21H.154 Inventing the Samurai

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Explores the historical origins of the Japanese warrior class as well as its reinvention throughout the archipelago's history. Special focus on the pre-modern era (200-1600 CE). Highlights key historical contexts including the rise of the imperial court, interactions with the broader world, and the establishment of a warrior-dominated state. Also considers the modern imaginations and uses of the warrior figure.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.154 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by H. Nagahara.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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