures of the region and the interactions between these cultures.
The grade will be based on in-class quizzes and class attendance 30% Midterm and final 40% One written essay 30%
Course reader, available through electronic reserves Conrad Schirokaur, A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations William Theodore de Bary et al, Sources of Chinese Tradition vol. 1, From Earliest Times to 1600 Ryusaku Tsunoda et al, Sources of Japanese Tradition, vol. 1 Peter H. Lee and William Theodore de Bary, Sources of Korean Tradition, vol. 1 , From Early Times Through the Sixteenth Century