IMAP Department of Philosophy
Intended Year: Required class for first-year MA students in the IMAP program; non-IMAP students are welcome to join
Japan: A History to 1600
Ito B-105 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
This course will examine Japan’s past from its origins in prehistory to the end of the Meiji Era in 1912 and will provide a chronological overview of select political, social, economic, and cultural developments taking place in the archipelago. Themes of focus include state formation, the development of the ritsuryō system, the rise of the warrior class, the development and rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and Japan’s transformation from an agrarian state to an industrialized Western-style empire in the late 19th century.|
Primary sources will be used to develop a range of historical skills; students will learn how to critically assess these documents in context and to understand the nature and foundations of historians’ arguments and interpretations.
Keywords : history, historiography, primary sources|
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Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available via Dropbox
Suggestion for success (Specific) : Students are requested to attend all classes, to arrive to class on time, and to complete all assigned readings and homework in timely fashion. If there are unforeseen emergencies, please inform the instructor at the earliest opportunity. It is essential to take notes at every lecture and during discussions and to review the content frequently.
Study Consultation (Office Hours) : Wednesdays directly after class or by appointment.
Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Students will be asked to be active participants in class discussions and submit every homework and short presentation on reading assignments in a timely fashion.
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: 2018/9/28 (14:45)