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Fall 2017-2018
* EAS 310 / COM 312 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Empire to Nation: 20th Century Japanese Fiction and Film

Atsuko Ueda

This course will examine modern Japanese fiction and film that engaged with Japan's shift from "empire" to "nation" (roughly from 1930s to 1960s) with a specific focus on identity formation via race, ethnicity, and nationalism.

Sample reading list:
Yokomitsu Riichi, Shanghai
Kawabata Yasunari, Snow Country
Ara Masahito, Who are the People
Abe Kobo, Frontier Within
Oe Kenzaburo, The Silent Cry
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approx. 150 pages of reading per week. Midterm and final papers. Weekly responses.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22474 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Frist Campus Center   208   Enrolled:9 Limit:20