Course: HIST 493. Continuity and Change in Modern Japanese History (3)
Learn how the Tokugawa government unified feudal Japan in 1603 and brought about an age of prosperity, stability, and cultural efflorescence. Explore how patriotic samurai, reacting to Western imperialism, led a rebellion that overthrew the government to build a modern Japan. Study Japan’s effort to dominate Asia and the destruction of its empire in the Second World War. Consider how Japan rose from the destruction of the war to become one of the world’s leading economies. Explore the global influence of Japanese culture and technology in recent decades.