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HIST 4805 Nationalism and History Wars in East Asia (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This discussion-based course explores the relationship between nationalism, collective memory, and public commemoration in East Asia. Conflicts among China, Korea, and Japan are not limited to apologies for wartime atrocities but extend to temporal and spatial boundaries and “ownership” of the region’s ancient kingdoms. Focusing on a variety of current territorial disputes, we will examine issues surrounding historical facts and interpretations as they relate to questions of sovereignty, both ancient and modern.


Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17