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HIST 160 - Modern Asian History

5 Credits
Examines cultural, economic and political development of China, Japan and Korea from 1850 to today.


Designed to Serve Transfer students or any students seeking to understand the modern political and cultural evolution of China, Japan and Korea.
Active Date 2015-10-30

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
I. Heritage
A. China and Western contact
B. Tokugawa Japan and traditions
C. Manchu China and revolution
II. Differing routes to modernization
A. Chinese Struggle for the New Way
B. The Metamorphosis of Japan
III. The 1920s and 30s: Aggression and the Road to War
IV. World War II in East Asia
V. Post-WW II developments
A. Civil War China
B. Occupation and Rebuilding Japan
C. Korea at war
VI. Contemporary East Asia
A. China under Mao
B. China under Deng
C. Japan as an economic giant
D. Korea undergoes change

Student Learning Outcomes
Students will distinguish the cultural roots of China, Japan and Korea.

Students will identify Asian responses to modernization.

Students illustrate the impact of WWII on Asian development.

Students will outline political organization of modern China, Korea, and Japan.

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