Fall 2024 History: East Asian UN3320 section 001

Making in Premodern Japan

Call Number 15464
Day & Time
M 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Nicolle M Bertozzi
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course introduces students to the world of artisans and makers in premodern Japan from the seventh to the nineteenth century. Broadly, this course is divided into two sections. The first section situates makers within their historical contexts, from the ritsuryƍ state of ancient Japan to the early modern Tokugawa regime, in order to introduce students to the forms of labor artisans engaged in over the course of premodern history, including corvée labor, guild labor, and free market labor. The second section of the course takes a more thematic approach rooted in fundamental frameworks and ideas in material culture and craft studies. Each week, we will dig into a particular theme or problem, such as embodied knowledge or social marginalization, and think through the ways in which these themes materialized in the specific historical contexts we covered in the first half of the semester.

Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 2 students (15 max) as of 2:07PM Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Subject History: East Asian
Number UN3320
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Section key 20243HSEA3320W001