Japanese History Before 1868, 7.5 credits

About the education

History Through Art: Pre-modern Japan. Rather than a traditional survey of pre-modern Japanese history this course explores the major social and political developments in Japan until 1868 through the lens of arts and material culture. It asks: what can arts and material objects tell us about historical events and societies? On the other hand, it also addresses the methodological challenges of using artifacts as sources for history and inquires into the limits of such interpretations.

To achieve these goals this course critically engages larger themes such as: pre-modernity, Japaneseness, tradition, art, power, gender, amongst others. Its primary objective is to enable students to discover how the understanding of pre-modern Japanese art and history transforms the ways we perceive and engage with the world we live in now.

Subject: Japanese

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