Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

HIST 4750 Constructing the Orient

Constructing the "Orient" introduces the diverse cultures of South and East Asian history from the early modern times to the present, with a focus on the modern period. This course examines the politics and aesthetics of representation in Asian history. The course is organized around three units, divided chronologically and thematically. Travelers accounts, the Worlds of the Indian Ocean, Colonial encounters.