Asian History Courses

Stretching from what we now call the Middle East over South Asia to Southeast and East Asia, Asia is as vast as its histories are rich. It is also key to understanding not only the global past but also today’s world.

And there is much to explore: from the first agricultures and the inland trade routes over medieval and early modern empires to modern European and Japanese empire-building, and from independence and decolonisation processes to the Cold War conflicts. And that is without highlighting the connected histories of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as several other oceans and waterways!

Central to the numerous histories of Asia are connectivity, trade, exchanges, expansion, conflict, resilience, and variety, aspects still being reinterpreted by historians and archaeologists.

Join us to learn about and engage with the different histories of the part(s) of Asia that interest you. Our Asian history section offers both short and long courses, online and face-to-face designed to build your understanding and interest.

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  1. Chinese history taster: the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1636-1912) Dynasties
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Qiuyang Chen
    Join Dr. Qiuyang Chen for this short session in which we will discover the impact of the China of our past on our understanding China of the present.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
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