Modern Japan: 1600 to Present

Surveys Japanese history from the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1603 to the present and explores the local and global nature of modernity in Japan. Highlights key themes, including the emergence of a modern nation-state, the rise and fall of the Japanese Empire, the development of mass consumer culture and the middle class, and the continued importance of historical memory in Japan today.

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Offered Spring 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.152

Modern China

MW 3:30-5, VIRTUAL
Tristan Brown
Introductory HASS-H
21H.154

Inventing the Samurai

TR 12-1:30, VIRTUAL
Hiromu Nagahara Introductory HASS-H
21H.186

Nature and Environment in China

NEW SUBJECT!
T EVE 7-10, VIRTUAL
Tristan Brown Introductory HASS-H

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.107 21G.043

Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.151

Pre-Modern China

Tristan Brown Introductory HASS-H
21H.157

Modern South Asia

Sana Aiyar Introductory HASS-S
21H.253 21G.075

The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567- Present

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Intermediate HASS-H
21H.350

Business in China Since 1800

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.351 11.153

Shanghai and China’s Modernization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.354

World War II in Asia

Hiromu Nagahara Seminar HASS-H
21H.357

South Asian Migrations

Sana Aiyar Seminar HASS-H