• 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 In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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:

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the skills and knowledge 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

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

On Campus

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

One essay 5500-6000 words (70%), short outline essay 300-400 words (10%), book review of  500-600 words (10%), class participation (10%)

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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. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Preliminary Reading

Morris ,I., The Nobility of Failure: Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan, New York, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,1975 Collcutt, M., Jansen,M., Kumakura,I., A Short Cultural Atlas of Japan, Phaidon,1988 Hall, J.W., Japan from Prehistory to Modern Times, Delacore Press, 1994

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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
9384 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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