Asia and Europe ~1000 to 1900
Imperialism, Colonialism, and
Domestic DistressThe Fall of Asia
Global Economic Comparisons
from Angus Maddison
population and GDP figures in thousands; GDP/cap in dollars
Nationalism, War, and
Independence: Asia, 1900-1945
The challenges of imperialism for the
Imperialism and governance: Need to provide
some basic public goodsorder primarily.
Who collaborates and why? What benefits for
Traditional Societies and World
What is Traditional Society?
What do we mean when we talk about
traditional societies? What do traditional
societies have in common?
When we speak of a traditional society, what do
we think of, what images to we
Resisting Imperialism and Retaining
Why did the West colonize Asia?
It wasnt because Western civilization was superior.
Asians generally werent awed by Western civilizations.
Western power (especially military) could and did eas
Ordinary Geopolitics in Asia
and Counter Geopolitics
The pushing and hauling of states efforts to
improve their security situation and perhaps
their national status and prestige, and at the
extreme seeking regional hegemony.
In Asia, a numbe
The Cold War System in Asia
Why the appeals of communism in Asia?
Why support communist movements in Asia?
(or why more successful than in Latin America
How was communism in Asia likely to be
different than in Europe?
What factors in Asia g
A Whole Different World
Asia and the World in 1945
The Yalta Agreements and Asia (February 1945)
Unconditional surrender demand.
Soviet support for the Republic of China
Japan must return all conquered territory going back to 189
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Jackson School of International Studies
Rise of Asia
RISE OF ASIA
This course is a required course for students majoring in Asi
Team Presentation 1
Presented on 10/15 or 10/17
Assignment: Each team will choose an item of cultural exchange from premodern Korea (until
the 19th century). Items like tobacco, coffee, gunpowder, technologies such as silk weaving,
silver production, trad
Supplement to Domestic Distress
The Moghul Empire (1526-1858 )
India rarely entirely unified; huge ethnic, linguistic
and religious diversity
Moslem, but tolerant at start
But Aurangzeb intolerant, expansionist, but dies in
1707 and disloc
Osnos: non-fiction, culture difference (Taiwan, China)
Boo: slum, unprivileged based story,
*Compare Aspiration. what are their hope and dream? Economic, Culture,(Muslim and
Social class, What is the general economic doing in these countries?
Building New Nations: The
Challenge of Independence
From Power Politics to Issues of
Political Economy/International and
Questions to Consider
What goals would new states want to pursue
once they became independent? Why?
How would they try to achi
Running head: COMPARE AND
CONTRAST KATHERINE BOOS
WORK ON LIFE IN A MUMBAI SLUM
AND EVAN OSNOSS VIEW OF
CHINA IN AN AGE OF AMBITION. IN
WHAT WAYS ARE THE ASPIRATIONS
OF THE PEOPLE IN MUMBAI
SIMILAR/DIFFERENT THAN THOSE
OSNOS TALKS ABOUT IN CHINA?
Countries of Asia and relevant others, from West to East
1000 sq. millions
per cap per cap