China and Japan from prehistorical origins to 1600. Includes Chinese philosophical traditions, culture, and politics, and the Qin, Sui, Tang, Song, and Ming dynasties, and their influences on Asia. The Japanese section covers growth from the Chinese tradition to the establishment of empire, including the creation of a samurai culture.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies History distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.