H283 Modern Japan
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- Full Year
- This Module is capped at 30 places
- Students enrol via the on-line Module Sign-up system. Students are advised of the timing of this process via email by the Dept. administrator
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
Students will acquire the following academic and transferable skills:
- critique: to analyze arguments, identify intellectual assumptions and rhetorical strategies; to evaluate the use of evidence in appropriate context.
- problem-solving: to identify unexamined questions, suggest possible answers, and determine relevant evidence.
- analysis: to collate information, conduct multi-factorial analysis.
- communication: to participate in group discussions and collective development of analysis; to present reasoned arguments in both oral and written form.
Method of assessment
Exam (50%) and 3 x Coursework (50%)
- Andrew Gordon, A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present, New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
- Katsu Kokichi, Musui’s Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai, University of Arizona Press, 1991.
- Nagatsuka Takashi, Ann Waswo trans., The Soil: A Portrait of Rural Life in Meiji Japan, University of California Press, 1993.
- John W Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War, Pantheon, 1986.
- Study Pack (available at SOAS book shop in the Brunei Gallery).