East Asian Languages and Cultures | Japan: The Living Tradition
E231 | 1482 | Rubinger


The course will survey highpoints in Japan's cultural tradition from
earliest times to the present.  Connections to contemporary culture will be
drawn wherever possible.  Topics will include: social hierarchies,
religious traditions, the performing arts and film, literacy and language,
warrior values, the culture of beauty, popular culture, and relationships
with the outside world.  The format will be lecture/discussion with film,
video, and slide showings.  Requirements include a midterm and final
examination, and one paper.