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ASIA 344A Topics in Japanese Cultural History I: Aristocrats and Warriors - TPCS JAPN CLT I

Focuses each year on a specific topic related to the courtly or warrior culture of Japan.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ASIA 344A 001Lecture2 Tue Thu11:0012:30

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In 2019 W this course will be devoted to the study of The Tale of Genji (ca. 1008), Japans greatest work of narrative fiction and called by some the worlds first psychological novel. The entire text will be read over the course of the term, though students are allowed to read it translated into the language of their choice (English, modern Japanese, Chinese, Korean, German or Russianor the original classical Japanese!). This year, particular attention will be paid to illustrations to the Tale and how they serve as interpretations of the text. Examples will include traditional court painting (yamato-e), early modern woodblock prints (ukiyo-e), as well as cinema, manga, and anime.

BlockedASIA 344A W01Waiting List2 Tue Thu11:0012:30

Registering for this section does not mean you are enrolled in the course, this is a waitlist section. Students will be moved off the waitlist into the course automatically once there is space. For more information including our department priority guidelines please see: