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. Japan after the Second World war
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Dale Mineshima-Lowe
    This introductory short course will examine some of the key issues in the building of Japan in the post-World War II period through the turn of the century Examination will be of the political, social and economic spheres of Japan’s post-war reform and reconstruction, recovery and rise, and stagnation.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £85.00
  2. Japanese imperialism
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Dale Mineshima-Lowe
    Perhaps you are familiar with the history of the British empire. What about that of Japan? Join us to learn more.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £85.00

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