Classes

History 2651: Japanese History: Seminar (Mondays, 2-4)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

In this course, students write research papers on topics of their own choosing drawing on sources in Japanese, and other languages as appropriate. Reading ability in Japanese is a prerequisite

Societies of the World 13 (MW, 10-12) and History E-1851 (online): Japan in Asia and the World

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Japan is a collection of islands, but its past and present unfolds through continuous interaction with wider worlds. This course places Japan in contexts of Asian and global history. It begins with the people, institutions, and ideas of premodern Japan, from the emergence of a court-centered state 1500 years ago to a warrior-dominated society centuries later. We then examine the tumultuous process of change from the 19th century through the present and explore how people in Japan have dealt with the dilemmas of modernity that challenge us all.