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JAPAN

TITLE: JAPANESE HISTORY

URL: http://www.variable.net/ hidden/japan/ introduction.html

Although this site is a “demo” for a course, this scaled-down version could prove to be very useful for pre-college students. The multimedia approach has great appeal; in addition to pictorial representations, there are audio and video clips. The material is arranged via a timeline.

TITLE: ANCIENT JAPAN

URL: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/ANCJAPAN/CONTENTS.HTM

A view of the major events and cultural “concepts” of ancient Japan. The chronology ends with the Heian period, and the cultural topics include the music, the writing, and the arts of Japan; there are sections on Buddhism as well. The audience for this page would be students who haven’t studied Japan previously.