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Cornell University    
  Feb 24, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASIAN 2211 - Introduction to Japan

(GHB) (CA-AS)      
Fall (may be offered winter or summer). 3 credits. Letter grades only.

J.M. Law.

This survey course provides an introduction to Japanese civilization, organized around significant moments in Japan’s cultural history. Beginning with Japan’s writing system and its earliest texts, the course considers the rise and fall of Japan’s aristocratic and warrior cultures, urbanization and the emergence of the merchant class, Japan’s rich traditions of visual culture and performing arts, and Japan’s gradual transformation into a modern nation. The course ends with a look at contemporary Japanese culture and its subcultures. (GE)

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