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HIS 354 Japan Since 1800 (3 credits)

The central theme of this course is the coexistence of traditional and modern Japan during the last 200 years. Major topics include traditional Japanese social structure, bushido and samurai culture, Perry and the opening of Japan, the Meiji Restoration, militarism and modernization, expansion onto the Asian continent, Showa democracy, the Pacific War, the American Occupation, political and economic reconstruction, cinema and literature of post-war Japan.