Asian History

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/14
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims at providing students with a basic knowledge of the history of south, south-east and east Asia from the second world war to the 1990s , with particular attention to China, Pakistan and India, and with the analytical tools that are necessary to analyse in a critical way more recent events.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired an understanding of the history of central, southern and eastern Asia since the second world war. He/she will have acquired the conceptual and terminological tools that are necessary to comprehend also the most recent events taking place in Asia and to critically analyse them, and to express himself/herself adequately. These skills will allow the student to continue his/her studies in an autonomous manner.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Third trimester
Course syllabus
unit 1: Birth of Pakistan, the Kashmiri issue, Indo-Pakistani wars, the Durand Line issue, Indian and Pakistani interests in Afghanistan

unit 2 and 3: Sinocentrism; China as the target of European, american and Giapanese expansionism; China's integration into the world system; China's geo-economic and geo-political expansionism
Prerequisites for admission
basic knowledge of modern and contemporary history
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching Resources
I. Talbot e G. Singh, La spartizione. 1947: alle origini di India e Pakidtan, il Mulino, 2009
Or
S. Ganguly, Storia dell'India e del Pakistan, Bruno Mondadori, 2004
Or
E. Giunchi, Pakistan: islam, potere e islamizzazione, Carocci

unit 2: Enrica Collotti Pischel, Storia dell'Asia orientale 1850-1949, Carocci 2015

unit 3:
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

M. Riotto, Storia della Corea, Giunti Editore 2018, pp. 359-536
S.H Lee, La guerra di Corea, Il Mulino 2017
R. Caroli, F. Gatti, Storia del Giappone, LaTerza ed. ampliata 2017, capp. 8-9-10
M. K. Hall, La guerra del Vietnam, Il Mulino 2011
F. Congiu, Made in Taiwan. Organizzazione politica e sindacale in una fabbrica globale, Carocci 2014
M. C. Bergere, La Cina dal 1949 ai nostri giorni, Il Mulino 2003
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam with the aim of assessing the knowledge of the themes dealt with by the programme, the capacity to interpret them in a critical manner and to espouse them with an adequate temrinology
Unità didattica 1
SPS/14 - ASIAN HISTORY AND INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Giunchi Elisa Ada
Unità didattica 2
SPS/14 - ASIAN HISTORY AND INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Miorandi Arianna
Unità didattica 3
SPS/14 - ASIAN HISTORY AND INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Miorandi Arianna
Professor(s)
Reception:
2,30PM-6,30PM
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