East Asian Languages and Cultures | Japan: The Living Heritage
E231 | 24198 | 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 short paper.