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HIST0236

History of Modern Japan

The History of Modern Japan
In this course we will review the major themes and events of modern Japanese history from the Meiji Restoration (1868) to the present. Through reading a variety of primary texts, historical analyses, and literature, as well as watching films, we will explore the formation of the modern Japanese nation-state, Japan’s colonial project in East Asia, 1920s mass culture, the question of Showa fascism, and Japan’s unique postwar experience, from occupation to high-growth and the “lost decade” of the 1990s. We will pay particular attention to the relationship between changes within Japan and larger global trends. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:
JAPN0236

Sections

Spring 2015

HIST0236A-S15 Lecture (Ward)

Fall 2013

HIST0236A-F13 Lecture (Ward)
HIST0236Y-F13 Discussion (Ward)
HIST0236Z-F13 Discussion (Ward)

Fall 2012

HIST0236A-F12 Lecture (Ward)
HIST0236Y-F12 Discussion (Ward)
HIST0236Z-F12 Discussion (Ward)

Spring 2012

HIST0236A-S12 Lecture (Ward)
HIST0236Y-S12 Discussion (Ward)
HIST0236Z-S12 Discussion (Ward)

Fall 2010

HIST0236A-F10 Lecture (Waters)
HIST0236Y-F10 Discussion (Waters)
HIST0236Z-F10 Discussion (Waters)

Fall 2009

HIST0236A-F09 Lecture (Waters)
HIST0236Y-F09 Discussion (Waters)
HIST0236Z-F09 Discussion (Waters)

Spring 2008

HIST0236A-S08 Lecture (Waters)
HIST0236Y-S08 Discussion (Waters)
HIST0236Z-S08 Discussion (Waters)

Spring 2007

HIST0236A-S07 Lecture (Waters)
HIST0236X-S07 Discussion (Waters)
HIST0236Y-S07 Discussion (Waters)
HIST0236Z-S07 Discussion (Waters)

Spring 2005

HIST0236A-S05 Lecture (Waters)
HIST0236X-S05 Discussion (Waters)
HIST0236Y-S05 Discussion (Waters)
HIST0236Z-S05 Discussion (Waters)

Fall 2003

HIST0236A-F03 Lecture (Waters)
HIST0236B-F03 Lecture (Waters)