School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Warlords, Artists and Emperors: Power and Authority in Premodern JapanWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100294.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Judith Snodgrass

Equivalent Units
102142 - Warlords, Artists and Emperors: Power and Authority in Japanese History

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points.

Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
In 2014 this unit repalced by 102142 - Warlords, Artists and Emperors: Power and Authority in Japanese History. This unit will look at the historical heritage of Japan that is central to contemporary Japanese identity and culture. The historical heritage considered includes Zen, samurai culture, Japanese artistic achievement, the Emperor, who still pays respect to 'the Divine ancestors' on ceremonial occasions, "great" Buddhist temples, Shinto, Shogun, the court, religion, military lords and warlords. The unit explores Japan's historical heritage in relation to industries and institutions, such as the tourist industry and investigates how power, authority, and art are linked?


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