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ASIA 346A 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

Topics in Japanese Cultural History II: The Early Modern Age - TPCS JAPN CLT II

Focuses each year on a specific topic related to the culture of early modern 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 11, 2021 to Apr 14, 2021)

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 22, 2021

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 22, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 12, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu15:3017:00

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:39
Currently Registered:16
General Seats Remaining:39
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  In 2020W Term 2 the title of this course will be "YMkai: The Strange & Supernatural in Early Modern Japanese Popular Culture: This course will focus primarily on yMkai in Edo period (1600-1868) popular culture, including ghost stories, illustrations, and plays. Background will be provided through readings from earlier periods. The representation of the supernatural will be contextualized through secondary readings on the historical, social, and religious environments. We will explore the popularity of transformed creatures (bake-mono) in the period and examine the functions they fulfilled. UBC has confirmed that all Asian Studies Term 2 courses will be online. The meeting days and times currently displayed reflect the maximum time that students will be expected to meet synchronously with the instructor. Courses that are meeting for fewer than 3 hours per week will have traditional lectures replaced with asynchronous learning tasks. The overall workload of the course will remain unchanged. 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: (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.)

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
Pandemonium & Parade Required FOSTER 9780520253629
Tales of Moonlight & Rain Required AKINARI 9780231139137