Modern East Asia: Continuities and Discontinuities in the Global Context|
This course will introduce the students to East Asian civilization, as well as to ways through which one can examine and understand the historical roots of current affairs in and related to East Asia. The course will help students to explore not only the dramatic changes in politics, culture, and society during the past centuries, but also their impact on people's lives in contemporary East Asia. We will learn how to use various sources, such as official documents, biographical literature, films, newspapers and magazines, to study three major themes: (1) changes and continuity in modern East Asia (with a focus on historical, social, and cultural aspects); (2) interactions between East Asian countries; (3) East Asia in the world (with a focus on the encounters between East Asia and the West).
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-History)(CIR)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Charles Holcombe, A HISTORY OF EAST ASIA (Cambridge, 2011) (ISBN 978-0-521-73164-5)
Primary sources will be posted on Moodle.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two short papers
One in-class final examination
|Instructor(s): Tan,Ying Jia Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: PAC004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 8||FR: 10|