Middlebury

HIST 0303

Oil, Opium, and Oligarchs

Oil, Opium, and Oligarchs: Modern Asian Empires
In this course we will examine dynamics and legacies of imperialism in East and Southeast Asia from the nineteenth century through the present. We will consider the role of opium in securing British influence, the rise of Japan as an imperialist power, struggles to control regional markets and natural resources, and China’s expansionist efforts past and present. By engaging with novels, films, treaties, and historical scholarship, class participants will gain a broad understanding of empires and imperialism, and how this heritage continues to inform Pacific-regional relations. Not open to students who have taken IGST/HIST 0475. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS NOA
Equivalent Courses:
IGST 0475
HIST 0475 *

Sections in Fall 2018

Fall 2018

HIST0303A-F18 Seminar (Clinton)