AIS4921 - Japanese Culture

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2019/20, Semester B 2019/20
Semester A 2020/21 (Tentative), Semester B 2020/21 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This is a comprehensive course addressing approaches to the study of Japanese culture. Students will be introduced to a series of influential cultural interpretation frameworks as well as to a set of cultural symbols related to Japan. The readings provided during the semester expose the students to authentic academic writing and to a number of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches to Japanese culture, e.g. literature, history, cultural anthropology, etc. The themes cover areas ranging from Japanese traditional aesthetics and philosophy to discourses of national ideology. Students have a chance to further develop their research, argumentation and critical skills through a theme-based group project and a final research paper.P

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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