History Department Online Courses

HST 210 – Modern East Asia

Taught by  Dr. Ethan Segal – Learn about the amazing transformations that the peoples of East Asia have experienced over the last 300 years.  Today, China, Japan, and the two Koreas are extremely important in political, economic, and military terms, yet many Americans know little about their history.  HST 210 explores the challenges and opportunities that East Asian peoples created as they dealt with industrialization, colonialism, nationalism, modernity, war and peace, and more.  The class uses primary and secondary materials to help students better understand East Asia on its own terms and learn the exciting, powerful stories of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean efforts to become modern nation-states.