East Asian Languages & Cultures | Traditional East Asian Civilizations
E251 | 1619 | Elisonas


This course explores the cultural and political history of East Asia, in
particular of China, Korea, and Japan, from the beginnings to about 1700
A.D.  Special topics include early Chinese thought, the development of the
imperial state, court life, and popular culture in East Asia.  Textbook
readings are accompanied by paperbacks dealing with the basis of the East
Asian intellectual tradition; the confessions of a Japanese court lady; and
a choice of readings on high living or low life in Imperial China.  Course
requirements are two tests and a final.

Credit given for only one of EALC E251 and HIST H237.