Feb 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HIST 350: World War II in the Pacific

(1 unit)
This course explores World War II in East Asia and the Pacific, looking at this devastating global conflict from interconnected Japanese, Chinese, and American perspectives. Military and civilian experiences, racial and gendered views, and the transformative roles of international media and wartime culture will feature prominently. Using diverse historical sources ranging from private letters to popular movies, we will investigate the causes, developments, and lasting repercussions of 20th century East Asia’s most horrific war. Our approaches will be interdisciplinary, drawing from the wartime national histories of China, Japan, the United States, Korea, and Taiwan; global history; military history; and cultural studies.  Ho