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Introduction to East Asia
Syllabus
 
8/24 Course Introduction: Yijing Divination
8/26 The Origins of Civilization in East Asia (Shang Dynasty: c. 1570-c. 1045 BCE)
A History of East Asia (HEA): 1-30
8/29 Confucius: Laying the Foundation for East Asian Civilization (Zhou Dynasty: 1045-256 BCE)
HEA: 31-40 The Analects (Longer Selection)The First Emperor of China (FEC): xvii-xxxi
8/31 Laozi & Zhuangzi: Daoist Responses to the Confucian Solution (Warring States: 481-221 BCE)
HEA: 40-42 ZhuangziLaozi 1 (Longer Selection)Laozi 2 (Longer Selection)FEC: 1-30
9/2 Establishing Imperial China: The Legalist Tradition (Qin and Han Dynasties: 221 BCE-220 CE)
HEA: 42-58 • FEC: 31-56
9/5 LABOR DAY • FEC: 57-77
9/7 MOVIE: The Emperor and the Assassin, Part I (Meiley-Swallow/Thrust Theater)
FEC: 78-109
9/9MOVIE: The Emperor and the Assassin, Part II (Meiley-Swallow/Thrust Theater)
FEC: 111-140 Summary of skipped sections of the movie!!!
9/12Qin Shihuangdi: The First Emperor of China (259-210 BCE) Mid-Autumn Festival (9/10)
FEC: 141-178 • Complete (but do not turn in) rough draft of “The First Emperor of China” paper
9/14China in Division and the Arrival of Buddhism (3rd to 6th Centuries)
HEA: 60-81
9/16Cosmopolitanism and Community in Korea and Japan (to the 10th Century)
HEA: 81-92, 114-120Gyeongju • Kofun ESSAY 1: The First Emperor of China 
9/19The Creation of an East Asian Community (Sui and Tang Dynasties: 581-907)
HEA: 95-114 Essays in Idleness & Hojoki (EI&H): vii-xxiv
9/20 Buddhist Meditation (Optional): 12:00-1:00 PM (Heininger Auditorium, LAC)
9/21Establishing Imperial Japan (Nara and Heian Periods: 710-1185)
HEA:  120-129The Tale of GenjiThe Tale of Genji, Chapter 4 (Evening Glory)
9/23Late Imperial China (Song, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties: 960-1644)
HEA: 132-149 The Voyages of Zheng He • EI&H: 5-18
9/26Independent Trajectories (Korea and Japan: 10th to 16th Centuries)
HEA:  149-164 The Tale of the Heike • EI&H: 21-40 * (click for essential Hojoki passages)
9/28The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: The Zen Influence on Japanese Culture
Japanese Aesthetics Japanese Tea Ceremony • EI&H: 40-60 * (click for essential Hojoki passages)
9/30MOVIE: Princess Mononoke, Part I (Goldspohn 20)
EI&H: 60-100 * (click for essential Hojoki passages)
10/3 MOVIE: Princess Mononoke, Part II (Goldspohn 20)
EI&H: 100-140 * (click for essential Hojoki passages)
10/5 The Literature of Reclusion: Essays in Idleness & Hojoki
Complete (but do not turn in) rough draft of “The Literature of Reclusion” paper
10/7Early Modern China (Late Ming and Early Qing: 16th to 18th Centuries)
HEA: 167-183  ESSAY 2: The Literature of Reclusion
10/10Early Modern Korea and Japan (16th to 18th Centuries)
HEA: 183-197 The Floating World Haiku
10/12 The Nineteenth-Century Encounter of Civilizations: China
HEA:  217-235 Lost Names (LN): ix-xxiii
10/14The Nineteenth-Century Encounter of Civilizations: Korea and Japan
HEA: 235-257 • LN: 3-21
10/17FALL BREAK • LN: 22-57
10/19The Age of Westernization (1900-1929)
HEA: 259-283 • LN: 58-86
10/21 The Dark Valley: The Rise of Mao, Nationalist China, and Japanese Aggression (1930-1936)
HEA: 288-299 • LN: 87-115
10/24The Dark Valley Deepens: World War II (1937-1945)
HEA: 299-309 • LN: 116-142
10/26MOVIE: The Age of Shadows, Part I (Meilley-Swallow/Thurst Theater)
LN: 143-159
10/28 MOVIE: The Age of Shadows, Part II (Meilley-Swallow/Thurst Theater)
LN: 160-198 • Complete (but do not turn in) rough draft of “Lost Names” paper
10/31 The Korean Experience of Japanese Imperialism (1910-1945)
ESSAY 3: Lost Names
11/2 RTTP Setup 1
Game Book (GB): 1-48 • Work on Reading Quiz
11/4 RTTP Setup 2
GB: 48-84 • Work on Reading Quiz • Roles distributed at the end of the class
11/7 RTTP Setup 3
GB: 85-116 • Read Role Description and Faction Advisory • Turn in Reading Quiz
11/9 RTTP Session 1: Faction Meetings and Tea Ceremony, July 1940
GB: 128-131, 142-143, 149-153 and 155-156 • Individual essays/speeches for Session 1
11/11 RTTP Session 2: Imperial Conference, Summer/Autumn 1940
Individual essays/speeches for Session 2
11/14 RTTP Session 3: Imperial Conference, Spring 1941
GB: 146-148 and 164-168 • Individual essays/speeches for Session 3
11/16RTTP Session 4: Imperial Conference, Summer 1941
Individual essays/speeches for Session 4
11/18RTTP Session 5: Imperial Conference, Fall 1941
Individual essays/speeches for Session 5
11/21RTTP Session 6: Imperial Conference, November 1941
Individual essays/speeches for Session 6
11/23 THANKSGIVING
11/25 THANKSGIVING
11/28 RTTP DEBRIEFING SESSION: “What Really Happened”
11/30 Postwar Japan Reflection on Contemporary East Asia” Paper
HEA: 311-329 Contemporary Japan
12/2 Postwar Korea
HEA: 330-349 Korean Unification
12/5 Postwar China: The Mao Years
HEA: 359-369 The Cultural RevolutionChairman Mao’s Miraculous Mangoes!
12/7Postwar China: From Mao to Now
HEA: 369-396
12/9 Course Evaluations Reflections on Contemporary East Asia
HEA: 399-400
12/14Turn in Reflection on Contemporary East Asia” Paper
* Essential Passages for Essays in Idleness: Preface, 1-20, 24-32, 38-39, 49,-58-59, 69, 74-75, 82, 91-93, 97-99, 122-124, 130, 134, 137, 142, 151, 155, 157, 175, 184, 189-191, 206-208, 211, 215, 217, 231, 233, 235-236, 240-243
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