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21H.522 Japan in the Age of the Samurai: History and Film (MIT) 21H.522 Japan in the Age of the Samurai: History and Film (MIT)

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This course covers medieval Japanese society and culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, when political power rested largely in the hands of feudal warriors. Topics include religion (especially Zen Buddhism); changing concepts of "the way of the warrior;" women under feudalism; popular culture; and protest and rebellion. Presentations include weekly feature films. Assigned readings include many literary writings in translation. This course covers medieval Japanese society and culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, when political power rested largely in the hands of feudal warriors. Topics include religion (especially Zen Buddhism); changing concepts of "the way of the warrior;" women under feudalism; popular culture; and protest and rebellion. Presentations include weekly feature films. Assigned readings include many literary writings in translation.

Subjects

medieval japan | medieval japan | feudal japan | feudal japan | japanese history | japanese history | japanese film | japanese film | warring states period | warring states period | ieyasu tokugawa | ieyasu tokugawa | ukiyo-e | ukiyo-e | women in japan | women in japan | samurai | samurai | bushido | bushido | haiku | haiku | noh | noh | bunraku | bunraku | zen | zen | buddhism | buddhism | shinto | shinto | christianity in japan | christianity in japan | seppuku | seppuku | akira kurosawa | akira kurosawa | japanese superstitions | japanese superstitions | japanese religions | japanese religions | japanese society | japanese society

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STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT) STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT)

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This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; specific examples to be discussed in class include kamikaze aircraft, the Shinkansen high-speed bullet train, Godzilla, and anime. This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; specific examples to be discussed in class include kamikaze aircraft, the Shinkansen high-speed bullet train, Godzilla, and anime.

Subjects

modern japan | modern japan | transformation of japan | transformation of japan | nationalism | nationalism | japanese culture | japanese culture | postwar japan | postwar japan | anime | anime | japanese media | japanese media | japanese history | japanese history | modernization | modernization | cultural ideology | cultural ideology | Godzilla | Godzilla | technology transfer | technology transfer | shinkansen | shinkansen

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Representations (MIT) Representations (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions, AV selected lectures. Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions, AV selected lectures. Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Subjects

boxer rebellion | boxer rebellion | chinese history | chinese history | japanese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures | visualizing cultures

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Representations (MIT)

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Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Subjects

boxer rebellion | chinese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures

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Japan in war and peace

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/2010 This module consists of a detailed examination of the critical period in Japanese history from the end of the Pacific War through the U.S. Occupation between 1945 and 1952 and recovery in the 1960s and beyond. The lectures and seminars examine the following topics: Japan’s Road to War The Japanese experience of war and defeat The A-bomb in history and memory The ‘Allied’ Occupation of Japan The changing Japanese family Japan’s economic recovery in the 1950s and 60s The environmental costs of rapid economic development The Asia-Pacific War in Japanese memory and popular culture Suitable for: Undergraduate year one students Dr Susan C. Townsend, School of History. D

Subjects

ukoer | japanese history | social history | war-time occupation | war and peace | the greate east asia co-prosperity sphere | military history | modern history 1920-1949 | modern history 1950-1999 | economic history | philosophical studies | V000

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Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Representations (MIT)

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Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Subjects

boxer rebellion | chinese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures

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21H.522 Japan in the Age of the Samurai: History and Film (MIT)

Description

This course covers medieval Japanese society and culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, when political power rested largely in the hands of feudal warriors. Topics include religion (especially Zen Buddhism); changing concepts of "the way of the warrior;" women under feudalism; popular culture; and protest and rebellion. Presentations include weekly feature films. Assigned readings include many literary writings in translation.

Subjects

medieval japan | feudal japan | japanese history | japanese film | warring states period | ieyasu tokugawa | ukiyo-e | women in japan | samurai | bushido | haiku | noh | bunraku | zen | buddhism | shinto | christianity in japan | seppuku | akira kurosawa | japanese superstitions | japanese religions | japanese society

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STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT)

Description

This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; specific examples to be discussed in class include kamikaze aircraft, the Shinkansen high-speed bullet train, Godzilla, and anime.

Subjects

modern japan | transformation of japan | nationalism | japanese culture | postwar japan | anime | japanese media | japanese history | modernization | cultural ideology | Godzilla | technology transfer | shinkansen

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Representations (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Subjects

boxer rebellion | chinese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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Representations (MIT)

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Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Subjects

boxer rebellion | chinese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures

License

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