Students will investigate how Japan reacted to the threat of Western imperialism in Asia.
- 1750–1914: An Age of Revolutions, Industrialization, and Empires
Western European interactions with Africa and Asia shifted from limited regional contacts along the coast to greater influence and connections throughout these regions. Competing industrialized states sought to control and transport raw materials and create new markets across the world.
Those who faced being colonized engaged in varying forms of resistance and adaptation to colonial rule with varying degrees of success.