1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences


ANTH 2559-002: Japan: Culture & Modernity
1.0 - 4.0
Ethnography Area Requirement, Beyond the West

This course offers an introductory survey of Japan from an anthropological perspective. It is open without prerequisite to anyone with a curiosity about what is arguably the most important non-Western society of the last 100 years, and to anyone concerned about the diverse conditions of modern life. We will range over many aspects of contemporary Japan, and draw on scholarship in history, literature, religion, and the various social sciences. The requirements include two short papers and one longer final paper with a graded rough draft.