History of Modern East Asia

Course Number
LHIS-215
Description

This survey course provides an introduction to the history of East Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries. Paying particular attention to the formation of East Asian modernity, the course will examine how the encounter between East Asia and Western Europe during this period informs current realities. We will look at the role of economic expansion, cultural difference, and scientific discovery in modern East Asian history. The course will cover ethnic nationalism and revolution in China, Japan's emergence as a colonial power, and democratization of Taiwan. Finally we will ask how current East Asian realities may challenge conventional understandings of development.

Credits
3
Prerequisites
LENG-111
Required Of
This class is one of several that will satisfy part of the Liberal Arts requirement in history for degree students
Electable By
All
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston
Department
LART
Course Chair
Mike Mason
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