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HIST 281 History of Modern Japan (4)

This course examines the history of modern Japan from the late Tokugawa period (1800) through the era of Imperial Japan (1868-1945). Topics include: imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries, state modernization efforts and popular responses, the Japanese colonial empire, and the Fifteen Years’ War (1931-1945). Course material will focus on the diverse perspectives and experiences of the Japanese people and colonial subjects.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: McCaffrey

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