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INTRODUCTION

      Aug 26 (T) – Course Introduction
      Aug 28 (Th) “Traditional” East Asia & Western Perceptions of the “Orient”
                   READINGS: 1-35

UNIT I:   19 th CENTURY EAST ASIA

Sept 2 (T)   – China, Great Britain, and the Opium Wars
Sept 4 (Th) Discussion :   The Opium Question
            READINGS: 35-46
                        DOC 1.1 Memorial Against the Legalization of Opium (June 1838) (Memorial)
                        DOC 1.2 The Opium Question Among Westerners in China (1836-7)
                        DOC 1.3 Letter to Queen Victoria (July 19, 1839)

Sept 9 (T)     – “Fleeing Asia” – Japan's Rise in the World Order
Sept 11 (Th) Discussion :   Makiko's Diary (BOOK QUIZ)                        
            READINGS: 149-168; 230-238; Makiko's Diary (Questions & Family Tree)            

Sept 16 (T) Tibet and the Dalai Lama:   The Power of Reincarnation
Sept 18 (Th) UNIT I QUIZ (Study Guide)

UNIT II:   ASIA'S STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE

Sept 23 (T) Taisho Democracy and Japanese Militarism
Sept 25 (Th) Discussion :   Men of Action
           READINGS : 239-255
                        DOC 2.1 Imperial Rescript on Education (1890)
                        DOC 2.2 – Nitobe Inazo, Bushidō – The Way of the Warrior (c.1904)
                        DOC 2.3 Japan's 21 Demands (1915)
                        DOC 2.4 – Kita Ikki, Plan for the Reorganization of Japan (1919)
           

Sept 30 (T) China's Revolution:   Chaos out of Unity
Oct 2 (Th) Discussion:   Family (BOOK QUIZ)
           READINGS: 202-219; Family (Questions & Family Tree)

Oct 7 (T) In Search of Stability:   Japan and China in the 1930s
Oct 9 (Th) Discussion:   Desperate Times and Desperate Measures
           READINGS: 219-255
                       DOC 3.1 – Joseph Grew, February 26, 1936 Incident (1936)
                       DOC 3.2 – Zhang Xueliang, Xi'an Incident Speech (1936)
                       DOC 3.3 – Jiang Jieshi, A Fortnight in Xi'an (1937)
         

Oct 14 (T) War Against Japan & the Nanjing Massacre
Oct 16 (Th) UNIT II QUIZ (Study Guide)

UNIT III:   NEW DIRECTIONS & NEW DILEMMAS

Oct 21 (T) From the Ashes:   Occupied Japan and the Yoshida Era
Oct 23 (Th) Discussion:   Japan's Olympics (1964)
           READINGS: 339-363
                       DOC 4.1 Imperial Rescript on the End of the War (1945)
                       DOC 4.2 Rescript on the Construction of a New Japan (1946)
                       DOC 4.3 Japan Democratic-Socialist Party Statement (1960)
                       DOC 4.4A Reek of Cement in Fuji's Shadow (1964)

Oct 28 (T) Revolutionary China:   A New Direction
Oct 30 (Th) Discussion: The Struggle for Modern Tibet (BOOK QUIZ - Study Guide)
           READINGS: 311-336; The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering            

Nov 4 (T) Vietnam's August Revolution (READING: 258-266; 293-400)
Nov 6 (Th) UNIT III QUIZ - Study Guide

UNIT IV:   ASIAN ORIENTATIONS

Nov 11 (T) Tiananmen: The Gate of Heavenly Peace (Video: Gate of Heavenly Peace [On reserve])
Nov 13 (Th) Discussion: Tiananmen Square Incident (1989)
            READINGS: 419-438
                      DOC 5.1 Transcript of May 18 Meeting Between Premier Li Peng and Student Leaders (1989)
                      DOC 5.2 – Deng Xiaoping, “Address to the Officers Enforcing Martial Law in Beijing” (1989)
                      DOC 5.3 – “The Truth About the Beijing Turmoil” (1989)

Nov 18 (T) Year Zero- Cambodia's Road to Liberation
Nov 20 (Th) Discussion: When Broken Glass Floats (BOOK QUIZ - Study Guide)
            READINGS: When Broken Glass Floats

Thanksgiving Holiday (Nov. 24-28)

Dec 2 (T) Asian Cinema: China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
Dec 4 (Th) Asian Cinema: Japan and Korea
            READINGS:
                      DOC 6.1Ozu, “Tokyo Story”
                      DOC 6.2 Zhang Yimou, “Story of Qiu Ju”
                      DOC 6.3Jia Zhangke, “Still Life”
                      DOC 6.4 – Ryunosuke Akutagawa, ”In a Grove" (Short Story on which Rashomon is partially based)

Dec 9 (T) East Asia Today (493-519)
Dec 11 (Th) UNIT IV QUIZ
- Study Guide