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  1. Semester 1 58 items
    1. Week 1: Introduction 2 items
      1. A concise history of Japan - Brett L.Walker 2015

        Book Core Read Pages 1-9 (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
        1. Voices of early modern Japan: contemporary accounts of daily life during the age of the Shoguns - Constantine Vaporis, ProQuest (Firm) 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read: 'Evaluating and Interpreting Primary Documents' (pages xxxii-xliv) (Essential)

    2. Week 2: Prehistory - Jomon and Yayoi 1 item
      1. Required Reading 1 item
        1. A concise history of Japan - Brett L.Walker 2015

          Book Core Read pages 10-20. (Essential)

    3. Week 3: Emergence of Japanese state 7 items
      1. Seminar Reading 2 items
        1. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 | digital access to extract pp3-13 - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001

            Book Core Read digitised extract “The Earliest Records of Japan” page 3-13. (Essential)

        2. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 | ebook - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read “The Earliest Records of Japan” page 3-13. (Essential)

      2. Additional Readings 5 items
        1. Digitised Resources 2 items
          1. The Kofun period and state formation - Hiroshi TSUDE Nov 1992

            Article Further Digitised article: 1992 v63 pp64-86

        2. Multicultural Japan : palaeolithic to postmodern / edited by Donald Denoon ... [et al.] ; with an introduction by Gavan McCormack 2001

          Book Further Read Amino Yoshihiko "Emperor, Race Commoners" (page 235-245).

        3. Himiko and Japan's elusive chiefdom of Yamatai: archaeology, history, and mythology - J. Edward Kidder, ProQuest (Firm) c2007 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

    4. Week 4: Learning from China 5 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
        1. A concise history of Japan - Brett L.Walker 2015

          Book Core Read pages 20-26.

      2. Seminar Reading 4 items
        1. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001

            Book Core Read: “Prince Shōtoku and his Constitution”, pp. 40-42 & 50-55 (digitised extract) (Essential)

        2. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 | ebook - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read: “Prince Shōtoku and his Constitution”, pp. 40-42 & 50-55

        3. Japan: a documentary history - David John Lu 2016

          Book Core Read: “The Taika Reforms,” (pages 26-29) (Essential)

    5. Week 5: Student Reflection Week 0 items
    6. Week 6: Myths as History - Amaterasu-ōmikami 4 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
        1. Political thought in Japanese historical writing: from Kojiki (710) to Tokushi Yoron (1712) (Essential) - John S. Brownlee, ProQuest (Firm) c1991 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read pages 8-33

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
        “The Dawn of Japanese History,” pp.3-11
        1. Japan: a documentary history (Essential) - David John Lu 2016

          Book Core Read: “The Dawn of Japanese History,” (pages 3-11)

      3. Additional Reading 2 items
        1. Inventing the classics : modernity, national identity, and Japanese literature / edited by Haruo Shirane and Tomi Suzuki 2000

          Book Further Read: Kōnoshi T., “Constructing Imperial Mythology: Kojiki and Nihon Shoki” pages 51-67.

        2. Incest and Rebirth in Kojiki - Fuminobu Murakami 24/1988

          Article Further

    7. Week 7: Introduction of Buddhism 8 items
      1. Required Reading 2 items
        1. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001

            Book Core Read digitised extract: “Nara Buddhism”, Vol.1 pp. 100-106 (Essential)

        2. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 | ebook - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read: “Nara Buddhism”, pp. 100-106

      2. Seminar Reading 4 items
        1. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 | ebook - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read: “The Protection of the Country by the Four Deva Kings”, pp. 107-108; “State Sponsorship and Control of Buddhism,” pp.111-115; “The Merger of Buddhist and Shinto Dieties,” pp. 120-121: see also digitised extracts below for instant access (Essential)

        2. Digitised Resources 3 items
          1. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001

            Book Core Read digitised pages: “The Protection of the Country by the Four Deva Kings”, pp.107-108 [ebook] /pp98-99 on digitised extract.

          2. Sources of Japanese tradition: Volume 1: From earliest times to 1600 - Wm. Theodore De Bary, William Bodiford, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra 2001

            Book Core Read digitised extract “State Sponsorship and Control of Buddhism,” pp.111-115;

          3. Sources of Japanese tradition: Volume 1: From earliest times to 1600 - Wm. Theodore De Bary, William Bodiford, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra 2001

            Book Core Read digitised extract “The Merger of Buddhist and Shinto Dieties,” pp. 120-121

      3. Additional Reading 2 items
        1. Architecture and authority in Japan - William H. Coaldrake 1996

          Book Further Read: “Great Halls of Religion and State: Architecture and the Creation of the Nara Imperial Order,” pp. 52-81

        2. Architecture and authority in Japan - William Howard Coaldrake, ProQuest (Firm) 1996 (electronic resource)

          Book Further Read: “Great Halls of Religion and State: Architecture and the Creation of the Nara Imperial Order,” pp. 52-81

    8. Week 8: Heian - the Courtly Age 5 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
        1. A concise history of Japan - Brett L.Walker 2015

          Book Core Read pages 26-43 (Essential)

      2. Seminar Read 2 items
        1. Japan emerging: premodern history to 1850 - Karl F. Friday c2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read; Adolphson, Mikael, S,“Oligarchy, Shared Rulership, and Power Blocs,” (pages 122-134). (Essential)

        2. Japan emerging: premodern history to 1850 - Karl F. Friday c2012

          Book Core Read; Adolphson, Mikael, S,“Oligarchy, Shared Rulership, and Power Blocs,” (pages 122-134). (Essential)

      3. Additional Reading 2 items
        1. The world of the shining prince: court life in ancient Japan - Ivan I. Morris 2013

          Book Further Read: Morris, Ivan, “Politics and Society,” pp.41-88.

        2. The Cambridge history of Japan: Vol.2: Heian Japan - William H. McCullough, Donald H. Shively 1999

          Book Further Read: McCullough, William, H, “The Heian Court, 794-1070,” pp.20-96

    9. Week 9: Heian Court, Gender and Literature 6 items
      1. Seminar Reading 2 items
        1. Digitised Resources 2 items
          1. Anthology of Japanese literature from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century - Donald Keene 1955

            Book Core Read digitised extract “The Mother of Michitsuna, ‘Kagerō nikki” pp. 97-105 (Essential)

          2. The pillow book of Sei Shōnagon - Ivan Morris, Sei Shonagon 1971

            Book Core Read digitised extract pp. 207-218 & pp.354-357 (Essential)

      2. Additional Readings 4 items
    10. Week 10: Heian Court, Gender and Aesthetics 7 items
      1. Lecture Reading 2 items
        1. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001

            Book Core Read Digitised extract: “The Vocabulary of Japanese Aesthetics,” pp.197-202 (Essential)

        2. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 | ebook - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read: “The Vocabulary of Japanese Aesthetics,” pp.197-202 (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
        1. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. The tale of Genji: Vol.1 - Edward George Seidensticher, Murasaki Shikibu c1976

            Book Core Read digitised extract: “Evening Faces,” pp.57-83 (Essential)

      3. Additional Reading 4 items
        1. Murasaki Shikibu: the Tale of Genji - Richard John Bowring, ProQuest (Firm) 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

        2. The splendor of longing in the Tale of Genji - Norma Field 1987

          Book Further

    11. Week 11: Kamakura Bakufu: Beginning of warrior rule 5 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
        1. A concise history of Japan - Brett L.Walker 2015

          Book Core Read pp. 44-66.(Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
        1. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. The taming of the samurai: honorific individualism and the making of modern Japan - Eiko Ikegami c1995

            Book Core Read digitised chapter 3: Ikegami, Eiko, “Vassalage and Honor,” pp. 78-94 (Essential)

      3. Additional Reading 3 items
        1. Japan emerging: premodern history to 1850 - Karl F. Friday, ProQuest (Firm) c2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Further Read; Friday, Karl F., “The Dawn of the Samurai,” pp. 178-188

        2. Japan emerging: premodern history to 1850 - Karl F. Friday, ProQuest (Firm) c2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Further Read; Goble, Andrew, E., “The Kamakura Shogunate and the Beginnings of Warrior Power,” pp. 189-199

        3. The World Turned Upside Down : Medieval Japanese Society - Pierre Francois Souyri 2003

          Book Further

    12. Week 12: The Medieval Age: Despair, Deliverance and Destiny 8 items
      1. Lecture Reading 2 items
        1. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001

            Book Core Read digitised extract: “The Medieval Age: Despair, Deliverance and Destiny,” pp. 205-210 (Essential)

        2. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 | ebook - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read: “The Medieval Age: Despair, Deliverance and Destiny,” pp. 205-210 (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 3 items
        1. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 | ebook (Essential) - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read: “The Tale of the Heike”, pp. 276-280 in Chapter 12: The Way of the Warrior, available online

        2. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001

          Book Core Read: “The Tale of the Heike”, pp. 276-280 in Chapter 12: The Way of the Warrior

        3. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. Traditional Japanese literature : an anthology, beginnings to 1600 / edited by Haruo Shirane c2012

            Book Core Read digitised extract: Kamo no Chōmei, An Account of a Ten-Foot-Square Hut (Hōjōki), available via Online link [pp.312-324 in edition digitised, possibly pp.624-634 in UCLan copy] (Essential)

      3. Additional Reading 3 items
        1. Reading Kamo no Chomei - Thomas Blenman Hare 06/1989

          Article Further

        2. Warriors of Japan as portrayed in the war tales - H. Paul Varley 1994

          Book Further

    13. Week 13: Revision and Assignment Q & A 0 items
  2. Semester 2 51 items
    1. Week 1: Medieval Japan and Warring States 2 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
        1. A concise history of Japan / Brett Walker - 1967- author Walker, Brett L. 2015

          Book Core pp, 66-82 (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
        1. Japan emerging: premodern history to 1850 - Karl F. Friday, ProQuest (Firm) c2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read David Earson, “Warriors, Warlords, and Domains” pp. 233-242. (Essential)

    2. Week 2 : Unification of Japan- The Tokugawa Period 3 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
        1. A concise history of Japan / Brett Walker - 1967- author Walker, Brett L. 2015

          Book Core pp, 124-142. (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 2 items
        1. Voices of early modern Japan : contemporary accounts of daily life during the age of the Shoguns / Constantine N. Vaporis - 1957- Vaporis, Constantine Nomikos 2014], ©2014

          Book Core pp. 68-73 & 79-88. (Essential)

        2. Voices of early modern Japan: contemporary accounts of daily life during the age of the Shoguns - Constantine Vaporis 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read Forging Political Order: "Laws for the Military Houses," pp. 68-73 & Weapons Control in Society, pp.79-88. Please note that pagination may be different for ebook.

    3. Week 3 : Feb. Kabuki 3 items
      1. Lecture Reading 2 items
        1. 18th century Japan: culture and society - C. Andrew Gerstle 2000

          Book Core Read Gerstle, Andrew, C., “Flowers of Edo: Kabuki and its patrons,” pp. 33-50. (Essential)

        2. 18th century Japan: culture and society - C. Andrew Gerstle 2000 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read Gerstle, Andrew, C., “Flowers of Edo: Kabuki and its patrons,” pp. 33-50. (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
        1. Bakufu Versus Kabuki - Donald H. Shively 12/1955

          Article  (Essential)

        2. Digitised Resources 0 items
    4. Week 4: Ukiyo, the “floating world” 9 items
      1. Lecture Reading 2 items
        1. Digitised Resources 2 items
          1. The chrysanthemum and the fish: Japanese humor since the age of the Shoguns - Howard Hibbett 2002

            Book Core Read digitised chapter 2: pp43-86 Hibbett, H. (2002), “The Floating World of Saikaku,” (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
      3. Further Reading 6 items
        1. Saikaku as a Realist - Howard S. Hibbett 12/1952

          Article Further

        2. The Floating World in Japanese Fiction - Howard Hibbett April 2002 (Paperback)

          Book Further

        3. Values, Identity, and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan 2015

          Book Further : Read pp 205-239 Kojima, Y. (2015), “Laughter connects the sacred and the sexual: the blossoming of parody in Edo culture

        4. Saikaku and the Narrative Turnabout - Jeffrey Johnson 22/2001

          Article Further

        5. Edo culture: daily life and diversions in urban Japan, 1600-1868 - Matsunosuke Nishiyama, Gerald Groemer 1997

          Book Further

        6. Edo Culture: daily life and diversions in urban Japan, 1600-1868 - Matsunosuke Nishiyama, Gerald Groemer, ProQuest (Firm) 1997 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

    5. Week 5: Student Reflection week 0 items
    6. Week 6: Shunga and Tokugawa Japan 4 items
      1. Lecture Reading 3 items
        1. Sex and the floating world: erotic images in Japan, 1700-1820 - Timon Screech 1999

          Book Core pp. 13-35 (Essential)

        2. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. Rethinking "Shunga": The Interpretation of Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period - Paul Berry 2004

            Article Core Read digitised article pp7-22: Berry, Paul "Rethinking Shunga: The Interpretation of Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period" (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
    7. Week 7: Family, gender and sex in Tokugawa Japan 8 items
      1. Lecture reading 1 item
        1. Japan emerging: premodern history to 1850 - Karl F. Friday, ProQuest (Firm) c2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read pp 402-4012 Gainty, Denis (2012), “Family, gender, and sex in early modern Japan”(Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 2 items
        1. Digitised resources 1 item
          1. Sources of Japanese tradition: Volume 2: 1600 to 2000 | Digitised extract - Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann, Andrew Barshay 2005 (electronic resource)

            Book  Read digitised pp 261-268 Kaibara Ekken [1773], “The Great Learning for Women (Onna Daigaku) available via Online link. (Essential)

        2. Sources of Japanese tradition: Volume 2: 1600 to 2000 | ebook - Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann, Andrew Barshay 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read pp 261-268 Kaibara Ekken [1773], “The Great Learning for Women (Onna Daigaku) available via ebook here AND via digitised extract available via Online link above. (Essential)

      3. Further Reading 5 items
        1. Women and Confucian cultures in premodern China, Korea, and Japan - Dorothy Ko, JaHyun Kim Haboush, Joan R. Piggott, ProQuest (Firm) c2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Core Read Tocco, Martha C. (2003), “Norms and Text for Women’s Education in Tokugawa Japan,”

        2. Women and Confucian cultures in premodern China, Korea, and Japan - Dorothy Ko, JaHyun Kim Haboush, Joan R. Piggott c2003

          Book Core

    8. Week 8: The Rise of Imperial Nationalism 6 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
        1. A concise history of Japan / Brett Walker - 1967- author Walker, Brett L. 2015

          Book Core pp. 143-158. (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
        1. Readings in Tokugawa Thought - Najita Tetsuo 1998

          Book Core Select the title from the list and this should automatically download. Read chapter: Watanabe Kazan, “On a Serious Matter”, pp. 187-96 (Essential)

      3. Further Reading 4 items
        1. Japan: the intellectual foundations of modern Japanese politics - Tetsuo Najita 1974

          Book Further

        2. The Mito ideology - J. Victor Koschmann 1987

          Book Further

    9. Week 9: Towards Restoration 9 items
      1. Lecture Reading 1 item
        1. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. Bushi and the Meiji Restoration - Masahide Bitô

            Article Core Read digitised article: BITŌ Masahide "Bushi and the Meiji Restoration" pp78-96 (Essential)

      2. Seminar Reading 3 items
        1. Digitised resources 2 items
          1. Sources of Japanese tradition: Volume 2: 1600 to 2000 | Digitised extract - Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann, Andrew Barshay 2005 (electronic resource)

            Book  Read Digitised extract pp651-657 Yoshida Shōin, “Death-Defying Heroism,” available via Online link.

          2. Sources of Japanese tradition: Volume 2: 1600 to 2000 | Digitised extract - Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann, Andrew Barshay 2005 (electronic resource)

            Book  Read digitised extract pp 661-664 “Reform Proposals of Sakamoto Ryōma, Saigō Takamori and Ōkubo Toshimichi” available via Online link.

        2. Sources of Japanese tradition: Volume 2: 1600 to 2000 | ebook - Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann, Andrew Barshay 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read pp 651-657 Yoshida Shōin, “Death-Defying Heroism,” and pp 661-664 “Reform Proposals of Sakamoto Ryōma, Saigō Takamori and Ōkubo Toshimichi”, available via ebook here AND via Online digitisations above.

      3. Further Reading 5 items
        1. Choshu in the Meiji restoration / Albert M. Craig - author Craig, Albert M. 2000], ©2000

          Book Further

        2. Meiji Ishin: restoration and revolution - Michio Nagai, Miguel Urrutia c1985

          Book Further

    10. Week 10: Meiji Restoration and nation-building 7 items
      1. Lecture Reading 1 item
        1. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. New directions in the study of Meiji Japan 1997

            Chapter Core Read digitised extract pp 285-292 Jansen, Marius B., “Japan in the World,”

      2. Seminar Reading 1 item
        1. An encouragement of learning - Yukichi Fukuzawa, David A. Dilworth, Shunsaku Nishikawa 2013

          Book Core pp xiii-10

      3. Futher Reading 5 items
        1. Fukuzawa Reconsidered: Gakumon no susume and Its Audience - Kinmonth, Earl H pre-1986); Ann Arbor Vol. 37, Iss. 4,  (Aug 1978

          Article 

        2. The dignity of nations: equality, competition and honor in East Asian nationalism - Yongxiang Qian, John Fitzgerald 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read pp 23-31 Sakai, N (2006). “Equality, Hierarchy, and Identity in Modern Japan: Reflections on the Nationalist Ethics of FukuzawaYukichi

        3. Nationalism and internationalism in imperial Japan: autonomy, Asian brotherhood, or world citizenship? - Dick Stegewerns, ProQuest (Firm) 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read pp 45-68 Schad-Seifert,A (2003).“Constructing National Identities: Asia, Japan and Europe in FukuzawaYukichi’stheory of civilization”

        4. Digitised Resources 1 item
          1. The history of Anglo-Japanese relations 2000

            Chapter  Read digitised chapter pp.133-155 Tamaki,N (2002). “‘Learn and Earn, Earn and Learn’: British Influence and FukuzawaYukichi’s Creation of the First Japanese Business Elite.”

    11. Week 11 Review and Revision 0 items
    12. Week 12 Student Presentations 0 items
    13. Student Vacation/Independent study (15/4-26/4) 0 items
    14. Week 13 Student Presentations 0 items
  3. Core Reading 9 items
    1. A concise history of Japan / Brett Walker - 1967- author Walker, Brett L. 2015

      Book Core

    2. Shinto, a short history | eBook - Mark Teeuwen, John Breen, Nobutaka Inoue, Satoshi Itō 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    3. Shinto: a short history - Nobutaka Inoue, Satoshi Itō, Jun Endō, Mizue Mori 2003

      Book 

    4. A companion to Japanese history | ebook - William M. Tsutsui 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    5. A companion to Japanese history - William M. Tsutsui 2007

      Book Core

    6. Sources of Japanese Tradition : Volume 1 : From earliest times to 1600 - William Theodore De Bary, Yoshiko Kurata Dykstra, William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    7. Sources of Japanese tradition: Volume 2: 1600 to 2000 | ebook - Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann, Andrew Barshay 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    8. Sources of Japanese tradition: Volume 2: 1600 to 2000 - Wm. Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann, Andrew Barshay c2006

      Book Core

  4. Resources for Japanese Studies available at UCLan 1 item
  5. Recently added items 2 items