Course Description

East Asian History

HIEA 1501

Japan's Fukushima Disaster

Fall 2016

This course is an introduction to historical study and the history of the recent Fukushima tsunami and reactor meltdowns in March 2011.  This course has three goals.  One, to introduce you to the historical record of disasters in Japanese history.  Two, to introduce you to the emerging field of disaster studies.  Three, to get you to start reading texts of all kinds for the categories and concepts that a given text uses to think through a "disaster."  

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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