MODERN HISTORY 1

Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
STORIA MODERNA 1
Course code
LT0870 (AF:248049 AR:135690)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Subdivision
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
M-STO/02
Period
1st Semester
Course year
1
Where
VENEZIA
The course aims at the following learning goals:
a) good knowledge of the mental, social and political structure in Japan, as well as the major events of Japan’s modern history, focusing primary on the origin and development of the nation state and the idea of modernity;
b) ability to use historical sources and methodologies and to apply them appropriately;
c) historical comparative understanding of the different versions that modernity can take in different times and spaces, and the ability to apply these knowledge and skills from one context to a different one;
d) understanding and awareness of the limit of the Eurocentrism as a paradigm for describing and interpreting non-European societies, and ability to apply this knowledge to the understanding and interpretation of the modern and contemporary world, as well as of multicultural societies in their local and global context.
Basic knowledge of modern and contemporary history
This course outlines the mental, social and political structure in Japan, as well as the main events that have characterised the modern period, focusing primary on the historical process which led to the birth and development of the nation state in Japan. It also focuses on the idea of modernity in Japan as one of the possible inflections that modernity can take in different times and at different places.
For attending and not-attending students:
Caroli Rosa, Gatti Francesco. Storia del Giappone, Laterza, Bari 2017 (Introduzione e capitoli 4-5);
Tipton Elise K., Il Giappone moderno. Una storia politica e sociale, Einaudi, Torino 2008 (capitoli I-V)
Caroli Rosa. “Razza, etnia, nazione. Alcune considerazioni sull'identita collettiva in Giappone”, Atti del XIX Convegno di Studi sul Giappone, Venezia 1996, pp. 47-62.
Maruyama Masao, “Teoria e psicologia dell'ultranazionalismo”, in Maruyama M., Le radici dell'espansionismo. Ideologie del Giappone moderno, Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Torino 1990, pp. 3-25.
Gluck Carol, “Meiji and Modernity: From History to Theory?” in R. Caroli (a cura di), 1868. Italia Giappone: intrecci culturali, Venezia, Cafoscarina, Venezia, 2008, pp. 41-58.

International students may contact the professor by email or during her office hours.

written
Written examination (up to 30 points), consisting of three parts:
1) five multiple choice questions (10/30 points);
2) five short-answer questions (10/30 points).
The first and the second parts aim at testing students’ knowlegde and understanding of the mental, social and political structure in Japan, as well as the major events in the Edo (1603-1867) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods.
3) a handwritten paper on a topic proposed by the professor (10/30 points).
The third part aims at verifying students’ ability to deepen their grasp of the course content; to interpret and contextualise historical events; to apply historical sources and methodologies appropriately; and to adequately conceptualise and express their ideas.

For further details international students may contact the professor by email or during her office hours.
Frontal lesson, PowerPoint, online sources.
Italian
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  • University credits of sustainability: 1
Last update of the programme: 06/09/2017