HIST 3546 India and Vietnam: The Struggle for Freedom
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 53.11.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Comparisons of British rule in India and French rule in Indochina in the nineteenth century. The rise of nationalism in the two areas in the later nineteenth century. Comparative historical analysis of these movements, especially the development of leadership, organization, and ideology, and the interplay of violent and nonviolent techniques of struggle. Impact of World War II on European imperial rule in Asia and on nationalist movements. Independence in the postwar generation and consequences for the new nations. Extensive use of slides and films of both areas.