ANS 390 • Readings in Modern East Asia
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
This graduate seminar course is intended to provide a broad overview of studies in East Asian history and social sciences. It will include reading and discussion of both classical monographs and cutting-edge books and articles. We will begin by surveying the leading journals in the field and by examining the East Asia region as a whole. We will then proceed regionally, reading key works on modern China, Japan, and Korea, selecting monographs and articles that address the interests and knowledge base of the students in the course. In the final section of the seminar, we will address themes that impact the entire region, including nationalism, imperialism and colonialism, and gender.
30% Participation 20% class presentations 50% other assignments
Warren Cohen, East Asia at the Center, Columbia University Press, 2000 Paul Cohen, Discovering History in China, Columbia University Press, 1997 Other texts TBD