Universität Wien FIND

150066 VU VU History of East Asia (2017S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: Englisch

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 06.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 20.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 27.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 03.04. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 24.04. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 08.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 15.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 22.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 29.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 12.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 19.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Monday 26.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of this course is to provide a concise overview of the history of East Asia (mainly China, Japan, and Korea) from its beginnings until present time. A focus will be on the period from the 19th century onward. Students understand the major trajectories of East Asia’s history, the foundations of the region’s culture and society, and the various forms of interaction and interdependence that emerged over time and form the background for current events in economics, politics, and society in general.

Assessment and permitted materials

This is a text-based course. Accordingly, in preparation of each unit, students will be asked to read related book chapters to be prepared for active listening and discussion. During the classes, the instructor will outline the main components of the related texts and provide additional information. Expect reading about 40 pages per week on average.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular participation is required.
Students must write two multiple-choice tests (for dates see class schedule). The questions in these tests were developed based on the readings that were due up to the day of the test. For the final test, only texts that were due after the mid-term exam are considered.
The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
Mid-term exam: 50%
Final exam: 50%

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

Holcombe, Charles (2011): A History of East Asia – From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge University Press: New York.

Association in the course directory

WM4a, JMA M9, KMA M2

Last modified: Fr 07.07.2017 10:29