HIST 596. Defining Japan: Marginalized Groups and the Construction of National Identity. 3 Hours NW / H/W.

This course investigates the construction of national identity in modern Japan by examining the historical experiences of groups marginalized by mainstream society. We will explore the pressures of conformity, the pervasiveness of social ostracism and the surprising diversity in Japanese society. Among the groups discussed will be indigenous peoples (the Ainu, Okinawans), the Korean minority, the outcast class (burakumin), the sick and disabled, the yakuza, and political activists. (Same as EALC 596.) LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/history/ba-bgs/

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Minor in History

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/history/minor/

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