Ami-Jacques Rapin

Teaching & PhD


Humanities and Social Sciences Program


History of contemporary Asia A

Introduction to the modern history of Japan and China, the success of the modernization process in Japan, and the further development of militarism leading to a confrontation with China plagued by internal strife and a regime of unequal treaties.

History of contemporary Asia B

The course covers the history of East Asia during the Cold War : the victory of the communist party in China, the reconstruction of Japan, and the Korean and Indochinese wars.