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as of 11/21/2019

CLASSICAL JAPANESE POETRY: HAIKU
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectJapanese
Number & Suffix: 156
Full UC Title: CLASSICAL JAPANESE POETRY: HAIKU 
Transcript Title: HAIKU 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: In the Meiji period, many predicted that the traditional genre of the haiku would rapidly disappear as Japan modernized. Contrary to this prediction, the haiku has proved to be widely popular, not only in modern Japan, but also outside the country, especially in North America. This phenomenon raises many questions. Are modern haiku the same as traditional haiku? Are haiku written in English the same as those written in Japanese? How far can a form of poetry change and yet still be regarded as the same form? This course answers these questions by surveying the historical development of the haiku from its roots in the medieval poetic form of the renga to contemporary haiku being written in Japan and abroad. In the class, students learn the major conventions of the haiku form, the differences between classical hokku and modern haiku, the representative works of the major poets through the centuries and the ways in which haiku were understood and misunderstood when they were introduced to Western countries. Assessment: papers, others. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CLASSICAL JAPANESE POETRY 
Partner University Department: SILS - Expression 
Partner University Course Number: EX412