Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
HST 234 Asian Tigers since 1945
4 hours; 4 credits
Focus is on the "Asian Tigers" (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan), and exploration of themes such as post-1945 development and its connection to the common cultural heritage shared by these places; the British (Hong Kong and Singapore) and Japanese (South Korea and Taiwan) colonial heritages; and the post-1945 economy. The course will also examine the relationship of these places to their respective hinterlands and the sense of identity of the respective populations in relation to the mainland and the world at large. Overall, this class will examine the proposition that there is an East Asian developmental model. For History majors and minors, this is designated as a world history course. (social science) (p&d) NOTE: This course satisfies the College Option.
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