Modern East Asia (Standard)
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.