Emphasis on China and Japan with some coverage of the Korean peninsula. Themes include modernization, imperialism, relations with the West, Sino-Japanese relations, and economic development. As a result of this course, students will gain an understanding of the Western and non-Western heritages in terms of their origins, development, values, and distinctive qualities. Students will also gain an understanding of the nature of social, political, economic, and psychological forces and how they affect us. Offered alternate spring terms.