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HIS 239 Modern E Asia

This course is a survey of major civilizations in East Asia, particularly China, Japan and Korea during the modern period since 1500. It covers pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial periods and analyzes those factors and forces - social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual - that have constructed national and Asian identities in the past and affected their present and future possibilities. The course is a preparatory course designed for majors and Social Studies concentrators, emphasizing enhanced development of analytical and research skills. Open to HIS/POS majors and Social Studies concentrators, or with permission of the instructor. Fulfills diversity requirement. Spring (L03)