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Modern Japanese Society - JPS221

This unit explores various aspects of contemporary Japanese society. Japan was the first Asian nation to embrace modernisation. More than a century later, what has Japanese society now transformed into? What makes it distinctively Japanese? Topics covered include: cultural dynamics of the contemporary family; politics and civil society; economic cycles of boom and stress; environmental issues and tipping points; education, the pathway to adulthood, and learning to be part of the group; reconstructions of gender; Japanese selfhood and ethnic difference; minorities and social peripheries; religion and ethics; and forms of popular culture. This unit is taught in English and no prior knowledge of Japanese language is required.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Mio Bryce

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): JPN250
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of International Studies

Faculty of Arts

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