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SOCY 3324 Social Change in East Asia (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course charts the socio-cultural and economic changes in East Asia over the twentieth century. It primary focuses on Japan, but also reviews cases from South Korea and China. We will examine social institutions that have produced changes over time in these societies such as gender, nationalism, food, urbanization and agriculture, education, popular culture and consumerism (e.g. beauty and fashion regime), political economy (e.g. the rise of militarism and the regions unique reactions to capitalism). The intention of the class is to gain better understanding of people and societies in East Asia and its contemporary historical transformation.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Rie Taniguchi

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13