Leader: Bruce Jacobs
Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)
Synopsis: A broad overview of Asian history from antiquity to the dawn of European maritime exploration in the sixteenth century. Topics studied include the Indus Valley civilisation; Hinduism and the caste system; traditional political thought; the rise of great empires in India, China and Southeast Asia; Mahayana Buddhism; the Japanese samurai; and Genghis Khan and the Mongols.
Assessment: Written (2500 words): 55% + Examinations (2 hours): 45%
Contact Hours: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week