This class is for undergraduate (the 3rd grade and more) and graduate students of Graduate School / Faculty of Social Sciences and other graduate schools/faculties if permitted.
War and Violence in Comparative History: Truths, Memory, and Reconciliation.
This lecture aims to discuss ways to understand issues of war and violence (its truths, memory, and reconciliation) from a perspective of comparative history. This class aims to: 1) learn perspectives and methods of comparative history; 2) share basic knowledge about extreme/massive violence in modern/contemporary history; 3) learn not to be judgmental but to have a temperate discussion on the controversial issues of modern/contemporary history. 4) It is not a goal of this class to share conclusions.
Lecture and discussion will be conducted basically in English. Students will be allowed to use either English or Japanese in discussion. Students will be required to write their comments/reports in English.
Given what's going on with so called "East Asian History Wars" as well as often-noted contrast between German/European success and Japanese/Asian failure in reconciliation since World War II, this class will discuss ways to comprehend issues of war and violence: truth, memory, and reconciliation in a perspective of comparative history.
(2) Genocide since 1945 -1-
(3) Genocide since 1945 -2-
(4) Virtual Visit to Genocide/War Museums -1
(5) Virtual Visit to Genocide/War Museums -2
(6) Virtual Visit to Genocide/War Museums -3
(7) Remaining war memory issues in Europe
(8) Remaining war memory issues in U.S.
(9) Remaining war memory issues in East Asia
(10) US-Japan Controversy -1
(11) US-Japan Controversy -2
(12) Reserved for Term paper discussion & other topics
(13) Reserved for Term paper discussion & other topics
Please note that:
1) Some of the course contents might change.
2) The course will invite guest lecturers.
See the class description available on Manaba.