JAPN-359 Readings in Political Culture
Offered academic year 2007-2008
This course will introduce a variety of readings that speak to current issues in modern Japanese political culture. The emphasis will not be on political science, narrowly construed, but on the broader kinds of issues, debates and themes that are prominent in current national Japanese media. Topics may include: the history of the Japanese national flag, the shifting attitudes of Japanese people toward their state, different expressions of Japanese ethnic identity and culture. The goal of this course is to prepare the student linguistically and conceptually for independent analysis of current Japanese political and cultural debates. All readings are in modern, standard Japanese; the class may be conducted in either English or Japanese, depending the desires and skill-level of the class. Prerequisite: JAPN-212 or equivalent.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: JAPN-212 or equivalent
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