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History Of East Asia II (HIS-207)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0136-207-001
Instructor: Kirsten Ziomek
Days: Tuesday Thursday 10:50 am - 12:05 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - NEX 155
Credits: 3

Cross-Listed With 0960-310-04

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This course examines China, Japan, and Korea from 1600 to present. Topics include these three countries’ struggles to preserve their independence during the age of imperialism, the Asia-Pacific War, the re-establishment of national identities in a post-revolutionary, post-colonial and post-atomic world order and dilemmas faced today in the region. (Learning Goals:G;Distribution Reqs:Humanities)

Learning Goals:   This course seeks to increase student knowledge of the countries of East Asia as they relate to each other and thelarger world from 1600 to the present. Students will hone their skills in reading, interpreting and writing abouthistory. Specifically, in this course students will:1) Gain a command of aspects of modern East Asian history and culture. We will look at the various worldevents that have connected as well as divided Japan, China and Korea. Students will also learn howcountries outside of East Asia have affected these countries’ historical trajectories as well as thesignificance of the East Asian region in the world today.2) Improve their reading of and ability to interpret historical documents. Students will learn to analyzeprimary documents written from a variety of perspectives. History texts today and in the past inevitablyjustify certain points of view and kinds of understanding related to the values of that historian. So youshould ask of the historian’s writings the same questions: Who is writing to whom, when, where and why?We will continuously confront the issue of perspective in the writing of history. Are there certain historiesthat are unknowable? Does history favor certain voices over others, and if so why? How do visual images,oral histories, art, and literature and film enhance the histories we learn?3) Develop research and writing skills. By the conclusion of this course students will be able to construct apersuasive thesis and write papers that are well supported by the evidence found in primary and secondarysources.

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