This graduate seminar will examine the principal debates after 1945 in the writing of modern Japanese history. We will cover the Tokugawa era (1600-1868)through the immediate postwar years and pay special attention to the ways in which analyses of modern Japan have changed over time and across national boundaries (principally, in the United States and Japan). The course aims to give graduate students a firm grasp of the latest scholarship on modern Japan and of some of its most visible personalities. Requirements are structured to offer practical training in several critical aspects of academic life.
Section 401 - SEM
W 0200PM-0500PM