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.