2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
    Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog
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HIST 104 - Japan: Origins to Atomic Aftermath


FDR: HU Humanities Distribution
Credits: 3

This course traces the span of Japan’s historical development from its origins through the Cold War, with a special, but not exclusive, emphasis on an environmental perspective. The first half of the course covers the emergence of indigenous Japanese society and its adaptation to cultural and political influences from mainland East Asia, including Buddhism, Confucianism, and Chinese concepts of empire. The second half covers Japan’s successful transition from a declining Tokugawa Shogunate to a modern imperial nation to a reluctant U.S. Cold War ally from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.



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