Kenneth B Pyle
Political, social, economic, and cultural development of Japan from the late Tokugawa period to the present with special emphasis on the cultural impact of the West. Recommended: JSIS A 242. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 423.
This course traces the history of modern Japan from the opening of the country in the mid-19th century to World War II. Major themes are industrialization, the influence of the West, nationalism, imperialism, social change and the role of women, and the coming of the Pacific War. This is a W course
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures and films; class discussion.
Class assignments and grading
There is a map quiz, an hour examination, required paper on a subject of the student's choosing, and a final exam.
Hour exam is one quarter of grade; paper is one quarter; final is half.