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Modern East Asia (Standard)

Credits: 1

This course will examine the rich and complex history of East Asia, particularly the modern nations of China, Japan, and Korea and will focus on the post-1945 period. The growth of China into a world leader, the dynamism of Japanese culture, and the ongoing struggle between the north and the south in Korea will be explored. The course will take the form of a seminar, in which students will be expected to actively engage with course content in classroom discussion, as well as out of the classroom in writing.


Prerequisites: Freshman Humanities and World Civilization, Post-1500 or with departmental approval.