Units of Study

ASNS2672 - Japan in East Asia from 1840 until Today

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lionel Babicz
Phone: +61 2 9351 6765
Email: lionel.babicz@sydney.edu.au

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

2xin-class quizzes (equivalent to 500wds each) (10%), 1x2hr exam (40%), 1xgroup presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (20%), 1x1500wd essay (30%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/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)

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  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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