Global East Asia - January 19th, 2012 Regions: China,...

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January 19 th , 2012 Regions: China, Taiwan, North/South Korea, and Japan • Globalization: ties that link dichotomies (interpenetration of two aspects). -Universal vs. Particular -Global vs. Local -Social dynamics are often intricate and contradictory. • Globality: social condition (future oriented). • Globalization: set of dynamic social processes. • Global Imaginary: consciousness of belonging to a global community. • 5 qualities of globalization: movement, creation, expansion, intensification, and transformation. January 23 rd , 2012 • New technologies have played a crucial part in human contact and consciousness. • Globalization is a gradual process that unfolds over time. • 5 separate periods when humanity crossed certain distinct qualitative “thresholds.” 1. Prehistoric (10,000-3500 BCE) 2. Premodern: Age of Empires (3500 BCE-1500 CE) 3. Early Modern (1500-1750) 4. Modern (1750-1970) 5. Contemporary (from 1970) Prehistoric Period • Around 12,000 years ago, the human species achieved true global dispersal over the
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