The History of Premodern Japan.
by Kanda University of International Studies.
Course:1stSemester , Language:English ,
Year: freshman (first year student.)
The course aims to provide students with an overview of the history of premodern Japan, from the oldest traces of civilization on the Japanese archipelago to the founding of the Tokugawa Bakufu at the start of the seventeenth century. Students will become familiar with the major political and social developments of Japanese history, as they encounter such historical contexts as the flourishing court culture of the classical era or the chaotic warfare of the Sengoku period. They will learn about some of the most important individuals, institutions, and ideas that have shaped premodern Japan and continue to exert influence in subtle ways down through the ages. The course will be conducted in English.