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Modern East Asia's Maritime Borderlands

HIST 225
Fall 2019
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 274
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations Minor

This course offers a perspective of East Asian history from the sea. Between the 17th and mid-20th centuries, port cities of Batavia, Canton, and Nagasaki, as well as the islands of Taiwan, Tsushima, and the Ryukyus, were situated at the crossroads of global trade networks and became sites of political contestation. Mariners, traders, and adventurers from different parts of the world converged on East Asia to profit from trade and military conflict. As a Chinese saying goes, "The mountain is high, and the emperor is far away." As the land-based empires on the Eurasian continent fade into the background, we begin to see the integral role of islands and port cities in shaping the economic and political order of the modern world.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on SEP-20-2020
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