Florida International University Japan History Essay

  • Read: from Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool
    Chapter 8: Embracing the West (209-243)
  • Analyze documents: from Modern Japan: A History in Documents
    Chapter 4: Turning Outward: 1890-1912
  • Read: from Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool
    Chapter 9: Modernity and Its Discontents (244- 275)
  • Analyze documents: from Modern Japan: A History in Documents
    Chapter 5: Imperial Democracy, 1912-30
  • Assignment: For every module, you will write an analysis paper evaluating the reading materials, documents, and the film/s assigned for the previous and current week. You should not try to cover all the material; rather select one or two elements you find particularly interesting and analyze them.
    Choosing a clear focus will help you write an effective response because you must do more than merely summarize.
  • Research:
    Please make sure to look up secondary sources such as the films/documentaries, the bio and other works from the director, and any other information that will enhance your analysis.
  • Purpose:
    This assignment is designed to help you evaluate and understand Japan through the analysis and evaluation of primary and secondary historic sources. Moreover, it will help prepare and decide which topics you want to select for your final projects.
  • Audience:
    You are writing your analysis papers to show your Professor and classmates your analysis skills by focusing on a specific Japanese history topic shaped by your understanding of class-related material. You must maintain an academic tone and your paper must be thoroughly and cohesively organized.
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