2021-2022 Catalog 
    
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 325 - Modern Japan


A brief introduction to the traditional Samurai culture of Tokugawa Japan, followed by examination of the nation’s rapid initial modernization and the positive and negative consequences of that modernization, the latter including social dislocation, fascism, and war. The study of post-war Japan includes an introduction to the workings of modern Japanese party politics and foreign policy, and an examination of various aspects of contemporary Japanese society through Japanese eyes, including farm life, urban factory life, and the political and social controversies that have arisen over nuclear weapons and pollution control. (Group I) (Diversity)