HIST 585. Beer, Sake, Tea-Beverages in Japan History. 3 Hours AE42/GE3H / H.

Sake and tea are synonymous with Japan today, but the history of beverages from water to whiskey illuminates key developments in Japanese civilization. This course makes a thematic survey of Japanese beverages introducing the place of drinks in global history before examining their distinct context in Japan. Topics include the ritual consumption of beverages as in the tea ceremony; the place of alcohol in Japanese culture; locales for consuming beverages such as bars, teahouses and coffee shops; and the Westernization of taste preferences as characterized by the introduction of beer and wine. By taking this course, students gain insight into ways that beverages contribute to Japanese culture and help shape personal and national identity. Prerequisite: Successful completion of an East Asian history or culture course number below 500 or permission of the instructor. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

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...HIST 581 The Japanese Empire HIST 583 Imperial China HIST 584 Modern China HIST 585...

Minor in History

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...HIST 581 The Japanese Empire HIST 583 Imperial China HIST 584 Modern China HIST 585...

Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

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...HIST/EVRN 103 Environment and History 3 HIST...Geopolitics and Genocide GIST 585 Transnational Terrorism GIST...