Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 61254001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 人文学入門A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to Humanities A
Instructor LIU JINPENG
リュウ キンホウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon1-4:LET B253
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Discussion, Student Presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Cultural Studies
Eligible Students
Keywords Humanities, Postwar History 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Arts and Humanities/Social Sciences) Category:Literature / Linguistics 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to explain the formation and development processes and contemporary issues of each academic discipline.
2. To be able to explain historical and contemporary issues that span multiple academic disciplines from multifaceted perspectives. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Based on learning of postwar history of Japan, we will review the affairs and the problems that Japanese people were confronted with, such as nationalism and high growth of economy, from a humanistic perspective. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 End of War and Occupation
lesson3 Struggling for Survival
lesson4 Postwar Reforms: Democratization and Reverse Course
lesson5 Victor’s Justice?
lesson6 Peace Treaty and Recovery: towards High Growth
lesson7 Income-Doubling Plan and Industrial Pollution
lesson8 Ampo, Tokyo Olympic, Oil Shocks
lesson9 University and Student
lesson10 Rversion of Okinawa, Trade Friction, Tanaka Kakuei
lesson11 Building a New Japan
lesson12 Middle Class, Sarariiman, Full-time Housewife
lesson13 “Rich Japanese”
lesson14 Cool Japan as a research
lesson15 Conclusion

Final papers to be submitted at the end of the academic term. 
Printed materials will be provided.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Materials, videos and PPT  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students should make efforts to gather materials for discussion. 
Grading Method Contribution in discussion: 30%  Report: 70% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message English textbook with lecture and discussion in Japanese mainly. 
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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