CJS 501 - Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Minorities and the "Other" in Modern Japanese History
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Japanese Studies (CJS)
Department: LSA II: Japanese Studies
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Enforced Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing
May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credit(s).
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This is a graduate-level course focused on introducing students to issues of minorities, ethnic or otherwise, and their interplay with issues of identity and belonging in modern Japanese history. Not limited solely to these issues, however, this course will also deal with the broader question of the “other” in Japanese history, and will include discussions of issues related to hibakusha (victims of the nuclear bombings and of nuclear radiation exposure), Minamata poisoning victims, and issues related to kikoku shijo (“Japanese” returnees to Japan) and Nikkeijin (Japanese diasporic descendants in Japan). In general, this course will deal with themes related to issues of nationalism, colonialism, class, race, ethnicity, gender, identity, and indigeneity, and will also address the particular history of discourses surrounding questions of “uchi (inside, self)/soto (outside, other)” and “pollution” in Japanese modern history.


CJS 501 - Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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