History | Colloquium in East Asian History
H675 | 3028 | Struve


A portion of the above section reserved fro majors
H675:  meets with EALC E600

TOPIC:  PREMODERN EAST ASIA

This course will present current, Western-language scholarship on
East Asia in such a way as to show cross-currents of inquiry in the
histories of China, Japan, and Korea from ancient times through the
eighteenth century. Sample subject areas are: the transformations
wrought on ancient history by recent archaeological findings; nodal
points in the transformations of elites; phases of canon-formation in
literature, philosophy, and religion; the differential dynamics of
Confucianism in thought, politics, and society; new approaches
stimulated by gender studies and cultural history. Students are
expected to already have a survey knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, and
Korean history, or to obtain that knowledge outside of class. Besides
participating in weekly discussions, each student will write a paper
on interrelate-able scholarship in some subject area in the premodern
histories of Chinese, Japan, and, if feasible, Korea.