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[Session 2] Japan Goes Global: October 19, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
[Session 2] Japan Goes Global: October 19, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

[Educator Program] Individually Priced Session #2 - Medieval and Early Modern Japan: Encounter with Mongol Empire and Europe

Kamakura Period (1192-1333) and Pre Modern Periods

In this morning session, participants will examine the political rise of warrior (samurai) class with particular focus on how two attempted invasions by the Mongol Empire influenced Japan’s domestic policies.  The course also includes how Japan responded to the early contacts with Europeans (Portugal and Spain) and how the introduction of Christianity influenced Japan’s domestic politics, arts and culture.

Age of Global Explorations and Isolation in Tokugawa Period (1603-1868)

The afternoon session will introduce participants to Japan’s seclusion during the Age of Exploration and examine reasons for restricting contact with foreign countries during the early Tokugawa Period. Participants will then examine how global pressures and increased contact in the 19th century helped open Japan to the world through the lens of surging imperialism.


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