HJAB0104FU JAP, Introduction to Japan’s History, Culture, and Society 2 (F21)

Volume 2020/2021
  • The Curriculum for the BA programme in Asian Studies with specialisation in Japanese Studies 2019
  • The 2019 curriculum for the Elective Studies in Japanese studies
  • Programme curriculum Bachelor courses in Japan Studies for CBS-students 2020

This course is the continuation of the course that ran last semester. The course as a whole introduces the history and culture of Japan from ancient times to the present. The structure is broadly chronological.

Last semester you covered the period from 1945 to the present, beginning with the Allied Occupation after Japan’s capitulation at the end of the Second World War.

This semester we will cover the period from prehistory up to the end of the Second World War.

During both semesters, we devote time to research methods and the special demands of academic writing. The evaluation of written sources is central to the study of history and indeed the humanities as a whole. Last semester we concentrated on the evaluation of secondary sources. This semester we will pay particular attention to primary sources, that is, sources written in the historical period under discussion.

Learning Outcome

BA 2019-ordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie, kultur og samfund 2 (aktivitetskode HJAB00931E)

BA tilvalg 2019-ordning:
introduktion til Japans historie, kultur og samfund 2 (aktivitetskode HJAB10171E)

BA elective CBS 2020:
Introduction to Japan’s History, Culture, and Society B (activity code HJAB02011E)

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
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment