ANS 341M • Imperial Japan
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This course covers Japanese history from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century. During this period Japan experienced rapid change, a transformation from a feudal, agrarian country into a modern nation-state and economic superpower. The class format will include lectures, discussions and films. Lectures and the textbook will provide historical context for the additional reading assignments, which include historical documents, short stories and fiction, oral histories and other forms of nonfiction that address social and cultural experiences.
Midterm 35% Book Review 20% Final 45%
Peter Duus, Modern Japan Peter Duus, The Japanese Discovery of America Tanizaki Junichiro, Some Prefer Nettles Course packet