Key Question: What were and are the main geographic, economic, social and intellectual factors
that have made Chinas civilization so unique and strong, with important influences up to the
Lecture 11 Notes Reform and Revolution in China
-modernization and westernization? can we continue to think about it that way?
-population growth with production
-Qing couldn't keep up with that
-led to Taiping
Taiping Rebellion 1850-1864
Lecture 18 Notes Comfort Women in Korea
-sex slaves v. prostitution (voluntary)
Who were they?
-Chinese, Filipinos, great majority were Koreans - wherever the Japanese went, we went
-just play things, treated like military supplies
Lecture 14 Notes Movie: - Spring of Korean Peninsula
-how does modern in Korea? What it means? Assimilation policy? Audience?
-heavily censored; not about propaganda
-how Koreans live in daily life
-trumpets/violin (strings) pl
Lecture 5 Notes Korean Traditional History
Traditional Korean State and Society
Old Choson (Tan'gun- founder wanggom - capital) 2333 BC
Kija Choson and Wiman Choson
The Chinese Four Commanderies: (Han)
Lelang, Zhenfan, Lintun, and Xuantu
Lecture 17 Notes Korean War
National Division and Korean War
-Allen R. Millet
-Just how one views the Korean War depends upon where one stands in geographic space,
cultural time, and Cold War historiography
Korean War (1950-1953)
-1948: Cairo Co
Lecture 16 Notes China Under Mao
China Under Mao
-20th century China - all about revolution
-revolution of making communist/socialist
Post World War II China
-Hundred Flowers Movement (1957)
-Mao wanted helpful criticism
-Great Leap F
Lecture 15 War in the Pacific
War in the pacific
what comes in your mind when you think of Pearl Harbor?
why did the war start?
-tension between US and Japan
-it begins with Japanese invasion in China
-led to Pearl Harb
Lecture 4 Notes Traditional Chinese History
-territories varied in different dynasties
-modern territory is the last dynasty
-Yuan - different because Mongols taking over
Mandate of Heaven (Divine right of king European)
Guest Lecture: Multicultural societies (Daisy Kim)
Daisy Y. Kim
-South Korea - super ethnically homogenous
-more people leaving than inflow diverse groups in Korea for settlement
-see pockets of other ethnicities in rural ar
Lecture 10 Notes Russo-Japanese War and Korean history
Asia Rising, Yellow Perils/Promise: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905
Korea and Manchuria
-Sino-Japanese War - over Manchuria and Korea
-before China, Japan, and Russia in Manchuria
-power vacuum in Korea
Reading Notes Russo-Japanese War
Asia Rising - Japanese Postcards of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905
-Imperial Japan's 1904-1905 war against Tsarist Russia - art through postcards
-February 8, 1904 - launched war against Tsarist Russia (form
Lecture 6 Notes Pre-modern Japan
Professor Daqing Yang: East Asia Past and present
what does modern mean?
-leading success story - Japan outside of Europe
-post-industrial yet tradition coexist!
-East Asia: Korean Peninsula, China, Russia
Reading Notes First Opium War in Japanese Eyes
First Opium War, Opium War in Japanese Eyes
-1839-1842; 1856-1860: new stage in China's relations with West
-military defeat led to opening of ports; opium a regular trade; Canton system abolished;
Lecture 7 Notes First Opium War 1839-1842
Opium and Free trade, Treaty process, Two Photos (Chinese/Japanese) information visual,
Asian & English accounts, why English and Japanese making art on the opium war
Different stages in the processing of Opium at
Reading Notes Modern Tokyo and Japan
Tokyo Modern: Koizumi Kishio's "100 Views" of The Imperial Capital 1928-1940
-September 1, 1923: earthquake in Kanto plain (where Yokohama and Tokyo are located)
-fires, windstorm, conflagration with 140,
Reading 2 Notes Creation Myths of Japan
Sources of Chinese Tradition Vol 1, 1-23
Oracle-Bone Inscriptions of the Late Shang Dynasty CH1
-Xia, Shang, Zhou BC; Shang as China's first historical dynasty with oracle-bone inscriptions
Lecture 12 Notes Modern Tokyo and Japan
Transformation of Japan
after signing "unequal" treaties:
1. Shogun's weakness
-cant function; cant defending own country
-shogun's existence: justification was wrecked
2. A growth of new political forc
Reading Notes - Commodore Perry
Black Ships and Samurai: Commodore Perry and The Opening of Japan 1853-1854
-July 1853: foreign warships and Commodore Perry entering the harbor of Uraga, Edo
-Perry wanted one or two ports for a pit stop for c
Reading 1 Notes "Tracking the Dinosaur: Area Studies in Time of Globalism"
Questions to think about:
1. What is "area studies"? How did East Asian studies evolve in the institution?
2. How can we best define "East Asia" as a geographical, cultural, econom
Scholar officials would have to take tests that would take several days-philosophical
questions-had to do well in order to get into official class.
Oriented toward pragmatic government-to be proper Confucian gentleman-had to
Japan-challenges of the west-Tokugawa order (not as ingrained and established
compared to dynastic system in China; very weak)-not a unified country,
daimyo/samurai controlled entities.
Americans came with force-shogun couldnt defend their nation
What are the main streams of traditional Chinese philosophy?
How did ideology and organization evolve to allow for Chinas imperial system which
lasted for 2,000 years until the early 20th century?
What were the main features of the early
Modern era-dominated by strong nation-states, seeking advantages wherever they can-elites in China will realize they have to come up with some way to survive.
China realizes they need power, some way to protect themselves-need to develop
great diversity among Southeast Asian civilizations and governing entities
the influence of the thought and institutions seen in the rest of eastern Asia is limited in
Southeast Asia; it is seen mainly in Vietnam.
explain why Southeast Asia
The Politics of Modern Korean Nationalism, 1875-1945
Guest Speaker: Professor Christine Kim, Georgetown University
First 35 years-Koreas opening to colonization by Japan, second 35 years-colonization by
The Choson dynasty (1392-1910) in hi
Look over major question points on handout-Why was Japan so successful in challenging the
challenges of the West while China was not?
Size: Japan was smaller than China-west unable to make as big of a dent compared to
Elites awareness: Japan has lo
Xi Jinping is preparing to stay in power beyond two terms-sources in China is reporting
this-would break the structure created by Deng Xiaoping (who established two term
structure)-Xi has set up several controls in society.
One of the
G-20 meeting-held in Hong Zhou, China-many western nations, US, other Asian
nations are unhappy with China-especially due to South/East China Sea.
International Tribunal, of UN Law of the Sea-5 judges made a ruling on Philippines,
Lecture 2 Notes What is area studies?
World Map: How can you see this map/courses
1. West and East
2. North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, East Asia, South
Asia, Southeast Asia, Pacific