Professor of East Asian Studies, Hamline University
Imperialism and Nationalism in
Richard C. Kagan - Hamline University LC140S, x2433
Web site: http://www.hamline.edu/personal/rkagan
MWF 9:10 am to 10:10 am. LC 246W
Course Description and rationale:
Imperialism is usually intertwined. This course will
look at theories of imperialism and case studies in East and South-East
Books: Louise Young. Japan's Total Empire.
Graham Greene. The Quiet American (Buy the bookstore edition.
Do not use a library edition).
Sterling Seagraves. The Gold Warriors, Colonialism and Homosexuality
and Chinese Nationalism
Papers and class participation:
Students will write:
Students will come to class.
Students will complete the library assignment and
any other assignments such as a map on time.
Schedule and some questions. (Please note that all
of the following is tentative and subject to change.)
February 4. Introduction. Class handout. Please
prepare all readings on day noted in the schedule.
February 6. Read Graham Greene. Read half of the
novel. And see the movie. How does the book begin? What is the
major tension in the book? What is the difference between French
imperialism and American policy as seen through the two major
February 9. Finish the novel. Lecture on the nature
of French Imperialism and American Imperialism. Vietnamese nationalism.
If you are not familiar with the Vietnam War, go to the reference
room of the library and look up a short description of the war.
February 11. Read the essays on the book. Discuss
these in class with each other.
February 13. See movie: The Indochina. Turn in papers
February 16. Introduction to Colonialism and Homosexuality.
Read introduction and Chapter 1. Movie: Year of Living Dangerously
February 18. Library.
February 20. Colonialism, chapters 2 to 4.
February 23. Library. Turn in assignment.
February 25. Colonialism, chapter 5.
February 27. Colonialism, chapter 6.
March 1. Colonialism, chapter 7.
March 3. Colonialism, chapter 8.
March 5. Movie. TBA.
March 8. Finish Colonialism, paper due.
March 10. Young, chapters 1-2.
March 12. Young, chapters 3-4.
March 15. Young, chapters 5-6.
March 17. Young, chapters 7-8. Movie: The Last Emperor.
March 19. Movie.
March 29. Young, chapters 8-9.
March 31. Paper due. Review: Topic: list and comment
on contradictions. And elaborate on last paragraph of the text.
April 2. Movie.
April 5. China. Nationalism.
April 7. China.
April 9. China.
April 14. China.
April 16. Paper due.
April 19. Seagraves.