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歴史(PEAK)

History of Modern Japan
This course is designed to introduce students to the history of Japan from the Tokugawa period until the end of the twentieth century. As a survey course, the content will focus on major historical events such as the Meiji Restoration, the colonization of Korea, the rise of fascism, the fifteen-year war, the postwar economic recovery, and the bursting of the bubble in the 1990s. The use of translated primary sources and films will be used to supplement the readings.

The objective is to offer students a traditional historiography of Japan and to introduce them to prominent historical figures through readings of primary sources. Thus the structure of the course will follow the familiar narrative of western modernization, militarization and the postwar economic miracle so that students will have a strong foundation on which to later form a critique of this history in their senior courses.
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教員
学期
時限
30569
歴史(PEAK)
バクスター,ジョシュア
S1 S2
火曜5限
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教室
駒場1号館 120教室
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
不可
開講所属
教養学部(前期課程)
授業計画
Week 1: Introduction (Please view file prior to April 21) Week 2 (April 21): Tokugawa Politics and Society Mark Teeuwen, et. al, “Farmers,” Lust, commerce, and corruption: an account of what I have seen and heard, by an Edo Samurai (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014), 95-96, 122-144. Week 3 (April 28): The Fall of the Shogunate M. William Steele, “Edo in 1868. The View from Below,” Monumenta Nipponica Vol. 45, No. 2 (Summer, 1990), 127-155. Aizawa Seishisai, “Preface to the New Proposals,” “The National Polity,” “The Danger from the West” and “The Source of Western Unity and Strength,” in Wm. Theodore de Bary, ed., Sources of Japanese Tradition (Columbia University Press, 1970), 592-603. Week 4 (May 12): The Meiji State Stefan Tanaka, “Prelude: Time, Pasts, History”, New Times in Modern Japan (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004), 1-26. “The Charter Oath,” “Constitution of 1868” and “Imperial Rescript on Education,” in Wm. Theodore de Bary, ed., Sources of Japanese Tradition (Columbia UPress, 1970), 641-647. Week 5 (May 19): Building an Empire Jun Uchida, “Building an Empire of Harmony,” Brokers of Empire: Japanese Settler Colonialism in Korea, 1876-1945 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UPress, 2011), 143-187. Week 6 (May 26): Taishō Democracy (Essay Question will be distributed) Harry Harootunian, “Introduction,” Japan in Crisis: Essays on Taishō Democracy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974), 3-28. Asahi Heigo, “Call for a New ‘Restoration,’” in Wm. Theodore de Bary, ed., Sources of Japanese Tradition (Columbia University Press, 1970), 767-769. Week 7 (June 9): Showa Restoration(s) Max M. Ward, “Transcriptions of Power: Repression and Rehabilitation in the Early Peace Preservation Law Apparatus, 1925-1933,” Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan (Durham: Duke UP, 2019), 49-75. Week 8 (June 16): Fifteen-Year War **Essay due** “War means jobs for machinists” and “Life Goes On,” in Japan At War: An Oral History, edited by Haruko Taya Cook and Theodore F. Cook (New York: The New Press, 1992), 47-50 and 169-187. Samuel Hideo Yamashita, “No Luxuries Until the War is Won,” Daily Life in Wartime Japan (Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas, 2015), 35-57. Week 9 (June 23): The Occupation Jonathan Abel, “Introduction,” Redacted: The Archives of Censorship in Transwar Japan (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012), 1-20. Week 10 (June 30): The Japanese Miracle Oguma Eiji, "Japan's 1968: A Collective Reaction to Rapid Economic Growth in an Age of Turmoil", The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 11, No. 1, March 23, 2015. Week 11 (July 7): The Bubble Bursts Carol Gluck, “The ‘End’ of the Postwar: Japan at the Turn of the Millennium,” in States of Memory: Continuities, Conflicts, and Transformations in National Retrospection, edited by Jeffrey K. Olick (Durham: Duke University Press, 2003), 289-314. Week 12 (July 14): Final Exam
授業の方法
**Online Class System**: Due to the regulations stipulated by the university in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, all classes will be conducted online. The lectures will be pre-recorded and uploaded to ITC-LMS. Students should ‘view’ it prior to the scheduled class time. The class time itself will be devoted to answering questions from the lecture, discussing the readings, and for in-class assignments. The online discussion will be conducted using Zoom and will generally run for 30-45 minutes.
成績評価方法
30% 'In-class' Assignments 30% Short Essay (1500 words due June 16th) 40 % Final Exam
履修上の注意
Classes are conducted entirely in English. Please self-enroll on the ITC-LMS class site so that you can receive updated information as well as get access to the readings. The Zoom URL will be posted shortly.