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JAPANGEN 201: Teaching Japanese Humanities

Prepares graduate students to teach humanities at the undergraduate level. Topics include syllabus development and course design, techniques for generating discussion, effective grading practices, and issues particular to the subject matter.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

JAPANGEN 220: The Situation of the Artist in Traditional Japan (ARTHIST 485)

Topics may include: workshop production such as that of the Kano and Tosa families; the meaning of the signature on objects including ceramics and tea wares; the folk arts movement; craft guilds; ghost painters in China; individualism versus product standardization; and the role of lineage. How works of art were commissioned; institutions supporting artists; how makers purveyed their goods; how artists were recognized by society; the relationship between patrons¿ desires and artists¿ modes of production.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

JAPANGEN 221: Translating Japan, Translating the West (COMPLIT 142B, JAPANGEN 121)

Translation lies at the heart of all intercultural exchange. This course introduces students to the specific ways in which translation has shaped the image of Japan in the West, the image of the West in Japan, and Japan's self-image in the modern period. What texts and concepts were translated by each side, how, and to what effect? No prior knowledge of Japanese language necessary.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

JAPANGEN 222: Translating Cool: Globalized Popular Culture in Asia (JAPANGEN 122, KORGEN 122)

Did you grow up watching Pokémon and Power Rangers? Have you danced along to "Gangnam Style"? As we become increasingly exposed to Asian popular culture and the Internet facilitates instant access to new media, previous localized forms of entertainment--animated cartoons, comics, video games, music videos, film, and soap operas--have become part of a global staple. However, these cultural forms have emerged not only in their original form with mediation of subtitles. Many have undergone various processes of adaptation and translation so that we no longer recognize that these products had ever originated elsewhere. This course will immerse students in a range of Japanese and Korean cultural phenomena to reveal the spectrum of translation practices across national boundaries. We will inquire into why these cultural forms have such compelling and powerful staying power, contextualize them within their frames of production, and explore the strategies, limitations, and potential of translational practices.nnContact instructor for place. dafnazur@stanford.edunKnight 201.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Zur, D. (PI)

JAPANGEN 224: Manga as Literature (JAPANGEN 124)

Analysis of representative manga as narratives that combine verbal and visual elements, with attention to historical and cultural background. Representative manga by Tezuka Osamu, Tatsumi Yoshihiro, Koike Kazuo, Taniguchi Jiro, Natsume Ono, Kono Fumiyo, and others. All readings in English.nnClass meets in Knight Bldg, Rm 018. Contact instructor (sdcarter@stanford.edu) for place
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Carter, S. (PI)

JAPANGEN 227: JAPANimals: Fauna in the Cultural History of Japan (JAPANGEN 127)

Multifarious roles played by animals throughout Japanese art and culture.Signs of the zodiac; shape-changers and tricksters; fabulous beasts and sacred animals; the notorious "Dog Shogun" and animal satires; commodification of animals, representation of animals in anime.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JAPANGEN 229: Topophilia: Place in Japanese Visual Culture through 19th Century (ARTHIST 229D)

Attachments to "place" and "home" are hard-wired into the biology of humans and animals alike, although such attachments vary according to specific times, cultures, and states of mind. Can we speak of a "Japanese sense of place" and if so, what is distinctive about it? Seminar explores religious visions and ritual fields; narratives of itinerancy; cityscapes; topographic taxonomies. Knowledge of Japanese culture is beneficial but not mandatory.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JAPANGEN 233: Japanese Media Culture (JAPANGEN 133)

Focuses on the intertwined histories of the postwar Japanese television, anime, music, and video game industries, and how their development intersects with wider trends in Japanese society. We will pay particular attention to questions of affect, labor, and environment in media production, consumption, and style.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JAPANGEN 237: Classical Japanese Literature in Translation (JAPANGEN 137)

Prose, poetry, and drama from the 10th-19th centuries. Historical, intellectual, and cultural context. Works vary each year. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JAPANGEN 238: Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature and Culture (COMPLIT 138A, JAPANGEN 138)

This class introduces key literary texts from Japan's modern era (1868-present), locating these works in the larger political, social, and cultural trends of the period. Primary texts include: Futabatei Shimei's Floating Clouds, Higuchi Ichiyô's Child's Play, Natsume Sôseki's Kokoro, Kobayashi Takiji's Cannery Boat, Ôe Kenzaburô's The Catch, and Yoshimoto Banana's Kitchen. Examination of these literary works will be contextualized within larger political trends (e.g., the modernization program of the Meiji regime, the policies of Japan's wartime government, and postwar Japanese responses to the cold war), social developments (e.g., changing notions of social class, the women's rights movement, and the social effects of the postwar economic expansion), and cultural movements (e.g., literary reform movement of the 1890s, modernism of the 1920s and 30s, and postmodernism of the 1980s). The goal of the class is to use literary texts as a point of entry to understand the grand narrative of Japan's journey from its tentative re-entry into the international community in the 1850s, through the cataclysm of the Pacific War, to the remarkable prosperity of the bubble years in the 1980s.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Levy, I. (PI)
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