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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Jackson School of International Studies JSIS 203 Autumn 2013 TTH 10:30-12:20 am
Anderson Hall, Room 223
Gary Hamilton Office: 427 Thomson Hall Office Hours: Wednesday: 2:30-3:30 and Thursday 1:30-3:00 or by appointment Email: email@example.com Phone: 543-5883 THE RISE OF ASIA Introduction In the past forty years, Asia has been transformed. At the beginning of the 1960s, all the countries of Asia retained the look and feel of their past. Indian cities looked Indian, Chinese cities looked Chinese. There could be no mistake about which country one was in. Although, by 1960, colonialism had ended in most (but not all) locations, the colonial layout of cities was apparent, and the colonial buildings continued to be used for government and ceremonial purposes. In the cities, as well as in the countryside, traditions in dress, food, and culture, more generally, persisted. And poverty was everywhere. In the 1970s, in slow ways, the appearance of Asia began to change. By the late 1950s Japan had already begun rapidly to recuperate from World War II. By the 1970s, Japan was truly a success story, and Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea began slowly to reshape themselves. In those early days of rapid social change, even for Japan, it would have been impossible for anyone to have imagined the changes that would occur in the next forty years. The world’s most modern cities are now in Asia. The highest skyscrapers, the largest malls, the newest and best transportation systems, the fastest rates of economic growth, and the lowest birthrates in the world—all these characterize Asia today. These changes have not been confined to a few large cities in a few selected countries. Instead, remarkably, in nearly every country along the rim of Asia from India in the South to South Korea and Japan in the northeast, these changes are widespread: in the countryside, where agriculture has modernized; in primary and secondary schools, where bilingualism is being taught; in factories, where world-leading manufacturing techniques are commonplace; and even in the home, where new “designs for living” and creative Asian cuisines are being developed. More than one person has told me that, by almost every measure, Asia has changed more in the last forty years than in the previous four hundred. The second half of the course will focus on these most recent decades. “The Rise of Asia” is a required course for students majoring in Asian Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies. The purpose of this introduction is to give students the historical, political, and sociological contexts with which they can interpret this Asian transformation. The potential scope of the course is enormous. Asia contains about twenty countries, close to fifty percent of the world’s population, and a number of the largest economies in the world. It is
This course should provide a foundation for you to build upon. during which time fixed boundaries and new states were established all across Asia. Lectures are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday. The first three weeks of the course will concentrate on the historical context. The TAs for the course are K. The second part. Each worksheet will typically be six double-spaced pages in length.edu). both of which will consist of short answers and essay questions. 2013. to give adequate coverage to any range of topics in even a few selected countries. Whether you major in Asian Studies or not. from 1945 to 1970. or at least not as much. covering roughly from 1970 to the present. This period. There will be a midterm and a final. Format The course format consists of two. some more historical and some more sociological and political. The first worksheet will cover material leading up to the mid-term and the second worksheet segments will cover material leading up to the final. the bulk of the course will emphasize the post World War II era. and so I will not even try to do so. I will assign two worksheets. a sense of how extensive and profound the changes are. and languages of particular countries.2 impossible. After this introduction. December 9. however briefly. will be the rise of Asian capitalism in the midst of a changing world order. Monday. and in particular on different perspectives to analyze change over time and on different kinds of historical narratives. But I also want to give you a feel for what is not changing.edu) and Nathan Stackpoole (nstack@uw. Equally important are the differences in the pace and organization of these changes. I encourage you to take additional courses in Asian Studies to gain deeper understandings of issues. from 1945 until the present. histories. will be divided into three parts: The first part will be about the immediate post wars years. In addition. 10:30-12:20 in our regular classroom. ways and locations to collect evidence. two-hour lecture classes and one. The complexity and variability of these changes are at the core of what I want you to take away from this course. The teaching assistants will guide the discussion sections. You are required to attend both the lecture and the discussion sections. and to do that you need some analytic tools: ways to ask and to answer research questions. one-hour discussion section per week. Detailed descriptions of the worksheet assignments will be passed out in due course. and may not under any circumstances transfer into a full section. There is not one uniform pattern of change. cultures. What I do want to do is to give you a flavor for what is happening in Asia. The final will be given at the assigned time. . but I will not be talking the entire time. but rather every society is changing in its own way. 10:30-12:20. in a ten-week course. Anderson 223. Students may not change section assignments without my permission. Coming prepared means that you have done assigned work in time for discussion section. Mehmet Kentel ( kentel@uw. I will make time in the lecture period for debate about the readings. The outline of the course is simple enough. This part of the course aims to get you thinking about different ways to explain the same (or nearly the same) set of historical events and conditions. The third and final part of the course will be an examination of Asian society today and an assessment of what has not changed as much. Course Requirements and Grading The most basic assignment of this course is that you come prepared for and attend assigned lectures and sections. and ways to present your findings. TA office hour locations and times will be announced as they are arranged.
World Century. I am assigning you to watch a number of films. these will be available to you either online or at the course website. Readings and Films You are required to read a number of books and articles for the course and to watch a number of films. A number of articles are also required. although I also encourage you to go to the library as well. Accordingly. always remember that films. However. Audience. The China Wave. CHUA Beng Huat. 3. You may rent them in a local video store. In this sense. I will not show these films in class. 2nd edition. Structure. for the durations of the course. To answer the worksheet questions. You may wish to open a Netflix account. These topics will also appear on the midterm and final. and these have been placed on reserve. Equally important. Hong Kong University Press. 2012. concise writing. and there will be questions about them on the midterm and final exams. like books and articles. you will write short essays about them for discussion section. All the films are available in the library. worksheets focus on topics that I most want you to understand. In addition. In this course. you will need to do additional research and careful. Also. These readings and where you can obtain them are listed in the weekly outline below. Both are equally important. These films are all readily available in a number of locations. one of the goals of the course is to further develop your ability to access and use web-based material. 2006. and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture. 2012. ZHANG Weiwei. Your grade will be broken down as follows: Midterm and final (25% each). These films will be discussed in class and in discussion sections. during a ten-week course. 2. I am asking that you understand the narrative. Golden Arches East. the worksheets should help prepare you for the tests and are not substitutes for them. to obtain a subjective sense of Asia at particular times and places. Stanford University Press. . The following four books are available from the bookstore. WATSON (ed. 1. you will be able to use online resources to answer all the worksheet questions. which is fairly cheap. The class participation grade will be based on your participation in discussion sections and will be suggested by the TAs. are constructed perspectives that convey a narrative. in addition to the course content. James L.). The purpose of watching films is that this is the fastest and best single way. You are required to see them on your own. as well as get a sense of the time and place. either singly or in groups.3 I should note that I have developed the worksheet as a basic component of teaching. two worksheets (20% each) and class participation (10%). some of the reading assignments can be accessed online (usually at the UW library website) or on the course website.
The China Wave. What is an empire? Patrimonialism. No. 65 (June). Topics of the week: The Chinese and Indian Diaspora. The China Wave. Vol. directed by Richard Attenborough. (Download from UW Library website) • Watch Rashomon. 1-82 • Suisheng ZHAO. directed by Akira Kurosawa. “Hong Kong and the Rise of Capitalism in Asia. Assignments: • Read Zhang. “Early Modern India and World History” Journal of World History.org/Shooting_an_Elephant/0. directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. 8. • G. Hamilton. Callahan: “Sino-speak: Chinese Exceptionalism and the Politics of History” The Journal of Asian Studies 71. tributary trade routes. Week Two (October 8-10): Colonialism as a grand narrative of what happened to Asia in the 18th and 19th centuries Topics of the week: The empires of Asia. 419-436.html) • Watch The Last Emperor. 83-175 • Read William A. “The China Model: Can it replace the Western model of modernization?” Journal of Contemporary China 19. 2 (See course website). What is a colony? The first and second ages of colonization. October 1-3): Perspectives and narratives Topics of the week: The rise of Asia as a phenomenon to be examined and explained. What did the Company do in India and in China? • Watch Gandhi.” (This chapter from Commerce and Capitalism in Chinese Societies is available on the course website. worksheet due October 24.” (Available online in numerous locations. Assignments: • Read Zhang.4 Weekly Topics and Assignments: Week One (September 26. including http://www. (Download from UW Library website) • Read George Orwell. “Shooting an Elephant. pp.) • Examine on-line articles or books about the British East India Company. Why did the age of imperialism end? Assignments: • John Richards. .george-orwell. What is perspective? In drawing? In social science and history? Theory and method in social science are integral to social science and historical perspectives and are the tools building “objective” narratives. 1 (February) 2012: 33-55. and the process of colonization. Week Three (October 15-17): 19th and early 20th century colonialism and capitalism. pp. • Worksheet assignment distributed in class on October 10.
wars of national independence. (Download from UW Library website) • Midterm. McDonald’s in East Asia. Topics of the week: The global retail revolution. Week Five (October 29-31) Narratives of the rise of capitalism in Asia Topics of the week: Free markets. Biggart. Hamilton and N. Worksheet assignment is due in class on October 24. October 29 Week Six (November 5-7) Narratives of the rise of capitalism in Asia. Differentiated Networks: The Social Organization of Chinese Firms in Singapore.” (This chapter is available on the course website. 2012. (Download from UW Library website) Zhu Cuiping and Wan Guanghua. and state owned enterprises. “Remaking the Global Economy: U. 1984. 1.al.. “Centripetal Authority.S. continued Topics of the week: The social foundations of business in Asia. 38. “Accounting for Inequality in India: Evidence from Household Expenditures. 3 (2010):282-297. Assignment: • Read Bruce Cummings. et. the developmental states and strong leaders. . global cities. 83-104 (Download from UW Library website). defeat and recovery. global retailing and the rise of Asian manufacturers Assignment: • Read Hamilton. and talented entrepreneurs. (Download from UW Library website) Week Seven (November 12-14) Narratives of the rise of capitalism in Asia. modernization. Retailers and Asian Manufacturers. 1-109.) • Read James Watson. How to create a legitimate state? How to establish a domestic economy? Assignments: • • • Cain. Product Cycles. “Rising Inequality in China and the Move to a Balanced Economy” China and the World Economy 20. “Market. Golden Arches East. Assignment: • Read Tong Chee Kiong." International Organizations 38: 1-40. pp. Business groups. "The Origins and Development of the Northeast Asian Political Economy: Industrial Sectors. and Political Consequences.” (Available on the course website) • Read G.5 Week Four (October 22-24): Country narratives: New States and new economies Topics of the week: Revolutions.” World Development. continued. and Feenstra. pp. Culture and Authority: A Comparative Analysis of Management and Organization in the Far East” American Journal of Sociology 94 (Supplement): S52-S94. Petrovic. family firms.
1995. Spring 2007 . Golden Arches East. “The Malling of Hong Kong. Structure. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. directed by Ang Lee Howard S. and Society. youth and new forms of consumption. (Download from UW Library website). and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture. • Second worksheet will be available on November 14. 110-197. December 5. Electronic Journals. Woman. Week Nine (November 26) New societies and the rise of the Asian consumer. pp 1-50 • Watch Tampopo. continued Topics of the week: Consumer societies: urban spaces. pp 51-153 • Srinivas. Assignment: • Read James Watson. Week Eight (November 19-21) New societies and the rise of the Asian consumer Topics of the week: Consumer societies: urban spaces. Identity and Contemporary Foodways in Bangalore City. Drink. pp.3: 301-309. worksheet due the last day of class. Audience. Consuming Hong Kong. pp. McDonald’s in East Asia.” Pp.” Food. “The Power of Inertia. • Read Tai-lok Lui. Becker. Structure.6 • • Watch Eat. Available online from UW Library website. directed by Juzo Itami. Volume 10. (This is available on the course website. 23-46 in Gordon Mathews and Tai-lok Lui (eds. 85-107 . Culture. pp. • Watch Monsoon Wedding. Number 1. and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture. Audience. directed by Mira Nair Week Ten (December 3-5) Topics of the week: Continuity and change in Asia Assignment: • Read Fei Xiaotong.” Everyday Exotic: Transnational Space. youth and new forms of consumption. Assignment: • Read Chua.). 60-93 • Course conclusion • Second Worksheet is due in class on December 5 .) • Read Chua. Man. From the Soil.” Qualitative Sociology 18.
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