HJAB00018U Introduction to Japanstudies: the history and culture of Japan before 1945

Volume 2017/2018

The 2015 Curriculum for the BA program in Asian Studies with specialisations in Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology or

The 2017 curriculum for the Elective Studies in Japanese studies


This course is intended as a basic course. It provides an introduction to the history and culture of Japan from ancient times to the present. The course in the spring semester will cover the period after 1945. The two courses build upon each other, but each one can also be taken on its own.

Learning Outcome

BA 2015-ordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie og kulturhistorie før 1945 (fagelementkode HJAB00821E)

BA tilvalg 2017-ordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie og kulturhistorie før 1945 (fagelementkode HJAB10111E)

George, Mary W. 2009. The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know. Princeton:PrincetonUniversity Press.

Gordon, Andrew. 2009. A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present. Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Totman, Conrad. 1981. Japan before Perry. A Short History. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Lecture with discussion
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 178,25
  • Total
  • 206,25
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment