IMAP Department of Philosophy

(Credit 2)
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Topics in Japanese History III
Topics in Japanese History III
Sub Title  Foreigners and Foreignness: Foreigners’ Experiences of Japan from 1543 to 1912
Harry Schley
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2018 FallTerm
intensive
Ito G30 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview What was life like for foreigners living in Japan before the early twentieth century? Focusing our study on firsthand accounts and other documentary sources, we will examine some of the experiences of European, Korean, and Chinese individuals who made their livelihoods in Japan from the mid-sixteenth through the nineteenth century. Our readings and class discussions will explore a range of topics such as: theoretical models for studying foreigners in Japan; the historical and cultural contexts for their presence in Japan; and the effects of foreigners on Japanese culture and history. Methodologically, we will focus on detailed readings and analysis of documentary and material sources. Through our discussions we will shed light on the broader discourse of integration, exclusion, and exchange between minority and majority groups in Japan and elsewhere.

The class will be organized as an intensive course. Accordingly, the reading requirements are fewer than for a longer course. As is appropriate for an intensive course, a close reading and detailed understanding of the material will be expected. In addition to class participation, students will be asked to submit a book review, two short responses to each of our fieldtrips, and a short research project.
Keywords : Cultural Exchange, International Trade, Orientalism, Assimilation,
Prerequisites : NA
Required Ability : NA
Course Plan Textbooks : No textbook is used. Readings will be distributed by the instructor.
Reference Books :
Course Handouts : Readings and supplementary materials will be uploaded to the course Dropbox.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 12/3 (月): Who are the Foreigners? Orientalism and Nanbanjin
2 12/4 (火): Nanbanjin in Kyushu
3 12/5 (水): Koreans brought to Japan Field trip to Arita
4 12/11 (火): Life in Edo Period Nagasaki Field trip to Nagasaki
5 12/12 (水):Images of Foreigners: Foreigners in Japan and Japan in Europe
6 12/14 (木): The Nineteenth Century

Suggestion for success (Specific) :
Study Consultation (Office Hours) : Office hours are by appointment.
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
MP_A-a [先行研究の理解]
Field Trip Response #1: A short response (between 300 and 500 words) to our field trip to Arita on December 5th. Due Monday December 10th.
Your paper opens with a clear, direct answer to the assignment. The argument accurately reflects the opinions and information in relevant secondary and primary sources. There are virtually no structural/grammatical errors of any kind. Your argument is clear, directed, coherent and organized from start to finish. All of your points are supported with appropriate and effective evidence. Your writing encompasses the main point(s) of the assignment along with multiple subsidiary points in a strong, well formulated argument that displays a distinctive, creative interpretation, perspective or voice. Your paper gets around to a clear, direct answer to the assignment. The opinions and information referenced from secondary and primary sources has one or two minor mistakes, but shows strong, general understanding of the relevant texts. There are some structural/grammatical errors, but they don’t interfere with comprehension. Your paper gets around to main points, but is not tightly organized, and there is some ineffective or inappropriate use of evidence. Your writing pulls together main point(s) of your argument along with subsidiary points in a strong, well formulated argument. Your paper addresses the question indirectly or the question is misunderstood. The opinions and information presented from relevant secondary and primary sources has one or two significant mistakes or shows a vague understanding of the material. Structural/grammatical errors interfere with comprehension. Some passages in your paper are difficult to understand, not obviously relevant, or unsupported. Your writing covers the main point(s) of your argument in a readable form. Your paper has no relation to question or your point is unclear. The opinions and information referenced from secondary and primary sources has several significant mistakes, or nothing is really correct. The paper is structurally/grammatically sloppy and difficult to understand. Several passages in your paper are difficult to understand, not obviously relevant, or unsupported. Your writing covers a few points, but misses out on some that are significant.
MP_A-a [先行研究の理解]
Field Trip Response #2: A short response (between 300 and 500 words) to our field trip on December and 11th. Due Sunday December 16th.
Your paper opens with a clear, direct answer to the assignment. The argument accurately reflects the opinions and information in relevant secondary and primary sources. There are virtually no structural/grammatical errors of any kind. Your argument is clear, directed, coherent and organized from start to finish. All of your points are supported with appropriate and effective evidence. Your writing encompasses the main point(s) of the assignment along with multiple subsidiary points in a strong, well formulated argument that displays a distinctive, creative interpretation, perspective or voice. Your paper gets around to a clear, direct answer to the assignment. The opinions and information referenced from secondary and primary sources has one or two minor mistakes, but shows strong, general understanding of the relevant texts. There are some structural/grammatical errors, but they don’t interfere with comprehension. Your paper gets around to main points, but is not tightly organized, and there is some ineffective or inappropriate use of evidence. Your writing pulls together main point(s) of your argument along with subsidiary points in a strong, well formulated argument. Your paper addresses the question indirectly or the question is misunderstood. The opinions and information presented from relevant secondary and primary sources has one or two significant mistakes or shows a vague understanding of the material. Structural/grammatical errors interfere with comprehension. Some passages in your paper are difficult to understand, not obviously relevant, or unsupported. Your writing covers the main point(s) of your argument in a readable form. Your paper has no relation to question or your point is unclear. The opinions and information referenced from secondary and primary sources has several significant mistakes, or nothing is really correct. The paper is structurally/grammatically sloppy and difficult to understand. Several passages in your paper are difficult to understand, not obviously relevant, or unsupported. Your writing covers a few points, but misses out on some that are significant.
MP_B1-c [理論的な分析]
Book Review: One book review (between 500 and 800 words) of a work either from the syllabus or from the course bibliography. Due Friday December 21st.
Your paper opens with a clear, direct answer to the assignment. The argument accurately reflects the opinions and information in relevant secondary and primary sources. There are virtually no structural/grammatical errors of any kind. Your argument is clear, directed, coherent and organized from start to finish. All of your points are supported with appropriate and effective evidence. Your writing encompasses the main point(s) of the assignment along with multiple subsidiary points in a strong, well formulated argument that displays a distinctive, creative interpretation, perspective or voice. Your paper gets around to a clear, direct answer to the assignment. The opinions and information referenced from secondary and primary sources has one or two minor mistakes, but shows strong, general understanding of the relevant texts. There are some structural/grammatical errors, but they don’t interfere with comprehension. Your paper gets around to main points, but is not tightly organized, and there is some ineffective or inappropriate use of evidence. Your writing pulls together main point(s) of your argument along with subsidiary points in a strong, well formulated argument. Your paper addresses the question indirectly or the question is misunderstood. The opinions and information presented from relevant secondary and primary sources has one or two significant mistakes or shows a vague understanding of the material. Structural/grammatical errors interfere with comprehension. Some passages in your paper are difficult to understand, not obviously relevant, or unsupported. Your writing covers the main point(s) of your argument in a readable form. Your paper has no relation to question or your point is unclear. The opinions and information referenced from secondary and primary sources has several significant mistakes, or nothing is really correct. The paper is structurally/grammatically sloppy and difficult to understand. Several passages in your paper are difficult to understand, not obviously relevant, or unsupported. Your writing covers a few points, but misses out on some that are significant.
MP_B1-a [一次資料の読解]
Research Project: A short paper between 700 and 1,200 words. Due Friday December 28th.

Your research project will explore a primary source related to the history of foreigners in Japan that is either not assigned as part of a reading for class or not listed on the syllabus. Both documentary and material/pictorial sources are acceptable primary sources. Examples of acceptable sources include, but are not limited to, historical accounts, paintings, lacquer, ceramics, etc. While a short assignment, this is a formal paper and citations and a bibliography are expected. Depending on your language skills, your paper will typically cite non-English primary and secondary sources. Even when you cannot read a primary source well, you should make an attempt to locate and read it, especially when a translation is available for comparison.
Your paper opens with a clear, direct answer to the assignment. The argument accurately reflects the opinions and information in relevant secondary and primary sources. There are virtually no structural/grammatical errors of any kind. Your argument is clear, directed, coherent and organized from start to finish. All of your points are supported with appropriate and effective evidence. Your writing encompasses the main point(s) of the assignment along with multiple subsidiary points in a strong, well formulated argument that displays a distinctive, creative interpretation, perspective or voice. Your paper gets around to a clear, direct answer to the assignment. The opinions and information referenced from secondary and primary sources has one or two minor mistakes, but shows strong, general understanding of the relevant texts. There are some structural/grammatical errors, but they don’t interfere with comprehension. Your paper gets around to main points, but is not tightly organized, and there is some ineffective or inappropriate use of evidence. Your writing pulls together main point(s) of your argument along with subsidiary points in a strong, well formulated argument. Your paper addresses the question indirectly or the question is misunderstood. The opinions and information presented from relevant secondary and primary sources has one or two significant mistakes or shows a vague understanding of the material. Structural/grammatical errors interfere with comprehension. Some passages in your paper are difficult to understand, not obviously relevant, or unsupported. Your writing covers the main point(s) of your argument in a readable form. Your paper has no relation to question or your point is unclear. The opinions and information referenced from secondary and primary sources has several significant mistakes, or nothing is really correct. The paper is structurally/grammatically sloppy and difficult to understand. Several passages in your paper are difficult to understand, not obviously relevant, or unsupported. Your writing covers a few points, but misses out on some that are significant.
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
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Evaluation Method
MP_A-a
[先行研究の理解]
MP_A-a
[先行研究の理解]
MP_B1-c
[理論的な分析]
MP_B1-a
[一次資料の読解]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
In-class contribution 40%
Presentation Part of in-class contribution.
Report 10%
Report 10%
Book Review 20%
Research Project 20%

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