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MO3335   The Japanese Empire and its Aftermath (1873 - 1952)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

This module traces the history and contradictions of Japan's empire from the first debate over how to punish Korea in 1873 through to consideration of the early postwar aftermath of the Japanese defeat in 1945. We will compare Japanese colonialism in Taiwan, Korea and Okinawa to that of Western empires, the important role of the Sino-Japanese war, and the development of nationalist and pan-Asian ideals.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Take-Home Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 15%
Coursework: 45%

Re-assessment: 4,000 - to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr K Lawson