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HIST211 Modern Japan: From Samurai to Salarymen

The transformation of Japan between the mid-nineteenth century and the 1960s from a feudal society dominated by samurai to a modern nation-state run by salarymen.

This paper introduces the history of imperial Japan and the basic concepts and categories of modern Japanese historiography. We take a broad view of imperial Japan. Our study encompasses political and social and, to a lesser extent, economic aspects of state formation and nation building in the years 1868 to 1945. Other topics that we explore include: empire building at home and abroad; the changing place of Japan in the modern world; and the impact of this change on the lives of Japanese and colonial subjects.

Paper title Modern Japan: From Samurai to Salarymen
Paper code HIST211
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
vanessa.ward@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Vanessa Ward
Textbooks
Required: McClain, James L. Japan A Modern History. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2002

In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Develop a thorough understanding of the social, political and economic foundations of a major Asian power

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

The transformation of Japan between the mid-nineteenth century and the 1960s from a feudal society dominated by samurai to a modern nation-state run by salarymen.

This paper introduces the history of imperial Japan and the basic concepts and categories of modern Japanese historiography. We take a broad view of imperial Japan. Our study encompasses political and social and, to a lesser extent, economic aspects of state formation and nation building in the years 1868 to 1945. Other topics that we explore include: empire building at home and abroad; the changing place of Japan in the modern world; and the impact of this change on the lives of Japanese and colonial subjects.

Paper title Modern Japan: From Samurai to Salarymen
Paper code HIST211
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
vanessa.ward@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Vanessa Ward
Textbooks
Required: McClain, James L. Japan A Modern History. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2002

In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Develop a thorough understanding of the social, political and economic foundations of a major Asian power

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard