Fall 2018 - HIST 236 D100

Japan from 1603 to 1867: Peasants, Merchants, Warriors (3)

Class Number: 5050

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 3210, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 8, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 3159, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Janice Matsumura
    jmatsumu@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-5814
    Office: AQ 6008

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines aspects of the political, economic, social, cultural life during the Tokugawa/Edo period or what has been termed early modern Japan. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Grading

  • Tutorial Participation: Presentation 5%, Participation 18%, Attendance 2% 25%
  • Essay Project 35%
  • Take Home Test 10%
  • Final Examination 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Conrad Totman, Early Modern Japan.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993

Tutorial readings

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