Feb 24, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog

HIST 3560 - Modern East Asia (DHA)

DHA Depth Humanities and Creative Arts
3 credits

This course focuses on the modern story of how America as a Pacific nation helped to shape East Asia.  Inspired by America’s role in nineteenth-century Asia as both modernizer and colonizer, students trace the dramatic transformation East Asia underwent to become what is recognized today as modern nation-states. During the twentieth century, the US became involved with each of these countries in both hot and cold wars, resulting in shifting alliances and divided nations. We conclude with the current state of affairs in East Asia and the evolving relationships between these countries and with the US.