College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, English and Literary Arts
Victorian studies, Timeline, History, East Asia, Political history, Military history
To help instructors and students who may be unfamiliar with the history of East Asia and its transimperial exchanges with the Anglophone world, the creators of the “Transimperial Networks and East Asia” lesson plan cluster built this timeline, which includes some major historical events from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. This timeline comes out of our many discussions about the methodological issues that arise when the field of Victorian Studies seeks to expand its traditional geographical scope. As we quickly realized in the process of creating our cluster, the usual boundaries of the long nineteenth century (the French Revolution to World War I) are too limited and Eurocentric for the transimperial connections our lesson plans examine. Thus, we offer this timeline both to orient instructors and students and to illustrate how centering East Asia calls into question our field’s most basic assumptions.
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Sophia Hsu, Menglu Gao, Waiyee Loh, Hyungji Park, Jessica R. Valdez, Adrian S. Wisnicki, and Rae X. Yan. “Transimperial Networks and East Asia: Timeline” Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom, 2022, https://undiscipliningvc.org/html/lesson_plans/east_asia_timeline.html.
Sophia Hsu, Menglu Gao, Waiyee Loh, Hyungji Park, Jessica R. Valdez, Adrian S. Wisnicki, and Rae X. Yan
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Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom
Gao, Menglu; Hsu, Sophia; Loh, Waiyee; Park, Hyungji; Valdez, Jessica R.; Wisnicki, Adrian S.; and Yan, Rae X., "Transimperial Networks and East Asia: Timeline" (2022). English and Literary Arts: Faculty Scholarship. 22.
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