The World of the Samurai is the second time I have participated in one of Prof. Campbell's courses. Both he and the materials were excellent. He takes complex history and makes it readily understandable - but noting that there is complexity. It is more a tasting of history and culture that whets the appetite for more. His style is comfortable and engaging, encouraging participation and thought.
Even if you have no interest in Japanese history, this is a window onto human nature. Gavin Campbell gives this class with great care, caring, and knowledge. I would take any class he offers.
Prof. Campbell is thoroughly knowledgeable on the subject of Samurai and Japanese history in general. Having visited Japan over 30 times since 1972 I still learned so much from his insightful talks.
I really enjoy Dr. Campbell's courses and seminars. I would definitely sign up for anything he was teaching. I imagine he is one of the most sought after professors where he teaches.
I really appreciate that he seems to really take an interest the comments and feedback he receives from class participants. The informational overview he prepared of the Samuari history was such a big help.
I really did not know a lot about Samuari culture and history in Japan before taking this course and now I know I will leave with the greater understanding of these topics.
Guest did not leave comment