|OSAKA UNIVERSITY SHORT-TERM STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM _|
UVA David (Center for Japanese Language and Culture)
The purpose of this class is to get a better understanding of nationalism and Japanese nation-state ideology.
This course explores Japanese nationalism in a historical context. After a theoretical outline of the political and cultural construct called the gnation-stateh we will focus on the historical formation of the Japanese state and the Japanese nation. Then we will discuss practical examples and expressions of Japanese nation-state ideology from the Meiji Period to present day. Our topics will concern the following: identity, self-image, ethnicity, integration and assimilation, national character, tradition, language, symbols and culture.
Handouts and copies from books on the reference list.
Anderson Benedict, gImagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalismh, Verso, 1991
Smith Anthony D., gNationalism: Theory, Ideology, Historyh, Polity Press, 2001
Hobsbawm Eric, gNations and Nationalism since 1780: programme, myth, realityh, Cambridge University Press, 1991
Kevin Doak, A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan: Placing the People, Brill, 2007
Hobsbawm Eric, gThe Invention of Traditionh, Cambridge University Press, 1983
Vlastos Stephen (ed.), gMirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japanh, University of California, 1998
Class participation 30% and final examination 70%
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