HIST 248: East Asia’s Last Dynasties: Japan, Korea, and China, 1600-1900

A comparative study of institution-building, economic life, and social history in China, Korea, and Japan from 1600 to 1900. Themes include: impact of economic growth and urbanization on agrarian societies; the transition from empire to nation-state; and the interactions of China, Japan, and the Western powers on the eve of dynastic collapse. [GM2, SS] Prof. Barclay