Modern Asia (HIST*2910) | College of Arts

Modern Asia (HIST*2910)

Code and section: HIST*2910*01

Term: Winter 2018

Instructor: Jesse Palsetia


Course Synopsis:

History of Asia provides a comparative overview and analysis of the political, social and economic development of India, China, and Japan in the modern period from the 18th century to the present day. The course addresses whether these three civilizations and nations share historical developments in common, and whether Asia can be properly understood to be one unit of study. History of Modern Asia aims to introduce students to the discipline of history, and specifically challenges students to think critically about the nature and development of Asian societies.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Course marks are based on the evaluation of written course work (paper) and examinations (a term test, and a final examination):

Midterm Examination (In Class Test)    25%
Assignment (Paper)    35%
Final Examination    40%

Texts and/or Resources Required Include All or Parts of:

Tentative Course Texts (Check with University Bookstore closer to course commencement)

Conrad Schirokauer and Donald N. Clark, Modern East Asia: A Brief History. New York:
Wadsworth, 2003. ISBN 0534595936.

Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, A Concise History of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, electronic resource

*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.