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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 06, 2022  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 216 Modern East Asia


This course examines the modern histories of China and Japan in the Age of Western Imperialism. It seeks to explain why China fell into turmoil and turned to communism while Japan embraced modernization to become an economic superpower. Focus may vary on Japan or China, but their interconnection is stressed, as is the impact on east Asia by the Western Great Powers, especially Britain and the United States. Also discussed is how Japan has become a global pop culture powerhouse and how China has begun its own march toward global economic power