East Asian Languages and Cultures | Traditional East Asian Civilizations
E251 | 1479 | Luo


This course explores the cultural history of East Asia, in particular of
China, Japan, and Korea, from the earliest times to the pre-modern period.
Emphases will be on major cultural patterns including political system,
religion/philosophy, social structure, arts, etc. Using an approach that is
both historical and comparative, we will emphasize both regional
particularities and pan-East Asian features. Class materials include
textbooks and films. Course requirements include a reading journal,
individual or group assignments, quizzes, and essay exams. There are no
prerequisites.