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John Fisher School AY 2012-2013 ASIAN HISTORY AND CIVILIZATIONS (2 YEAR HS)
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Course Outline
AY 2012-2013 Endurance | Fortitude | Zeal First Grading The Foundations of Asian History, and the Ancient and Classical Civilizations of Asia 1. The Foundations of Asian History a. What is History? b. What is Asia? c. What is Civilization? 2. The Ancient and Classical Civilizations of West Asia a. West Asia Today b. The Geography of West Asia c. The City-States of Ancient Sumer (6) d. Invaders, Traders, and Empire Builders (7) e. The Roots of Judaism (8) f. The Hellenistic Age (9) g. The Rise of Islam (10) h. The Islamic Empire (11) i. The Golden Age of Islamic Civilization (12) j. The Ottoman and Safavid Empires (13) 3. The Ancient and Classical Civilizations of South Asia a. South Asia Today b. The Geography of South Asia c. Early Civilizations of India and Pakistan (16) d. Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism e. Powerful Empires of India f. The Arrival of Islam in India g. The Mughal Empire Second Grading The Ancient and Classical Civilizations of Asia 1. The Ancient and Classical Civilizations of East Asia a. East Asia Today b. The Geography of East Asia c. Rise of Civilization in China d. The Imperial Unification of China e. Cultural Unity Despite Political Disunity f. Two Golden Ages of China g. The Mongol and Ming Empires h. Confucian Korea i. The Emergence of Feudal Japan 2. The Ancient and Classical Civilizations of Southeast Asia a. Southeast Asia Today b. The Geography of Southeast Asia c. The Prehistory of Southeast Asia d. Indian Influence in Southeast Asia e. The Mainland Empires: Angkor, Vietnam, Pagan, and Sukhotai f. The Maritime Empires: Srivijaya, Mataram, and Majapahit

Third Grading Asia during the Centuries of Imperialism and Transformation 1. Western Encounters a. The Search for Spices b. European Footholds in South and Southeast Asia c. Encounters in East Asia d. European Claims in West Asia e. The British Takeover of India f. Qing China and the New Imperialism 2. New Global Patterns a. Japan Modernizes b. Imperialism in Southeast Asia c. Global Trade Networks 3. The Great War and Its Effects on Asia Fourth Grading Asia in the 20 Century 1. Nationalism and Revolution in Asia a. Nationalism in the Middle East b. India Seeks Self-Rule c. Upheavals in China d. Conflicting Forces in Japan 2. World War II in Asia a. The Axis Advance in Asia b. The Allied Counteroffensive c. Victory over Japan and Its Aftermath 3. The Cold War in Asia a. Communism Spreads in East Asia b. Communist Struggles in Southeast Asia 4. The Emergence of New Nations (Political Developments) a. The Independent Nations of the Middle East b. The Independent Nations of South Asia c. The Independent Nations of Southeast Asia 5. Regional Conflicts and Challenges (Political, Ethno-Religious, Economic) a. Conflicts and Challenges in the Middle East b. Conflicts and Challenges in South Asia c. Conflicts and Challenges in East and Southeast Asia 6. Asia Today (Family Life, Education, Asian Consciousness, Issues) a. China and India: Two Giants of Asia b. Globalization c. Social and Environmental Challenges d. Security in a Dangerous World e. Regional Cooperation f. Asian Legacies and Futures Projects 1. 2. 3. 4.
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Team Banner and Poster, Individual Designed Notebook Cultural Audio-Visual Presentation Literary Piece for Class Adaptation Asian Heritage Presentation

Groupings Endurance South Asia and Middle East Abbasid / Iraq Gupta / India Judah / Israel Fortitude East Asia Han / China Joseon / South Korea Koryo / North Korea Zeal Southeast Asia Angkor / Cambodia Ayutthaya / Thailand Dai Viet / Vietnam

Mughal / Pakistan Ottoman / Turkey Persia / Iran

Nanfang / Hong Kong Nihon / Japan Yuan / Mongolia

Majapahit / Indonesia Malacca / Malaysia Temasek / Singapore

Selected Resources Textbooks Ellis, Elisabeth Gaynor & Anthony Esler (2008). World History. Boston, MA: Pearson Prentice Hall. Gonzalez, Andrew & Janet C. Atutubo (2007). Asian History and Civilizations. Quezon City: Phoenix Publishing House. McClellan, James E. III & Harold Dorn (____). Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction, 2e. Perry, Marvin et al (1989). A History of the World. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin. Quiason, Serafin D. et al. (____). Kasaysayan ng Asya. Quezon City: Phoenix Publishing House. Zaide, Sonia M. (1999). History of Asian Nations, 5e. Quezon City: All-Nations Publishing Co., Inc. General Cardenas, Marilu et al. (2004). Mga Babasahin sa Agham Panlipunan 1, 2e. Quezon City: Sentro ng Wikang Filipino Sistemang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas. Cotterell, Arthur (2011). Asia: A Concise History. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd. Fernandes, Clinton (Ed.) (2008). Hot Spot: Asia and Oceania. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Greene, Robert (2006). The 33 Strategies of War. NY: Penguin Books. Kottak, Conrad Phillip (2003). Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 3e. NY: McGraw-Hill. Lone, Stewart (Ed.) (2007). Civilians in Wartime Asia: From the Taiping Rebellion to the Vietnam War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Morrison, Terri & Wayne A. Conaway (2006). Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries, 2e. Avon, MA: Adams Media. Petrillo, Virginia (2007). A Kids Guide to Asian American History. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. Pike, Francis (2010). Empires at War: A Short History of Modern Asia Since World War II. London: I.B. Tauris. Rourke, John T. & Mark A. Boyer (2003). International Politics on the World Stage, 5e. NY: McGraw-Hill. West and Central Asia Ajami, Fouad (2006). The Foreigners Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq. NY: Free Press. Burgan, Michael (2009). Empire of the Mongols (Great Empires of the Past), Re. NY: Chelsea House. ______ (2010). Empires of Ancient Persia (Great Empires of the Past). NY: Chelsea House. Catherwood, Christian (2006). A Brief History of the Middle East. NY: Carroll & Graf Publishers. Doak, Robin (2010). Empire of the Islamic World (Great Empires of the Past), Re. NY: Chelsea House. Friedman, Thomas L. (1990). From Beirut to Jerusalem. NY: Anchor Books. Golden, Peter B. (2011). Central Asia in World History (The New Oxford World History). NY: Oxford University Press.

Goldschmidt, Arthur Jr. & Lawrence Davidson (2006). A Concise History of the Middle East, 8e. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Liu, Xinru (2010). The Silk Road in History (The New Oxford World History). NY: Oxford University Press. Reich, Bernard (2008). A Brief History of Israel. NY: Facts on File. Roudik, Peter L. (2007). The History of Central Asian Republics. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Runion, Meredith L. (2007). The History of Afghanistan. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Skelton, Debra & Pamela Dell (2009). Empire of Alexander the Great (Great Empires of the Past), Re. NY: Chelsea House. Sommervil, Barbara A. (2010). Empires of Ancient Mesopotamia (Great Empires of the Past). NY: Chelsea House. Wagner, Heather Lehr (2010). The Iranian Revolution. NY: Chelsea House. Wynbrandt, James (2010). A Brief History of Saudi Arabia, 2e. NY: Facts on File. South Asia Bhattarai, Krishna P. (2008). Nepal (Modern World Nations). NY: Chelsea House. Kulke, Hermann & Dietmar Rothermund (2004). A History of India, 4e. London: Routledge. Mohiuddin, Yasmeen Niaz (2007). Pakistan (A Global Studies Handbook). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Robb, Peter (2002). A History of India. NY: Palgrave. Shresthra, Nanda R. (2002). Nepal and Bangladesh (A Global Studies Handbook). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Wahab, Shaista & Barry Youngerman (2007). A Brief History of Afghanistan. NY: Facts on File, Inc. Walsh, Judith E. (2011). A Brief History of India, 2e. NY: Facts on File, Inc. China Fairbank, John King (1983). The United States and China, 4e. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Hanzhang, Gen. Tao (2007). Sun Tzus Art of War: The Modern Chinese Interpretation (Yuan Shibing, Trans.). NY: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Hoff, Benjamin (1989). The Tao of Pooh. London: Mandarin Paperbacks. LaFleur, Robert Andre et al. (2003). China (A Global Studies Handbook). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc. Morton, W. Scott & Charlton M. Lewis (2005). China: Its History and Culture, 4e. New York: McGraw-Hill. Pletcher, Kenneth (Ed.) (2011). The History of China. NY: Britannica. Sheff, David (2002). China Dawn: The Story of a Technology and Business Revolution. NY: HarperCollins. Slavicek, Louise Chipley (2010). The Chinese Cultural Revolution. NY: Chelsea House. Spence, Jonathan D. (1990). The Search for Modern China. NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. Stuart-Fox, Martin (2003). A Short History of China and Southeast Asia: Tribute, Trade, and Influence. Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin. Temple, Robert (2007). The Genius of China: 3000 Years of Science, Discovery, and Invention, 3e. London: Andre Deutsch. st Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N. (2010). China in the 21 Century (What Everyone Needs to Know). NY: Oxford University Press. Whiteford, Gary T. & Christopher L. Salter (2010). China (Modern World Nations), 2e. NY: Chelsea House. Ye, Sang (2006). China Candid: The People on the Peoples Republic. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Japan and Korea Andressen, Curtis (2002). A Short History of Japan: From Samurai to Sony. Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin. Ashkenazi, Michael & Jeanne Jacob (2003). Food Culture in Japan. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Brenner, Robin E. (2007). Understanding Manga and Anime. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. Buzo, Adrian (2007). The Making of Modern Korea, 2e. New York: Routledge. Huffman, James L. (2004). Modern Japan: A History in Documents. NY: Oxford University Press. _____ (2010). Japan in World History. NY: Oxford University Press. Kelts, Roland (2006). Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the USA. NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Peterson, Mark & Phillip Margulies (2010). A Brief History of Korea. NY: Facts on File, Inc. Salter, Christopher L. (2003). South Korea (Modern World Nations). NY: Chelsea House. The International Society for Educational Information, Inc. (1989). The Japan of Today. Tokyo: Author.

Southeast Asia Ashwill, Mark A. & Thai Ngoc Diep (2005). Vietnam Today: A Guide to a Nation at a Crossroads. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press. Brown, Colin (2003). A Short History of Indonesia: The Unlikely Nation? Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin. Charney, Michael W. (2009). A History of Modern Burma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Evans, Grant (2002). A Short History of Laos: The Land in Between. Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin. Lamoureux, Florence (2003). Indonesia (A Global Studies Handbook). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Lockard, Craig A. (2009). Southeast Asia in World History (The New Oxford World History). NY: Oxford University Press. Matheson Hooker, Virginia (2003). A Short History of Malaysia: Linking East and West. Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin. Mishra, Patit Paban (2010). The History of Thailand. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood. Pringle, Robert (2004). A Short History of Bali: Indonesias Hindu Realm. Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin. Steinberg, David I. (2010). Burma/Myanmar: What Everybody Needs to Know. NY: Oxford University Press. Tully, John (2005). A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival. Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin.