HIST 247

The Forging of the Japanese Tradition

This course examines the formative era of traditional Japanese civilization, from the development of the early Japanese state to the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate in the early 17th Century. Topics to be covered include early Japanese religious traditions, aristocratic court life of the Heian period, and the literary and cultural complexity of the sometimes war-torn medieval era.

Prerequisites: Students who have HIST 247/248 transfer credit may not take this course.