Area of Study
Asian Studies, History
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
Host University Units4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
This course covers the cultural and social history of Japan from the mid-1850s to the present moment. The course was designed for students without any background in Japanese history. We will begin with an examination of the construction the nation-state of the Japan in the context of an imperialized East Asia. Through a selection of translations, secondary sources, we will discuss how people were enrolled in the making of Japan and how their participation in the construction of this empire differed depending on their gender, class, and ethnicity.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.