SS-240 East Asian History

Course Description: 
This course is a survey of the history of China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam from prehistory to the present.

  • Prerequisite Courses: ESL089

A.  PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:   

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of world geography.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural issues of a person’s own culture and other cultures.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of major historical events affecting one’s culture and other cultures.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with contemporary global issues.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of major ethical concerns.

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  1. Know the common attributes and regional differences of East Asian states; the pre-history and the emergence of civilizations in China and Southeast Asia.
  2. Know the emergence of empires in China during Qin and Han dynasties; the spread of Buddhism into China; the impact of Barbarians’ attacks; and the political development during Tang dynasty.
  3. Know the achievement and disaster during Song and Yuan dynasties, the China Imperial Splendor during Ming dynasty, and prosperity and decline during Qing dynasty.
  4. Know the development of early Korean kingdoms, pre-modern Vietnam, and the pattern of early and medieval Japan.
  5. Know the arrival of Europeans in Asia, the development of Japan under Tokugawa Shogunate, and the humiliation of China in the 19th century.
  6. Know the remaking of Japan, Japan and Foreign Imperialism and Colonialism in Korea, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia.
  7. Know the foreign plundering in China, and Japanese war in China.
  8. Know the impact of World War II in Asia, and postwar development in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

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3

 

I

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4

 

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5

 

 

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6

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7

 

 

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8

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I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to: General SLO 1: Know the common attributes and regional differences of East Asian states; the pre-history and the emergence of civilizations in China and Southeast Asia                                                                               


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

1.1 Describe the boundaries and home base
of the states in East Asia.

 

  • Home Essay Tests scored with rubric

 

1.2 Explain East Asian’s attitudes toward       
Nature.

1.3 Describe the agricultural systems of East     
Asian regions.

1.4 Describe the villages and towns of East     
Asian states.

1.5 Describe the traditional system and the   
regional differences.

1.6 Describe the Neolithic revolution in the
valleys of Yellow River and Yangtze
River.

1.7 Explain the agricultural origins in
Southeast Asia.

1.8 Describe the peoples and early kingdoms
of Southeast Asia.

1.9 Explain the origins of China, the Shang,
and Zhou dynasties.

1.10 Describe the Warring States.

1.11 Describe Confucius and explain his
teaching.

1.12 Describe the Chinese Language and its
effect on East Asian states.

General SLO2: Know the emergence of empire in China during Qin and Han dynasties, the spread of Buddhism into China, the impact of Barbarians’ attacks, and the political  development of the Tang dynasty.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

2.1 Describe the authoritarianism of the Qin
dynasty.

 

  • Comprehensive Exams

            

2.2 Explain the expansion, the culture, and
pattern of trade during Han dynasty.

2.3 Describe the cities of ancient China, the
achievements, and the impact of
agricultural development on the
environment during Han era.

2.4 Describe the founder of Buddhism, and
explain the religion’s split into Hinayana
and Mahayana, and its spread into China.

2.5 Describe the end of the Han and the
emergence of the Northern Wei.

2.6 Describe the Move South, and
reunification under Sui and Tang
dynasties.

2.7 Explain the Tang System and its capital
city of Chang’an in an Age of Imperial
Splendor.

2.8 Describe Buddhism in Late Tang, and its
sects.

2.9 Describe the decline and the collapse of
the Tang dynasty.

General SLO3: Know the achievement and disaster during Song and Yuan dynasties, the China Imperial Splendor during Ming dynasty, and the prosperity and decline during Qing’s dynasty.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Describe the emergence of Northern
Song.

 

  • Comprehensive Exams

3.2 Describe the development of the Civil
Service and the reform.

3.3 Explain the culture and conquest of the
Song.

3.4 Explain the emergence of the Southern
Song.

3.5 Describe the innovation and
technological development of the Song.

3.6 Describe the emergence of Neo-
Confucianism.

3.7 Describe the Mongol’s invasion of China
and the creation of the Yuan dynasty.

3.8 Explain the founding of the Ming
dynasty.

3.9 Describe the commerce and culture
during Ming.

3.10 Describe the imperial capital at Beijing
and the complacency and decline.

3.11 Describe Qing glory and technological
backwardness.

General SLO4: Know the development of early Korean kingdoms, pre-modern Vietnam, and the pattern of early and medieval development in Japan.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

4.1 Describe Korean tradition and the Han
conquest and its aftermath.

 

  • Take Home Essay Tests scored with rubric

4.2 Describe the kingdoms of Koguryo, Silla,
and Koryo.

4.3 Describe the Mongol’s conquest and its
aftermath.

4.4 Describe ancient Vietnam and its status
as a tributary state of China.

4.5 Describe the creation of the Buddhist
dynasties in Vietnam.

4.6 Describe Vietnamese expansion and the
civil wars.

4.7 Describe cultural development in
Vietnam and its relations with the West.

4.8 Describe the origin and beginning of
Japan.

4.9 Explain the collapse of Heian and the rise
of the Kamakura shogunate.

4.10 Explain the Mongol’s invasion of Japan,
the end of the Kamakura shogunate and
the rise of the Ashikaga.

4.11 Explain the Onin War and economic
growth.

4.12 Describe the development of trade and
rise of piracy.

4.13 Describe the renewed Civil War in
Japan.

    General SLO5: Know the arrival of Europeans in Asia, the development of Japan under Tokugawa’s Shogunate, and the humiliation of China in the 19th century.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

 

 

5.1 Describe the arrival of Portuguese and
its Commercial Enterprises in Asia and
Southeast Asia.  

 

  • Comprehensive Exams

5.2 Describe the establishment of the
Spanish Colony in the Philippines.

5.3 Describe the introduction of
Christianity and the Spice Trade in
Southeast Asia. 

5.4 Describe the Dutch and the English
arrival in Asia.

5.5 Describe the 5Tokugawa Order and the
exclusion of Westerners from Japan.

5.6 Describe the threat of Western
Imperialism.

5.7 Explain the besieged of China.

5.8 Describe the activities of Western
missionaries and Traders.

5.9 Describe the Taiping Rebellion, the
Treaty ports, and mission schools.

5.10 Describe the reform efforts and the
Boxer Uprising.

    General SLO6: Know the remaking of Japan and its Imperialistic and Colonial policies in East Asia and Southeast Asia.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

6.1 Describe the Japanese throne and
political leader

 

  • Comprehensive Exams and/or Take Home Essay Test score with rubric

6.2 Explain the industrialization and
Westernization efforts in Japan.

6.3 Describe the development of the
Meiji Constitution, the Japanese
Imperialism in Korea, and the conflict
with Russia.

6.4 Explain Japanese Overseas
acquisition after World War I.

6.5 Describe the renewed Civil War in
Japan.

6.7 Describe the Meiji culture and its
accomplishments.

6.8 Explain the spread of Christianity in
Korea.

6.9 Explain the presence of Japan and
other foreign powers in Korea.                                 

General SLO 7: Know the foreign plundering in China, and the Japanese war in China.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

7.1 Describe the rise of nationalism in China. 

 

  • Take Home Essay Tests score with rubric

7.2 Describe the Sun Yat-sen Constitution
and Revolution.

7.3 Describe the Warlords, the New Social
Mobility and the New Culture
Movement.

7.4 Describe the May 4th Movement.  

7.5 Explain the Chinese Northern Expedition.  

7.6 Describe the Japanese interest in Nanjing
and its full-scale invasion of the territory.

7.7 Describe the failures and successes of the
Chinese nationalist movements.

7.8 Describe the Long March and United
Front.

7.9 Describe the rise of militarists in Japan.

7.10 Explain Japanese invasion of Manchuria
and the China “Incident.”

    General SLO 8: Know the impact of World War II in Asia, and postwar development in East Asia and Southeast Asia.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

8.1 Explain the Alliance between Chiang and
the Americans.

 

  • Comprehensive Exams

8.2 Describe the Civil War in China and the
Great Leap Forward.  

8.3 Explain the Chinese Cultural Revolution.  

8.4 Describe the development in China after
Mao.

8.5 Describe the revival of Japan after World
War II. 

8.6 Describe the development of Korea and
the effect of the Korean War.

8.7 Describe the development in the
Southeast Asian states after World War
II.

D.  COURSE CONTENT

  1. Commonalities and differences in East Asia.
  2. Prehistory of China and the emergence of the Shang and Zhou dynasties.
  3. The making of an empire: the Qin and the Han
  4. The spread of Buddhism into China, the impact of barbarian attacks, and the reunification under Sui and Tang dynasties.
  5. The achievements of the Song and Yuan dynasties, and the emergence of imperial splendor under Ming dynasty.
  6. The prosperity and decline during Qing.
  7. The emergence of Korea and Vietnam.
  8. The origin and pattern of development in Japan. 
  9. The European arrival in Asia.
  10. The Flowering of Traditional China.
  11. The European Imperialism and Humiliation of China.
  12. The Remaking of Japan.
  13. The Imperialism in Korea, Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
  14. Foreign plundering in China.
  15. China and Japan: The Road to War.
  16. The Second World War in Asia.
  17. China, Japan, Korea, and Mainland Southeast Asia since 1945.

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
      Lecture

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Murphey, R. (2009). East Asia: A New History (5th.). New York, NY:  Pearson Education (or most recent edition).

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
None

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION
None

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

 

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