Love and Death in Japanese Novels (JPNS2670)


This unit of study aims at improving students' language skills by reading modern Japanese literature, which is expressed at a different level from daily use. The comprehension of Japanese literary texts enables students to gain an insight into the writers' themes and expressions and is relevant to contemporary life. When necessary, English translations will be used in conjunction with authentic Japanese material. Students are expected to develop a critical appreciation of Japanese literature.

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2x1-hr seminars/week


1x2hr final exam (33%), 1x1hr mid-semester exam (17%), 1x1000wd presentation (17%), 1x1500wd essay (25%), continuous assessment (equivalent to 500wds) (8%)

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JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612


JPNS3116, JPNS2301, JPNS3621, JPNS3631, JPNS3301

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