HSTAS 540 A: Japanese History in Ecological Perspective

Winter 2022
Meeting:
Th 2:30pm - 5:20pm / LOW 111
SLN:
15609
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
JSIS A 539 A , HSTAS 440 A , JSIS A 440 A
Instructor:
ADD CODE REQUIRED. ADD CODES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE HISTORY GRADUATE OFFICE. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY. NON-HISTORY GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST HAVE THE PERMISSION OF THE FACULTY INSTRUCTOR TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. UNDERGRADUATES AND AUDITORS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER FOR HISTORY GRADUATE COURSES.
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

--Welcome to the Winter 2022 edition of Japanese History in Ecological Perspective--

Introduction. The island world of Japan offers a unique standpoint for thinking about ecological history. An ecological standpoint likewise illuminates the deep history of Japan. This course takes in the entire span of Japanese history, from the beginnings of human habitation to the present. Topics include ancient Japanese lifeways; climate and history; agriculture, population, and resources; urbanization from ancient capitals to Megacity Tokyo; industrialization and energy; and future visions. Readings include influential scholarly works and Japanese primary sources in English translation.

Format. This is a small-enrollment discussion-based seminar. For Winter 2022, it follows an in-person format but the first meeting will be online. Active discussion and presentation work is required.

Textbook. You should purchase the basic text: Conrad Totman, Japan: An Environmental History (I.B. Tauris, 2016 [paperback ed.]; ISBN: 978-1-78453-743-2).

--The course syllabus and other course materials are posted to the "Files" folder.--

 

Catalog Description:
Survey of Japanese history in ecological perspective, from early times to the present. Topics include ancient Japanese lifeways; climate and history; agriculture, population, and resources; Buddhist and animist views of outer and inner nature; urbanization from ancient capitals to megacity Tokyo; industrialization and energy; and future visions. Readings include influential scholarly works and Japanese sources in English translation. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 539; W.
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
April 18, 2024 - 3:53 pm