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HIST 061
China and Japan to 1800

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This course offers students a solid foundation in the history and culture of two major East Asian countries—China and Japan—with an emphasis on the living legacies of the past. Rather than aiming for comprehensiveness in coverage, this course approaches the subject matter by focusing strategically on themes and issues that are not only representative of their times but, perhaps more important, of lasting historical-and modern-significance. This approach will enable us to consider meaningfully questions of formations, patterns, and connections in the great traditions of China and Japan. In addition to contemporary scholarly writings, this course introduces, wherever possible and appropriate, primary materials (in translation) to help facilitate a dialogue with the historical voices of the Chinese and Japanese past.

This is an introductory course that is open to all students, no prerequisites.

Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Historical Perspectives, Multicultural Perspectives.

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Last Updated: 6/22/17