FUKUI Haruhiro, Wade HUNTLEY, INOUE Yasuhiro, KAMIMURA Naoki, KAZASHI Nobuo, MIZUMOTO Kazumi, MOMOSE Hiroshi, NAONO Akiko, Carol RINNERT, Christian SCHERRER, TANAKA Toshiyuki, Ulrike W・R
Hiroshima is not merely a site memorializing its tragic experience of atomic bombing in the last century, but a vigorous city in the new century, where students from different countries can come together to study and discuss various important issues related to world peace. The need to rethink the legacy of Hiroshima has been increasing, as the current situation of the world has created serious new threats to peace. In this course, lectures will be given by eleven specialists in peace research and Japanese studies, with particular reference to issues related to: (1) Japanese culture and histroy (e.g. tradition in modern Japanese history), (2) cross-cultural misunderstandings (focusing on media and communication styles), (3) postwar Japan (e.g. Japanese pacifism and bomb memories), (4) terror and violence (e.g. political violence in the Muslim world), and (5) globalization and approaches to pease(e.g. causes of war and methods to peace).
Besides these lectures, the course will feature several special programs, including visits to the Atomic-bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum, participation in the Peace Memorial Ceremony (August 6th), and discussion with atomic bomb survivors.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a general understanding of the nature and attributes of war and peace by illuminating various aspects of the Pacific War and the postwar society of Japan and, at the same time, to explore more contemporary issues related to world peace in the era of globalization. The course is designed primarily for second and third year undergraduate students, who are expected to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the importance of peace-making by participating in lectures, discussions, and featured programs.
1 July 27 - 1 Orientation
2 July 27 - 2 Welcome Reception
3 July 28- 1 Effects of Media on Foreign Image Bulding and International Relations（INOUE Yasuhiro）
4 July 28 - 2 Misunderstandings across Cultures : The Role of Politeness Strategies and Communication Styles（Carol RINNERT）
5 July 28 - 3 Misunderstandings across Cultures : Communication and Media（INOUE & RINNERT）
6 July 29 - 1 Interpretation of Tradition and the Study of Modern Japanese History（Yulia MIKHAILOVA）
7 July 29 - 2 Dogen and Nishida : Some Possibilities of Buddhist Thought in the Contemporary World（KAZASHI Nobuo）
8 July 29 - 3 Excursion（Castle, Shukkeien Garden, Mitaki Temple）
9 July 30 - 1 Democracy and Peace（FUKUI Haruhiko）
10 July 30 - 2 Islam and Political Violence in Southeast Asia
11 July 30 - 3 Peace and Violence（FUKUI & FAROUK）
12 August 2 - 1 Causes of War and Methods to Peace（Wade HUNTLEY）
13 August 2 - 2 Bomb Memories and the Narratives of the Nation-State（NAONO Akiko）
14 August 2 - 3 Approaches to Peace（HUNTLEY & NAONO）
15 August 3 - 1 Terror from the Sky : A History of Indiscriminate Bombing（TANAKA Yuki）
16 August 3 - 2 Hibakusha as a Globalized Concept : A Campaign against Depleted Uranium Weapons（KAZASHI Nobuo）
17 August 3 - 3 Globalization of Terror（TANAKA & KAZASHI）
18 August 4 - 1 Tour the Atomic Bomb Dome, Childrens Peace Monument ; Tour Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
19 August 4 - 2 Watch the Documentary Film A Mothers Prayer ; Testimony of an Atomin Bomb Survivor
20 August 5 - 1 Democracy and Pacifism in Postwar Japan（MOMOSE Hiroshi）
21 August 5 - 2 Japanese Civil Society and the US Alliance : An Analysis of Dilemmas in Alliance Relationships（KAMIMURA Naoki）
22 August 5 - 3 Democracy and Security : Japan and U.S.（MOMOSE & KAMIMURA）
23 August 6 - 1 Participate in Peace Memorial Ceremony Commemorating the Atomic Bomb Victims
24 August 6 - 2 Summary and Concluding Discussion（All lectures）
25 August 7 - 1 Final Exam
26 August 7 - 2 Farewell Party
Students grades for the course will be based on the quality of their participation in the classes and activities and their performance on a comprehensive final exam. The 90-minute final exam will require students to (1) demonstrate their understanding of key concepts presented in the classes, and (2) synthesize and elaborate on some of the ideas they have been exposed to in their responses to an essay questions that they select from a list of options.