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JAPN0280A-S22

Making Sense of Race in Japan

Making Sense of Race and Ethnicity in Japan
In this course we will examine and come to understand ideas about ethnicity and race in Japan using a critical historical approach. Probing the categorization of various groups in Japan provides insight into Japan’s diverse population and at the same time helps students see the historical and cultural specificities of racial categories across cultures. Students will read historical and contemporary texts on Korean Japanese, burakumin, new immigrants, and other groups, and examine both the development of these often-marginalized identity categories and the challenges faced by people considered “other” in Japan today. 3 hrs. lect.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22603
Subject Code:
JAPN
Course Number:
0280
Section Identifier:
A

Course

JAPN 0280

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Spring 2022