Japanese Reference Works and Documents
Provides training in the use of reference works and an introduction to the specialist skills needed to undertake research in pre-20th century Japanese history. Emphasis will be on learning documents written in the so-called “epistolary style” (sōrōbun) and to exploring Yale’s rich collection of pre-modern source materials.
Research in Japanese History
After a general introduction to the broad array of sources and reference materials available for conducting research related to the history of Japan since ca. 1600, students prepare original research papers on topics of their own choosing in a collaborative workshop environment.