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ASIA 344A 001 (Lecture)

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

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 06, 2020 to Apr 08, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 17, 2020


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
February 14, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu11:0012:30BuchananB208
Instructor: MOSTOW, JOSHUA SCOTT


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:29
Currently Registered:26
General Seats Remaining:29
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  If this course is blocked please sign up for the waitlist section. Students will be placed into the class based off our department priority guidelines. For more information please visit: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/undergraduate/department-wait-lists/ (Is the class blocked even though there are a few seats that are free? This is normal. Please check our website for what this means.) 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.

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
Tale of Genji Required SHIKIBU 9780393353396