Premodern Japan: Status, Sex and Power - ARTS2908

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1. Or 24 units of credit and enrolment in a History or Japanese extended minor in Arts/Education (4053) or a Women's & Gender Studies minor in Arts/Law (4782)

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Women's and Gender Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: Asian Studies, History, Japanese Studies

This course offers a thematic overview of Japanese history from prehistory to the Meiji Imperial Restoration of 1868, its central theme being the history of women, gender and sexualities. As the course is essentially a cultural and social history, you will not only discuss the ideas and social practices of ruling classes (civil aristocrats and then bushi/warriors), but will also examine popular Buddhism, folk religion, peasant rebellion, commoner resistance, and aspects of popular culture.
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