Fall 2016 - HIST 236 D100
Japan from 1603 to 1867: Peasants, Merchants, Warriors (3)
Class Number: 4753
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 20, 2016
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
1 778 782-5814
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 its culture came into existence; the age of the samurai/warrior and feudal oppression.
These popular images of the period will be assessed in addressing topics, such as the changing nature of peasant rebellions, the political dimension of non-elite culture, and the myth versus the reality of samurai life.
Recommended: While it is not a prerequisite for this course, it is recommended that students take the course on Japan prior to this one.
- Tutorial participation: Presentation 5%, Participation 20% 25%
- Essay Project 35%
- Take Home Test 10%
- Final Examination 30%
Conrad Totman, Early Modern Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993
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