HIST-246   East Asia Since 1800

This course emphasizes the history of China and Japan, but Korea is also included. Primary objectives are for students to grasp the patterns of East Asian societies on the eve of the modern period, then to gain an appreciation for the travails of modernity in all three countries as they were transformed from traditional societies to modern nation-states. Another objective is to gain an appreciation for the interrelatedness of the East Asian nations in the past 150 years.