Love and Death in Japanese Literature (JPNS2670)


This unit of study aims at fostering socio-cultural understanding and appreciation of Japanese literature by reading short stories. Students are expected to develop reading skills while enjoying the contents and contexts of the stories they read. The comprehension of Japanese literary texts enables students to gain an insight into the writers' themes and expressions and is relevant to contemporary life. English translations will be used in conjunction with Japanese material. Students are expected to develop a critical appreciation of Japanese literature with its social backgrounds.

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Further unit of study information


2x1hr seminars/week


1x2hr Final exam (40%), 1x1000wd mid semester test (30%), 1xPresentation equivalent to 1000wds (10%), 1xOral Quiz equivalent to 1000wds (10%), 1x1000wd Essay (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612


JPNS3116 or JPNS3621 or JPNS2301 or JPNS3631 or JPNS3301

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