Jul 11, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts
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HIST 266 - lntroduction to East Asia in Modern History

4 credits
This course introduces studentsto the nations of the world region of East Asia, which includes China,Japan, Korea and Vietnam. The course centrally engages the methodologies of history and regional historical comparison. Through the study of the modern history of these nations, including analysis of religious identity and citizenship, political order, cultural character and historical memory, students are acquainted with the profile of each nation-state’s dominant modes and significant contestations to them. Analysis of case studies of both conflict and cooperation provide an understanding of East Asian regional dynamics and their international significance in modern history. The course includesfield trips to Japanese traditional institutions devoted to the practice of Zen and the Way of Tea (Chado) in New York City. CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Diversity International



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