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East Asian History (6 points)


Leader: Dr Keith Wilson

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit examines China and Japan from the nineteenth century to the present, comparing their historical development within the general themes of modernisation and sociopolitical continuity and change. Topics to be studied include traditional society and government in China and Japan; the impact of Western penetration; the Chinese and Japanese response to the need for modernisation; the Chinese revolutions; the impact of war on Japan and China; the post World War 2 period in China and Japan; the recent modernisation and developmental problems of Japan and China.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words) (on-campus students include oral presentation): 60% + Examination (2 hours words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (one 1-hour lecture, one 1-hour tutorial)

Prerequisites: HPL1503 HPL1504 or equivalents

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