Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

HI224
The Asian World in Ascendancy, 1000-1700
0.5 Credit

Prior to 1800 Asia was the centre and engine of the global economy and boasted the longest life spans, the largest and richest cities, and the most sophisticated and stable governments in the world. This course examines the histories of China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and India at the height of their economic, military and cultural confidence. In addition, the course will study the major religious and political philosophies of the Asian world before significant European interaction. {G} {P} {S}