ANS S341M • Modern Japan
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
This course is a survey of Japanese history from 1800 to the end of the occupation period, Topics to be examined include the transformation of the "centralized feudal" state to a modern beauracratic state, industrialization and its social and cultural consequences, imperialism in Asia, the failure of democracy and the rise of militarism, the road to World War II, defeat and occupation, and the reemergence of Japan as an economic power.
Four quizzes 20% Two tests 60% Essay 20%
Peter Duus, Modern Japan; The Japanese Discovery of America Frank Gibney, Senso Fumiko Keneko, The Prison Memoirs of a Japanese Woman Natsume Soseki, Kokoro Iris Chang, The Rape of Nanking