East Asia in the World


This course is not offered regularly


Goals of this course are to enhance a greater understanding of East Asian cultures and to explore the interactions and relationships between the peoples and cultures of East Asian (China, Japan, and Korea) and the rest of the world, from ancient times to the present. Literary works, memoirs, autobiographies, diaries, historical records, and films will be used. Themes involve such topics as the significance of travel in self-understanding, diaspora, immigration, and changing ideas of the homeland.


No recitation

Class Size

50 (25 CHIN 0081 / 25 JPNSE 0081)

Number of Credits


Course prerequisites