ASIAN 302 - Rewriting Identities in Modern Japan
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Knowledge of Japanese is not required.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is an introduction to the major authors and works of Japan’s modern period. We will examine fiction in its historical contexts from the mid-nineteenth century through the early twentieth century to explore how Japanese writers and intellectuals engaged with the changing world of the last century and a half. Themes will include: modernism and modernity, nostalgia and homesickness, empire and its aftermath, and the cultures of globalization. Authors will include: Higuchi Ichiyo, Natsume Soseki, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Tanizaki Jun’ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, Hayashi Fumiko, and Mishima Yukio.

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ASIAN 302 - Rewriting Identities in Modern Japan
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0895267152
Kokoro : a novel, Author: by Natsume Soseki ; translated from the Japanese and with a foreword by Edwin McClellan., Publisher: Regnery Pub. 1999 print 2000
ISBN: 0375724745
Naomi, Author: Junichir? Tanizaki ; translated by Anthony H. Chambers., Publisher: Vintage 1st Vintag 2001
ISBN: 9780824811761
Confessions of love, Author: Uno Chiyo ; translated by Phyllis Birnbaum., Publisher: University of Hawaii Press 1989
ISBN: 9780804813792
Fires on the plain, Author: Shohei Ooka ; translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris., Publisher: Tuttle 1st Tuttle 1992
ISBN: 9780394722184
Masks, Author: Fumiko Enchi ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter., Publisher: Aventura 1st Aventu 1983
ISBN: 9784770029041
Almost transparent blue, Author: Ry? Murakami ; translated by Nancy Andrew., Publisher: Kodansha International 1st trade 2003
ISBN: 9780679767398
South of the border, west of the sun, Author: Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel., Publisher: Vintage International 1st Vintag 1998
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