Tokyo History & Utopia
In this course we will explore the history of Tokyo – from backwater village in the 16th century to the cosmopolitan metropolis of the 20th century – and trace how Tokyo has captured the imagination as a space of possibility, play, consumption, and, for many, decadence. Through a range of sources, including film, novels, ethnographies, and historical essays, we will use Tokyo as a lens through which to explore broader questions related to capitalist modernity, the formation of the modern nation-state, cultural identity, the politics of gender, and mass-culture.
- Winter 2013
- Axinn Center 109(AXN 109)
- 1:00pm-4:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (Jan 7, 2013 to Feb 1, 2013)
- Max Ward
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL HIS WTR
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