2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2023  
2019-2020 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.

Course Designation/Attribute: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every other year.