Units of Study
ASNS2631 - The Origins of Japanese Tradition
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Matthew Stavros
This unit explores the historical validity of key motifs of Japanese 'tradition'. Through the liberal use of primary sources (texts, pictorial sources and archaeological artifacts) students will gain first-hand knowledge of such diverse topics as the lives of the samurai, imperial authority, Zen monastic life, Japanese architecture, geisha, and the tea ceremony. By attempting to separate stereotype and cliché from history, we will seek to construct a more sober yet ultimately more viable narrative of early Japanese history and culture.
1x1000wd essay (30%), tutorial exercises (40%), 1x2hr exam (30%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts Handbook.
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
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