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This course is an interdisciplinary course that will explore the emergence of East Asian civilization, its development and diversification, and its contacts and exchanges with other world civilizations. Primary emphasis is on China. The course will explore the various historical, cultural, religious, philosophical, economic, political, social, demographic, and geographic factors that make this such a diverse and dynamic civilization and will also draw comparisons between China and neighboring countries.
Lecture hours: 48
Prior to Fall 2006 the course number was HM114T
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