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Asian Studies

 A Frog Jumps In: Seminar in Japanese History & Culture

HUM1035 - 4 Credits - Intermediate

  • Wednesday 11:30am-12:50pm in Dalrymple/D21
  • Friday 11:30am-12:50pm in Dalrymple/D21

Faculty: Seth Harter

The ripples of Japanese culture have reached all sides of the Pacific. This seminar will examine selected topics in the origins and development of Japanese history and culture from the earliest records to the present. We will begin with a general overview of Japanese language, history and geography. We will then consider the fundamental themes of Japanese history while reading key works on Japanese literature, politics, religion, and contemporary society.  We will pay particular attention to issues of art and the environment. Each student will complete a number of short assignments in the first half of the term and an independent research project and linked presentation in the second half of the term.   Knowledge of Japanese language is not necessary, but some prior exposure to Japanese culture will be helpful.


TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
The Japanese ExperienceBeasley9780520225602$28.00
The Pillow BookShonagon9780140448061$10.00
Essential HaikuHass, ed.9780880013512$13.00
Embracing DefeatDower9780393320275$12.00
The Woman in the DunesKobo Abe9780679733782$10.00
Liquid LifeLaFleur9780691029658$17.50
A Year in the Life of a Shinto ShrineNelson9780295975009$15.00

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