HIST630 - TRANSNATIONAL ASIA

Description: 
This seminar aims to reconceptualize conventional notions of East Asia and restore the region to a central place in the history of the early modern and modern worlds. It will do so, first, by introducing a handful of recent scholarly works on East Asia that attempt to rethink orthodox themes of historical inquiry, such as geography, nation, industrialization, women, trade, empire, etc. Second, it will look at how East Asianists have, over the last decade, contributed to one of the most exciting new scholarly trends, transnational history--the study of political, economic, social and cultural developments across national boundaries. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this trend and attempt to determine what, in fact, constitutes a “transnational” perspective.
Instructors: 
DICKINSON, FREDERICK
Day and Time: 
W 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • EALC541402