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HIST 3330. Modern China and Japan. 3 Hours.

Students examine the history of modern China and Japan from the last Chinese dynasties to the present. Topics may include the resilience and weaknesses of China?s imperial system; the challenges posed to China?s traditions by Western economic and cultural penetration; China?s twentieth century experiments in forms of government and in direction of its cultural development; and the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of Japan from the beginning of the Meiji period (1868) to the present.