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EALL 299 01 (23097) /EALL599
Decolonizing East Asia
Stephen Poland
MW 11.35-12.50 HGS 217B
Spring 2018 
Final exam scheduled (Group 34) 05/07/2018 M 2.00
Areas Hu
Permission of instructor required

Exploration of how literary and cinematic works engaged with, promoted, critiqued, and struggled with empire and colonization in East Asia from the late-nineteenth-century to the present day. Topics include Japan’s imperial rivalry with colonial and postcolonial Europe; post-WWII cultural works and the neoimperialism of Soviet-American Cold War order; empire and colonization after the Cold War, especially in terms of the rise of China; and continued relevance of past imperial formations in twenty-first-century cultural production.