Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
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HIST 250 - Modern Asia


A survey of the political, economic, and social changes of Asian societies, mainly from the 16th century to the present. The course emphasizes the creation of modern Asia by the West and the response of Asian societies to Western impact. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify important events, institutions, and figures in modern Asian history.
  • Generalize society, culture, politics, and economy in Mughal India, Ming/Qing China and Tokugawa Japan.
  • Analyze how the West created modern Asia.
  • Illustrate the response of Asian societies to Western imperialism.
  • Compare and contrast nationalism in India, China, and Japan.
  • Relate the issue of imperialism to the wartime experience of Japan, China, Korea, and countries in South East Asia.
  • Outline post-World War II political and economic changes in Asia.

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