HISTORY 205 - Modern East Asia
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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.

Class Format:

The teaching of this course will be synchronous.

Schedule

HISTORY 205 - Modern East Asia
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
12785
Open
7
 
-
 
002 (DIS)
 Online
12786
Closed
0
 
-
 
003 (DIS)
 Online
12787
Closed
0
 
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004 (DIS)
 Online
12788
Open
2
 
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005 (DIS)
 Online
30502
Open
4
 
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