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HIST 155
Modern Japan

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This course examines the major historical developments in modern Japan from its reactions to the menace of the West in the nineteenth century to its celebrated and bitter triumphs of national formation in the twentieth. We will investigate the interplay of state formation and social control as well as assess the human and social costs of modernity and modernization that have characterized the rise of modern Japan in the world arena.

Our inquiry proceeds along six major themes: “Transformation and Transvaluation,” “The Culture of the Meiji Period,” “The Road to War,” “Recalcitrant Women,” “Subterranean Japan,” “War and War Experience,” and “War, Peace, and Prosperity.”

This course is open to all students, no prerequisites.

Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Historical Perspectives, Multicultural Perspectives.

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