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Student research papers and class presentations on the interflow of images between the civilizations of the West and those of China, India, and Japan.
JPN 191, 192 Seminar on Special Topics Special seminar on selected topics in Japanese literature and culture conducted in English. (Cross-listed as Religion 11.) A survey of the Buddhist art of India, China, and Japan.
(Cross-listed as Religion 14.) Study of traditional painting, sculpture, architecture, and ceramics from pre-Buddhist times to the Meiji Restoration (1868). (Cross-listed as Religion 15.) Historical survey of major developments in Japanese religious and secular architecture and gardens from pre-Buddhist times to the modern age.
Particular focus on national modes of expression developed in response to foreign cultural influences. (May be taken at 100 level with consent; see below.) Kaminishi 107 Japanese Narrative Painting. A survey of the living religions of Asia from a historical point of view.Emphasis upon early continental ties; Shinto, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions; Japanese feudalism; struggles for control of land and peasants; the changing composition of the ruling class; incipient capitalism of the Tokugawa period; breakdown of the Tokugawa order. Topics include the unequal treaties with Western powers, the Meiji Restoration, early industrialization, growth of the imperialist state, fascism, war, defeat, recovery, and recent role as a member of the Western camp. Reading and discussion of primary sources with both historical and literary interest, including representative samples of chronicles, courtly diaries, war tales, novels, kabuki dramas. Topics from the musical traditions of diverse Asian cultures.(May be taken at 100-level.) Political Science PS 131 Democracy and Capitalism in Japan.Philosophical theories of the Buddha, meditation, and nirvana. Topics include commercial growth, the urban tradition, feudal-bureaucratic rule, philosophical and religious thought, education, gender and sexuality, and peasant rebellions. Leupp 125 Gender and Sexuality in Japanese History.Aspects of Buddhist social and institutional history. A study of Shinto and Japanese Buddhism and their roles in Japanese society and culture, with attention to recent developments, including nationalistic Shinto and the new religions of Japan. Prehistoric times to the eve of the Meiji Restoration. From the eve of the Meiji Restoration to the twentieth century. Discussion of ancient matriarchy, marriage customs, the status of women in ancient courtly and medieval military society, female samurai, childhood, initiation rites, monastic and samurai homosexuality, male and female prostitution, ruling-class "deployment" of sexuality, and the appeal of androgyny in theater and other arts. Musical systems, musical instruments, music in its historical, social, and cultural context.Comparative study of Haruki Murakami's literature in the context of World Literature.How some Western writers' works have shaped Murakami's work.Edward' Said's "Orientalism" and its subsequent critiques.The "Orient" vis a vis the West in global power relations.Rudyard Kipling's "Kim", Puccinis's "Madama Butterfly" and tropes of Asia.How these stereotypes have played out in both high and popular Western culture.