January 8, 2015 at 7:21 pm #20262
I’ll add another vote for a course on the history of the Middle East.
I would also very much like to see a course on Far Eastern history. Given that Eastern (and especially Chinese) Civilization has for most of pre-modern history been on par with or superior to Western Civilization, and yet has remained largely separate, there is much to be learned about the Far East. However, I, along with most Westerners, am embarassingly ignorant about this topic. And what better time than now, when Asia has woken up from it’s centuries-long stagnation and a number of East-Asian countries have caught up or are in the process of catching up to the West?