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GLA 217 Emperors, Eunuchs and Rebels: Learning Asia through Biographies

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This course identifies the roles and experiences of major historical actors in Asia. It seeks to capture the individuality and dramas that marked critical periods in Asian history, while also examining the ways that individuals helped shape and remake society around them. Case studies include China’s only emperor Wu Zhao, Mongol ruler Chinggis Khan, Manchu Emperor Qianlong, Gandhi, Japanese modernizer Fukazawa Yukichi, Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh… etc.
Course Rotation: NY: Spring


3 credits