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[Session 1] Japan Goes Global: October 5, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
[Session 1] Japan Goes Global: October 5, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

[Educator Program] Individually Priced Session #1 - Ancient Japan: Relationship with China and Korea

Peopling of Japan


Theories of migrations from Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia will be introduced with consideration of archeological, linguistic, and genetic evidence in understanding premodern history. The course also includes examination of the archeological relationship with Korean peninsula, as well as spoken and written language in relationship with Southeast Asia and China. 

Classical Japan : Nara period (710-794) and Heian Periods (794-1185)

Session will introduce participants to classical Japan, and how direct contact with China’s Tang and Song dynasties played a pivotal role in Japan’s development. Key topics include the exchange between China and Japan in the Nara and Heian periods through Japanese delegations to China (Buddhist Missions) and the complex cultural influence of China on the development of Japan’s political system, language, and religious practices.


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