20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: In this course, students will develop a critical understanding of the dramatic changes that marked Japan between the late nineteenth century and the postwar period. Core topics will include the processes of nation-building and the reinvention of the imperial institution, Japanese understandings of modernity and modernisation, and Japan's engagement with its Asian neighbours in empire and in war, the negotiation of memory and the challenges of material reconstruction in the postwar.

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

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