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Historical Literature: Asia


About the Course:

A reading course in a general area of history, specifically designed to prepare M.A. candidates for their comprehensive examination fields, but also appropriate for Ph.D. students seeking broad preparation. Introduces the student to the sources, historiography, and general literature of the field in question.  

For W22: 200AS introduces the key questions that shaped the field of modern Japanese history. We will examine how these questions have shaped scholars’ approaches to major events in the history of modern and postwar Japan and how these questions relate to larger conversations taking place within the discipline of History.

This course is part one of a two-part seminar on the history of modern and postwar Japan. The second part of the series, 201AS, will be held in the Spring. Taking both courses is recommended, but not required. 

Prior knowledge of Japanese history is not required.


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Kate McDonald   

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