HIST 250: East Asian Social History: Work, Family and School in Japan, China

Memoirs, diaries, fiction and documentary are utilized to probe the history of everyday life in modern East Asia. Persistence and change in so-called traditional patterns of economic, family and educational behavior in comparative perspective. The problem of “culture” as an explanatory device for behavior in each country will frame our approach to the materials. [GM2, SS] Prof. Barclay