Daniel Botsman

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Professor of History
203-436-5209
Address: 
115 Prospect St, Room 240, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Japanese History; Punishment and Power in the Making of Modern Japan; Social History of Japan in the Tokugawa (1600-1867) and Meiji (1868-1912) Periods
Region: 
Japan

Courses

HIST 030, EAST 030

Tokyo

Four centuries of Japan’s history explored through the many incarnations, destructions, and rebirths of its foremost city. Focus on the solutions found by Tokyo’s residents to the material and social challenges of concentrating such a large population in one place. Tensions between continuity and impermanence, authenticity and modernity, and social order and the culture of play.

Term: Spring 2021
Day/Time: T,Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
HIST 303

Japan's Modern Revolution

A survey of Japan’s transformation over the course of the nineteenth century from an isolated, traditional society on the edge of northeast Asia to a modern imperial power. Aspects of political, social, and cultural history.

Term: Fall 2020
Day/Time: T,Th 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
HIST 304J

Japanese Historical Documents

Few pre-industrial societies anywhere in the world have bequeathed us a body of historical documents as varied and plentiful as those Tokugawa Japan (1600-1867). This class offers students who already have a solid command of modern Japanese an introduction to these remarkable sources, focusing particularly on what they can teach us about life in the great cities of Edo (now Tokyo), Osaka, and Kyoto—three of the largest urban centers anywhere in the pre-industrial world.

Term: Spring 2021
Day/Time: W 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
HIST 889, EAST 889

Research in Japanese History

After a general introduction to the broad array of sources and reference materials available for conducting research related to the history of Japan since ca. 1600, students prepare original research papers on topics of their own choosing in a collaborative workshop environment.

Term: Fall 2020
Day/Time: Th 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM