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JAPANGEN 241: Japanese Performance Traditions (JAPANGEN 141)

Major paradigms of gender in Japanese performance traditions from ancient to modern times, covering Noh, Kabuki, Bunraku, and Takarazuka.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

JAPANGEN 242: Gender, Sex, and Text in Early Modern Japan (JAPANGEN 142)

The early modern period in Japan (1600-1868) was a vibrant time when popular culture flourished, cities expanded, and people enjoyed a 'floating world' of transient, sensual delights. Reading popular literature from the time (in translation), including novels and poetry, and looking at explicit erotic imagery in woodblock prints as well as other visual media, we will discuss topics related to gender, sex, and sexuality. Critical scholarship by historians, art historians and scholars of literature will add to students' own readings of these primary sources.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JAPANGEN 244: Inventing Japan: Traditional Culture in the Modern World (JAPANGEN 144)

Features of traditional Japanese culture such as temples and shrines, kimono, and cultural practices like the tea ceremony, have played an important role in both domestic and international representations of Japan since the late nineteenth century. In this course students will be introduced to these elements of traditional Japanese culture, while learning to cast a critical eye on the concept of tradition. Themes will include discussion of the gendered nature of tradition in modern Japan and the role played by such traditions in constructing national identity, both in Japan and overseas. We will explore these topics using the theoretical frameworks of invention of tradition and reformatting of tradition. Contact instructor for room. rcorbett@stanford.edu
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Corbett, R. (PI)

JAPANGEN 248: Modern Japanese Narratives: Literature and Film (JAPANGEN 148)

Central issues in modern Japanese visual and written narrative. Focus is on competing views of modernity, war, and crises of individual and collective identity and responsibility. Directors and authors include Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, Ozu, Ogai, Akutagawa, Tanizaki, Abe, and Oe.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

JAPANGEN 249: Screening Japan: Issues in Crosscultural Interpretation (JAPANGEN 149)

Is the cinematic language of moving images universal? How have cultural differences, political interests, and genre expectations affected the ways in which Japanese cinema makes meaning across national borders? Sources include the works of major Japanese directors and seminal works of Japanese film criticism, theory, and scholarship in English. No Japanese language skills required.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JAPANGEN 251: Japanese Business Culture and Systems (JAPANGEN 51)

Japanese sociocultural dynamics in industrial and corporate structures, negotiating styles, decision making, and crisis management. Practicum on Japan market strategies.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Dasher, R. (PI)

JAPANGEN 252: Art Animation (FILMSTUD 146, JAPANGEN 152)

While anime has spread around the world, Japanese art animators have been busy developing a parallel tradition, built from a more personal, experimental, and idiosyncratic approach to the medium. Looking closely at key works from major artists in the field, this course explores art animation from a variety of perspectives: animation scene; philosophical attempts to account for animated movement; and art animation's unique perspective on Japanese culture.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JAPANGEN 260: Early Modern Japan: The Floating World of Chikamatsu (JAPANGEN 160)

Early modern Japan as dramatized in the puppet theater of Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725), Japan's leading dramatist, who depicted militarization, commercialization, and urbanization in the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). Emperors, shogun, daimyo, samurai, merchants, monks, geisha, and masterless ronin in his bunraku plays as denizens of a floating world. Themes of loyalty, love, heroism, suicide, and renunciation in the early modern world. In English.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JAPANGEN 286: Theme and Style in Japanese Art (ARTHIST 186, ARTHIST 386, JAPANGEN 186)

A mixture of lecture and discussion, this course presents a chronological introduction to some of the defining monuments in the history of Japanese visual culture from prehistory to the mid-19th century. This introductory class presumes no prior knowledge of art history or of Japan. We will emphasize certain overarching themes like religious life; notions of decorum appropriate to various classes (court, warrior, and commoner); the relationship between and among the arts, such as the visual and the verbal, or the symphonic assemblage arts as seen in the tea ceremony; pervasive cultural tropes like nostalgia, seasonality, or the sense of place; and broader issues such as censorship, patronage, gender issues, and the encounters between Japanese and foreign cultures.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Takeuchi, M. (PI)

JAPANGEN 287: Romance, Desire, and Sexuality in Modern Japanese Literature (FEMGEN 187, JAPANGEN 187)

This class is structured around three motifs: love suicide (as a romantic ideal), female desire, and same-sex sexuality. Over the course of the quarter we will look at how these motifs are treated in the art and entertainment from three different moments of Japanese history: the Edo period (1615-1868), the modern period (1920-65), and the contemporary period (1965-present). We will start by focusing on the most traditional representations of these topics. Subsequently, we will consider how later artists and entertainers revisited the conventional treatments of these motifs, informing them with new meanings and social significance. We will devote particular attention to how this material comments upon issues of gender, sexuality, and human relationships in the context of Japan. Informing our perspective will be feminist and queer theories of reading and interpretation.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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