NS3600 History of Modern East Asia

This course surveys the interaction between the traditional civilizations of east Asia and the Western great powers since the early 19th century. It emphasizes the evolution of the modern international system in the region, beginning with the imposition of the treaty port system on China, Japan, and Korea, and follows the separate responses of those countries to Western influences though the era of the world wars and down to the present. PREREQUISITE: None.

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  • As Required