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Advanced Historical Literature: Asia


About the Course:

A reading course in a field of the professor’s specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question (Japanese history). Written work as prescribed by the instructor. (Usually offered quarterly.)  

Same course as East Asian Cultural Studies 201AS.

Fall 2020: 

I will be teaching the advanced readings course Hist 201AS in the fall and all graduate students are welcome.
This year’s title will be  “Gender in Early Modern and Imperial Japan 1600-1945”
We will explore the history of gender in Tokugawa (1600-1867) and Imperial (1868-1945) Japan in this reading and discussion course. Readings will include key works such as Amy Stanley’s recent A Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and her World and the now classic Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600–1950 by Greg Pflugfelder, and also some translated works by Japanese scholars. Additionally we will engage some readings not about Japan, such as Amia Srinivasan’s recent “He, She, One, They, Ho, Hus, Hum, Ita” for comparative and theoretical consideration.


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Luke Roberts   

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