HIS 3950: Contemporary Themes in History of Asia--Pandemics and Empire (2020-2021)

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HIS 3950 Pandemics and Empire in East Asia. This course will explore how epidemics have played a critical role in shaping the history of empire-building in East Asia. From the ancient Silk Road to the Covid-19 pandemics, the course tracks the links between history, geopolitics, and spread of diseases. It highlights the interdependence of pandemics with urbanization, revolution, nationalism, migration, trade and ultimately the rise and decline of empires in Asia. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Winter 30373 5 Zhiguo Ye
Final: W
2:20PM-3:40 PM
2:00PM-4:00 PM
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Restrictions: Undergraduate only.
Attributes: Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading
Instructional Methods: Online
Note: Full Term