EAS324H1: The Asia-Pacific in the Nuclear Age

Hours: 
24L

From the events such as the world’s first use of the atoms for war, the Cold War nuclear arms race, the “Atoms for Peace” campaign, the worst nuclear accident in history, to the unfolding threat of nuclear proliferation, the twentieth century Asia-Pacific region has been profoundly shaped by the nuclear age. The course introduces the diverse cultural knowledge and social thoughts that have developed distinctly in the Asia- Pacific in response to the nuclear-related affairs. They include, for instance, the ideas and practices concerning the environment, the human, peace, visibility, security, coloniality, sustainability, etc.

Prerequisite: 

EAS105H1 and EAS209H1, or instructor's approval

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)