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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2010

ANS 341M • Imperial Japan

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30925 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
PAR 201
STALKER

Course Description

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 Lectures and the textbook will provide historical context for the additional reading assignments, which include historical documents, short stories and fiction, oral histories and other forms of nonfiction that address social and cultural experiences.

Grading Policy

Midterm 35% Book Review 20% Final 45%

Texts

Peter Duus, Modern Japan Peter Duus, The Japanese Discovery of America Tanizaki Junichiro, Some Prefer Nettles Course packet

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