This Class has been Cancelled

Course Description: This class will provide an overview of urban and rural change in Japan since WWII, the strengths and weaknesses of the educational system and “examination hell,” the challenges faced by various disadvantaged groups, and Japan’s handling of crises ranging from pollution to mass aging of the population.

Instructor:  Steven Ericson was born in Tokyo and raised in Japan.  He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.  He is an associate Profession of Japanese History at Dartmouth College where he has taught for over 30 years.  He is the author of The Sound of the Whistle: Railroads and the State in Meiji Japan (Harvard University Press, 1996) and Financial Stabilization in Meiji Japan (Cornell University Press, 2020.)

Schedule: Four sessions. Tuesday and Friday, Feb.22 and 25, Mar.1 and 4, 10:00-11:30 a.m.. Zoom Class: The instructor will provide the Zoom invitation prior to the class.

Fee: $35

Materials: The instructor will provide handouts via email prior to each class.