Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ31601 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name アジア地域研究
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Asian Area Studies
マルタ タカシ,ミズハ ノブオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri5-8:IAS J303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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mainly lecture,discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Area Studies
Eligible Students
Keywords Constitutionalism, Democratization, Nationalism, Local Autonomy, Revolution 
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within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
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Class Objectives
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The purpose of this class, which focuses on China, is to understand the structure and nature of Asia. We will investigate the problems of Chinese constitutionalism from the first half of the 20 century to the present day, focusing on the perspectives of Western countries and Japan; we will also examine the relationship between the Chinese Central Government and local powers. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Orientation
lesson2 Controversy regarding constitutionalism in the late Qing dynasty
lesson3 Constitutional problems in the Beijing government of the
        Republic of China
lesson4 Constitutional problems in the Republic of China
        and central-local government relations
lesson5 Federation movement and vision for the new government in the
        context of the national revolution
lesson6 The constitution of the National Government of the Republic
        of China
lesson7 The constitution of the Chinese Soviet Republic
lesson8 Constitutional problems in CCP  base area during
        the Ant-Japanese war period
lesson9 Constitutional problems in CCP base area during the postwar
lesson10 Enactment of the constitution of the Republic of China
         and its significance
lesson11 Enactment of the constitution of the People's Republic of
lesson12  Controversy regarding the constitution in postwar China

lesson13  The Constitution of the Republic of China in World History
lesson14  Socialism System and the Constitution of the People's Republic of China
lesson15 Constitution of Taiwan
MIZUHA, Nobuo,Liberalism in modern China,Toho Shoten, 2007.
KANEKO,Hajime,The relationship between central government and local governments in modern China: national integration and administration and finance in the first half of the Republican period,Kyuko Shoin, 2008 .
SOTA, Saburo, The starting to constitutional national China: Meiji constitutional government and modern China , Shibunkaku Shuppan, 2009.
MIZUHA, Nobuo, Patriotism and democracy in China : The life and times of Zhang Naiqi , Kyuko Shoin,2012.
SOTA, Saburo, The Establishment of the Republic of China and the Early Taisho Period Japanese, Shibunkaku Shuppan 2013.
ISHII,Tomoaki ed., The Trend of Liberalism in Modern China : 1920-2015, Fujiwara Shoten, 2015.
FUKAMACHI, Hideo ed.,100year's Histroy of Chinese Congress : Studies on Representative System,Tokyo University Press, 2015.
MAKAMURA, Motoya,The History of Conflict and Coexistence between Japan and China : China as a Republic,Koudansha,2017. 
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Preparation and
Looking up each keyword of the title  in advance. Accurate understanding of the content of each lesson, and the ability to place the content into the bigger picture. 
Grading Method Class performance,Report, Little test 
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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