GOVT 1623

GOVT 1623

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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)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 2222CAPS 1622HIST 1622

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19009GOVT 1623  LEC 001

    • MWMcgraw Hall 165
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Roebuck, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19010GOVT 1623  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19011GOVT 1623  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19012GOVT 1623  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19013GOVT 1623  DIS 204

    • WWhite Hall B04
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19014GOVT 1623  DIS 205

    • FWhite Hall B04
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19015GOVT 1623  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19016GOVT 1623  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19017GOVT 1623  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19018GOVT 1623  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: In Person