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HIST 318 - The Business of Capitalism in East Asia


4 credit(s)
In the past sixty-odd years, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and, most recently, China, have all become leading economic powers in the world. How did this happen? Why did it happen? Is there such a thing as an “East Asian Business Model”? This course is a comparative history of how capitalism developed in East Asia, with a particular focus on the post-World War Two era. Topics will include the role of science and technology, the interwar economy, the so-called East Asian Model of development, the “Japanese miracle,” the rise of “Market Socialism” in China, the Japanese “bubble economy,” and the role of “traditional” Asian cultures and heritages.
Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirements: Historical Context and International Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing (60 or more completed credits).



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