History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 356: Modern Japan

HIST 356-001: Modern Japan
(Spring 2017)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course is on the history of Japan from around 1600 to 1945. The course begins with the founding of the Tokugawa shogunate and the subsequent changes that made Japan the most urbanized society in the world by 1700. We then examine how the threat of Western imperialism led to the overthrow of the Shogunate and stimulated a dramatic program of modernization following the Meiji Restoration. Finally, the course will trace the path by which this modern, democratic nation embarked upon aggressive imperial expansion in Asia and a destructive total war with the United States.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Japan from Meiji Restoration to World War II. Emphasizes Japan's modernization in face of challenge. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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