Units of Study

ASNS2631 - Origins of Japanese Tradition

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lionel Babicz
Phone: +61 2 9351 6765
Email: lionel.babicz@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit explores the historical validity of key motifs of Japanese traditions. Through the liberal exploration of primary historical sources including texts, pictorial sources and material artifacts, students will learn of such diverse topics as early religion, imperial authority, the lives of the court and military elites (samurai), Zen monastic practice, medieval aesthetics, geisha, and the tea ceremony. By separating stereotype and cliche from history, we will attempt to construct a more sober yet ultimately more viable narrative of early Japanese history and culture.

Assessments

1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x1500wd tutorial presentation (20%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%), participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

(12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History)

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Tute

   

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Tute

             

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