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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2003

GOV 365L • 2 - Japanese Foreign Policy - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35850 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
UTC 3.120

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. N.B. Graduate students may take this course for graduate credit. This course is designed to introduce upper-level undergraduates to the foreign and domestic determinants of Japanese foreign policy-making and international relations from the beginning of the modern era (1868) to the present. We will address a wide range of issues, including the Sino Japanese and Russo-Japanes wars, the Pacific War, the Japanese foreign policy-making process, postwar trade and security relations between Japan and the US, Japan's role in Asia, and the implications of the ongoing nuclear crisis in North Korea for Japan.

Grading Policy

Paper proposal (2 pages): 5% Research paper (18 pages): 50% Final Examination: 45% Graduate students: Final essay exam: 45% 25 page research paper: 55%


John W. Dower, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (W. W. Norton, 2000). Steven K. Vogel, ed. United States-Japan Relations in a Changing World (Washington, D. C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2002).


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