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 2, 2014  |  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 tutorial presentation (20%), 1x 1500wd essay (30%), 1x 1.5-hr mid-semester exam (30%), 1x test (10%), continuous assessment, including tutorial participation and writing tasks (10%)


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


(12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History)



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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