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East Asian Cities: Urban Life in Premodern and Modern China and Japan
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A survey of the history of urbanism in East Asia through five cities: Han and Tang Chang’an, Song Kaifeng, Ming-Qing Beijing, and Tokugawa-era Edo, and their transformation into contemporary megacities. Readings will focus on the lives of everyday people, exploring the urban experience through visual and material culture.


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