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Title : STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT)

Title : STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT)

Description : This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; specific examples to be discussed in class include kamikaze aircraft, the Shinkansen high-speed bullet train, Godzilla, and anime.

Description : This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; specific examples to be discussed in class include kamikaze aircraft, the Shinkansen high-speed bullet train, Godzilla, and anime.

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2005

Fromyear : 2005

Creator :

Creator :

Date : 2006-09-06T15:20:20+05:00

Date : 2006-09-06T15:20:20+05:00

Relation : STS.S28

Relation : STS.S28

Language : en-US

Language : en-US

Subject : modern japan

Subject : modern japan

Subject : transformation of japan

Subject : transformation of japan

Subject : nationalism

Subject : nationalism

Subject : japanese culture

Subject : japanese culture

Subject : postwar japan

Subject : postwar japan

Subject : anime

Subject : anime

Subject : japanese media

Subject : japanese media

Subject : japanese history

Subject : japanese history

Subject : modernization

Subject : modernization

Subject : cultural ideology

Subject : cultural ideology

Subject : Godzilla

Subject : Godzilla

Subject : technology transfer

Subject : technology transfer

Subject : shinkansen

Subject : shinkansen