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HIST 307 01 (20709) /EAST301
The Making of Japan's Great Peace, 1550–1850
Fabian Drixler
TTh 2.30-3.20
Spring 2017 
 
Areas Hu
Pre-Industrial Course

Examination of how, after centuries of war in Japan and overseas, the Tokugawa shogunate built a peace that lasted more than 200 years. Japan's urban revolution, the eradication of Christianity, the Japanese discovery of Europe, and the question of whether Tokugawa Japan is a rare example of a complex and populous society that achieved ecological sustainability.