Modern Japanese History

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Japanese History

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0 - 0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    This course will survey the process of and background to the basic events in Japanese history from the 19th to late 20th centuries through lectures and reading primary sources in English translation, showing woodblock prints and photos. The course examines the important changes in politics, diplomacy, society, culture, religion, arts, thoughts and gender in relation to the domestic and global contexts. Students will be required to pose their own questions about modern Japanese history to discuss them in their final reports.