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HST 250 – D2: Postwar Japan

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Topics examining East Asian history. Representative topics: Postwar Japan; Japan in the World; Modern Japan-China Relations. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

Section Description: This seminar explores the cultural history of Japan during the early postwar era. Required readings include books on the social history of the U.S. occupation period (1945-1952), Cold War immigration and border control problems of the 1950s, and the postwar Japan-Okinawa-US relationship. Students will engage in the critical analysis and discussion of primary sources and secondary scholarship each week, as well as develop an independent research project on a topic related to Japanese history and society during the postwar era. Prerequisites: Twelve hours History; Minimum Junior standing.

CRN: 14865

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 20/20

Days Time Location
W 16:05 - 19:05 KALKIN BUILDING 322

Instructor(s): Erik W. Esselstrom

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020