HIST 3536 Land of the Rising Sun: Ancient and Medieval Japan
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 53.3.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Japanese civilization from prehistoric times to the late sixteenth century. Earliest Neolithic civilizations on the Japanese archipelago. Beginnings of agriculture and bronze technology. Cultural interaction with mainland Asia. Development of imperial institutions and Shinto. Adaptation of Buddhism, development of indigenous Buddhist schools (Nichiren, Zen). Evolution of Japanese literature, drama, and art. Rise of the samurai.
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