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Class Schedule Listing - 2019 Summer I (Jul 17, 2024)


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Cold War in Asia - 9001 - ASST 4096 - 811
Topical Section Description: While the Cold War began in Europe, it was in Asia that it first turned “hot.” Moreover, several factors—especially decolonization, race, and the rise of nationalism—made the Cold War even more complex in Asia compared to Europe. This class will examine the changing nature of the Cold War in Asia from the mid-1940s to the early 1990s. We will pay special attention to the influence of ideologies, economics, perceptions of geopolitical realities, domestic politics, and culture on the policies and actions of key regional players such as the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and Vietnam, as well as the United States, the Soviet Union, and various European powers. That fact that divisions caused by the Cold War in Asia continue to shape the region—note the armistice separating the two Koreas—will also be considered. Students will be introduced to various interpretive frameworks developed by scholars to understand the actions of both state actors and nonstate actors. Analysis of a variety of primary sources will be central to this course. Since this is a writing intensive class, students will have the opportunity to become an expert in a particular aspect of Cold War Asia by selecting a significant topic that interests them and writing a research paper. This key element of the class will be divided into a four step process: proposal, primary source outline, first draft, and final draft.

Associated Term: 2019 Summer I
Registration Dates: Mar 27, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Registration Levels: Graduate, NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate
Course Attributes: Writing Intensive

Japan Campus
Base Lecture Schedule Type
Classroom In-Person Instructional Method
Credit Hours: 3.000

Seats Available: 15

Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MWF Azabu Hall - Japan 00211 May 27, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019 Base Lecture Douglas Karsner (P)E-mail

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