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Nationalism in East Asia
/ PSCI 354
/ HIST 318
Nationalism is a major political issue in contemporary East Asia. From anti-Japanese demonstrations in China, to tensions on the Korea peninsula, to competitive elections in Taiwan, to debates in Japan about the possibility of a woman ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne, national identity is hotly debated and politically mobilized all across the region. This course begins with an examination of the general phenomena of nationalism and national identity. It then considers how nationalism is manifest in the contemporary politics and foreign relations of China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea and Taiwan.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
two short papers; final exam
in the following order, seniors, juniors, sophomores, then first-years
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
GBST East Asian Studies Electives
HIST Group B Electives - Asia
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses
PSCI Comparative Politics Courses