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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2007

HIS 341M • Imperial Japan

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Course Description

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 a "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.

Grading Policy

4 Quizzes 20% 2 Tests 60% Essay 20%


Peter Duus, Modern Japan; The Japanese Discovery of America Course Reader


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