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as of 11/21/2019

JAPANESE POLITICAL HISTORY 19-20 CENTURY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Japanese Universities', 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
Number & Suffix: 104
Full UC Title: JAPANESE POLITICAL HISTORY 19-20 CENTURY 
Transcript Title: JPN POL HIST 19-20C 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course traces the making of modern Japan from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. The course will proceed chronologically but will address a variety of thematic topics. The focus will not only be on domestic political transformation, but also on broader geo-strategic issues. The course will first examine the background and causes of Japan’s modern revolution, before moving on to examine political forces, institutions and culture in the new Meiji state. After considering the emergence of Imperial Japan as a constitutional monarchy under the emperor, students analyze the emergence of a new political culture that is sometimes called “Taisho democracy” and sometimes more critically seen as “imperial democracy.” Text: A MODERN HISTORY OF JAPAN: FROM TOKUNAGA TIMES TO THE PRESENT by Andrew Gordon (2013, Oxford University Press). Assessment: attendance and participation (20%), final report (50%), and presentation (30%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: JAPANESE POLITICAL HISTORY 
Partner University Department: Political Science 
Partner University Course Number: POLX161L