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HIST 374 - Premodern Japanese History


A general survey tracing the development of Japan’s unique civilization from its earliest beginnings through the first half of the 19th century. Japan’s diverse artistic, religious and intellectual traditions will be presented in sociohistorical context. Topics include the creation/maintenance of Japan’s distinct national identity in the face of cultural borrowing, the role of religion in Japanese society, a critical analysis of the Bushido Way of the Warrior ethic, and the importance of the Imperial Institution for Japanese unity.

Prerequisites & Notes: Sophomore or junior or senior status; HIST 280 or HIST 281 or EAST 201 or EAST 202 highly recommended; or permission of instructor.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter



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