Course Description: Explores the history of the samurai class in Japan, as represented in primary historical sources, recent secondary scholarship, and contemporary popular culture. Prerequisite: HST 055 or HST 151.
Section Description: This course explores the history of the samurai class in Japan as represented in primary sources, secondary scholarship and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). Students will read extensively, engage in meaningful classroom discussions, write numerous analytical essays, and critically explore a series of Japanese films that focus on samurai topics and themes by directors such as Kinugasa Teinosuke, Kurosawa Akira, Kobayashi Masaki, and Yamada Yōji. Prerequisite: HST-055 or HST-151
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Instructor(s): Erik W. Esselstrom
Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020