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Clark W. Sorensen
SIS 449
Seattle Campus

Social Transformation of Modern East Asia

Comparative study of social change in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam since 1945. Concentration on small-scale social units in rural and urban areas under both communist and capitalist political systems. Recommended: two history or anthropology of East Asia courses. Offered: jointly with ANTH 449.

Class description

Students will learn about changes in family, rural, and urban social organization in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam since approximately 1975.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, readings, discussion, papers.

Recommended preparation

Be a good reader and listener who can organize his/her thoughts to answer questions.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include weekly response papers, two in-class essay exams, and a paper/book review.

30% two midterms, 25% paper, 15% response papers.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/17/2006