NS3605 History and Traditional Cultures of East Asia

This course offers a general introduction to the history and cultures of China, Japan and Korea down to the early 19th century. It presumes no previous acquaintance with this subject. It highlights those themes that are useful for understanding these countries' modern development, and it focuses in particular on the foundations for modern state-making in these traditional societies. It also provides a glimpse of the historiographic controversies that carry implications for interpretations of these countries' behavior today. Prerequisites: None.

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  • As Required