soc335 | undergraduate
The Peoples And Cultures Of Asia
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The Development of Asian Democracy, and America's Cold War in Asia
- Compare and contrast the process of democratization in Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and India.
- Analyze the U.S. Cold War in Asia, making note of the influence of domestic policies on foreign policy in both Asia and the U.S.
- Describe Asian efforts to achieve working democratic governments.
- Explain the North-South Division of Korea, and describe the complications caused by democratization in South Korea.
The Modernization of China, and the Aftermath of Revolution in Indonesia and Vietnam
- Compare and contrast the economies of China with those of the newly industrializing economies (NIEs), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and Japan.
- Describe the political influence that Indonesia and Vietnam exerted on Southeast Asia.
- Summarize how military affairs have affected the foreign and domestic policies of Indonesia and Vietnam.
- Explain the process of India becoming an emerging superpower, making note of important demographic trends and the rapidly expanding economy.
Russia's Far East, and Asia's Globalization
- Describe what is known as the Soviet Far East, making note of its history of independence from the rest of Russia.
- Identify the territorial conflict of the Soviet Far East with China and Japan.
- Summarize the importance of telecommunications for economic development in Asia.
- Explain the current social conditions for women and minorities in modern Asia.
Pacific Asia to the Twentieth Century: Dynasties and Empires, and the Rise of Nationalism and Communism
- Identify the major nations and cultures of Pacific Asia.
- Describe the influence that Chinese culture had on Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
- Summarize the cultural characteristics of Southeast and East Asia.
- Analyze the development of Nationalism and Communism in Pacific Asia.
The Pacific War, Its Aftermath, and the Emergence of Asian Capitalism
- Summarize the causes and impact of the Pacific War.
- Explain the reform of the Japanese economy imposed by the U.S.-led occupation.
- Analyze the rise of capitalism in post-war Asian culture.
- Analyze the historical processes and cultural traditions that influenced the postwar political economies of the Asian-Pacific countries.
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