Modern Japanese Social History (ASNS2632)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

Prohibitions

ASNS2308

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