Units of Study Offered in Japanese Studies

Note: the Summer session of JPNS1611 Japanese 1 will not be offered by the Summer School in 2015. Instead, JPNS1611is being offered in intensive mode in January 2015 (session 101).

Students wishing to enrol may do so via Sydney Student. Classes commence on 5 January.

JPNS3677 - Behaving the Japanese Way

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Olivier Ansart
Phone: +61 2 9351 4306
Email: olivier.ansart@sydney.edu.au


It is alleged that, at the national level, power in Japan has been monopolised since 1945 by much the same clique, but also that it is never where it seems to be - that it is based on consensus, bottom-up decision-making, but is also deeply authoritarian. Through both Japanese and English sources, we will focus on the exercise of power in contemporary politics, administration, and private enterprise as well as psycho-sociology, education, political and moral thought, and economic structures.


tutorial discussions, presentations and writing tasks (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%)


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