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20th-Century Japan

HIS 322/EAS 324/URB 324

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Covering 1868 to the present, this course emphasizes Japan's dramatic rise as the modern world's first non-Western power, imperialism, industrialization, social change, gender relations, democracy, World War II, the U. S. Occupation, the postwar "economic miracle" followed by slow growth, and the preoccupation with national identity in a Western-dominated world. We will think about post-1945 developments in terms of continuities with prewar Japan. We will also hold Japan up as a "mirror" for America, comparing how the two capitalist societies have dealt with inequality, urbanization, health and welfare, and intervention in the economy.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 18
  • Capacity: 25
  • Class Number: 21532
  • Schedule: MW 10:00 AM-10:50 AM

Section P01

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 6
  • Capacity: 11
  • Class Number: 21533
  • Schedule: W 01:30 PM-02:20 PM

Section P02

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P02
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 10
  • Capacity: 11
  • Class Number: 21534
  • Schedule: Th 10:00 AM-10:50 AM

Section P03

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P03
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 21535
  • Schedule: Th 11:00 AM-11:50 AM

Section P99

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P99
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 2
  • Capacity: 25
  • Class Number: 22437