Spring 2017 - HIST 471W D100

Women in Japanese History (1600-1952) (4)

Class Number: 3980

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 11901, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 12, 2017
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Janice Matsumura
    1 778 782-5814
    Office: AQ 6008
  • Prerequisites:

    45 units including nine units of lower division history.



The history of Japan from 1600 to the mid 20th century with a focus on the economic, social, cultural and political contributions of women. Writing.


This course examines economic, social, cultural and political developments in Japan from 1600 until the mid-20th century.  Although students may at the end of the course have constructed for themselves a “history of Japanese women,” the primary goal of this course is to provide them with an opportunity to re-examine the narratives on modern Japanese history through a specific focus on the topic of women. 

Recommended: While it is NOT a prerequisite for this course, students will benefit by having taken a course on Japan (e.g. HIST 206/ HIST 236) prior to this one.

Students requiring accommodation because of disabilities are advised to contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities.


  • Twelve Page MAXIMUM (double-spaced) Essay plus Bibliography 35%
  • Seminar Presentation/Participation - Presentation (s) 10%, Participation 25% 35%
  • Five Page MAXIMUM analysis of selected readings 15%
  • Five Page MAXIMUM (double-spaced) Take-Home Examination 15%



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