HIST 1047 - Eastern Civilizations Since 1600

Fall 2015 (Section #7432) - 9/8-12/15

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A survey of East Asian civilizations from 1600 to the present. Students will explore the evolution of political, cultural, social and religious institutions in China, Japan and Korea through primary and secondary sources. Topics will include, but are not limited to: Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, the Chinese dynastic system, interactions with the western world, revolutionary movements in China, Japan and Korea, and contemporary political and social issues. A special emphasis will be placed on the notions and definitions of modernity and placing East Asia within the context of what it means to be modern. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to place East Asia in a global and comparative context as well as engage the history of East Asia on its own terms. (AA,CSU,UC) Advisory: ENGL 1001

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