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HIS 297F - Topic: Of Swords and Cherry Blossoms: Samurai Images Past and Present

Satisfies 3 credits toward East Asian Studies Minor. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.

Course Description: The course explores the history of the samurai as warrior, noble, official, and most importantly, pivotal figure in the construction of a Japanese national "mythistory." The focus is on the study of medieval and early modern texts and images, as well as of nineteenth/twentieth century popular books and feature films dealing with samurai as people, concept, and ideal.


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

History Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge III

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate