ASIAN 252 - Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Culture
Section: 001 Hybrid Japan
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
No knowledge of Japanese language is required.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

First-year students will explore changing notions of “Japanese” identity through readings written in English by (and about) Japanese people in their period of greatest modernization, the Meiji years (1868-1912). As students search for evidence of cultural hybridity in the Japan of over a century ago, they will also practice using primary sources to do historical research. Writers to be read will include art guru Okakura Kakuzo; folklorist and gothic storyteller Lafcadio Hearn; diplomat and Quaker Nitobe Inazo; globetrotting adventurer Isabella Bird; emigrant and lawyer Miyakawa Masuji; and renegade Christian, Uchimura Kanzo.

Intended Audience:

First-year students

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly

ASIAN 252 - Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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