History | H237 2723 Traditional E. Asian Civilization 11:15A-12:30P TR BH244 Struve
H237 | 2723 | Struve L


Above section carries culture studies credit
	Above section meets with EALC E251

This course treats the cultural histories of China, Japan, and Korea from
prehistoric times through the seventeenth century.  We examine how the
cultures of these three regions remained distinct in many ways, while also
participating in a single East Asian civilization.  Attention especially is
drawn to political institutions, social values, philosophical and religious
thought, and aesthetic sensibilities in the arts and literature.  We read
from a basic textbook (Schirokauer, A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese
Civilization), from a course-packet supplement on Korea, and from translated
literature (principally, Birch, Anthology of Chinese Literature, Vol. I, and
Keene, Anthology of Japanese Literature) to see how certain concepts and
values are expressed in the original writings of Chinese, Japanese, and
Korean authors.  Numerous slides are used to pursue these matters in the
visual arts.  Grades are based on three essay examinations, a map quiz, and
class participation..