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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
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|Prerequisites:||Usually admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in history.|
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CoordinatorDr Charles Schencking
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject examines the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific fought between Japan and the Allies from the start of Japanese aggression against the Western powers in December 1941 to surrender in 1945. The primary aim of this subject is to explore the larger strategic, political, economic, military, diplomatic, social, technical, and human factors that influenced the course and eventual outcome of the conflict. The impact that the war had on the states and individuals, both soldiers and civilians, involved in the conflict will also be examined over the course of the seminar. Finally, significant attention will be paid to the important historiographical issues associated with the Pacific War such as the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan, the question of race and the conduct of the war, and the role of intelligence and logistics played in the war, some of which have become controversial in light of recent scholarship both in Japan and the West.
|Assessment:||A research essay proposal and bibliography of 750words 20% (due mid- semester) and a research essay of 4250 words 80% (due at the end of semester).|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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Master of Arts (Asian Societies) |
Master of International Studies
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (History)
Postgraduate Certificate in International Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (History)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Japanese)
Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies
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