HIST 4039 War and Revolution in Modern East Asia (Fall: 3 )
This course examines East Asia-China, Korea, and Japan-from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the revolutions and wars that have ravaged the region throughout this period. Students will understand why China is now split into mainland China and Taiwan, how North and South Korea became divided, and why Japan is the only nation to have remained intact. We will discuss popular uprisings as a category of revolution, the spread of socialism and Communism, and the role that social traumas have played in determining the current political boundaries on ongoing tensions between the nations of East Asia.
Instructor(s): Nicole Barnes
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14