HIST 281: East Asia in the Modern World
Degree Requirements: F3 Asian Studies Elective
Major Requirement: History of Asia
This course presents a survey of the modern experiences of five different Asian nations: China, Japan, Mongolia, Korea, and Vietnam.
The emphasis will be on the period from World War II to the present, to examine these different countries’ experiences with nationalism,
world war, civil war, revolution, and modernization along with the tenacity of tradition. The course also will examine the relationships
among these nations and their significance in the modern world.