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HIS 372 / 572,
THE HISTORY OF EARLY MODERN JAPAN


DEADLINES
Building an Effective Launch Pad

Thursday, January 18, 2008:

ATTITUDE SURVEY DUE
ASSUMPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS EMAIL DUE

Tuesday, January 22, 2008:

VISUAL LITERACY EXERCISE ASSIGNMENT DUE

Thursday, January 24, 2008:

AN INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN ASSIGNMENT DUE

Tuesday, January 29, 2008:

JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT ONE DUE
THE NATIVE TRADITION ASSIGNMENT DUE

Thursday, January 31, 2008:

THE RULE OF TASTE ASSIGNMENT DUE

Tuesday, February 5, 2008:

THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR ASSIGNMENT DUE

Thursday, February 7, 2008:

JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT TWO DUE

Establishing the Tokugawa System

Thursday, February 14, 2008:

WRITING SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROJECT DUE

Tuesday, February 19, 2008: 

READING ASSIGNMENT 

Minear, Richard H. "A Closed Society: 1600 - 1853", "The Old Values" and "Fuji-ichi the Tycoon" in Through Japanese Eyes, Volume 1, New York: The Center for International and Education, 1987, pages 41 - 59. 

Tucker, Mary Ellen. "Kaibara Ekken's Precepts on the Family", Reading 2 in Tanabe, Jr., (ed), Religions of Japan in Practice, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000, pages 38 - 52.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008:

RESEARCH ESSAY TOPIC CHOICE AND WORKING  BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR SECOND RESEARCH ESSAY DUE 

Exploring Early Modern Japan

Thursday, February 21, 2008:

JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT THREE DUE

READING ASSIGNMENT 

Ikegami Eiko. "Themes of Control and Change", Chapter 16 in The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan, Cambridge: University of Harvard Press, 1995, pages 329 - 369. 

Thursday, February 28, 2008:

READING ASSIGNMENT:

Hall, John. "The Castle Town and Japan's Modern Urbanization", Chapter 10 in Hall and Jansen, eds., Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1968, pages 169 - 188. 

Moriya Katsuhisa. "Urban Networks and Information Networks", Chapter 4 in Nakane and Oishi, eds., Tokugawa Japan: The Social and Economic Antecedents of Modern Japan. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1990, pages 97 - 123.

Thursday, March 6, 2008:

JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT FOUR DUE

READING ASSIGNMENT 

Kaempfer, Engelbert. "The Sangu, or Pilgrimage to Ise" from Book 3, Chapter 4 of Beatrice M. Bodart-Bailey's Kaempfer's Japan: Tokugawa Culture Observed, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000, pages 117 - 121. 

Reader, Ian. "Legends, Miracles, and Faith in Kobo Daishi and the Shikoku Pilgrimage", Reading 34 in in Tanabe, Jr., (ed), Religions of Japan in Practice, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000, pages 360 - 369.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008:

READING ASSIGNMENT

Teruoka Tasutaka. "The Pleasure Quarters and Tokugawa Culture" in Gerstile (ed), 18th Century Japan, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1989, pages 3 - 32. 

Nakano Mitsutoshi. "The Role of Traditional Aesthetics", Chapter 8 in Gerstile (ed), 18th Century Japan, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1989, pages 124 - 131. 

Thursday, March 20, 2008:

READING ASSIGNMENT 

Shively, Donald. "Bakafu versus Kabuki", Chapter 13 in Hall and Jansen (eds), Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1968, pages 231 - 261. 

Gerstile, C. Andrew. "Flowers of Edo: Kabuki and its Patrons", Chapter 2 in Gerstile (ed), 18th Century Japan, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1989, pages 33 - 50. 

Gunji Masakatsu. "Kabuki and Its Social Background", Chapter 8 in Nakane and Oishi, eds., Tokugawa Japan: The Social and Economic Antecedents of Modern Japan. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1990, pages 192 - 212. 

Thursday, March 27, 2008:

READING ASSIGNMENT 

Guth, Christine. "Mapping the Artistic Landscape", "The Artist and the City" and "Edo Artists", Introduction, Chapter One and Chapter Three in Art of Edo Japan: The Artist and the City, 1615 - 1868, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1996, pages 9 - 49 and 89 - 125. 

Akai Tasuro. "The Common People and Painting", Chapter 7 in Nakane and Oishi, eds., Tokugawa Japan: The Social and Economic Antecedents of Modern Japan. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1990, pages 167 - 191

Tuesday, April 1, 2008:

FLOATING WORLD RESEARCH PROJECT DUE

READING ASSIGNMENT 

Bowring, Richard. "Impact, Influence and Reception", Chapter 4 in Landmarks of World Literature: Murasaki Shikibu - The Tale of Genji, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988, pages 81 - 102.

 

THE COLLAPSE OF THE TOKUGAWA
AND THE MEIJI RESTORATION (1868)

Thursday, April 3, 2008: 

JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT FIVE DUE

READING ASSIGNMENT 

Tsuneo Sato. "Tokugawa Villages and Agriculture", Chapter 2 in Nakane and Oishi, eds., Tokugawa Japan: The Social and Economic Antecedents of Modern Japan. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1990, pages 37 - 80.

Nakane Chie. "Tokugawa Society", Chapter 9 in Nakane and Oishi, eds., Tokugawa Japan: The Social and Economic Antecedents of Modern Japan. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1990, pages 213 - 231.

The Collapse of the Tokugawa and the Meiji Restoration (1868): 

Thursday, April 10, 2008:

JAPAN ON THE EVE OF WESTERNIZATION ASSIGNMENT DUE

Tuesday, April 22, 2008:
LAST DATE ON WHICH PRELIMINARY DRAFTS OF RESEARCH ESSAY WILL BE ACCEPTED

Considering Historical Continuities: 

Thursday, April 24, 2008:

JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT SIX DUE 

READING ASSIGNMENT

Ikegami Eiko. "Themes of Control and Change", Chapter 16 in The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan, Cambridge: University of Harvard Press, 1995, pages 329 - 360 only.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008:

RESEARCH PROJECT DUE

Thursday, May 1, 2008:

READING ASSIGNMENT 

Gluck, Carol. "The Invention of Edo", Chapter 17 in Vlastos (ed), Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998, pages 262 - 284. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 (1:00 p.m.):

JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT SEVEN DUE
COURSE EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE DUE


This site has been prepared by Lee A. Makela (l.makela@csuohio.edu) for the use of students at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, who are enrolled in HIS 372/572, The History of Early Modern Japan during the Spring Semester of the 2007 - 2008 Academic Year; please contact him with any comments.  
 Last revised: January 15, 2008