ANS 301M • 3-History of East Asia to 1800
2:00 PM-3:00 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%) mid-term and final examinations (40%) one written essay (30% total)
Course Reader, available through electronic reserves Conrad Schirokauer, A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations Sources of Chinese Tradition, vol. 1, From Earliest Times to 1600, ed. William Theodore de Bary et al. Sources of Japanese Tradition, vol. 1, ed. Ryusaku Tsunoda et al. Sources of Korean Tradition, vol. 1, From Early Times Through the Sixteenth Century, ed. Peter H. Lee and William Theodore de Bary John R. Trimble, Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing