ASIAN 2222

ASIAN 2222

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

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 Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CAPS 1622GOVT 1623HIST 1622

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17308 ASIAN 2222   LEC 001

  • 17313 ASIAN 2222   DIS 201

  • 17314 ASIAN 2222   DIS 202

  • 17315 ASIAN 2222   DIS 203

  • 17316 ASIAN 2222   DIS 204