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From Archipelago to Nation State: An Introduction to Japanese History & Culture
HIST 260 FA
How did a string of islands on the eastern edge of the Eurasian landmass become today's Japan, an economic and cultural superpower? Starting with prehistoric times, this course looks as how the early cultures and
on the Japanese archipelago coalesce to become "Japan" for the first time in the late seventh century, and how those cultures and peoples adopt new identities, systems of power relations, and economies up to the present.
This course reveals the big picture, but to understand it, the "factual pixels" that constitute it are examined in some detail. Evaluations include map quizzes and in-class tests that require a mastery of both factual
and analytical skill.
(All are tentative)
Conrad Schirokauer, A BRIEF HISTORY OF JAPANESE CIVILIZATION
Lady Sarashina, AS I CROSSED A BRIDGE OF DREAMS
Donald Keene, trans., CH█SHINGURA
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FUKUZAWA
Norma Field, IN THE REALM OF A DYING
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
At least one map quiz and three hourly tests.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Johnston,William D.
- Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: PAC125;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 41)
- SR. major: 10 Jr. major: 10
- SR. non-major: 3 Jr. non-major: 2 SO: 8 FR: 8
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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