Units of Study

Asian Studies Electives
As well as the units listed below, taught by the Asian Studies program, you can find Asian Studies electives on offer in the current year, taught by other departments and programs, in the Asian Studies Unit of Study Table in the FASS Undergraduate Handbook.

ASNS2632 - Modern Japanese Social History

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Lewis


This unit of study will begin with examination of social aspects of the Meiji reforms, evaluating interpretations of their aims and effects. The focus will then turn to the emergence of new social forces in the twentieth century, including industrial workers, an urban middle class and a women's movement. We will also explore changes in daily life and attitudes to work and leisure as urbanisation and industrialisation progressed and assess the effects of the Second World War and the Occupation.


1x class presentation (20%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x1.5-hr mid-semester exam (30%), 1x test (10%), continuous assessment, including class participation and writing tasks (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.



Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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