JK21001Research 1~3-Seminar (KBR/SEG)(Lecture)

Numbering Code G-LET36 6JK21 LE36 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type special lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Tue.2
Instructor name TAKASHIMA KOU (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
MURAKAMI EI (Institute for Research in Humanities Associate Professor)
ERICSON, Kjell David (Graduate School of Letters Program-Specific Assistant Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course explores Modern East Asian History from transcultural perspectives.
From Session 1 to Session 5: The first section will introduce the history of science and technology in 20th century East Asia.
From Session 6 to Session 9: We will discuss various aspects of the South China Sea in the 19th century.
From Session 10 to Session 14: Modern sports in East Asia have a long history. The sessions provide interesting topics of that history.

Study Focus: Knowledge, Belief and Religion; Society, Economy and Governance.
Modules: Mobility & Research 1; Mobility & Research 2; Research 3.
Course Goals Students will be able to:
-get a sense of major issues and new approaches to the study of science, technology, and society in East Asia.
-further understand society and economy of Modern China from the perspective of maritime history.
-develop a good understanding of sports in Modern East Asia.
Schedule and Contents Weeks 1-5(Ericson)
・Introduction
・Places of Learning and Experiment
・Infrastructure and Everyday Technology
・Cultivation "Revolutions": Red, Green, and Blue
・Risk and Disaster

Weeks 6-9(Murakami)
・Opium Trade in the Coastal Area of China before the Opium War
・"Traitors" and the Qing Government's Policies toward Coastal Residents of Fujian and Guangdong during the First Opium War
・The End of the Coolie Trade in Southern China
・Pirates of Fujian and Guangdong and the British Royal Navy

Weeks 10-14(Takashima)
・Introduction: Girl’s Baseball in East Asia
・The Japanese Empire and Sports
・Sports and Masculinities in Japan

Week 15 Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Active participation (30%), short essays (30%), and final essay (40%).
To JDTS/MATS students: This course can be taken as either reduced (4 ECTS) or full seminar (8 ECTS). Please indicate your ECTS requirement to the teacher.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) The students are expected to read the assigned materials.
References, etc. Coolies and Mandarins: China’s Protection of Overseas Chinese during the Late Ch’ing Period (1851-1911), Yen Ching-hwang, (Singapore University Press)
Engineering Asia: Technology, Colonial Development, and the Cold War Orde, Hiromi Mizuno, Aaron S. Moore, John Dimoia, eds., (Bloomsbury)
China: How Science Made a Superpower, Shellen Wu
Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan , Eiko Maruko Siniawer, (Cornell University Press)
Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China, Sigrid Schmalzer, (University of Chicago Pres)
Bodies as Evidence: Activists and Patients Responses to Asbestos Risk in South Korea, Yeonsil Kang, (Science, Technology, and Society (2016))
An Envirotechnical Disaster: Nature, Technology, and Politics at Fukushima, Sara Pritchard, (Environmental History (2012))
Trade and Diplomacy on the China Coast: The Opening of the Treaty Ports, 1842-1854, Fairbank, John K, (Harvard University Press)
Strangers at the Gate: Social Disorder in South China, 1839-1861, Wakeman, Frederick, Jr., (University of California Press)
Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, Stefan Huebner, (NUS Press)
Marrow of the Nation: A History of Sport and Physical Culture in Republican China, Andrew D. Morris, (University of California Press)
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