Introduction to Asian Civilizations: A Thematic History
Class: M & W. 2 pm 3:15 pm.
Instructor: Katsuya Hirano (Dept. of History)
Office hours: W 3:30-5 or by appointment (5238 Bunche Hall)
Dylan Ler | 104172087 | History 9C | Discussion 1H | Week 4
Great Attack in Snow at Fort of One-Hundred-Foot Cliff Near Weihaiwei: Illustration of Major
General Oderas Desperate Fight - Commander of the 11th Brigade by Utagawa Kokunimasa,
Dylan Ler | 104172087 | History 9C | Discussion 1H | Week 9
This weeks reading is extremely interesting as it revolves around Japans viewpoint of same sex
relationships. In comparison with western countries where Christianity is the go-to
Dylan Ler | 104172087 | History 9C | Discussion 1H | Week 5
According to the readings, the Heian period underwent a very transformative period in terms of
religious practices. In the readings, it is seen that religious transformation also
Dylan Ler | 104172087 | History 9C | Discussion 1H | Week 7
After examining the reading excerpts for this week, my key idea takeaway is the modernization
of Japan through a rapid process of industrialization under the familiar economic mo
Dylan Ler | 104172087 | History 9C | Discussion 1H
Dirty Creatures and Divine Kings
From the ancient Greeks to the great civilizations in Egypt, there exist countless history
records of a concept of us versus them. The real question is: who is us and who
Dylan Ler | HIST 9C | Dis 1H
Water and Men
Before the Meiji era, Japan was already a formidable force in the ancient world of
However, as Japan received more influence from the western world, the
government made the decision to transient Jap
What is the main issue?
How do the authors define key words?
Are the authors arguments well-supported in the article?
Do the authors agree or disagree with each other
In The Treatment of Natives in the Nihon Shoki, Hirano points out tha
Dylan Ler | 104172087 | HIST 9C | DIS 1H
In The Treatment of Natives in the Nihon Shoki, Hirano points out that the native people
of western Japan was treated as a people of a different class all together. The natives were
Check your format!
The paper should be typed, double-spaced, 3
pages and in 12 point font.
The paper is due on Tuesday 2 February.
Submit your paper to turn it in and bring a
hard copy to the lecture (but dont be late and
dont walk out in the middle of
Empowering the Ordinary ,Popularization of Buddhist
Faith in the Kamakura Period (1192-1373)
Buddhism in the Heian Period
o 1. Buddhism functioned as a ruling ideology. Despite their doctrine of
egalitarianism, temples vigorously defended the hierarchical
Tuesday, January 19
HIST 9C: Week 3 Reading Response
Throughout the readings, the word civilization seems to be the center of many issues
regarding the formation of Japan. Issues like which laws actually govern civilization or the
History 9C; Section 1B
Weekly Assignment 1
My keyword for this weeks readings is division, as the articles sought to clarify and/or specify
the nature of the differences (both real and imagined) between the Emishi, the Ainu, a
HIST 9C : Week 0 - Reading Response
Conflicted Identity: Rethinking Japan as One Race, One Nation
Key Word Analysis:
The word tenn evades a simple gloss. A typical understanding is that it signifies
Japans unbroken lineage o
HIST 9C : Week 7 - Reading Response
The keyword Buddhism has affected how aristocrats saw the world and thus, became a
powerful political and economic force. This percolation of Buddhism in Japans political,
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Who Were the Emishi?
The question regarding 'who were the Emishi? comes down to: were they ancestors of, or related to the Ainu? Or were they
related to the Japanese? twill attempt to give a summary answer according to wh
Dylan Ler | 104172087 | History 9C | Discussion 1H | Week 6
After a close examination of this weeks reading, the idea that resonates the strongest would be
the uprising of the common people in Japan. Looking at the context of the situatio