Summer 2022 - HIST 236 D100
Japan from 1603 to 1867: Peasants, Merchants, Warriors (3)
Class Number: 2297
Delivery Method: In Person
Examines aspects of the political, economic, social, cultural life during the Tokugawa/Edo period or what has been termed early modern Japan. Breadth-Humanities.
This course examines political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental developments during the Tokugawa/Edo period or what has been termed early modern Japan.Often equated with “traditional” Japan, the period has been represented in a variety of ways: a time when the country was isolated from foreign influences; an era when the arts considered most representative of Japan came into existence; the age of the samurai/warrior and feudal oppression.
Recommended: While it is not a prerequisite for this course, students who have taken a course on Japan prior to this one will be at an advantage.
- Tutorial work: Using Perusall and collaboratively commenting on the readings 25%
- Tutorial work: Presentation 5%
- Tutorial work: weekly group discussion 15%
- Mini-quiz on pre-Tokugawa periods 5%
- Essay project 25%
- Final examination 25%
Virtual Office Hours: email instructor to schedule a Zoom/BlackBoard meeting
TOTMAN, Conrad. Early Modern Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
Available through SFU Library as an online source
or as a Kindle ebook through Amazon.caTutorial readings (available through CANVAS/Perusall)
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