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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 62010001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 日本史A
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Japanese HistoryA
ワタナベ マコト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon5-8:IAS K203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : History
Eligible Students
Keywords Ritsuryo system  nation, military, diplomacy, aristocratic society, local politics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
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I will outline the history of Japanese ancient history. In that case, I would like to focus on nurturing the viewpoint of understanding the history by being conscious of the relationship between national and social institutions and the neighboring countries of East Asia. 
Class Schedule 1. On the aim and contents of class
2. 1. Structure of the Ritsuryo system nation
     (1) State of the Nara period -1
3.       State of the Nara period -2
4.   (2) Viewpoint of understanding the political history of the Nara period - military and diplomacy -
5. 2. Political trends in the Nara period and the surrounding world
     (1) Ritsuryo system  nation period 1 to 2
6.  (2) Ritsuryo system  nation period 3
7.  (3) Ritsuryo system nation period 4
8.  (4) Ritsuryo system nation period 5 to 7
9.  3. From the Nara period to the Heian period
     (1) Nation, social change and Japan of the Heian period
10.  (2) The nobles and officials -1
11.      The nobles and officials -2
12. 3. A state of the Heian period
     (1) The aristocratic society of the Heian period
13.  (2) The local politics that is in the middle of the Heian period
14.  (3) Formation of a manorial society and Political form of Insei administration
15. Political structure of Insei

Reference books for better understanding will be introduced at any time. 
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Preparation and
1. Let's read the 1st reference literature / overview.
2-3.  What is the second regulation state nation?
4. From what perspective do you think the political history of the Nara period is easy to understand?4. What was the mechanism of promotion of the nobles and officials during the Nara period?
5-8. Let's look at the political history of the Nara period while conscious of foreign relations.
9. Let's compare the Heian periodwith the Nara period.
10-11. What was the mechanism of promotion of the nobles and officials during the Nara period?11. What is the reason why regent regimen was able to have power?
12. Let's compare how the nobility society of the Heian period differs from the Nara period.
13.What was the local politics of the Heian Period? Let's compare it with the previous era.
14. What is the manor, why does it increase during the Heian period?
15.Why was the political form of the "Insei" administration born? Let's think about from the social situation.
Requirements This lecture is given in japanese. 
Grading Method Quizzes and comment 40%, report 60% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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