Japanese History II-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS01 10004 LE38 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year All students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Wed.2/Wed.3
Instructor name KNAUDT,Till (Institute for Research in Humanities Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course In class the participants will work on Japanese history from the time of US occupation until the “lost decade” of the 1990s. Special attention will be put on economic high growth’s impact on society, the environment, gender, and youth. Emphasizing Japan’s global entanglement, the course will introduce agents of socio-historical change in the late Shōwa period and early years of Heisei.
Course Goals Knowledge of key phenomena and recent research perspectives of modern Japanese history after 1945.
Schedule and Contents 1 Introduction
2~4 Japanese society under US occupation (1945~1952)
5~7 The era of economic high growth (1952~1973)
8~10 Crisis and society in late industrial Japan (1973~1995)
11~13 Social movements after 1945
14 Conclusion
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation will be based on written final report. Also, participants will be assigned an oral presentation on one of the assigned readings (not graded). Students who are absent from three classes or more cannot pass.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Knowledge of modern Japanese history in the Asian and global context is appreciated.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Reading materials will be handed out during class.
References, etc. Reading materials will be handed out during class.