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as of 11/21/2019

JAPNESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectJapanese
Number & Suffix: 150 B
Full UC Title: JAPNESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE 
Transcript Title: JAPAN MODERN LIT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This seminar uses literary works from the immediate postwar period to the present to explore various issues the postwar Japanese society faced. Given the myriad transformations and conflicts of this period, the scope of readings is wide, encompassing serious literature, popular novels, manga, anime, and science fiction. Thematic concerns encompass war responsibility, democratization, gender and sexuality, modernity, ideological division, national identity, and consumer society. All texts are in English. In the Fall semester, students will read works that were written in the late 40s to the 60s. It was the time when Japan was recovering from the psychological and physical damage of the war and moving toward one of the most affluent nations in the world. It was also the time when Japan was attempting to reconstruct its relationship with the former enemy the US and the other Asian countries that were former colonies of the Japanese Empire. Assessment: Term paper (40%), class discussion and short presentations (30%), three response papers (30%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FELLOWS PROGRAM (GLFP) DIRECTED SEMINAR 
Partner University Department: Global Leadership 
Partner University Course Number: LITJ366S