HIST 1622

HIST 1622

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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)
Course Subfield (HNU)

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8873HIST 1622  LEC 001

  •  8874HIST 1622  DIS 201

  •  8875HIST 1622  DIS 202

  •  8876HIST 1622  DIS 203

  •  8877HIST 1622  DIS 204

  • 18431HIST 1622  DIS 205