Korea and Japan: Chinese Cultural Transmission - ARTS2663

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Korean Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: Japanese Studies, Asian Studies

The course focuses on key historical and cultural similarities and differences between Korea and Japan in the centuries leading up to Japan's rush towards Westernization/modernization in the late 19th century. Topics will include Korea's role in the transmission of Chinese culture to Japan; diplomacy between Korea and Japan; the effects of the Japanese invasions of Korea in the late 16th century; attitudes towards Manchu Qing (1644-1911) China after the fall of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644); and similarities and differences in evolving ideas of civilization in relation to China in the lead up to Japan's colonization of Korea (1910-1945).

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