This is an introductory survey course on the ancient societies and civilizations of East Asia especially in the areas known today as Japan, China,Korea. This course will explore the general lifeways of the peoples in these regions during the prehistoric periods, specifically from the Mesolithic/Neolithic periods about 8,000 BC up to the era of political unification around 700 AD in both the Japanese archipelago and the Korean peninsula. By examining primarily the art and architecture of these prehistoric societies, this course will explore important sociocultural aspects, including subsistence, sedentism, state formation, social stratification, leadership, warfare, trade, technology, population movement, and morturary customs. The course aims to provide a through foundation for further study in the histories and cultures of ancient Japan, China and Korea.
Section 401 - LEC
TR 1030AM-1200PM