Traditional East Asian Civilization
                              History 165, EALC 150

Course Description

Course Focus 

An introduction to the whole of early East Asian history and culture, this course  
does not presuppose any familiarity with the subject.  Focusing upon the many  
different peoples and cultures that developed in the East Asian rim of the Pacific  
from the Neolithic revolution down to the 17th century, it traces the way in which  
they came to find a common framework through their involvement in Sinitic  
Civilization. Thus it explores cultural diversity as much as regional commonality.  


Class sessions alternate between lectures and discussions of the readings and  
other assigned material. Each segment begins with lectures designed to provide  
a broad interpretive framework. Students then consider a range of narrower  
issues that fit within this context through a series of subsequent discussions  
based upon assigned materials. The attached schedule lists the issues and  
materials chosen for this purpose.  

For More Details See: 

                   course requirements 
                   class calendar 

                   term paper assignment 




revised December 17, 2003