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HIST 4008 Listen to the Voices of the Dead: World War II in Asia (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

We will collect, read, contextualize, and analyze a variety of first-hand accounts by ordinary and extraordinary people in Japan, China, Korea, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and America who lived through the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945) and its aftermath. Focused on reading, class discussion, and short writing, we engage with textual, oral, and visual sources from grassroots as well as elite perspectives, civilian and military, women and men within a cross-national and comparative framework. The course involves students in a digital humanities project that contributes valuably to scholarship and gives students agency in the interpretation of this war.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franziska Seraphim

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 02-Feb-17