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japan studies
- BA Course

Interdisciplinary Elective Course
JAPN3035 Revolutionary origins of modern Japan 6 credits
This course will examine the major political, economic, social, cultural and international developments that occurred during the revolutionary 45-year period of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japan. In addition to exploring the creation of key national institutions including military conscription, tax, and education, we will examine Japan’s emergence in East Asia as a colonial and military power, as well as the role of different makers of modern Japan ranging from the Emperor and the Meiji oligarchs, to the farmers and female factory workers.
Assessment: 100% coursework
(Not on offer in 2020/2021)

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