As is something of a tradition here, I am asking for help with my classes.
This one is HIST 206 History of East Asia, (i.e. Rice Paddies.)
This has not changed much, but one thing I am doing is switching up some of the primary source stuff. I always have them read some short primary source things each week, and usually I make them write about them. Traditionally I let them pick a couple during the course of the semester, with the expectation that they can pick whatever interests them the most. Almost always they find a deep intellectual attraction to whichever readings come last.
This time I am picking weeks to have them write, in this case the Han, Heian Japan, and one or two in the Treaty Ports to 1949 period.
Does anyone have good suggestions for readings that world work in any of these? I have a few up there, but I will be needing more.