East Asian Languages and Cultures | Traditional East Asian Civilizations
E251 | 26934 | Eno, Robert
This course carried Culture Studies credit
This course carries COLL S&H distribution credit
This course meets with HIST-H237 on same topic
This course will introduce students to the cultural histories of
China, Japan, and Korea, surveying these cultures from their
earliest times until the eve of the modern era. We examine how the
cultures of these three regions remained distinct in many ways while
also participating in a single East Asian civilization. While we
will study the structure of political history, we will also devote
attention to issues of social values, philosophical and religious
thought, literature, and the visual arts. Readings will include some
text materials, but also poems, stories, philosophical writings, and
other translated materials, so that we will hear the voices of
authors writing in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditions.
Graded requirements will include two exams, short homework papers
and quizzes, and class participation.
Credit given for only one of EALC E251 and HIST H237.