From Samurai to Salaryman: Modern Japan, 1860s-1960s

Where: Victoria University Pipitea Campus, Bunny Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Standard: $200.00
  • Early Bird Fee (available until 26 September, 5.45pm): $180.00
  • VUW Alumni: $170.00
  • VUW Staff: $160.00
  • VUW Student: $160.00
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From Samurai to Salaryman: Gender, Hierarchy and Class in Modern Japan, 1860s-1960s.

Join us for an introduction to the major developments that shaped Japan's emergence as a modern capitalist nation-state in the 19th century and its course in the world in the 20th century.

This lecture series examines Japan's important social and corporate institutions, as well as cultural icons and significant figures like the samurai and the salaryman.

Pre-course activity:
Consider what 'Japan', 'samurai' and 'salaryman' mean, and come prepared to discuss your associations with these terms at the first session.

Suggested reading:
- James L McClain's 'Japan: A modern history (Norton: 2002)'
- Hugh Borton's 'Japan's Modern Century: From Perry to 1970 (Ronald Press: 1970)'

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