20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This module explores what it means to study Japan at university level, and considers how `area studies' research on Japan fits within a discipline such as history or cultural studies. We will work on a combination of new and established research to explore one core topic in this year, the legacies of war and defeat in Japan after 1945. We will consider how histories of post-war Japan are built, how researchers use primary evidence in text and/or images to understand change; how to navigate key debates in a field and evaluate competing arguments. You will finish this module with a deep understanding of our core topic and research, critical and writing skills that you can apply and develop in further study. 

Staff Contact: Mark Pendleton
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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