Units of Study

ASNS2636 - The Enigma of Japanese Power

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Lewis
Phone: +61 2 9351 4718
Email: m.lewis@sydney.edu.au

Description

The usual but contradictory descriptions of Japanese society (hierarchical but egalitarian, adaptable but conservative and traditional, consensual but authoritarian, etc.) show that "power" - manifest or hidden in decision making, consensus building, conflict resolution or avoidance - is the enigma of Japan. We will focus on power relationships in politics, administration, enterprises, families, schools, etc, survey the various explanations proposed to solve the enigma and, more generally, learn about the origins, forms and treatments of power and conflict relations.

Assessments

tutorial participation (15%), 2500wd equivalent tutorial writing tasks (45%), 1x2hr final exam (40%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

JPNS2316
ASNS2306

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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