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Robert J. Hoppens
HSTAS 490
Seattle Campus

Topics in Asian History

Class description

This course will cover the history of political, economic and cultural relations between Japan and China from roughly the Opium War into the post-WWII period.

Student learning goals

This course will provide an historical overview of relations between Japan and China.

Students will be encouraged to use the information presented in class to critically examine contemporary issues and controversies between Japan and China.

Students will gain a fresh perspective on the history of both Japan and China.

General method of instruction

Lectures with in-class discussion of major topics and readings

Recommended preparation

There are no prerequisites for this course, but students will be expected to have a working knowledge of modern Japanese and Chinese History.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robert J. Hoppens
Date: 02/20/2007