HS 005 Asia in the World I (Fall: 3)
HS 007 Discussion Group
Satisfies History Core Requirement
Followed in spring semester by HS 006.
This Core course surveys the Asian origins of the modern world, from the
rise of the Eurasian empire under the Mongols in the thirteenth century
to the global colonial context of the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth
century. We will challenge common geographical (mis)conceptions (e.g., "East"
versus "West") in historical narratives/uncover their origins and how they
have changed. While emphasizing the global conjunctions in history, this
approach highlights Asian experiences of the historical forces that integrated
yet also divided the world in changing ways: trade routes, migrations, religions,
empires, wars, ideologies, and the constraints of a shared ecological environment.
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