HST 386 Opium to Hiroshima (A,O)

This course surveys the historical development of Asian civilizations with emphasis on China, India, and Japan with some reference to Korea and Vietnam. Topics to be explored include 1) the decline of pre-European South and East Asian empires; 2) the emergence of nation-states in Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries; and 3) the involvement of the United States in the transformation. 3 Cr.