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East Asian History to 1850


This course provides a broad overview of the important intellectual, cultural, economic, and political developments in China, Japan, and Korea from prehistoric times until 1850. Particular attention will be paid to philosophical traditions, political dynamics, material culture, the Mongol Empire, trade, women's roles in society, literature, and social change.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement. 
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.