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MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectJapanese
Number & Suffix: 162
Full UC Title: MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE 
Transcript Title: MODERN JAPANESE LIT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: After the collapse of the Japanese Empire in 1945, the empire’s former domains came under occupation by Allied Forces. Several reformations took place to transform the region from empire to a nation state. However, legacies of Japanese imperialism still remained throughout “Japan’s long post-war.” In this course, we read works of the postwar Japanese literature as windows to survey significant and controversial issues in Japan such as gender equality, nuclear disaster, economic disparity and minority problems. We also examine texts in detail to consider how each text critically approaches social issues. Course texts include novels by Sakaguchi Ango, Ishikawa Jun, Dazai Osamu, Kim Tal-su, Hara Tamiki, Ota Yoko, Ooka Shohei, Oe Kenzaburo, Kojima Nobuo,Abe Kobo, Yi Yangji and Medoruma Shun. Assessment: Midterm exam (30%), final paper (40%), participation (15%), and attendance (15%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: JAPANESE LITERATURE AFTER 1945 
Partner University Department: SILS - Expression 
Partner University Course Number: EX415