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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Required reading

  • Shirokauer, Lurie and Gay. A Brief History of Japanese Civilization. Wadsworth Publishing. 4th edition, 2012.
  • Ebrey, P., The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. Cambridge UP.
  • Kyung Moon Hwang, A History of Korea. Palgrave Macmillan.

Further recommended readings

  • Friday, Karl F. (ed.). Japan Emerging: Premodern History to 1850. Westview Press, 2012.
  • Shirane, Haruo, Suzuki, Tomi and Lurie, David (eds.) The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • Shirane, Haruo (ed.), Early modern Japanese literature : An anthology, 1600-1900 (Translations from the Asian classics). New York ; Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2002.
  • Shirane, Haruo (ed.), Traditional Japanese literature : An anthology, beginnings to 1600  (Translations from the Asian classics). New York ; Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2007.
  • Hendry, Joy. Understanding Japanese Society. London: Routledge (4th edition), 2012.
  • Hood, Christopher. Japan. The Basics. London: Routledge, 2014 (http://www.hood-online.co.uk/Japan-the-basics/).
  • Steger, Brigitte and Angelika Koch (eds.). Manga Girl Seeks Herbivore Boy. Studying Japanese Gender at Cambridge. Zurich: Lit, 2013.
  • Steger, Brigitte and Angelika Koch (eds). Cool Japanese Men. Studying New Masculinities at Cambridge. Zurich: Lit, 2017.
  • Sugimoto, Yoshio. An Introduction to Japanese Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (4th edition), 2015