The Asian World
Dr. William Sherrard
3 Semester Hours
10 reading quizzes, 2 short papers
A survey of the development in Asian societies from the 15th century to the present, emphasizing in particular East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Texts: Murphey, Rhoads. A History of Asia, 6thed.; Dreyer, Edward L. Zheng He: China and the Oceans in the Early Ming Dynasty, 1405-1433, (Library of World Biography Series); Kokichi, Katsu, Musui's Story The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai,1sted., (University of Arizona Press 1988) translated by Teruko Craig, ISBN 978-0816510350, 978-0816510351, paper or hardbound.