Spring 2023 - HIST 471W D100

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

Class Number: 4902

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 5048, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units including nine units of lower division history.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course examines economic, social, cultural, and political developments in Japan from the 17th to 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 some narratives of Japanese history by focusing on a specific group – in this case, women

Grading

  • Seminar participation: Weekly submission of questions on readings 35%
  • Analysis of Selected Readings 15%
  • Essay plus Bibliography 35%
  • Examination 15%

NOTES:

Virtual Office Hours: email instructor to schedule a meeting.

Recommended: While it is NOT a prerequisite for this course, students will benefit by having taken a course on Japan (e.g., HIST 206/236/371) prior to this one.

 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Andrew Gordon, A modern history of Japan: from Tokugawa times to the present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Seminar readings available on CANVAS

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

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