Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
GEG 365 The City of East Asia
4 hours; 4 credits
A survey of the cities and processes of urbanization in the region of East Asia. Following development of an understanding of general features of urbanization and different analytical approaches to explaining urban phenomena, this course will examine urbanization in both Imperial China and Tokugawa Japan. It will then examine how colonialism, industrialization, war, and economic globalization continued to shape cities from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. For geography majors this is designated as a topics course.
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