HIST206 - JAPAN GLOBAL

Description: 
This research seminar aims to rethink conventional notions of modern Japan and the modern world by examining Japan through the prism of modern world history. How have Anglo-American scholars shaped orthodox understandings of world history? How have those understandings skewed our perception of the non-Western world, including of modern Japan? How might we recalibrate our vision of the non-Western world, particularly of modern Japan, to better understand the rise of an Asia/Pacific World? In the eighteenth century, Edo (present-day Tokyo) had a population of 1.3 million, surpassing every European city in scale and grandeur, and Japan printed more novels than in England. In 2015, Japan led the world in average life expectancy and number of working robots. We will highlight the many ways that developments in Japan have mirrored, anticipated, even surpassed developments in the modern world from 1600 to the present.
Instructors: 
DICKINSON, FREDERICK
Day and Time: 
CANCELED
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    MAJORS ONLY