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HIST 340 Modern China and Japan (CORE—Non-Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: One of the following:  HIST 262 or HIST 263 (Second semester/4 credits)

The history of China and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from the first contact with and response to the west, through Japanese modernization and imperialism; the Boxer uprising, 1911 revolution, and nationalism in China; and World War II and the Chinese communist era. The course will explore these and other major political, social and economic developments, with an emphasis on the international role of each country.