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HIS 297D - Topic: Wars in the Asia-Pacific

Satisfies 3 credits toward East Asian Studies Minor. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.

Course Description: This course focuses on the relations between modern warfare and state-making in the Asia-Pacific throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It studies the outbreak of total wars, the militarization of local societies, the emergence of strong and modern states, and the local reactions to the U.S. pursuit of hegemony in the post-1945 era. It also explores the geopolitical, environmental impacts of local, regional and international warfare across the Asia-Pacific. Major topics include the American takeover of the Philippines, the Second World War in Asia, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the nuclear proliferation in Northeast and South Asia, and the U.S.-China strategic competition at the turn of the 21st century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

History Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge III

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: