History 191 - History of Eastern Civilization I - Sherrill Pennington
|Course:||History of Eastern Civilization I|
Welcome to History 191!
This class will focus on Asian civilizations from antiquity to the nineteenth century. China and Japan will be emphasized, with additional discussion of surrounding areas such as Korea, India, and Southeast Asia. Important themes will include the principles and applications of Asian philosophies, types of government, lifestyles of people in the countries involved, and cultural highlights.
What to Expect in this Course
All of our coursework and discussions will be done in Canvas; we won't have class meetings. Our coursework will take the form of films, readings, discussion forums, one book review, and tests, that you'll send me through turnitin.com and Canvas. Your first discussion forum post is due the first Tuesday of class! Please start browsing relevant books you might review. I must approve it, but you should choose a non-fiction book that's around 300 pages long, and immediately relevant to our class.
Types of Assessments
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
1. Ebrey, Patricia, and Anne Walthall. East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2014. ISBN 9781133606475 This is referred to as “Text” in your assignments.
2. Seidensticker, Edward, trans. The Gossamer Years (Kagero Nikki): The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan. La Vergne. TN: Ingram Publisher Services, n.d. (Original edition: ‘UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: Japanese Series.’ Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Publishing Co., Ltd., 1964). ISBN 978-0-8048-1123-1
3. Wu, Ch’eng-en. Monkey: Folk Novel of China. Translated by Arthur Waley. 43rd ed..LaVergne. TN: Ingram Publisher Services, n.d.( Published UK, 1942/US, 1943. Longer version originally published as Xiyouji in 1500’s). ISBN 9780802130860
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Last updated: 06/17/2021 Sub#: 293