HIST 365 - Warriors, Emperors and Temples in Japan (AS)
Examines three very different kinds of Japanese culture and government during the medieval and early modern periods. Study begins with the transforming influences of continental civilization such as Buddhism, Chinese techniques of government, and state building. Students then look at the ways in which these influences were integrated into Japanese society and trace the emergence of the highly refined court culture during the classical Heian period. Next, students explore the erosion of the central government’s power and the rise of the first warrior government, the Kamakura military government, and the new ethos of the “way of the warrior.” Finally, students examine the fate of the samurai in an age when the arts of peace and administration were more critical than skill with a sword.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations, Institutions, and Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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