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HIST 4003 Public Culture in Postwar Japan (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the themes in Japanese public culture since 1945 from a historical perspective. They include the place of war memory in public life, changing social values concerning women and family, cultures of political protest, ethnic diversity, new (and old) religions, and icons of popular culture. The readings focus on major recent works by historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and literary scholars designed to broaden our view of postwar Japan from critical new perspectives. Students will also have the chance to do some research into an area of their particular interest. Some background in twentieth century Japanese history is recommended.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franziska Seraphim

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills Non-Western Requirement for History Majors


Last Updated: 15-May-17