Master of Liberal Studies

Fall Seminar

Graduate Seminar, Fall 2016

Monday, 7:00 - 9:50 p.m.
September 12, 2016 - December 12, 2016

MLS 536  Meetings: East and West
Encounters between East and West play a significant role in world affairs. This course explores the complex and evolving inter-relationships among East Asian nations and Western powers by focusing on how both Eastern and Western traditions and discourses encounter, resist, assimilate, and transform each other in unpredictable ways. Sweeping themes, ranging from the formation of empire and efforts to create modern nation-states in China and Japan to cultural/intellectual interchanges between East Asia and the United States will be discussed through the examination of a wide variety of sources, including official documents, personal memoirs, oral histories, literary and artistic works, intellectual scholarship, and documentary films.

Professor Shiwei Chen (History and Asian Studies)
Professor James Marquardt (Politics and International Relations)