History 5.05, The Emergence of Modern Japan, taught by Professor Steven Ericson, is a survey of Japanese history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Topics include the building of a modern state and the growth of political opposition, industrialization and its social consequences, the rise and fall of the Japanese colonial empire, and the postwar economic 'miracle.' In Fall 2020, several students created digital media projects from their research.
To read Chris Cheng's blog on Japanese author Natsume Sōseki, please click here: https://cheng1928c.wixsite.com/soseki.
To read Andre Quintiliani's blog "Japan in the Age of the Second World War," please click here: https://andresquintiliani2.wixsite.com/mysite-1.