This page presents the full reading list for this class as well as a calendar of the reading assignments for each lecture.
Bring the State Back in the Global/Genomic World: Racial Difference and the Transforming States of Japan, Taiwan and Singapore (PDF) (Courtesy of Dr. Wen-Hua Kuo. Used with permission.)
ICH Steering Committee. "The Future of ICH - Revised 2000: A Statement by the ICH Steering Committee on the occasion of the Fifth International Conference on Harmonisation, 9-11 November 2000, San Diego." (PDF)
Koizumi, Kenkichiro. "In Search of Wakon: The Cultural Dynamics of the Rise of Manufacturing Technology in Postwar Japan." Technology and Culture 43, no. 1 (2002): 29-49.
Nishiyama, Takashi. "Cross-disciplinary Technology Transfer in Trans-World War II Japan: The Japanese High-Speed Bullet Train as a Case Study." Comparative Technology Transfer and Society 1, no. 3 (2003): 305-325.
Nutley, Caroline. "The Value and Benefits of ICH to Industry." 2000. (PDF)
|Lec #||Topics||Reading Assignments|
|1||Introduction: Understanding Japan||Timeline Comparing Japan, U.S. and Other Civilizations (PDF)|
|2||Reading Maps and Defining Technology|
|3||Tokugawa Japan, 1600-1868||Bartholomew, chapters 1 and 2, pp. 1-48. |
Black Ships and Samurai
|4||Meiji Japan, 1868-1911||Samuels, chapter 3, pp. 33-78.|
|5||Imperialism, Technology, and Business||Blackford, chapter 5, pp. 103-127.|
|6||Kamikazation of Japan, 1937-1945||Ohnuki-Tierney, chapter 5, pp. 157-185. |
|7||Postwar Japan I, 1945-73||Dower, chapter 1, pp. 33-64. |
Morris-Suzuki. The Technological Transformation of Japan. Chapter 7, pp. 161-208.
|8||Symbol of Postwar Japan: Godzilla||Tsutsui, chapter 3, pp. 81-111.|
|9||Symbol of Postwar Japan: The Shinkansen Bullet Train||Koizumi |
|10||Postwar Japan II, 1973-Present||Partner, conclusion, pp. 225-242. |
Cusmano, conclusion, pp. 374-384.
|11||Symbol of Postwar Japan: Anime||Napier, chapter 5, pp. 85-102. |
Toby, conclusion, pp. 257-292.
|12||Japan in the "West"||Blackford, chapter 8, pp. 228-234. |
Kingston, chapter 9, pp. 92-103.
|13||Review: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan|