CLS 111 — China, Japan, and the Gunpowder Empires in the 18th Century
This is the final course in the four-year course sequence, “Making of the Modern World,” which covers the evolution of Western civilization for four centuries and examines its impact on the larger world. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.
Edward Steidle, Lecturer in Continuing Studies, StanfordEdward Steidle has been at Stanford since 1984. His area of specialization is medieval art and literature. He is working on comparative approaches to the study of ancient European, Asian, and Central American cultures. Steidle also leads travel groups to historic sites in Western Europe and the Mediterranean region. He received a PhD from UC Berkeley.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Takeda Izumo et al., Chūshingura, Columbia (ISBN 978 0 231 03531 6)
(Required) Akinari Ueda, Tales of Moonlight and Rain, Columbia (ISBN 978 0 231 13913 7)
(Required) Douglas Streusand, Islamic Gunpowder Empires, Westview Press (ISBN 978 0 8133 1359 7)
(Recommended) Patricia Buckley Ebrey, The Cambridge Illustrated HIsotry of China (ISBN 9780521124331)
(Recommended) Christine Guth, Art of Edo Japan, Yale (ISBN 978 0 300 16413 8)
(Recommended) Norah Titley, Persian Miniature Painting, Texas (ISBN 0 292 76484 7)