Modern Japanese History

Units: 1.5

Formerly: HIST 509A

A survey of historiographical issues in Japan's history from the end of Tokugawa to the present day. Analyzes the debates regarding peasant struggles in late Tokugawa, the impact of imperial arrivals in the 1850s, the nature of the Meiji restoration, migration and the rise of Japanese imperialism, and the national polity in the interwar years. Concludes with World War II and Japan's occupation and subsequent economic transformations.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 509A, HIST 509A.

Graduate course in the History program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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