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PREMODERN EAST ASIA: CHINA, KOREA, AND JAPAN

MICHAELMAS TERM 2008 (Lecture Room 2 [wks. 1 & 2] and Lecture Room 1 [wks. 3~8], Oriental Institute)

 Week

Monday

Tuesday

Friday

M1

Introduction: The European View of East Asia (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Beginnings of Agriculture in East Asia
(P Wace)
4-5pm

Early China (R Chard) 4-5pm

M2

Beginning of Writing in East Asia (D Meyer) 4-5pm

Origins of East Asian Languages (B Frellesvig) 5-6pm

Pre-Han Chinese Philosophy (D. Meyer) 4-5pm

Qin-Han China: Imperial Model (R Chard) 5-6pm

Tang China: Resurrection of the Imperial Model (R Chard) 4-5pm

M3

Tang China: Formation of the Late Imperial Model (R Chard) 4-5pm

The Early Religions of East Asia (P Wace) 4-5pm

 

Jōmon Japan: an affluent subsistence economy  (P Wace) 4-5pm

Development of the Japanese script
(B Frellesvig)
5-6pm

M4

Yayoi, kofun, and the rise of the Japanese state (P Wace) 4-5pm

Proto-historical Northeast Asia: Migrations, Mythistory, and Chiefdoms (J Lewis) 5-6pm

Taoist Religion (R Chard) 4-5pm

East Asian Buddhism (J McMullen) 5-6pm

 

Korean and Japanese Political Differences with China and the Sillan unification of Korea (hard political technology)  (J Lewis) 4-5pm

First Japanese Essay DUE

M5

Korean and Japanese Adoption of the Tang Model: Chinese Law and Buddhism (soft political technology) (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Japanese Literature: Nara period and Beginnings (P Harries) 4-5pm

Unified Silla, Heian Japan, and the Re-assertion of Aristocratic Power I (J Lewis) 4-5pm

M6

Unified Silla, Heian Japan, and the Re-assertion of Aristocratic Power II (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Japanese Literature: Heian period (P Harries) 5-6pm

Song China in East Asia (P Ditmanson) 4-5pm

 

Neo-Confucianism, Civil Service Examinations, and the Song Literati (P Ditmanson) 4-5pm

Second Japanese Essay DUE

M7

Adaptation of the Chinese state model in Koryŏ (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Creation of a Unitary Peninsular View, Crises and Koryŏ Collapse (J Lewis) 4-5pm

The Conquest Dynasties and their role in Chinaís history  (P Ditmanson) 4-5pm

Chinese Essay DUE

M8

The Tibetan Empire

during the Sui/Tang through to the Mongols (G Fitzherbert) 4-5pm

The Tibetan Language and Literary Heritage (G.Fitzherbert) 4-5pm

South Asian, Tibetan, and Mongolian Buddhism (V Wallace) 5-6pm

Third Japanese Essay DUE

Series coordinator: Dr. James Lewis (jay.lewis@orinst.ox.ac.uk) (tel: 278194, Oriental Institute Rm. 110).

Updated 29 September 2008


 

 

PREMODERN EAST ASIA: CHINA, KOREA, AND JAPAN

HILARY TERM 2009 (Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute)

 Week

Monday

Tuesday

Friday

H1

Ming China (P Ditmanson) 4-5pm

Chosŏn Korea: aristocratic variation on a Confucian theme (J Lewis) 5-6pm

The Chosŏn Agricultural Revolution: society and ideology (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Chosŏn King Sejongís Golden Age (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Development of the Korean script (J Kiaer) 5-6pm

H2

The History of the Book in East Asia (A Ucerler) 4-5pm NOTE: LECTURE VENUE IS OUCS

Medieval Japan: Rise of the Warriors (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Kamakura-period Japanese Medieval Literature (P Harries) 5-6pm

Japanís medieval economy and society: prosperity amidst political chaos and the beginning of Japanís modern era (J Lewis) 4-5pm

H3

Japanís Ōnin War to the eve of re-unification: the politics of total civil war and the creation of a single realm (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Muromachi-period Japanese Literature and the formation of the Japanese Aesthetic (P Harries) 4-5pm

 

 

First Japanese Essay DUE

H4

East Asia at War: Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea and Ming involvement (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Qing China: Late Imperial Splendour I (P Ditmanson) 4-5pm

Qing China: Late Imperial Splendour II (P Ditmanson) 4-5pm

H5

Literature in early modern Japan: Edo period (P Harries) 4-5pm

 

Tokugawa Japanís new political system (bakuhan system) and foreign relations (J Lewis) 4-5pm

Tokugawa Japanís religions, and ideologies  (J Lewis) 5-6pm

East Asian Trade and Economies (J Lewis) 4-5pm

H6

European Encounters with East Asia I (A Ucerler) 4-5pm

NOTE: LECTURE VENUE IS OUCS

European Encounters with East Asia II (A Ucerler) 4-5pm

NOTE: LECTURE VENUE IS OUCS

 

European Sources on East Asia, 1500-1700 (A Ucerler) 4-5pm

NOTE: LECTURE VENUE IS OUCS

Second Japanese Essay DUE

H7

The Aesthetics of the Chinese High Imperial Period (S Vainker) 4-5pm

The world falls apart: the catastrophes of 19th-century Qing China (P Ditmanson) 4-5pm

Late Chosŏn Koreaís economy, society, and thought: what made it weak going into the late 19th century? (J Lewis) 4-5pm

H8

Tokugawa Japanís economy and society: cities, villages, demography, and commerce: what made it strong going into the late 19th century? (J Lewis) 4-5pm

 

Third Japanese Essay DUE

 

Series coordinator: Dr. James Lewis (jay.lewis@orinst.ox.ac.uk) (tel: 278194, Oriental Institute Rm. 110).

Updated 29 September 2008