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Understanding Contemporary Japan (6 points)


Leader: Alison Tokita

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit provides a necessary introduction to Japan for students who take Japanese language courses or wish to proceed to further Japanese studies units. Topics include Hiroshima and the war trials, the occupation, the economic development of post-war Japan, the legal structure, the socio-cultural and political dynamics of postwar Japan and its relations with the outside world, especially Australia.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 50% + Tutorial presentation and participation: 15% + Examinations (2 hours): 35%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 x lectures and 1 x tutorial) per week

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