Introduction to East Asia (Japan)
ASIA 120: Introduction to East Asia (Japan)
An introduction to the culture and history of Japan, from the early period (Jomon and Yayoi), through the rise of feudalism and the development of a modern state. The emphasis is on gaining an awareness and understanding of contemporary Japanese society by studying its geographical, economic and political context, as well as its historical antecedents. Topics included are music, literature and language, religion, education, business, international relations, and family life.