Introduction to the History of Japan

History 14

Fall 2017
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
180 Tan
Day & Time: 
TuTh 2-3:30
Class Number: 
44784
Units: 
4

A brisk introduction to the nearly two millennia of recorded Japanese history. As a survey, the course gives attention to broad themes and problems in Japan's political, social, and cultural/intellectual history. Topics include the dialectic of national and local identities in shaping Japanese politics, Japan's interaction with the Asian continent and the Western world, and the relation of past to present in modern times.