Modern Asia (HIST*2910) | College of Arts

Modern Asia (HIST*2910)

Code and section: HIST*2910*01

Term: Winter 2017

Instructor: Norman Smith

Details

Course Synopsis:  

Modern Asia is a survey of “modern” East Asian history, with focus on China, Japan, and Korea. Our study will proceed in a roughly chronological fashion, examining selected topics from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. Subjects of inquiry will include economics, gender, imperialism, politics, religion, and war. 

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Mid-Term Exam (30%)
Primary Source Analytical Paper (30%)
Final Exam (40%)

Texts and/or Resources Required:

Jonathan Lipman, Barbara Molony, and Michael Robinson, Modern East Asia. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2012. 

 

*Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.

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