Summer 2020 - HIST 236 D100

Japan from 1603 to 1867: Peasants, Merchants, Warriors (3)

Class Number: 3270

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 16, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Janice Matsumura
    jmatsumu@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-5814
    Office: AQ 6008
    Office Hours: Virtual Office Hours: R 4:30-5:30pm or by appointment

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines aspects of the political, economic, social, cultural life during the Tokugawa/Edo period or what has been termed early modern Japan. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course examines political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental developments during the Tokugawa/Edo period or what has been termed early modern Japan.    

Often equated with “traditional” Japan, the period has been represented in a variety of ways: a time when the country was isolated from foreign influences; an era when the arts considered most representative of its culture came into existence; the age of the samurai/warrior and feudal oppression.   

These popular images of the period will be assessed in addressing topics, such as the changing nature of peasant rebellions, the political dimension of non-elite culture, and the myth versus the reality of samurai life.

Recommended: While it is not a prerequisite for this course, it is recommended that students take the course on Japan prior to this one.

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.   Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Universal Access Remote learning for this semester requires a computer or tablet, camera and internet access. Most laptops and desktops are running OSX and Windows. Tablets may be Android, iOS or Windows based. Headsets are advised but not necessary. Note that students have access to free Office 365 or Adobe Creative Cloud found here: https:// www.sfu.ca/itservices/remote-study-workresources.html   If students do not have reliable access, they should inform their instructor and contact the IT desk to see if a loaner computer can be arranged. There is one computer lab open on campus for limited access. • IT support is available Monday–Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at its-help@sfu.ca or 778-782-4828. • The IT Services’ computer lab in WMC 2502 at the Burnaby campus is open 8:00 am–8:00 pm, Monday–Friday. • If students require student financial assistance to purchase or rent technology, call SFU Financial Aid, 778-782-6930, Monday through Friday, 9:30 am–3:30 pm or email fiassist@sfu.ca.   From: https://www.sfu.ca/students/support/academic-policies-and-procedures/financial-concerns.html “the Financial Aid and Awards office has some emergency funding available for students, to subsidize the costs of purchasing a laptop, internet access and/or other needs related to online learning.   Students can receive up to a maximum of $700, but must have exhausted all other financial resources in order to access this fund.”

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Grading

  • Tutorial Work (collaborative commenting of readings 20%; weekly group discussion 5%; presentation 10%) 35%
  • Mini-quiz on Pre-Tokugawa Periods 5%
  • Take Home Test 15%
  • Essay Project (preliminary work 10%; essay 35%) 45%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Conrad Totman, Early Modern Japan, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993 available as a Kindle eBook through Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=conrad+totman+early+modern+japan&ref=nb_sb_noss  

Tutorial readings (available through CANVA/Perusall

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.