2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 081 - Modern East Asia, 1600-Present


This course surveys the histories of the four major cultures of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam) from 1600 CE to the present.  Topics and themes to be covered include the cultural ties that bound these civilizations into a China-centered order in premodern times, Western intrusion in the 19th century, Japan’s emergence as an imperial power, colonialism in Korea and Vietnam, the battle for China, decolonization and nationalist independence movements in the postwar period, and interactions between East Asia and the world in the contemporary era.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every other year.