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NUCLEAR STUDIES INSTITUTE
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCEIENCES
SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
STUDY ABROAD: HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, AND BEYOND
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.
|Effects of Media on Foreign Image Bulding and International Relations（INOUE Yasuhiro）
|Misunderstandings across Cultures : The Role of Politeness Strategies and Communication Styles（Carol RINNERT）
|Misunderstandings across Cultures : Communication and Media（INOUE & RINNERT）
|Interpretation of Tradition and the Study of Modern Japanese History（Yulia MIKHAILOVA）
|Dogen and Nishida : Some Possibilities of Buddhist Thought in the Contemporary World（KAZASHI Nobuo）
|Excursion（Castle, Shukkeien Garden, Mitaki Temple）
|Democracy and Peace（FUKUI Haruhiko）
|Islam and Political Violence in Southeast Asia
|Peace and Violence（FUKUI & FAROUK）
|Causes of War and Methods to Peace（Wade HUNTLEY）
|Bomb Memories and the Narratives of the Nation-State（NAONO Akiko）
|Approaches to Peace（HUNTLEY & NAONO）
|Terror from the Sky : A History of Indiscriminate Bombing（TANAKA Yuki）
|Hibakusha as a Globalized Concept : A Campaign against Depleted Uranium Weapons（KAZASHI Nobuo）
|Globalization of Terror（TANAKA & KAZASHI）
|Tour the Atomic Bomb Dome, Childrens Peace Monument ; Tour Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
|Watch the Documentary Film A Mothers Prayer ; Testimony of an Atomin Bomb Survivor
|Democracy and Pacifism in Postwar Japan（MOMOSE Hiroshi）
|Japanese Civil Society and the US Alliance : An Analysis of Dilemmas in Alliance Relationships（KAMIMURA Naoki）
|Democracy and Security : Japan and U.S.（MOMOSE & KAMIMURA）
|Participate in Peace Memorial Ceremony Commemorating the Atomic Bomb Victims
|Summary and Concluding Discussion（All lectures）
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.