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JAPN2046 - Critical inquiries into Japanese and East Asian modernities
 
Credits: 6
Examination: No
Assessment: 100% coursework (presentations, essay assignments, etc)
Available: Not on offer in 2018/2019
 
 
 
Description
 

Interdiscipinary Elective Course

This course will examine the role of “Japan” in “Asia,” beginning with an “Area Studies” inquiry to investigate the boundaries and purposes of “Japanese Studies” and “Asian Studies.” This inquiry will lead to a further examination of how the modern experiences of “Japan” and “Asia” were seen by both non-Asians and Asian. What does it mean to be the first “modern” nation of Asia? What is the significance of Japan’s modern experience for “Asia?” The topic covered will include (but are not limited to): Japan, Orientalism, colonialism and decolonization, inventions of traditions, modernity, nationalism and identity.

 
 
 
 
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