History 71: History of Asia from 1800



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History 71:

History of Asia from 1800



Instructor: James Seaman

Spring 2009

Email: jseaman@saddleback.edu

T/Th 10:30-11:50am

Voice Mail: 582-4900, x3605

VIL 12-03

Webpage: http://socccd.blackboard.com

Ticket: 14245



Course Description
History 71 is a survey of the major social, religious, political, economic, and cultural traditions of Asia to 1800, with an emphasis upon the problems associated with modernization, adaptation, and cultural change. There are no prerequisites to taking this course.
Course Structure and Requirements
We meet for an hour and a half, twice a week. Typical classes will consist of a lecture with discussion interwoven. Be sure you have completed the readings for each session BEFORE class begins.
Formal evaluation will be determined as follows:
Midterm Exam: 30%

Writing Assignments (3): 30%

Final Exam: 30%

Participation and Attendance: 10%


The midterm exam will be in multiple choice format, focusing on lectures and readings covered in weeks 1-9. The final will be in the same format, but will cover material from weeks 11-18. Please bring a Scantron form 882-E to both the midterm and final. There will be three writing assignments throughout the term, each a 2-4 page critical analysis of primary source documents from the course reader. I will give makeup exams and accept late writing assignments only under extreme circumstances, and only if arranged prior to the actual test or due date.
Attendance and Decorum
Attendance is mandatory and will be taken each class. Each meeting will be crucial in helping you do well on your exams as well as your writing assignments. If you are unable to attend a class due to emergency, it is very important that you contact me ahead of time, preferably by email.
Cell phones, pagers, iPods and any other personal electronic devices must be turned off in class (vibrate mode is still a distraction). No food is allowed during class (drinks are fine), and students are expected to do their part in keeping a clean classroom environment. Class begins promptly at 10:30am, and those who come late to class will only receive partial attendance credit.

Required Readings
Textbook: Mason, Colin. A Short History of Asia. 2nd ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2005.

Reader: Seaman, James. Meridians: Sources in World History. Boston: Pearson, 2008.




Schedule


Week

Days

Topic

Readings

1

T 1/13

Th 1/15


The Rise of British Power in India

Text: 111-116; 143-155

Reader: 1-15



2

T 1/20

Th 1/22


The Rise of British Power in India

Text: 111-116; 143-155

Reader: 1-15



3

T 1/27

Th 1/29


The Triumph of Imperialism in Asia

Text: 117-129; 129-133

Reader: 16-55



4

T 2/3

Th 2/5


The Triumph of Imperialism in Asia

Text: 117-129; 129-133

Reader: 16-55



5

T 2/10

Th 2/12


Subjugation, Nationalism, and Revolution in China and India

Text: 156-166

Reader: 56-112



6

T 2/17

Th 2/19


Subjugation, Nationalism, and Revolution in China and India

Text: 156-166

Reader: 56-112



7

T 2/24

Th 2/26


The Struggle for Asia, 1920-1945

Text: 134-142; 167-172; 192-197

Reader: 113-187



8

T 3/3

Th 3/5


The Struggle for Asia, 1920-1945

Text: 134-142; 167-172; 192-197

Reader: 113-187



9

T 3/10

Th 3/12


(The Struggle for Asia, 1920-1945) (bump this to after Break:) Revival and Revolution in Japan and China

Midterm, Th 3/12

Text: 198-215; 244-253

Reader: 188-246



10

T 3/17

Th 3/19


Spring Break, no classes


11

T 3/24

Th 3/26


Revival and Revolution in Japan and China

Text: 198-215; 244-253

Reader: 188-246



12

T 3/31

Th 4/2


Revival and Revolution in Japan and China

Korea and Southeast Asia in the Modern World



Text: 216-231; 232-243; 254-260; 261-269; 270-280; 281-292; 293-300

Reader: 247-249



13

T 4/7

Th 4/9


Korea and Southeast Asia in the Modern World

Text: 216-231; 232-243; 254-260; 261-269; 270-280; 281-292; 293-300

Reader: 247-249



14

T 4/14

Th 4/16


Korea and Southeast Asia in the Modern World

South Asia: Independence, Political Division, and Development



Text: 173-182; 183-191

Reader: 250-276



15

T 4/21

Th 4/23


South Asia: Independence, Political Division, and Development

Text: 173-182; 183-191

Reader: 250-276



16

T 4/28

Th 4/30


South Asia: Independence, Political Division, and Development

Asia at Start of the Twenty-First Century



Text: 301-307

Reader: handout



17

T 5/5

Th 5/7


Asia at Start of the Twenty-First Century

Text: 301-307

Reader: handout



18

T 5/12

Th 5/14


Asia at Start of the Twenty-First Century

Movie/Discussion



No class, Th 5/14



















Final

Th 5/21

Final exam, Th 5/21, 10:15-12:15pm





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