ASIAN 205 - Modern East Asia
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to modern China, Korea, and Japan from 1600 to the present, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It covers the following topics: China's progressive decline and rejuvenation, the impact of imperialism, the rise and development of the PRC; the struggles of Korea, its colonization by Japan; liberation and division into the two Koreas, and the rising economic status of the South; and the end of feudalism in Japan, the building of a modern state and economy, Japanese imperialism, postwar recovery, and the rise to super-power status. Taking a broad comparative perspective on East Asia, the course explores the inter-relations between political economy, society, and culture in each country within an emerging modern world system. This is a continuation of HISTORY 204; however that course is not a prerequisite and no previous background on the subject is required. Two lectures and one discussion section each week. There will be a midterm and final exam.

ASIAN 205 - Modern East Asia
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11248
Open
8
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
11249
Open
2
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11250
Open
6
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11251
Closed
0
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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