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EAST 430 - Contemporary Japanese Society


This course provides a detailed examination of historical events, cultural practices and social developments that have shaped contemporary Japanese society. The course focuses on the post-war period and analyzes current intellectual discourse on a variety of themes, depending on the instructor. Representative topics are atomic bomb literature and the discourse of occupation, the myth of homogeneity and the shifting role of women and minorities, and the representation of gender and otherness in literature and popular culture. Repeatable up to 6 credits including original course.

Prerequisites & Notes: EAST 201 and EAST 202; or HIST 280 and HIST 281; or JAPN 203; or instructor permission.
Credits: 2-4
Grade Mode: Letter



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