Leader: Alison Tokita
Not offered in 2006.
Synopsis: Selected topics in Japanese culture, concentrating on the distinction between elite and folk culture in the traditional period; classical theatrical forms; the modern theatre; and contemporary popular culture. Particular emphasis is placed on considering the type of methodologies which have been used in existing studies of Japanese culture.
Assessment: Written assignment (6000 words): 60% + Oral presentation (2000 words): 30% + Seminar participation (1000 words): 10%
Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week