Faculty of Arts


JAPANESE 341

Japanese Popular Culture since 1945


Description

Examines post-1945 Japanese popular culture such as manga, anime, music and literature from the perspective of how they have dealt with issues such as national/cultural identity, "race", war memory, gender and globalisation. The historical and political context of each text and cultural practice is emphasised.

No knowledge of Japanese language required.

Learning goals:

  • To apply conceptual tools introduced in the class to other post-war Japanese popular cultural texts, artefacts and practices.
  • To critically engage with scholarly works on Japanese popular culture.
  • To be able to conduct a detailed analysis of selected popular cultural texts in their socio-historical contexts, from such perspectives as gender, race, national identity, globalisation and war memory.
  • To improve presentation skills.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Rumi Sakamoto

Points

JAPANESE 341: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

JAPANESE 150 and 45 points at Stage II in Japanese including one of JAPANESE 240, 243, 270,  HISTORY 242, or 30 points at Stage II in Asian Studies

Restrictions

JAPANESE 241


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