Why study Asian History?
The Department provides a broad and exciting range of options for studying Asian history. Four full-time members of academic staff offer expertise in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
Our teaching – offered at all levels of study – covers the social, political, cultural and economic history of the continent, enabling students to develop quickly a confident, transnational grasp of a region that promises to become a dominant global force over the coming decades.
Which courses offer teaching and supervision in Asian History?
Modules within the History CertHE
- India from the Sixteenth-century
- Rethinking Japan
Course choices within the BA History
- Modern History of East Asia
- The British Empire in World History
- Imperialism in Modern East Asia
- The Birth of a Superpower: China from 1900 to the Present Day
- The British Raj and the Making of Modern South Asia
Course choices within the MA World History
- Cultural History of Cities in Modern Asia
- Asian Nationalisms: The National Idea in China, India and Japan
- Empires in Modern East Asia
- China and the West: Encounters, 1600 to the Present Day
- Literature and Modern Chinese Nationalism
- Empire of Knowledge: Science, Colonialism and Nationalism in Modern India
- Western Images of Japan
- Gandhi and Non-violence in Comparative Perspective
- Cultures of War?: Japan, Italy and Germany, 1860-1919
- Please consult the research profile of individual members of staff in the first instance. We also welcome proposals for joint supervision.
Dedicated Research Seminar for Asian History
- Our academic staff organise the Comparative Histories of Asia Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. For current seminar programme, please consult the IHR website.