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Viewing: HIST 6602 : Asia: History, Memory, and Violence

Last approved: Fri, 02 May 2014 08:40:49 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:10:28 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
History (HIST)
Asia: History, Memory, and Violence
Asia:History Memory Violence
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McHale, Hopkins
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Violence has been a defining experience for many of the populations and polities of Asia over the past century and a half. Focusing on the themes of violence and historical memory, the course takes a comparative approach, looking at how these issues have played out in different arenas throughout East, Southeast, and South Asia.

This course will fulfill one the three core course requirements of the Asian Studies graduate program. The course will be consistently offered in order to ensure that students have the opportunity to take it during their enrollment in the MA Asian Studies Program. As the Asian Studies program has grown considerably this year (now 32 students) the need to make this course regular is even more acute. While the course is a requirement for the Asian Studies program, it will be open to all students and will enhance the history department’s Asia course offerings.

The content of Asia: History, Memory, and Violence will inherently overlap slightly with other modern Asia courses offered by the department. As Asia has been the scene of significant violent conflict in the modern era, country specific courses such as HIST 6611 Reading Sem:20th Century China, HIST 6621 Rdg/Rsch Sem: Mod Japanese Hist, and HIST 6625 Japan's Empire & Its Legacies, are likely to examine some of the same conflicts. However, Asia: History, Memory, and Violence is unique its pan-regional approach and special emphasis on the connections between history, trauma, memory, and violence.
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ESIA-Asia Conc (Pre 2010)
Submitted on behalf of
Daqing Yang
Associate Professor, History and International Affairs
Director, Asian Studies Program
George Washington University
1957 E Street NW 503H
Washington, DC 20052
Tel: 202.994.8262; Fax: 202.994.6096
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