Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

CLS-165 Understanding Cultures: Modern Japan (3)

Begins with a survey of Japanese history and culture to the Meijl Restoration of 1868. Emphasis is on the borrowing and blending of Chinese culture with Japanese culture, dating back to the Tang dynasty in China. Students focus on the Japanese adaptation to the challenges of modernization, with emphasis on accommodating industry and modern systems of government within a traditional Japanese cultural system. Issues include the relationship with China, World War II and the economic expansion of Japan from 1945 to the present. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

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