Hope your winter break was a relaxing one! Our History 142 syllabus will be posted soon. In the meantime, if you’d like a preview of the books required for the course, see the list below.
Note that *any* edition of the Ebrey (et al) textbook can be used for this class–if you’re looking to save money on a purchase, don’t feel obligated to buy the latest edition! We’ll also have a copy available on reserve at the library…
On digital copies: these often lack page numbers, which make writing papers (and using proper citations for evidence from the texts) difficult. I strongly suggest using paper copies of texts, new or used, or, if you do use digital copies, being sure before purchasing that they provide accurate page numbers that match the published, hard copy of the text.
Required texts (in order of use):
Patricia Ebrey, and Anne Walthal. East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History. 3rd edition. (New York: Wadsworth Publishing, 2013). ISBN: 1133606474. NOTE: PREVIOUS EDITIONS (2008 and 2005) ARE ALSO ACCEPTED FOR USE IN THIS COURSE.
Shiba Goro. Rembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Goro. Trans. by Teruko Craig. (Honolulu: U. of Hawai’i Press, 1999). You will need this book by the end of week three, and it will be the focus of our first paper for the course…
Hildi Kang. Under the Black Umbrella: Voices from Colonial Korea. (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2005).
Edgar Snow. Red Star over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism. (New York: Grove Press, 1994)
John Dower. Race and Power in the Pacific War. (New York: Pantheon Books, 1987)