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Undergraduate Course Details
Number HST 382
Title The Pacific War, 1931-1945
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII/V


The course focuses on the Pacific War in Asia, an important but often neglected part of the Second World War. It tries to answer some lingering questions. What were the Japanese motivations and justifications? What were the Japanese and Chinese experiences in the war? How did the war change the Asian-Pacific region? The course includes many new materials to inspire the students to rethink the war critically. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for HIS386.