Index of Topics for All Time Periods
To 4000 BCE | 4000-1000 BCE | 1000 BCE-300 CE
300-600 CE | 600-1000 | 1000-1450 | 1450-1750 | 1750-1919
1900-1950 | 1950-2000 | 21st Century
Earliest Times to 4000 BCE: The Beginnings of Human Society
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Early Humans
Neolithic Period (Yangshao)
Crops
Neolithic Period Neolithic Period Mesolithic and Neolithic Periods; Indus Valley
/Early Harappan
4000-1000 BCE: Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Neolithic Period
Xia, Shang, Zhou
Oracle Bones/Writing
Divination
Bronze Casting
Women: Childbearing
Warfare
Bronzes and Jades
Neolithic Period
Origin Myths
Neolithic Period
and Bronze Age
Neolithic Period;
Indus/Early Harappan

Harappan/Vedic Period
The Indus Script
The Divine World
Sculpture and Figurines
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1000 BCE-300 CE: Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Zhou and Warring States
Qin Unification
Han Consolidation;
The Silk Road

Language/Calligraphy
Confucianism, Daoism
Mencius, Han Fei, Li Si
Silk, Paper, Porcelain
Warfare
Agriculture
Foreign Relations

Women and Family
Classic of Odes
Bronze Age (Old Chosôn), Iron Age (Conquest by Chinese Han Dynasty)
Early Three Kingdoms/Silla
Origin Myths
Bronze Age and Iron Age (Dongson; Conquest by Chinese Han Dynasty)
Si Vuong (Shi Xie)
Women Warriors
(The Tru'ng Sisters)
Vedic Period/Indo-Gangetic; Nanda
Mauryan, Kushan, Shunga
Early Hinduism
Early Buddhism
Early Jainism
Global Trade
Mahabharata, Ramayana
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300-600 CE: Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Period of Disunity
Spread of Buddhism
Women: Ballad of Mulan
Literature:
Wang Can, Tao Qian
Three Kingdoms Period: Koguryô, Paekche, Silla
Buddhism Reaches Korea
Sondok, Silla Queen
Bronze Age and Iron Age (Chinese Rule Continues
in Viet Regions)

Buddhism and Hinduism in Mainland Southeast Asia
Gupta Empire
Buddhism
The Puranas
Gupta Buddhist Sculpture and Hindu Temples
 
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600-1000: Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Sui, Tang, Liao
Silk Road; Xuanzang's Pilgrimage to India
Spread of Buddhism; Buddhism in China
Islam in China
Scholar-Officials
Rulership, Laws, Taxes
Silk, Paper, Porcelain
Poetry about War
Silk Road Trade; Slavery
Women and Family
Tang Poets:
Wang Wei, Li Bo, Du Fu

Journey to the West
(Tale of Monkey)

Cave Paintings; Calligraphy; Music
Unified Silla; Koryô
Injunctions of King T'aejo
Mechanical Toys
Two Silla Queens:
Sondok and Chindok

Oral Poetry of Silla
Chinese Rule Continues
under Tang Dynasty

Chữ Nôm
Cao Vuong
Powerful Regional States
Islam Enters India
Chola Bronzes
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1000-1450: Intensified Hemispheric Interactions
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Song, Liao, Jin
Yuan: Mongols
Marco Polo

Ming
Neo-Confucianism
Neo-Confucian Reform
China under Khubilai Khan
Ming Promotion
of Social Order

"Rainbow Bridge"
Astronomy
Military Technology
Agriculture;
Growth of Cities

Ming Voyages
Homes and Gardens
Women
Literature: Yue Fei,
Sima Guang,
Su Shi, Li Qingzhao

Painting, Calligraphy Ceramics
Koryô
Chosôn; King Sejong
Hangul, the Korean Script
Neo-Confucian
Anti-Buddhism

Chosôn Land Reform
Printing Technology
Slave Status
Koryô and Chosôn Ceramics
End of Chinese rule;
Ly and Tran dominate

Religious Poetry
of Tran Ming Tong
Powerful Regional States
Development of Urdu
Islam in Northern India
Bhakti Poets
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1450-1750: The Emergence of the First Global Age
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Ming, Qing
Ming Neo-Confucianism
Moral Instruction
Christianity Enters China
Qing Government
Astronomy
Advanced Economy;
Silver Trade

Homes and Gardens
Women
Qing Literature
Painting
Chosôn
Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
Slavery; Genealogy
Neo-Confucian Reforms
Women

Vietnam's
Independent Period

Mac Scholar-Officials
Lê Defends Itself
against Champa
Deccan Sultanates;
Mughal Dynasty

Sikhism;
Akbar's Universal Religion

Bhakti Poets
Women
Taj Mahal;
Mughal Court Painting
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1750-1919: An Age of Revolutions
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Qing
"Self-Strengthening"
Radical Social Reform
May Fourth Movement
Taiping Rebellion
Internal Crisis; Famine
Reform to Revolution
Sino-Japanese War
China and Europe
China and the U.S.
Homes and Gardens
Western Views
of Chinese Women

Painting
Chosôn
Japanese Rule
Chosôn Reformers
Reactions to the West
Tonghak Uprising
Contact with
U.S. and Europe

Queen Min
Nguyen Unites Vietnam
French Rule
Family vs. Nation:
Hoang Cao Khai
and Phan Dinh Phung

Nguyen Court's
Examination System

Economy of the South during the Rule of Trinh and Nguyen, 1770s
Mughal Dynasty;
British Rule
South Asian Diaspora
Women
Court Painting;
"Company" Painting
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1900-1950: A Half-Century of Crisis and Achievement
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Republic of China
May Fourth Movement
Mao Zedong and
the Chinese Revolution

Rebuilding China
Communism in China
Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
Mao Zedong on Warfare
Women during
the Republican Era

Raising Children
Farmers and
the Chinese Revolution

Literature:
Lu Xun, Mao Dun

Graphic Arts
Japanese Rule
Korean Communist Party
Stories about
the Colonial Experience

"Comfort Women"
French Rule
1945 Declaration
of Independence

Striving for Modernity:
The Haircut

New Generation of Poets
British Rule
Independence
and Partition

South Asian Diaspora
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1950-2000: Promises and Paradoxes
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
People's Republic of China
"Hundred Flowers" Period
Land Reform,
Socialized Agriculture,
The Great Leap Forward

Cultural Revolution
Socialism and Democracy after Mao Zedong
Tiananmen Square Demonstrations
Religion in China Today
Political System
since 1949

Foreign Policy
U.S.-China Relations
Population Trends
Autobiographies about Life in China after 1949
Graphic Arts
Korean War and
the Division of Korea

Korea in the 21st Century
Christianity
Postwar South Korea
Kim Dae-Jung
Kim Ilsông
and North Korea

Security on the
Korean Peninsula
Korean Immigrants
in the U.S.

Political Satire
Vietnam War
Socialist Republic
of Vietnam

Entrepreneurial Families
Republic of India
Islamic Republic
of Pakistan

India's Democracy
South Asian Diaspora
Village Life
in Northern India

Traditional Arts
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Contemporary Asia in the 21st Century
CHINA JAPAN KOREA VIETNAM & SE ASIA SOUTH ASIA
Education Websites
of Major News Media

Curriculum on
Current World Issues

Focus on China
Chinese News Media
Education Websites
of Major News Media

Curriculum on
Current World Issues

Focus on Korea
Korean News Media
Education Websites
of Major News Media

Curriculum on
Current World Issues

Southeast Asian
News Media
Education Websites
of Major News Media

Curriculum on
Current World Issues

South Asian News Media
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