UC San Diego Global Seminars / UCSD: Tokyo - Modern Japan

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  • Location(s): Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Tokyo is an ideal location to teach the two proposed courses. For MMW, the city serves as a wonderful background for the study of twentieth century global conflicts, political transformations and cultural changes. Tokyo is also a  highly technolog... read more

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Tokyo is an ideal location to teach the two proposed courses. For MMW, the city serves as a wonderful background for the study of twentieth century global conflicts, political transformations and cultural changes. Tokyo is also a  highly technologically advanced urban center in East Asia, and it will accordingly provide an opportunity for the students to understand how various technologies, in particular digital technologies, have been incorporated into the everyday urban life.

Moving outside of Tokyo, cities like Hiroshima and Kyto serve as ideal places to teach about major events that changed the world in the 20th century, with Hiroshima as one of the cities where the atomic bomb exploded in 1945. Koyto also can serve as an excellent city to explore the relationship between religion, urban culture and technology. Known as “the city of thousand temples” and once a capital city of the emperor (from 794-1868), Kyoto’s numerous Zen temples such as Toji, Byodoin, and Daitokuji represent a fascinating example of how Zen Buddahism has played and continues to play a critical role in the formation of Japanese modernity in light of dramatic modernization projects since the Meji period (1868-1912).

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • History
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
Minimum GPA:
2.0
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