Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Asian History By Induction


It’s impossible to contemplate the future without knowing what happened in the past. In the twenty-first century—said to be the coming Asian Century—it’s more important than even before to understand what made Asia today, and thus where it might go.

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve found one of the most enjoyable and productive ways to learn history is with Scott Powell’s online history courses, using a unique method for teaching history he calls History By Induction. It works.

And you’re in luck, because his new online Asian History course starts this weekend with a free introductory lecture on Japanese history.

So what have you got lose ?

Especially when Chairman Mao warns you against it!


1 comment:

  1. Korean history is far more relevant to the future than anything out of Japan. South Korea was the poorest country in the world in 1960 & 28 years later ROK were hosting the Olympic Games.
    If the two Koreas hadn’t been created Korea would be wealthier than Japan.

    As bad as North Korea is it is still the model Marx state. A terrible achievement but in left wing terms North Korea is a successful country.

    Japan’s postwar wealth creation was due to the destruction of the Japan government by US occupation forces. It took around 30 to 40 yrs for the Japanese government to reassert itself over the private sector and the results are plain to see.

    It’s pretty much the same when comparing Japanese history to Korean pre 1890.

    (South) Korea has the historical building blocks that Japan doesn’t.


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