Modern Asia

Please see the syllabi and presentations schedule below.

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Please look over the readings below before the first class meeting on January 13th.

Week 2 Readings (1/20): Urbanization - Pre-Modern China

Week 3 Readings (1/27): Travels and "Orientalism"

Week 4 Readings (2/03): Modernization in Asia

Week 5 Readings (2/10): Economic Miracle of East Asia

  • Four Little Dragons (entire book)
  • Keiretsu

Week 6 Readings (2/17): Communist Leadership in Asia

  • Ho (entire book)

Week 7 Readings (2/24): Indian Culture, Class, and Society

Week 8 Readings (3/03): Indian Culture, Class, and Society Continued

  • Guest Speaker: Kaz Tanahashi

Week 9 (3/10): No Class (Spring Break) *** Week 10 Readings (3/17): Japan Crisis

  • Hiroshima (entire book)

Week 11 (3/24): Additional Readings

Week 12 (3/31): EXAM

Week 13 (4/07): Final Presentations of Research Projects

Week 14 (4/14): Continued

Week 15 (4/21): Continued