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ASIA 346A 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


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
  ASIA 346A 001 Lecture 1 Mon Wed 8:00 9:30

In Term 1, ASIA 346 (Topics in Japanese Cultural History II: The Early Modern Period) will challenge a number of long-standing assumptions regarding Japanese society before the Meiji period. The course will examine the construction of individual identity, the aggressive pursuit of self-interest, the defiant practice of forbidden religious traditions, the interest in self-cultivation and personal betterment, understandings of happiness and well-being, and embrace of neglected counter-ideological values. We will consider whether when taken together these point to higher degrees of individuality in early modern (Tokugawa) Japan than has heretofore been acknowledged, and the courses conclusion briefly examines these same aspects of Japanese society in the early twenty-first century. Addiand~

tionally, the course will introduce a revisionist perspective on Japanese values, and will challenge the good Meiji, bad Tokugawa paradigm. There is no prerequisite to the course.

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.)

Blocked ASIA 346A W01 Waiting List 1 Mon Wed 8:00 9:30

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: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/undergraduate/department-wait-lists/