Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 62011002 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 日本史B
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Japanese HistoryB
ナカムラ エリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon1-4:IAS K211
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 Japanese Modern History, The First & Second Sino-Japanese War, The Russo-Japanese War, The Asia-Pacific War, Colonial Rule 
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Liberal Arts Education
Expected OutcomeStudents can expect the following outcomes:
1. To connect history and themselves, history and present.
2. To have an imagination for people who lived in a different culture and society than we do today.
3. To formulate their own questions and examine various issues surrounding Japan and the world from a historical perspective. 
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◆Class Objectives
1. To understand the various methods and issues in the study of modern Japanese history.
2. To examine the progress of modern Japan in the context of East Asian and world history.
◆Class Outline
This course provides an overview of modern Japanese history from the Meiji Restoration to the defeat in the Asia Pacific War, as well as thematic discussions and video clips. The history of modern Japan is inseparable from war and colonial rule, and even today there is controversy over the perception of history. This lecture will help students understand the basic flow of modern Japanese history and provide an opportunity to think about Japan's future relationship with East Asia and the world. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Japan's Opening to the World and the Transformation of the East Asian Traditional Order
lesson2 Schooling and the Creation of Nation
lesson3 Free Civil Rights Movement
lesson4 Constitutions and Parliaments in East Asia and the World
lesson5 Domestic Colonies and Assimilation Policy
lesson6 The First Sino-Japanese War and the Beginning of Taiwan's Rule 
lesson7 The Russo-Japanese War and the Beginning of Korea's Rule
lesson8 Human Mobility and Interaction
lesson9 The Washington System and Taisho Democracy
lesson10 Gender History in Modern East Asia
lesson11 The Manchurian Incident and the Second Sino-Japanese War
lesson12 Air Raids in Japan and East Asia
lesson13 The Second World War and the Asia-Pacific War
lesson14 Mechanism of war mobilization
lesson15 Japan’s Defeat 
Miyaji, Naoto et.al. Zouho Kaiteiban Nihon Kingendaishi wo Yomu. Tokyo: Shin nihon Shuppansha, 2019. 
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Preparation and
Lesson 1-15: Read the references and materials, and look up the key words in the dictionary. 
Grading Method Reaction paper, Quiz, Assignments : 50%, Final examination: 50%
If you do not attend at least 2/3 of the class, you will not receive credit. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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