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Survey of Contemporary Asia

This broad survey course provides a basic familiarity with some of the major political, social and cultural issues in modern Asia from the mid-nineteen century tot he present. We will deal specifically with China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The major themes include: social inequality, religious and ethnic diversity, political conflict and economic change (South Asia): colonialism and war (South East Asia): military nationalism, revolution, alternative paths to modernity and economic development (East Asia). Asian Studies 115 is the gateway course for all students wishing to major in Asian Studies at UMass Boston. ASIAN 115L and HIST 115L are the same course.

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