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CULTURAL HISTORY OF MODERN JAPAN
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Tohoku University - 'Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.'
UC Course SubjectAsian Studies
Number & Suffix: 141
Full UC Title: CULTURAL HISTORY OF MODERN JAPAN 
Transcript Title: CULTURE MOD JAPAN 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines, through a cultural lens, the social and intellectual transformations Japan underwent during the Meiji Period (1868-1912). Between the time of the arrival of U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry in 1853 and the death of its first "modern" emperor in 1912, Japan experienced a series of changes that would transform it from a land on the verge of colonization to a colonial empire in its own right. The course discusses the impact of the Meiji restoration, and the subsequent institutional and intellectual restructuring that took place thereafter, including the creation of a language to describe the new cultural reality. Classes consist of short introductory lectures, followed by the discussion of primary sources. Students are required to attend class regularly and participate in discussions. There is no textbook, but handouts and other readings are provided. Assessment: attendance, class participation, take-home final test 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF MODERN JAPAN 
Partner University Department: International Cultural Studies 
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