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Daily Life in a Japanese City: Culture of Everyday Life in Tokguawa Japan
HIST 341
Spring 2015
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 266

In the first half of the eighteenth century, the population of the Japanese capital, Edo, reached one million, including a number of single male laborers who migrated to the city for temporary employment, and samurai officials who were assigned positions in the Edo offices of their home domains. As a result, Edo became a capital of tastes, flavors, conflicts, and pleasures from all over Japan. What did early modern Japanese wear and eat? How did they spend their free time? Where did they go for occasional excursions? What did they find in "others" to confirm their social status and themselves as "Japanese"? We will examine various aspects of daily life in early modern Japan, especially Edo. In doing so, we will inquire into the meanings of day-to-day cultural expressions in Japanese consciousness in terms of religion, gender, social status, political power, and so on.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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