ANS 302J • Introduction to Japan
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
This course provides a survey of the history of Japanese civilization, from earliest times to the present. We will examine cultural and social trends, as well as political and economic systems during different periods of Japanese history. In addition, we will pay special attention to how Japan's position in the East Asia cultural zone and its interactions with the West impacted domestic events.
Dower, John. Japanese History and Culture: From Ancient to Modern Times. Hendry, Joy. Understanding Japanese Society Lebra, Takie and Lebra, William (eds.) Japanese Culture and Behavior: Selected Readings Okimoto, Daniel and Rohlen, Thomas (eds.) Inside the Japanese System: Readings in Contemporary Society and Political Economy Vlastos, Stephen (ed.) Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan