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OSPKYOCT 127K: Gender in Japanese Culture

his course introduces students to the workings of gender roles and images in Japanese culture and society from ancient times to the present day. We will begin with a general introduction to key terms: the notions of gender and the body, gender relations, power, performance, cultural re/presentation, sexuality and eroticism. Then we will address various gender issues in Japan from a historical and cultural perspective, focusing on the complexity of gender images and functions in Japanese history, exploring in particular the role of women in the cultural processes. We will also make references to similar gender topics in Western and other Asian societies.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 6

OSPKYOCT 179: Kyoto Artisans and their Worlds

Focus on materials¿bamboo, wood, clay, cloth, metal and paper¿and the processes by which they turn into objects of beauty¿splitting, smoothing, shaping, dyeing, casting, carving and printing. Study blinds and archery bows, architectural and interior accents, tea bowls and vases, kimono and obi, screens, scrolls, even artisanal foodstuffs. Classes are focused around weekly fieldtrips backed by brief lectures and readings providing historical, cultural, and technical background for each topic
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 6

OSPKYOCT 199: The Public Space Potential of Kyoto's Urban Cemeteries

With a decreasing birth rate and an aging population, increasingly dense urban areas in Japan are searching for new burial methods and spaces. Potential alternatives include vertical cemeteries, scattering ashes, decomposition, and more. If these solutions are implemented, cemeteries could be reconstructed into better public spaces.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 6 | Repeatable for credit
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