Introduction to the History of Japan

History 14

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Location: 
2060 Valley Life Sciences Building
Day & Time: 
Mon/Wed/Fri 12–1pm
Class Number: 
25164
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.