Units of Study

ASNS2672 - Japan in East Asia from 1840 until Today

Semester 1, 2010  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lionel Babicz

Description

This unit inserts the modern and contemporary history of Japan inside its East Asian context. We will examine a dozen key events and subjects pertaining to the relations between Japan, China and Korea, from the 1840 Opium War until today. Doing so, we will touch many sensitive and controversial topics, become aware of the differing historical consciousness prevalent in these three countries, and understand why the historical question constitutes a major political issue in East Asia.

Assessments

Two in class quizzes, (equivalent to 500 words each), 2-hour exam, group presentation (equivalent to 500 words), group essay (1000-words).

Classes

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

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

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