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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Introduction to Japanstudies: the history and culture of Japan before 1945

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Study year 2016/2017

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Programme level Bachelor
Bachelor choice
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Course responsible
  • Margaret Dorothea Mehl (4-7d75787c5078857d3e7b853e747b)
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Course number: HJAB00827U

Course content

This course is intended as a basic course. It provides an introduction to the history and culture of Japan from ancient times to the present. The course in the spring semester will cover the period after 1945. The two courses build upon each other, but each one can also be taken on its own.

Learning outcome

BA 2015-ordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie og kulturhistorie før 1945 (fagelementkode HJAB00821E)

BA tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie og kulturhistorie før 1945 (fagelementkode HJAB10021E)


The 2015 Curriculum for the BA program in Asian Studies with specialisations in Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology or

The 2007 curriculum for the Elective Studies in Japanese studies


Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


Margaret Mehl, mehl@hum.ku.dk


1 semester


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Teaching and learning methods

Lecture with discussion




George, Mary W. 2009. The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know. Princeton:PrincetonUniversity Press.

Gordon, Andrew. 2009. A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present. Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Totman, Conrad. 1981. Japan before Perry. A Short History. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press.


Category Hours
Lectures 28
Preparation 178,25
English 206,25

Exam 1 (BA 2015-ordning)

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Exam 2 (BA tilvalg 2007-ordning)

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