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翻譯:吳貞芳(Doris Wu)(簡介並寄信)
編輯:王博律(Rosa Wang)(簡介並寄信)


本學科探討東亞與世界各國的互動,以及東亞國家之間的關係,涵蓋年代為西元1500年前後至2000年,主要焦點為中國與日本,也觸及韓國、越南和中亞。我們的質疑是,國際外交、商業、軍事、宗教及文化關係如何與東亞社會內部過程結合,以主導東亞社會的發展; 我們還會討論東亞人與外國人對彼此的了解與誤解。

本學科涵蓋的時間和空間範圍很廣泛,目的是為了從歷史觀點討論全球化,審視東亞各國之間及東亞國家與世界各國之間淵源久遠的互動,這些互動關係包含經濟、政治、文化、心理層面。主題包括: 全球銀礦流通和貿易往來、戰爭與軍事科技、帝國統治與革命抗爭,以及在南京或廣島這類的歷史記憶。資料來源包含歷史文獻、圖片、影片和回憶錄。



要求

我期望大家能夠:

  • 上課出席,完成閱讀作業,並參與每週研討會。
  • 三份中等篇幅的報告(每份6-8頁),內容為討論本課程的一般主題,我會事先提供範例。
  • 期中考: 內容為基本地理知識和重要日期
  • 期末考範圍: 本學期所有教過的內容

評分標準: 三份報告(每份15%) = 45%; 期中考 = 10%; 研討 = 20%; 期末考 = 25%

有關抄襲之注意事項: 引用他人作品而未註明出處即為抄襲,如果同學犯下抄襲罪,最好的下場是報告不及格,最壞的下場則是本課程被當,並交給紀律委員會懲處。稍後我會詳細教導大家如何引述資料來源,及如何避免無心的抄襲。



閱讀書單

  • Timothy Brook (卜正民) 《縱樂的困惑》(The Confusions of Pleasure) 研究中國明代[1368 -1644年]商業文化蓬勃發展之影響。
    譯註:中文版譯者方駿、王秀麗、羅天佑,台北聯經(繁體版) & 北京三聯 (簡體版),2004年。作者卜正民教授為加拿大著名漢學家,欲知更多資訊,請連結至下列網址:
    http://www.china.org.cn/chinese/HIAW/642879.htm
    http://www.youth.ecnu.edu.cn/kczx/show_news.asp?boardID=5&ID=54
    http://www.mindmeters.com/arshow.asp?id=108
  • John Dower. 《擁抱戰敗》(Embracing Defeat ) Norton 2000. 普立茲獎得主,研究二次世界大戰之後日本人的經驗
  • John Dower. 《戰爭與和平時期的日本》(Japan in War and Peace ). 現代日本文選
  • Francois Godement. 《新亞洲文藝復興》(The New Asian Renaissance) Routledge,1996. 亞洲國家運動和亞洲經濟起飛之研究調查
  • Mikiso Hane.《佃農、叛徒與放逐者:現代日本醜陋的一面》(Peasants, Rebels, and Outcastes: The Underside of Modern Japan, Pantheon) Pantheon,1982 [已絕版],日本赤貧者(即日本現代化之受害者)入木三分地描述日本的黑暗面
  • Laura Hein 與 Mark Selden 合編,《審查歷史》(Censoring History )ME Sharpe 2000. 描述美國、日本、德國三國的教科書如何歪曲現代世界歷史真相
  • Honda Katsuichi. 《南京大屠殺》(The Nanking Massacre)描述1937年日軍在中國犯下令人髮指的殘酷暴行
  • Akira Iriye (入江昭). 《全球化時代的中國和日本》(China and Japan in the Global Setting )1992. 以19及20世紀中日關係為主題的三場系列演講
  • William Kirby. 描述20世紀中國國際化的文章
  • Chalmers Johnson.《日本: 誰統治: 開發國家的崛起》(Japan: Who Governs: The Rise of the Developmental State)第51-112頁,第一位研究日本的美國政治學家敘述推動日本奇蹟的體制,以及為何美國無法理解這些體制
  • Michael Katz. 《日本: 變質的系統》(Japan: The System That Soured)第3-46,318-46頁,有關90年代日本經濟萎靡的尖銳討論及其解決方法
  • William Kirby和Charles Maier,選自20世紀世界歷史教本的章節
  • 李登輝,《台灣的主張》( The Road to Democracy: Taiwan's Pursuit of Democracy)北京強烈抨擊的卸任台灣總統,勾勒出他對於台灣未來的看法
  • Jim Mann (孟捷慕).《轉向》(About Face)描述美中關係自1980年代起的風雨飄搖時期,Vintage 2000
    譯註:中文版譯者林添貴,台北先覺出版社,1999,ISBN: 957-607-377-4
  • 馬哈迪與石原慎太郎. 《亞洲之聲》(The Voice of Asia)二位傑出的亞洲政壇巨擘主張,西方對亞洲經濟或人權所提出的指示,亞洲人不應言聽計從
  • Peter C. Perdue. 世界歷史教本之章節草稿,本書涵蓋1500-1700年的中國、俄羅斯、蒙古、日本各國歷史; 1700-1900年的歷史
  • Kenneth Pomeranz (彭慕蘭) 和Stephen Topik.《貿易打造的世界》(The World That Trade Created)以全球貿易系統興起為主題而進行的調查,其中還穿插許多絕妙軼事
  • Michael Schaller 《20世紀之美國與中國》( The US & China in the Twentieth Century )美中關係調查
  • Joanna Waley-Cohen 《北京的六分儀》(The Sextants of Beijing)一個強調中國對外來影響持續開放的調查






This subject examines the interactions of East Asia with the rest of the world and the relationships of each of the East Asian countries with each other, from ca. 1500 to 2000 AD. The primary focus is on China and Japan, with some reference to Korea, Vietnam, and Central Asia. We ask how international diplomatic, commercial, military, religious, and cultural relationships joined with internal processes to direct the development of East Asian societies, and we address perceptions and misperceptions of each other by East Asians and foreigners.

This subject sweeps over large regions of time and space. It aims to put the contemporary discussion of globalization in historical perspective by examining the long-lasting interactions of East Asian countries with each other and the rest of the world. These connections were economic, political, cultural, and psychological. Topics include: global silver and trade flows, warfare and military technology, imperial domination and revolutionary resistance, and the role of historical memory, as in Nanking or Hiroshima. Sources include historical documents, pictures, films, and memoirs.



Requirements

I expect from you:

  • Regular attendance at class and completion of reading assignments, and participation in weekly discussion meetings.
  • Three middle length papers [6-8 pages each] discussing the general themes of each section of the course. Sample questions will be provided in advance.
  • Midterm exam: a quiz on basic geography and important dates.
  • Final Exam, covering the material taught during the term.

Grade determination: 3 papers @ 15% each = 45%; Midterm = 10%; Discussion = 20%; Final Exam = 25%.

A Note on Plagiarism: Using someone else's work without acknowledgment is plagiarism. If you commit this crime, you will at the least get a failing grade on the paper, and at worst fail the course and be taken to the Committee on Discipline. Later, I will give you more detailed instructions how to cite sources and how to avoid unintentional plagiarism.



Reading List

  • Timothy Brook, The Confusions of Pleasure. Studies the impact of the growing commercial culture on China during the Ming dynasty [1368 -1644].
  • John Dower, Embracing Defeat Norton 2000. Pulitzer Prize winning study of the experience of the Japanese people after the end of World War II.
  • John Dower, Japan in War and Peace Collection of essays on modern Japan.
  • François Godement, The New Asian Renaissance, Routledge, 1996. Survey of Asian nationalist movements and the rise of Asian economies.
  • Mikiso Hane, Peasants, Rebels, and Outcastes: The Underside of Modern Japan, Pantheon, 1982 [out of print]. Vivid descriptions of the poorest people in Japan, who suffered for the country's modernization.
  • Laura Hein, Mark Selden, eds. Censoring History ME Sharpe 2000. Describes how textbooks in the US, Japan, and Germany distort the teaching of modern world history.
  • Honda Katsuichi, The Nanking Massacre. Gripping and gruesome description of the atrocities committed by the Japanese army in China in 1937.
  • Akira Iriye, China and Japan in the Global Setting 1992. A series of three lectures on broad themes of Sino-Japanese relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • William Kirby, articles describing the internationalization of China during the twentieth century.
  • Chalmers Johnson, Japan: Who Governs: The Rise of the Developmental State, p. 51-112. The foremost U.S. political scientist studying Japan describes the institutions that made possible the Japanese miracle, and why the U.S. fails to understand them.
  • Michael Katz, Japan: The System That Soured, 3-46, 318-46. Hard-hitting discussion of what went wrong with Japan's economy in the 1990s, and how to save it.
  • William Kirby and Charles Maier, chapters from world history textbook on the twentieth century.
  • Lee Teng-hui, The Road to Democracy: Taiwan's Pursuit of Democracy. Taiwan's former President, harshly criticized by Beijing, outlines his views of Taiwan's future.
  • Jim Mann, About Face. Describe the stormy course of U.S. China relations since the 1980s. Vintage 2000.
  • Mahathir Mohammad and Ishihara Shintaro, The Voice of Asia. Two prominent Asian politicians proclaim that Asians should not follow Western prescriptions, for their economies or for human rights.
  • Peter C. Perdue, draft chapters for world history textbook, covering China, Russia, Mongolia, Japan, 1500-1700; 1700-1900.
  • Kenneth Pomeranz and Stephen Topik, The World That Trade Created. Thematic survey of the rise of global trading systems, with many good anecdotes.
  • Michael Schaller, The US & China in the Twentieth Century Survey of US Chinese relations.
  • Joanna Waley-Cohen, The Sextants of Beijing. A survey stressing China's constant openness to outside influence.





 
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