HIST 1622

HIST 1622

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In 1868, samurai revolutionaries and their allies seized the reins of power and established a new capital they called Tokyo.  Against all odds, this fragile regime survived and made Tokyo a center of power that would transform both Japan and the world.  This survey of Japanese history explores the rise and fall of Japan as a modern imperial power; its foreign relations; its economic and scientific development from "feudalism" to futuristic technologies; and Japan's many modern revolutions, from the rule of the samurai to Westernization and democracy, from democratic collapse to fascism and World War II, and from Japan's postwar rebirth to the present.  We will examine not only big events but also everyday life, including gender and sexuality, family and schools, and art and popular culture.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HNU)(HAN)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: ASIAN 2222CAPS 1622GOVT 1623

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17784HIST 1622  LEC 001

  • 18136HIST 1622  DIS 201

  • 18137HIST 1622  DIS 202

  • 18138HIST 1622  DIS 203

  • 18139HIST 1622  DIS 204

  • 18140HIST 1622  DIS 205

  • 18141HIST 1622  DIS 206

  • 18142HIST 1622  DIS 207

  • 18143HIST 1622  DIS 208

  • 18144HIST 1622  DIS 209