This module will focus on the role of the US in the Asia-Pacific region from the nineteenth to the twenty?first century. The evolution of political, military and economic ties between the America and three sub?regions of Asia will be explored. The nature of US involvement in the conflicts of the East Asian nations of Japan, China and Korea will form the first part of the module. The involvement of America in the decolonization and nation?building of the Southeast Asian nations will also be examined. Finally, the American influence in the sectarian and power differences in the South Asian nations of India and Pakistan will be addressed. This course is designed for students throughout NUS with an interest in American history.