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Jaymin Kim

Assistant Professor

We welcome Dr. Jaymin Kim, our new East Asian historian and a recent Ph.D. graduate from the University of Michigan, to our faculty in Fall 2018. His dissertation on the Rule of Ritual in the Qing Tributary World analyzes how Qing China and its tributary states—the regions of present-day Vietnam, Korea and Uzbekistan—handled interstate refugees and criminals in the 1630s to the 1840s. He will teach HIST 119 East Asian Civilizations in Global Perspective in the fall, and he is in the process of developing upper-level courses such as “What would Confucius do?” and “The History of Modern China: Mexican Silver for Chinese Tea.”

Office
JRC 412
Phone
651-962-5734

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 119 - W01 East Asian Civilizations - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

46476 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jaymin Kim

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course uses a culture of East Asia (e.g., China or Japan) as a focal point for investigating the history of the region. Students will gain a broad-based historical and cultural understanding of East Asia in its global context, beginning with the origins of this culture, and including its inter-regional connections and its encounters with the West. Topics may include Eastern philosophies of politics and religion, political dynasties and nation state formation, expansion and empire, multiculturalism, commodities and trade, rebellion and revolution. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 119 - W02 East Asian Civilizations - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

46477 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jaymin Kim

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course uses a culture of East Asia (e.g., China or Japan) as a focal point for investigating the history of the region. Students will gain a broad-based historical and cultural understanding of East Asia in its global context, beginning with the origins of this culture, and including its inter-regional connections and its encounters with the West. Topics may include Eastern philosophies of politics and religion, political dynasties and nation state formation, expansion and empire, multiculturalism, commodities and trade, rebellion and revolution. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

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HIST 240 - D01 Found. of Chinese Civilization - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

46479 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jaymin Kim

This course introduces students to the formation and evolution of fundamental elements of Chinese civilization to about 1800. Topics include: major Chinese thought, Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism with special emphasis on how Confucianism became a prevailing influence on Chinese government, family and society; the development of the Chinese imperial government including the Civil Service Examination; the flourishing of Buddhism in a Confucian China; Chinese written characters, calligraphy and poetry; the cosmopolitan T'ang dynasty; the T'ang-Sung commercial transformation; the Mongol rule in China; and the state and society before encountering Western expansion. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
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