Dec 11, 2023  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 198 - Modern East Asia

This course is an introduction to East Asian history from 1600 to the present. It surveys the integrated developments of China, Japan, and Korea from imperial states to modern nations. Thematically, the course covers changes of political regimes, the search for modernity, wars, imperialism and colonialism, nationalism and socialism, and socio-economic transformations. Attention is also given to everyday experiences, gender relations, philosophies and religions, and popular cultures. Throughout the course, we will rethink the conceptions and significance of terms such as “modern,” “East Asia,” and “nation.”

Credits 1