JHA394H1: The Asia Pacific War


This course examines the Second World War in the Asia Pacific region and highlights: (1) how imperialism and colonialism of both the Euro-American and Japanese varieties were central to the War's outbreak, conduct, and “resolution”; (2) various “local” rather than simply national experiences and memories of the War, including those of marginalized groups in Japan and its colonies, “comfort women,” victims of war atrocities, Asian North Americans, African Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

Recommended Preparation: 

One or more courses on Japan, China, Korea, or Southeast Asia in any department.

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