History 106



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History 106 



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History 106 is a continuation of History 105. It concentrates on examining the development of China, India, Japan, and related regions from AD 1600 to the present. Such topics as Western influence, geography, religions, economics, politics, nationalism, art, literature, and culture are reviewed as they affect these areas.


Murphey, Rhoads. A HISTORY OF ASIA. Longman, 2000.


A) To gain knowledge about the relationships of the varied groups of people that have affected Eastern Civilizations. B) To develop comprehension of the complex interrelationships that have produced the Asian nations. C) To gain the ability to analyze and synthesize the social, political, economic, and religious problems in Asia. D) To acquire a knowledge of the terminology commonly used in the history of Eastern Civilizations. E) To gain factual knowledge of the development of the major nations in Asia. F) To develop an awareness of the major interpretations and theories that relate to Eastern Civilizations. G) To be able to interpret specific historical writing in Eastern Civilizations.


Students should… A) be able to understand the relationships of the varied groups that have affected Eastern Civilization. B) have a basic understanding of the domestic developments of major Asian cultures. C) be able to comprehend the complex interrelationships that have produced the Asian nations. D) be able to analyze and synthesize social, political, economic, and religious problems in Eastern Civilizations. E) gain detailed factual knowledge of the development of the major Asian cultures. F) gain a basic understanding of the development of lesser Asian cultures. G) be able to understand the terminology commonly used in the history of Eastern Civilization. H) be able to develop an awareness of the major interpretations and theories relating to Eastern Civilization. I) be able to interpret specific historical writings in Eastern Civilization.


The grading scale is: A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, D=69-60, F=59-0.

Student grades will be derived from an average of:

Four Exams (15% each*); and a Final Exam (25%)

The examinations will cover all material presented in the classroom as well as assigned readings. The format of the exams will include multiple-choice, true/false, matching, listing, identification/short essays, and essay questions. If – because of a legitimate, serious, and excused reason - a student is unable to take an exam at the required time and date, the make-up exam will involve a greater amount of essay materials, with no opportunity for extra credit. The final is comprehensive, including material from the first four exams.

* Your lowest scoring exam will be worth 10%.

Term Paper (10%) Due Date: Thursday, February 17, 2004

Information about this paper is provided at the end of the handout.

Quizzes/Readings/Attendance/Special Topic(s)/Participation (10%)

Several quizzes will be assigned over the course of the semester. Several readings will be assigned, with a written and/or oral grading component. Occasional assignments will count as quiz grades. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. Excessive absences will lead to a subtraction of grade points. At the end of the course, the instructor will assign a grade in this area, based on the quiz scores, completed assignments, attendance, and class participation.

Extra Credit (up to +5%)

Students will have an opportunity to earn up to five percentage points of extra credit. More information will be forthcoming.


Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. This includes plagiarism, purchasing of tests & research papers, using information or work that was not your own, etc. To plagiarize is to take and use ideas and passages from another's work, while representing them as your own. Students caught involved in any of the aforementioned will be subject to sanctions determined by the instructor ranging from warnings, grade reduction, and failure or withdrawal from the course or referral to the college administration for further action.


Generally my classes operate with a relaxed atmosphere. I encourage and reward positive class participation. Students who have questions are always encouraged to ask. Negative behavior, including cheating, sleeping, working on other assignments, talking, habitually coming in late, regularly absent from class, and engaging in other offensive behavior, is grounds for being dropped or given a lower grade. Students will be warned once to correct such behavior, then asked to leave. Effective communication, inside and outside of official classroom time, is vital to make the learning experience a success.


Students - not the instructor - are responsible for their work. The student has the responsibility to complete all assigned material. Students have a maximum time of two weeks to make up missed materials. All late work will be penalized.

Students - not the instructor - are responsible for their success. College policy requires attendance to be taken at each class meeting. Each student is expected to attend all classes and be on time. Effective communication, inside and outside of official classroom time, is vital to make the learning experience a success. An important part of college life involves personal responsibility. The student has the responsibility to withdraw from the class when the student decides to quit working. This is accomplished through the office of student services. A student who disappears without explanation will receive a failing grade.


I will be available before and after class, during my scheduled office hours on campus, and available for meetings at other times that are mutually convenient. I will attempt to help each student with any problems.


Part One: Introduction/Culture

Lecture 01: Introduction

Lecture 02: The Geography of Asia

Lecture 03: India to 1600

Lecture 04: China to 1600

Lecture 05: Japan to 1600

Lecture 06: Beliefs Introduction

Lecture 07: Hinduism

Lecture 08: Buddhism

Lecture 09: Sikhism

Lecture 10: Confucianism

Lecture 11: Daoism

Lecture 12: Islam

Lecture 13: Shinto

Lecture 14: Asian Cultures (Chapter 3)

First Exam


Part Two: European Colonialism

Lecture 15: European Age of Discovery

Lecture 16: Colonies and Empires

Lecture 17: British India (I)

Lecture 18: British India (II)

Lecture 19: British Rule in India

Lecture 20: The Sepoy Rebellion

Lecture 21: Manchu China

Lecture 22: Chinese Decline

Lecture 23: First Opium War

Lecture 24: The Three Daimyo

Lecture 25: Christianity in Japan

Lecture 26: Tokugawa Society

Lecture 27: The Opening of Japan

Second Exam


Part Three: Asia’s Response to the West

Lecture 28: Imperial India

Lecture 29: The Great Game

Lecture 30: Indian Nationalism

Lecture 31: India and the Great War

Lecture 32: The Second Opium War

Lecture 33: Ch’ing Internal Problems

Lecture 34: The Boxer Rebellion

Lecture 35: The First Chinese Revolution

Lecture 36: The Republic of China

Lecture 37: The Meiji Reforms

Lecture 38: Japanese Imperialism

Third Exam


Part Four: Conflict and Transformation

Lecture 39: India in the 1920s

Lecture 40: Indian Politics

Lecture 41: World War II in South Asia

Lecture 42: The End of British Rule

Lecture 43: China in the 1920s

Lecture 44: The Chinese Civil War

Lecture 45: Japan in the 1920s

Lecture 46: Japanese Militarism

Lecture 47: The Second Sino-Japanese War

Lecture 48: World War II in East and Southeast Asia

Lecture 49: Hiroshima and Nagasaki----------------------------------------------Fourth Exam


Part Five: The Postwar World

Lecture 50: Indian Partition and Independence

Lecture 51: Indian Democracy

Lecture 52: Pakistan and Bangladesh

Lecture 53: Recent Events in South Asia

Lecture 54: Chinese Communist Revolution

Lecture 55: Mao’s Rule in China

Lecture 56: Taiwan

Lecture 57: Tibet

Lecture 58: Recent Events in East Asia

Lecture 59: Postwar Japan

Lecture 60: Recent Events in Japan

Lecture 61: Special Topics/Conclusion

Final Exam

HISTORY 106 TERM PAPER                                     Spring Semester 2005


Your term paper should be three to five pages typed. At minimum, the use of six sources - books, newspaper/magazine articles, computer information resources, and personal interviews - is required. Papers having less than six sources will be penalized 10% for each shortfall. The paper should follow a standard style. Papers must be typed and double-spaced, using only 10 or 12 point type, except for the title page which may be in a larger font. Include a separate title page, with the title of your paper, your name, the class number, and the date. Include a separate bibliography page with all relevant information on your sources.

Paper Topic

Many films have been based on historic people and events. Select a film based on historical characters or events and compare the movie to the real event as described in your six outside sources. Consider accuracy, themes, and interpretations. The restrictions on these film reviews are (a) approval by the instructor, and (b) a focus on a subject that relates to the course. An outline will be available to assist you in structuring your paper.

Paper Format

(1) Begin with an introduction, explaining your choice of film and subject matter, (2) continue with the main body of the paper explaining the film’s interpretation of events,  (3) continue with the main body of the paper explaining the interpretation of events of your scholarly resources, 

(4) in which the student will note their interpretations; and  (5) a conclusion, reviewing the student’s general thesis.


Your paper should be written carefully with attention to the subject matter, style, spelling, and punctuation. Papers are expected to be clear and coherent, of college-level quality. Research is necessary to provide a factual base to support your paper. Remember to consult a variety of sources so that you are not unduly influenced by a single author's opinions. You should not rely entirely on information from encyclopedias or similar general reference works. Sources should be cited within the paper. Your paper should be grammatically correct and free of typographical errors. Papers with large numbers of errors will be returned ungraded for correction. Carefully proofread your paper, and then have a friend proofread for you. Use your spell check program, your grammar check program, and even a dictionary. Ask for help (as early as possible) from the instructor if you need it. Students who have concerns regarding their writing skills are urged to seek assistance, beginning with the College Enhancement Center (the CEC), which provides a variety of academic services to all students. Please proofread your paper to make sure you do not do any of the following:

Please proofread your paper carefully:

·         Avoid all contractions in formal writing. Be especially careful with the usage of its/it's: "Its" is a possessive form of "it." "It's" is a contraction for "it is."

·         Cite all sources within the text.

·         Avoid tense shifts. Ordinarily, history papers should be written in the past tense, since history is the study of the past.


Evaluation & Grading Criteria

CONTENT                                                      30%

GRAMMAR                                                    30%

STYLE                                                            20%

EFFORT/THOROUGHNESS                         20%

This paper is due Thursday, February 17, 2005 @ 10:00 AM.
If I have not received a paper the STUDENT will be DROPPED FROM THE CLASS.

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