• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Li Narangoa
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

This course treats the development of Japanese culture from earliest times to the early 19th century in the context of the major political and social forces that moulded the country's history. The course covers major periods and cultural epochs of Japanese history, but particular attention will be paid to samurai culture and systems of social control from the 12th century onwards. The themes to be covered include the formation and the evolving conceptions of Japan's identity, politics, economic development, social trends, and religion, as well as Japan's interaction with Asian and European civilizations. The course aims to provide students with a basic factual knowledge in Japanese history and to assist them in understanding modern Japanese society in its historical context to develop the ability to assess and think critically about historical issues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Obtain an understanding of the dynamics of social and political structure of pre-modern Japan.
  2. Enhance their empirical knowledge of pre-modern Japanese history that will help them develop informed views on Japan in world history.
  3. Learn to apply this understanding and knowledge to the analysis of Japanese society today.
  4. Apply historical analyses to produce extended arguments.
  5. Develop academic communication skills, through discussions, oral presentations and written assignments.
  6. Obtain critical skills in the identification and use of historical sources

Indicative Assessment

  1. Essay (5500-6000 words) (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Short Outline Essay (300-400 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Book Review (500-600 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Participation (10) [LO 1]

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Workload

Students should expect to spend ca 32 hours in class and 98 hours of work outside class time in order to complete the course satisfactorily. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA3011.

Prescribed Texts

n/a

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7322 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In-Person and Online N/A

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