HIST 3538 Modern Japan

3 hours; 3 credits

Development of Japan as a modern nation. Tokugawa origins of modern institutions; emergence of the imperial state in the Meiji period; expansion on the Asian continent; nationalism, liberalism, and militarism between the wars. Destruction in World War II; recovery and the rise to affluence. Japan as a post-industrial power; its regional and global influence.


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